via the Doctor Who Facebook Page:
England in the 1920s. The Doctor and Romana make a chance discovery of alien technology that leads them deep into the heart of the English countryside where a malign presence lurks…
Doctor Who: The Auntie Matter audio adventure, starring Tom Baker and Mary Tamm, is now available from Big Finish Productions. Listen to the trailer and get your copy here: http://bit.ly/W6z4eh
I remember Mary Tamm’s first appearance so vividly - the ice Queen on the TARDIS. The Time Lady who thought the Doctor was HER companion.
Perfectly brought to life by Mary, with such style and wit, you always thought she could have kicked the Doctor out of the time machine and got on with the adventure herself. A generation of little girls threw away the idea of being an assistant, and decided to fly the TARDIS for themselves.
The Doctor: One more thing, your name.
Romana: What about my name?
The Doctor: It’s too long. By the time I’ve called out “look out”, what’s your name?
The Doctor: By the time I’ve called that out, you could be dead.
If you want a full sense of Mary Tamm, check out this BBC piece honoring her life’s work.
The actress played Romana, a Time Lady from the Doctor’s home planet of Gallifrey, alongside Tom Baker’s Doctor and his robot dog K-9 in a season of six connected stories in 1978-9.
Her first story, The Ribos Operation, saw her join the Tardis crew on a quest to find the six scattered segments of the Key to Time.
Romana’s other adventures included a story called The Pirate Planet, written by Douglas Adams, and The Stones of Blood, which was the 100th story since the sci-fi show started in 1963.
You will always be my Romana, Mary…we will all miss you. :(
TRIBUTE GIFS AND PICTURES (do not own)
Feel free to add your own Romana gifs/pics to the post. :)
Mary Tamm, the first Romana from Doctor Who has died at age 62.
Anglophenia’s Fraser McAlpine wrote it better than any of us could:
I’m writing this on behalf of every Doctor Who fan who finds it hard to know what the appropriate response may be when one of the many actors who gave their favorite show life, loses theirs. I’ve never met the actress Mary Tamm – whose death from cancer at age 62 was announced today – most likely very few people reading this have, and yet, ever since her stint as the first Romana in the last ’70s, playing an impossibly glamorous Time Lady opposite Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, she (or rather Romana) has been a very real part of my mental landscape.
"From the first (I think) ChicagoTARDIS con, although it had a different name."
Back row: Ian Marter, Tom Baker, John Nathan Turner, Patrick Troughton (and beard), Peter Davison, Jon Pertwee and two people whom I cannot identify, but who are probably members of the crew. Front row: Janet Fielding, Elisabeth Sladen, Carole Ann Ford, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton, Louise Jameson, Mary Tamm and Nicola Bryant.
Details of this picture can be found at the source.
Doesn’t Ian look jolly? hehe. This picture is pretty epic though, considering everyone who is in it.