I…. I can’t summarize it just in one sentence…
have a magnificent afternoon people.
seriously, Pat is like a hand puppet and jon pertwee is the ventriloquist xD
OMG IM CRYING
└ The Krotons//Cold War
The BBC Doctor Who Blog has an excellent write up to prepare you for this weekend’s episode, Cold War:
The Doctor’s next adventure is called Cold War and it explodes onto screens tomorrow (Saturday). The TARDIS lands on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control, plunging into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake! The episode is written by Mark Gatiss (The Unquiet Dead, Night Terrors) so we’re assured of scares, great moments of humour and some unexpected twists… All that, plus the return of the Ice Warriors makes this an umissable episode!
The fearsome Martians made their debut in the Second Doctor adventure The Ice Warriors and were an instant hit, returning about a year later in The Seeds of Death. These two stories established the Ice Warriors as a proud but cruel race, ruthless and relentless when pursuing their goal, which in both instances had been the planet Earth.
But interestingly, when they next crossed the Time Lord’s path in the Third Doctor adventure The Curse of Peladon, they had reformed, renouncing their militaristic ways and eschewing violence except in cases of self-defence. The Ice Warriors’ code of honour came to the fore and they even joined forces with their former foe. Their final appearance to date came in 1974’s The Monster of Peladon in which a rogue faction of Ice Warriors threatened the Doctor.
Been sitting in my folder for such a long time.
Commission from Isidore.
Such a shame it was never completed due to stuffs happening.
Supposed to have all 11 doctors + Rose, Jack, Mickey, Donna, Martha,
Idris & the Ponds.
Terribly missing the other half! >w<)o!
The Second Doctor
As immortalised by the late Patrick Troughton.
… the 2nd Doctor, played by Patrick Troughton.
Comparing Eleven to Two is practically a cliche at this point, but, hey, it fits. Matt Smith himself has said in interviews that Troughton inspires a great deal of his performance. (And costume - Smith suggested the bowtie as an ever-cool tribute.)
They’re certainly both silly - Smith’s is the face that spawned a thousand gifs, while Troughton’s approach to filming can be partly summarized as “improvising nonsense and getting away with it because there wasn’t enough time to do re-takes.” But they’re also incredible at serious moments. Two doesn’t come with nearly as much heartbreaking continuity, but Troughton still pulls off scary, sweet, and somber scenes that hold up after half a century.
If you’re going to start watching Two, might as well watch the story that Matt Smith did: Tomb of the Cybermen. It’s got some flaws (including a racially uncomfortable side character - thanks, 1960s!) but has a solid mix of humor and suspense, and it’s a good showcase for companions Jamie and Victoria.
What a coincidence! You can watch Tomb of the Cybermen this Sunday just after the 8/7c BBC America world premiere of The Second Doctor Revisited Doctor Who special with David Tennant, John Barrowman, Steven Moffat, and others.
DOCTOR WHO REVISTED: PATRICK TROUGHTON - The Second Doctor. Feb 24 on BBCAmerica
2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors.
Don’t miss the Premiere of the second DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Second Doctor episode “The Tomb of the Cybermen” Sunday Feb 24 at 8pm ET on BBC America.
Take an in-depth look at the second incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, who brought a new energy, impish charm & boundless enthusiasm to the role, and meet his fearless Scottish highlander companion, Jamie McCrimmon. Plus, get a close look at one of his most iconic foes, the Cybermen! With exclusive interviews with stars David Tennant & John Barrowman, Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, Executive Producer Caro Skinner, and more!
Then, in “The Tomb of the Cybermen,” the TARDIS arrives on the planet Telos where an Earth archaeological expedition, led by Professor Parry, is attempting to uncover the lost tombs of the Cybermen…
Okay, so this happened earlier. It was one part “I needed proof -for myself and others- that this is truly a man of many faces (how does he change his face like that?)” and one part “Patrick Troughton, what is your face? I kind of like it.” And one part “I just do what I want and this happened.”
Now I feel like I have an ultimate Patrick Troughton face reference for the future. Which might just very well be used and used often.
But, again, how is this all the same man?
Classic 1960s Doctor Who on the big screen and a top line-up of guests – it’s another hit for the British Film Institute…
This month, the BFI turned the clock back to 1967 for the stone-cold classic, The Tomb of the Cybermen, starring second Doctor Patrick Troughton….
Read the story at Radio Times
Patrick Troughton on the set of Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowmen
Time to reveal this month’s Doctor Who ebook short story author…
and it’s Michael Scott, New York Times best-selling author of ‘The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel’.
Michael’s Second Doctor story, ‘The Nameless City’, is published by Puffin on 23rd February.
Well, fairly complete anyway. You can’t blame the writers of Doctor Who for seeking inspiration from the moon from time to time. Frankly, when the entire universe, now and always, is your playpen for making up dramas, you’re going to occasionally cast about you for inspiration, seizing upon anything you can see and starting from there. We’re just lucky no one has seriously pitched an alien race that looks like a laptop on a desk with a big empty white page on its screen, although it’s bound to happen sooner or later.
So, here is a reasonably concise list of the times the Doctor has gone to visit the moon, or referred to the moon, or being involved in a thing that is influenced heavily by the moon. I say reasonably because a) this only applies to TV stories and b) I might’ve missed one, or two.
Let’s see, shall we?