Thursday, 23 February 2012

ATSM Minisode 2 - Nicholas Courtney Remembered - 5-Rounds Rapid Salute for Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart

Nicholas Courtney, most known for playing the now retired Brigadier of the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce - Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, passed away on the 22nd of February 2011 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Beloved by fans for both his warmth and his advocacy of the show, both during it's initial run and after the classic series ended in 1989, Courtney appeared in 102 televised episodes of Doctor Who, the 1990s special Dimensions in Time, many Big Finish audio productions, as well as the Brigadier's final on screen appearance in the 2008 Sarah Jane Adventures story the Enemy of the Bane. As part of the UNIT family in the 1970s,and although he never had the opportunity to travel in the TARDIS onscreen, the legacy that Courtney's brigadier has on the show can still be felt in the current revival, since Doctor Who returned to our screens in 2005. It had been intended that he would appear alongside David Tennant's Doctor in the Sarah Jane Adventures 2009 story The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, but alas, his ailing health had begun to make future appearances impossible. It is with great sadness we say farewell to Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and the actor who brought him to life - as the Brigadier has gone to Geneva for the last time.

NOTE: This minisode remembrance of actor Nicholas Courtney originally aired as a segment on the THE KRYNOID PODCAST on Tuesday, 1 March, 2011 –



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