|Yep, my expression kind of matches Woody's! I feel your pain cowboy.|
Monday, 30 April 2012
Friday, 27 April 2012
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
The Daleks scared us not just because they were something completely different to us. They showed no mercy. Their sole purpose was to destroy everything. They are the ultimate killing machine. Later they were revealed to have originated from humanoids just like us, but genetically manipulated.
Doctor_Who Rod Falanga
Monday, 23 April 2012
Friday, 20 April 2012
Before Tom Baker scoured time and space for the Key to Time, William Hartnell and his companions scoured the planet Marinus for a different set of keys - keys which would protect the planet from the attacking Voord. Sent against their will by the Keeper of the Consciousness, the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara travel from ice caves to jungles to the advanced society of Millennius. Throughout it all the team faces a slew of dangers, culminating with the Doctor being compelled to serve as defense counsel for Ian when the school teacher stands accused of murder! In the second non-Earth based story of the series, this first season treat shows that the Doctor and his companions can find plenty of problems no matter where in time and space they end up. So join us this evening for the Keys of Marinus (and make sure you don’t over feed the plants . . . )
We'll open at 6:45pm EDT and press play at 7! Our host will be @andy_gage so be sure to follow him and to use #DWBarUSA in your tweets!
Who can forget her first appearance in The Time Warrior and later in the The Sontaran Experiment when Styre says that as the female of the species her thorax is of a different construction! That is a classic Doctor Who line. She met the Daleks creator in Genesis of the Daleks and then again years later in The Stolen Earth/Journey's End. It was a wonderful moment for me when she recognised Davros's voice.
She was a brilliant actress and will be very sadly missed, but I wont despair now because through the power of DVD coupled with a blogger site called the Doctor Who Bar (shameless plug!) I can enjoy her terrific performances for many years to come.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Saturday tea time, when Doctor Who was on, was always the same in my house. Dad and I would gather on the sofa to watch the latest gripping episode and then enthuse about it afterwards. Now I have to admit I am a little too young to remember Sarah Jane's adventures on their original television airing (I joined around Full Circle - Tom Baker time, and Lis had already left by then.) But I did have the Target books and a rather excellent Audio dramatisation of Genesis of the Daleks. The Target books were so well written that Sarah, and by default, Elisabeth's performance just bounced off the page. So I kinda fell in love with Sarah Jane through my reading and listening rather than watching.
As time went on I'd watch the repeats that were shown on BBC2 and later UK Gold but by then I knew she was something special. Here is a girl who is feisty, not afraid of giving her opinion or arguing with The Doctor but it was so so much more than that. Both the Third and Fourth Doctor loved her and clearly had a strong affection for Sarah. This was no acting, EVERYONE loved Elisabeth Sladen and what's not to love?
I strongly suggest any fans that haven't already seen any or all of her Classic stories, that they should do so. There isn't a bad one amongst them. I love all of them but I will share my favourite Sarah Jane moment.
Rest in Peace, Elisabeth Sladen 1st February 1946 to 19th April 2011