Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dr. Who Fans...Sad news...

The Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney) has Died. At age 81. After nearly 40 years of protecting Earth from aliens with--and giving aid to--The Doctor. At least six (6) different incarnations of The Doctor.

There's more at the link above but also here and here.
Courtney knew he was part of something special, and never stopped enthusiastically cheerleading for Who, attending conventions and taking part in numerous Big Finish audio plays. He was rightly proud to be defined by his defining role. The time-space continuum feels a little bit smaller without him in it.

1 comment:

Rev. Paul said...

I used to love it when he'd stand up to the Jon Pertwee Doctor's occasional pomposity.