Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Nicholas Courtney, ''The Brigadier,'' 1929-2011
Nicholas Courtney was of course best known for playing Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart on Doctor Who. He played alongside the first 8 Doctors, although he didn't get his scene with Colin Baker (#6) until the "Dimensions in Time" charity special, and Paul McGann (#8) as an audio drama. He was supposed to appear alongside David Tennant (#10) in the Sarah Jane Adventures story "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith," but sadly wasn't able to due to health issues.
Rich is already rearranging the Whofest picks for this year so we can make it a tribute to him.
Thanks for doing so much for us over the years, Mr. Courtney. We're all saddened to see you go. We salute you, Brigadier.