Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nicholas Courtney, ''The Brigadier,'' 1929-2011

Damn.  What can I say?  This saddens me deeply.

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.

1 comment:

greatplaidmoose said...

I got to see him speak in person and got his autograph back in the 80's when the show was still on. Sad to see such an icon of Doctor Who go. I really wish they would have had a guest appearance with one of the newer Doctors even if was just a brief scene but alas it was not meant to be.

Wonderful chap. All of him.