Nicholas Courtney

Posted by: Dr. Geek

Today is a sad day for Doctor Who fans, Nicholas Courtney, the man who brought to life, Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, or as he was known in later life, Sir Alistair, has passed away. Unlike most military men and women in Doctor Who, the Brigadier was not a one dimensional thick headed man with a gun. He was as much of a companion as anyone before or since. Sure he only got one or two short trips in The TARDIS, but given The 3rd Doctor’s term on Earth, the lack of adventures in time and space is understandable.

As a tribute, I bring you a fan video that shows how UNIT would have been portrayed if it were actually filmed in the ’80s.

The U-Team
Doctor Who in The A-Team style

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Dr. Geek holds two doctorate degrees and is an archaeologist and an attorney who has done extensive research on myths and their impact on modern archaeology and modern storytelling. He appreciates the history and mythology woven together in the Doctor Who shows.


  1. Erik  February 23, 2011

    Oh, this is very sad indeed. He had just sent a text message to John Levene for him to pass along at Gallifrey, too, saying how he hoped to be able to join us again there soon.


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