So how did Strax survive?
Demons Run Two Days Later
Here is a specail treat for everyone. There was a scene written for The Angels Take Manhattan that would have given Brian some closure.
Through the aid of animation, the BBC has given us an idea of what this scene would have been.
I don’t know about you, but I would have loved for this to have been included. Hopefully this version will show up as a DVD extra when the boxset is released
A friend of mine forwarded this to me earlier today. I think it about says it all. We will miss you Mary Tamm.
Tributes have been paid to “truly beautiful” Doctor Who actress Mary Tamm, who died today at the age of 62.
The star was best known for playing the first incarnation of the Doctor’s companion Romana, alongside Tom Baker, but recently starred in TV series Wire In The Blood, Paradise Heights and Jonathan Creek. Her last role was in EastEnders, playing Orlenda in 2009.
Tamm, whose parents were Estonian, had a long career on stage and screen, with roles in films including The Odessa File and The Likely Lads, and a recurring role in soap Brookside as Penny Crosbie.
She died at her home in Battersea, south west London after suffering from cancer for 18 months, agent Barry Langford said. The actress, who did not learn English until she went to primary school, leaves her husband, Marcus Ringrose, daughter Lauren and seven-year-old grandson Max.
“Mary was truly beautiful in every way. She was a very spiritual lady who loved nature and adored all animals,” her agent said. “On set and offstage, her earthy northern humor and self-deprecating wit brightened every occasion. She was a consummate actress, and immensely popular in the profession.
“Mary was born in Bradford, the daughter of impoverished refugees, and through sheer talent and hard graft got herself to Rada, starred opposite Jon Voight in The Odessa File, and found a form of immortality as the Time Lady Romana opposite Tom Baker in Doctor Who. We will miss her every day.”
In this age of social media, and the 24 hour news cycle, it is almost impossible for a television show to surprise its audience. Sure, as fans, we all say we do not want to be spoiled, but in reality, when you love a show, you cannot help but be curious about what is going to happen, you cannot help but seek out spoilers.
As a result, producers, like Steven Moffat, do their best to control the release of these spoilers. But, try as they might, no one can keep such a big secret as who the companion will be. That is why it was no surprise to find out that Sophia Myles will be coming back to Doctor Who as the new companion …. Wait! What? No, strike that!
For months, smart money had it that Sophia Myles was coming back to reprise her role from The Girl in the Fireplace. In fact, Sophia had been recently spotted near where Doctor Who was filming on location. Moffat created Reinette, so putting two and two together, this should have been easy. But wait we all forgot, like The Doctor, Moffat lies.
Well okay, maybe that is too strong of a word, but Moffat is aware of what fans know, or think they know. Who is to say he did not ask Sophia to come to Spain, just so that today’s announcement would have an extra punch. However it happened, I am thrilled to discover that I did not see this coming. The new companion is going to be Jenna-Louise Coleman.
Jenna was recently in the new Captain America movie, which I think shows she is comfortable with fantasy, sci-fi and special effects. Who exactly she will be playing on Doctor Who, is still a secret, and hopefully will remain so for at least a few more weeks.
It is hard to come up with a simple tribute to Elisabeth Sladen. Her most famous character of Sarah Jane Smith meant so much to many different parts of Who fandom. As most know, Sarah Jame started with the 3rd Doctor, and stayed for quite a while with the 4th Doctor. In fact, it is my opinion that in some ways the relationship she had with The Doctor was the template upon which RTD used to create Rose. Sure everyone talks about the love The Doctor had for Rose, or that Martha had for The Doctor, but you can see the beginnings of all that with Sarah Jane and The Doctor.
I was so glad to see Sarah Jane show up in School Reunion. It was at that point that to me, New Who became just Who. It is a shame that Elisabeth Sladen’s own series took so long to develop. While I enjoyed The Sarah Jane Adventures, it was not till recently that I thought the stories were developing to a level of sophistication worthy of her character and Elisabeth Sladen’s talents.
This actress and her popular character will be missed. According to Doctor Who Magazine, the BBC has confirmed that there will be a dedication to Elisabeth Sladen at the start of Saturday’s new episode of Doctor Who. Also, there will be a 15-minute programme ‘My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen’ at 18:45 on CBBC on Saturday, after Doctor Who.
Here are some fan tributes from around the net. What is your favorite memories of Sarah Jane Smith?