Sunday 31 May 2009

Celebrity Appearances - Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman (born 22 August 1925) is an English actress, who is perhaps best known for the roles of Cathy Gale in The Avengers and as Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. In 1986, she had a role as Professor Lasky in Terror of the Vervoids.

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Saturday 30 May 2009

Celebrity Appearances - Jeff Stewart

Jeff Stewart (born 28 October 1955) is a Scottish actor probably best known as PC Reg Hollis in the ITV drama The Bill. In 1982 he played Dukkha in the Doctor Who story "Kinda".

Friday 29 May 2009

Thursday 28 May 2009

Celebrity Appearances - Beryl Reid

Beryl Reid (17th June 1920-13th October 1996) played Captain Briggs in Earthshock (1982).

Wednesday 27 May 2009

Celebrity Appearances - Ingrid Pitt

Ingrid Pitt (born 21st November 1937) played Galleia in The Time Monster and Solow in Warriors of the Deep. She also co-authored a script for an unproduced story titled The Macros with her husband, Tony Rudlin.

Doctor's Boys

Tuesday 26 May 2009

Celebrity Appearances - Rula Lenska

Rula Lenska (born 30th September 1947) played Styles in Resurrection of the Daleks (1984).

Monday 25 May 2009

Celebrity Appearances - Nerys Hughes

Nerys Hughes (born 8th November 1941) played Todd in "Kinda" (1982) and Brenda Williams in "Something Borrowed" (Torchwood). She also voiced Eris in "Phobos" (Audio Drama).

The New Doctor

Friday 22 May 2009

Wednesday 20 May 2009

Celebrity Appearances - Janet Ellis

Janet Ellis' big break came in 1979, when she played Teka in the Doctor Who story The Horns of Nimon.

Monday 18 May 2009

Saturday 16 May 2009

Celebrity Appearances - Geoffrey Palmer

Geoffrey Palmer has played three Doctor Who characters - in 1970, 1972 and 2007 - and they have all come to horrible ends.

Thursday 14 May 2009

Celebrity Appearances - June Brown

June Brown (born 16th February 1927) played Lady Eleanor in The Time Warrior. Outside of Doctor Who, she is probably best known for playing Dot in EastEnders.

Tuesday 12 May 2009

The Rossers

Lily Allen wants to become Doctor Who's assistant

Lily Allen thinks she'd be ideal to assume the role when Matt Smith takes on the role of the Doctor in the eponymous BBC drama next year. Lily said she thinks she can bring an "edge" to the part and would be a perfect fit as at 24, Matt is only two years older than her. Lily told Britain's New Magazine: "Oh yeah, I have my eye on that project. I'm a massive fan of 'Doctor Who', and me and Matt are in the same age bracket, so it would look far better if they had someone like me."

Celebrity Appearances - Michael Sheard

Michael Sheard (18 June, 1938 – 31 August, 2005) starred in various series of Doctor Who from 1963-88 - The Ark (as Rhos), The Mind of Evil (as Dr. Roland Summers), Pyramids of Mars (as Laurence Scarman), The Invisible Enemy (as Lowe), Castrovalva (as Mergrave) and Remembrance of the Daleks (as Headmaster)

Sunday 10 May 2009

The Optera

The Optera resembled humanoid woodlice, with a heavy carapace and six arms. They moved by hopping. They had large eyes, sensitive to the light and ring of tendrils around their head.

The Optera were a primitive culture, with no advanced technology. They feared the Animus, who they called Pwodarauk, as well as anything from the surface world and light. They worshipped the Monoptera as gods and painted their images on the walls.

Much of their language was metaphorical or poetic in basis. For example, the walls were "silent walls", to dig was to "open mouths" and acid was the "water that killed"

When the Animus came to Vortis, most of the Menoptera left the planet, but some stayed behind. They moved underground, eventually losing their wings and gaining the characteristics necessary for subterranean life.

Many years after this, Ian and Vrestin were being chased by the Zarbi when they fell into a cave. They were captured by the Optera, who planned to kill them, but when they realized that Vrestin was a Monoptera, they agreed to help them. Hetra, leader of the Optera, led them to the centre of the Carsinome, though Nemini gave her life to block an acid flow. When the Animus were defeated, the Optera joined the Menoptera on the surface, hoping to regain their wings.