Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Nicholas Courtney (1929-2011)

Fans across the world are sadly remembering Nicholas Courtney who has passed away at the age of 81. He is best remembered for his part as Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, in which he appeared alongside several different Doctors. He also made an early appearance as Bret Vyon in The Daleks' Masterplan.

The Brigadier was used most effectively in Season 7, where his relationship with the Doctor was uneasy. His credibility was ruined after this by writers who opted to use him as comic relief.

1 comment:

  1. *Removes hat and bows head* The Brigadier was one of the best companions, along with Ace, Amy, and Sarah Jane. A moment of silence for Nicholas Courtney, please.