Wednesday, February 23, 2011

RIP Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart

Nicholas Courtney, the portrayer of Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart on Doctor Who, died yesterday. I've seen Nick in other movies and TV program, but the show I'll always remember him on is Doctor Who.

I always liked the Brigadier, who I was introduced to in the Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee stories I watched growing up in 1980s Wisconsin. With his no-nonsense demeanor and dry sense of humor, the Brigadier battled Daleks, Cybermen, Autons, and a vast array of foes. He could be seen fearlessly firing a vast array of guns at aliens, and was not afraid to breakout the backhand when he had to.

Here's a little Brigadier to enjoy. RIP Nick.

1 comment:

Cyborg Trucker said...

My thanks goes out to an actor who always kept me entertained. A job well done. Thanks for posting the tribute Mikey!