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Portrayed by: Jack Watling
Doctor: Second Doctor
Story: The Abominable Snowmen (Sept, 1967) and The Web of Fear (Feb, 1968)
Background: Professor Edward Travers is a British explorer and anthropologist who is searching for Yeti in Tibet when he encounters the Doctor. He later returns to London and eventually helps the Doctor and Unit, led by Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, fight the Great Intelligence (and the Yeti) in the Underground.
Family: Though we don’t actually meet her, Prof. Travers has a wife as well as a daughter Anne, who we do meet in The Web of Fear. Anne is a scientist as well and is a particularly self-assured and confident woman; Travers clearly did a good job raising her.
Personality: Prof. Travers is brave, but can be suspicious of strangers. He suspects the Doctor for quite a while after encountering both him and the Yeti at the same time. Once he does trust the Doctor though, »
- Kate Kulzick
There have been a lot of whispers in the rumor mill about lost episodes of Doctor Who being found, and almost every time we heard a rumor, the BBC was quick to call shenanigans. This time we have the official release of 11 episodes from the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) on iTunes. Here’s the official press release from the BBC:
BBC Worldwide North America announces that a stash of BBC master tapes from the 1960s featuring missing episodes of Doctor Who has been recovered in Nigeria, Africa. The BBC has re-mastered the tapes, and is making two stories, “The Enemy of the World” and “The Web of Fear,” now available exclusively on iTunes (www.itunes.com/DoctorWho).
Eleven Doctor Who episodes were discovered (nine of which have not been seen for 46 years) by Philip Morris, director of Television International Enterprises Archive, by tracking records of tape shipments made by the BBC to Africa for transmission. »
- Jess Orso
Two rediscovered episodes from the show's Patrick Troughton era offer fans a welcome chance to see more of the Time Lord's underrated second incarnation
For us Doctor Who geeks, this is our royal-baby moment – even better, actually, because it's so unexpected. After so many years, with so many sources exhausted, most fans would have been happy for a couple of random, unrelated lost episodes to turn up and remind us of what disappeared in the BBC's mass junking of supposedly worthless TV between 1967 and 1978. Complete stories? Don't be ridiculous.
Few seriously believed the rumour that all 106 lost episodes of the world's longest-running science fiction series had been discovered (in Ethiopia of all places ). But the truth, announced at a press conference in London's Soho Hotel yesterday, is almost as surprising. Semi-official "raiders of the lost archive" turned up nine whole programmes at a TV station in Nigeria, a rich seam »
- Andrew Harrison
Feature Louisa Mellor 11 Oct 2013 - 00:01
Den of Geek was lucky enough to see newly discovered and restored episodes of The Enemy Of The World and The Web Of Fear…
If it wasn’t such a frustrating waste, the junking of those Doctor Who episodes in the sixties and seventies might be viewed as a marvellous opportunity. Firstly, because it sent fans and the BBC on a global, decades-long, unpredictable scavenger hunt - those are always fun - and secondly, because it offered up moments like today. Moments that, if you’ll indulge the notion, are as close to time-travel as you’re likely to come amidst a herd of journalists eating crustless sandwiches in the basement of a posh London hotel.
Back in 1968, somebody at the BBC, a technician perhaps, maybe a runner, closed a canister that was sent around the world. Sealed in the air of late-sixties London, »
Bette Davis movies: TCM schedule on August 14 (photo: Bette Davis in ‘Dangerous,’ with Franchot Tone) See previous post: “Bette Davis Eyes: They’re Watching You Tonight.” 3:00 Am Parachute Jumper (1933). Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Claire Dodd, Harold Huber, Leo Carrillo, Thomas E. Jackson, Lyle Talbot, Leon Ames, Stanley Blystone, Reginald Barlow, George Chandler, Walter Brennan, Pat O’Malley, Paul Panzer, Nat Pendleton, Dewey Robinson, Tom Wilson, Sheila Terry. Bw-72 mins. 4:30 Am The Girl From 10th Avenue (1935). Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Bette Davis, Ian Hunter, Colin Clive, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Phillip Reed, Katharine Alexander, Helen Jerome Eddy, Bill Elliott, Edward McWade, André Cheron, Wedgwood Nowell, John Quillan, Mary Treen. Bw-69 mins. 6:00 Am Dangerous (1935). Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Dick Foran, Walter Walker, Richard Carle, George Irving, Pierre Watkin, Douglas Wood, »
- Andre Soares
5 items from 2013
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