Thursday, 2 January 2014

News Happy Birthday Karina Longman


Happy Birthday Karina Longman, who was born on this day in 1981. 

On this day, in the year 1965, Season 2 of Doctor Who - The Powerful Enemy - The Rescue was broadcast. 

It starred William Hartnell, as the first Doctor.  It also featured William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O’Brien and Ray Barrett.  Barrett also provided the voice of Koquillion.  There were only two episodes in this particular story.  The writer was David Whitaker, the Director was Christopher Barry, and Music was by Tristram Cary.

The Doctor having left his granddaughter Susan behind, travels with his companions Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright to the future and lands on the planet Dido (not the singer).  They meet a young woman called Vicki who is in hiding with an injured man by the name of Bennett after their space ship crashes and the inhabitants are killed by the local natives.  Vicki and Bennett are living in fear of the hideous alien creature that goes by the name of Koquillion. 

Although no star of Torchwood or Doctor Who celebrates their birthday today, we can tell you that you share this day with one of the world’s most prolific sci-fi writers of his time, Isaac Asimov.  (1920-1992) A writer who brought us The Foundation Series, The Bicentennial Man, I, Robot, The Robot Series and many more.

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