Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Possible Return of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart

The thought has struck me that since Doctor Who came back on our screens two years ago, each season has seen the return of some classic foes. Daleks in Season One, Cybermen in Season Two, and The Master in Season Three, plus more minor foes in Rose and Gridlock.

Admittedly there are some rumours that this guy will make a return in Season Four, but I think it would be good to see a recurring ally of the Doctor, esp as we have already seen some former companions briefly return in Seasons Two and Three.

Thing is there was only one major recurring ally in Doctor Who and that was Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. For those who don't know he headed UNIT in the UK and was perhaps the Captain Jack Harkness of the early 1970s, or possibly not : ?

A plodding, yet useful ally of the Doctor from the Patrick Troughton to the Tom Baker era, he made a few returns in the 1980s. As the actor who played him, Nicholas Courtney, is still alive and working, I don't see why this by-the-book, but still loved character should not make a return!


Paul Linford said...

When's K9 going to make a comeback then? Or did I miss that episode?

Paul Burgin said...

K9 made an appearance with Sarah Jane Smith in an episode last year

Paul Linford said...

If they're going to bring anything back, I'd like to see the Crenoid again. It was a plant that ate an entire country house. In the end they had to send in the RAF on a bombing mission to blow it up.(The Seeds of Doom, circa 1974.)

Paul Burgin said...

It was in 1976, end of Season Thirteen (oh no, showing I'm a fan here)
It would be interesting to see them return

Tim Roll-Pickering said...

But what can you do with a Krynoid? It's just a rip off of John Wyndham and Nigel Kneale.

Anyway with only one Dalek left in the show's universe they're going to have to bring back Davros - who else is going to manufacture the new race of Daleks? They've already tried and failed to do it themselves!