Staying just safely within the bounds of professionalism and good taste, we spend a few minutes chatting and laughing with Noel Clarke, our beloved Mickey Smith, recorded live from the festivities at the third annual Long Island Doctor Who convention.
There are a litany of reasons why Doctor Who script editor and producer Derrick Sherwin was greeted at the Long Island Doctor Who convention last November as the event’s Guest of Honor. He was responsible for the addition of U.N.I.T. to the program during the Patrick Troughton era, as well as the introduction of the sonic screwdriver. He was pivotal in the selection of Troughton’s successor, the action-ready and audience-charming Jon Pertwee. And he was adept at balancing the need for an entertaining story (for the entire family) as well as a sound and compelling science fiction tale that resonated with the audience of the time.
We were indeed honored ourselves to be able to sit with Mr. Sherwin at LI Who 3, and speak with him for a few moments about his exceptional CV within the program in the 1960s.
“He smelled of honey, he always let his tea cool far too long before he drank it, and he let me win at Scrabble…I think.” — Charlie Pollard, on the Eighth Doctor
Recorded live from the third Long Island Doctor Who (or L.I. Who 3) convention in November of 2015, we sit down once again with the Eighth Doctor himself, Paul McGann, and discuss the convention circuit, his latest projects with Big Finish, and celebrating his birthday with fans in New York.
(Also in this supplemental cast: our reaction to the announcement of the newest Doctor Who companion, Pearl “Bill” Mackie!)
There are those you meet in your lifetime who are unquenchable positivists. There are some who are natural sources of energy. There are others still who are naturally loving, amiable spirits. Then there is Katy Manning: all these things and more.
Recorded live from L.I. Who 3, the New York Doctor Who convention in November 2015, the GPR staff sits down for an extended session with the bright, brilliant, and instantly endearing talent who gave us “Jo Grant” from the Pertwee era of Doctor Who.
Boisterous, outspoken, welcoming and warm, you can always tell when an actor is playing a role that comes from parts of their own persona — and Rose’s unforgettable mum is no exception.
Recorded live from L.I. Who 3, the New York Doctor Who convention in November 2015, the GPR staff sits down for a few minutes (and a few laughs) with Camille Coduri, “Jackie Tyler” from the new series.