The granddaughter of first Doctor William Hartnell…opened this little box of props from the original series. She showed me this fabulous ring. Later, I had a band made with a stone in it [like Hartnell’s]. The stone was sent to me by a jeweler whose son wrote this little story that went with it, which was amazingly affecting.
He said the stone represented, and reminded the Doctor of, all the people he’s lost in his long life. But it wasn’t a sad thing. It was to remember how joyful times could be.
If you travel in time and space, most of the people you know and love will eventually be gone. But you’ll also be able to go and find them again.”
1) Marc Platt felt an inexplicable need to explain the same actor was playing both Gulliver and Goth by retroactively cooking up a totally insane notion that the Doctor was obsessed enough with his recorder that he would GO BACK TO THE LAND OF FICTION TO GET IT. (this short literary migraine is called FUTURE IMPERFECT, and talk about truth in advertising.)
Anonymous said: Do those deep lines on Patrick Troughton's face not bother you? Seems a strange look to find sexy.
Odd question, but the answer is no. There is absolutely nothing about Pat’s appearance that bothers me in the slightest. To me he’s one of the hottest men who ever lived. And considering his formidable prowess with the ladies - something which continued to the end of his life, by all accounts - that seems to have been a popular opinion back in the day.
Nothing leaves me colder than a Ken Doll. Patrick Troughton was a glowing ember of life and vitality. I think no matter what he looked like, he would always be charismatic and compelling. He had a lot of old-fashioned glamour, and I mean that in the old-fashioned sense of the word: People wanted to get pulled into his orbit. Hugh Jackman has that quality, like a peer said: ”Women want him and men want to be like him.” That’s Jackman…and that’s Pat.