Bernard Cribbins in Mouse on the Moon

Saw Bernard Cribbins in the movie The Mouse on the Moon which is incidentally the sequel to the Peter Sellers movie The Mouse That Roared (1959) although the sequel lacks Sellers.
The Mouse on the Moon was written by Michael Pertwee, Jon’s brother. The Mouse on the Moon also has an uncredited appearance by Carolyn Pertwee, Michael’s daughter and Jon’s niece.
As Tom Campbell in Daleks Invasion Earth 2150AD, Cribbins had played alongside Peter Cushing who more or less a different version of the Hartnell Doctor.
The Mouse On The Moon has some other casting that relates to the First Doctor with that of Clive Dunn, Sandra Hampton and Anthony Lang.
Dunn (Lance Corporal Jones on Dad’s Army) had played a parody of the First Doctor in a sketch.
Hampton and Lang had appeared in Doctor Who stories that actually had Hartnell in them with the former playing Maimuna in The Crusade and the latter playing an Egyptian Slave in The Daleks Master Plan and then a Time Lord in The Three Doctors.


Matthew See
Spocksoc Vice President

Tony Cash has passed away

Tony Cash has passed away.
Cash had produced the documentary Whose Doctor Who.
It was very fitting Cash producing that documentary as he was born on November 23 1933, exactly 30 years before the broadcast of the very first episode of Doctor Who.
He died on April 16 2020 at the age of 86.


Matthew See
Spocksoc Vice President

Doctor Who: A Star In Her Eye

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Written by Cornelius Blanc.
A Star In Her Eye is the first of twelve prose stories written to tie-in with The Pilot rewatch.
With this story, Blanc established that Heather is the same character of Heather McCrimmon, a companion of the Tenth Doctor in the comics and a descendant of Second Doctor companion Jamie McCrimmon:
tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Heather_McCrimmon

Funny it didn’t feel of 12 knowing that Heather is a former companion especially with her being a descendant of Jamie.
Incidentally A Star In Her Eye was the working title for The Pilot, a fact that Blanc no doubt knew.
Even though I personally am not familiar with Heather McCrimmon, it was quite enjoyable reading this backstory of hers and how it led to what we see of Heather in The Pilot.

Matthew See
Spocksoc Vice President

Amy Manson’s previous connection with Joss Whedon, kind of

Started new series The Nevers created by Buffy creator Joss Whedon.
This series has people that Whedon had worked with before including cast member Olivia Williams (previously from Dollhouse) and Executive Producer Jane Espenson.
One other cast member is Amy Manson. While Amy Manson hadn’t worked with Whedon before it is however curious that one of her previous works had come hand in hand with a work of Whedon.
Amy Manson was in the movie Not Another Happy Ending (2013) and the DVD release of this included the trailer for Much Ado About Nothing, the version by Whedon!
Other cast members of The Nevers includes James Norton, Tom Riley, Pip Torrens, Eleanor Tomlinson, Nick Frost, Elizabeth Berrington, Andrew Havill, Nicholas Farrell, Rupert Vansittart, Tim Bentinck, Abra Thompson, Jay Simpson and Matt Butcher.


Matthew See
Spocksoc Vice President

Doctor Who = Mom

Mom season 7 opener is Audrey Hepburn and a JalapeƱo Pepper.
Audrey Hepburn is in this episode title because Bonnie (Allison Janney) says that the sunglasses that appear here is like one that belonged to Hepburn.
This episode came on September 26 2019, 18 days shy of one year since Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument on October 14 2018 when the Doctor named Audrey Hepburn as one of two possible owners of sunglasses that the Doctor had produced.
So two unrelated shows referenced Audrey Hepburn and her sunglasses within one year of each other.


Matthew See
Spocksoc Vice President

Bridgerton starring Adjoa Andoh and first Capaldi Doctor Who guest stars

Started Bridgerton starring Adjoa Andoh.
Also features Jonathan Bailey, Sabrina Bartlett and Ben Miller all of whom were in Peter Capaldi’s first season as the Doctor as the latter two were both in Robot of Sherwood with Bartlett as Maid Marian and Miller the Sheriff while Bailey played Psi in Time Heist which came two episodes after Robot of Sherwood.
Bridgerton is a Shondaland show and Shonda Rhimes is a Doctor Who fan.


Matthew See
Spocksoc Vice President