Fandom Friday – Doctor Who

On October 2, 1849, the First Doctor met Edgar Allen Poe in “The True and Indisputable Facts in the Matter of the Ram’s Skull” short story.


On October 2, 1854, the Seventh Doctor had tea with Csar Nicholas I in “The Angel of Scutari” audio story.


On October 2, 1932, actor, Gabriel Woolf was born.  Gabriel played Sutekh in “Pyramids of Mars“.


On October 2, 1941, actor, Sam Dastor was born.  Sam played Professor Narayan in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio story The Emerald Tiger.


On October 2, 1950, actor, Ian McNiece was born. Ian he voiced Zeus in Immortal Beloved and Reginald Harcourt in The Renaissance Man. He played Winston Churchill in the Doctor Who television stories The Beast BelowVictory of the Daleks, The Pandorica Opens and The Wedding of River Song.


On October 2, 1954, actress, Belinda Mayne was born.  Belinda played Delta in the Doctor Who serial Delta and the Bannermen.


On October 2, 1958, actor, Daniel Peacock was born.  Daniel played Nord in the Doctor Who story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.


On October 2, 1965, “The Exploding Planet” was first broadcast on BBC1.


On October 2, 1965, Part one of the TV Comic story The Ordeals of Demeter was first published.


On October 2, 1976, Part one of The Hand of Fear was first broadcast on BBC1.


On October 2, 1976, Part three of the TV Comic story The Mutant Strain was first published.


On October 2, 1995, Paradise Towers and Survival were released on VHS.


On October 2, 1997, Deadfall was first published by Virgin Books.


On October 2, 2000, The Turing Test was first published by BBC Books.


On October 2, 2002, recording for “Bang-Bang-A-Boom!” audio story took place at The Moat Studios.


On October 2, 2006, The graphic novel The Glorious Dead was first published by Panini Books.


On October 2, 2008, Part one of the Doctor Who Adventures comic story Washed Away! was first published.


On October 2, 2013, Prisoners of Time 9 was first published by IDW Publishing.


On October 2, 2013 – Doctor Who DVD Files was first published by GE Fabbri Ltd


So, that’s it for what’s happened in Doctor Who on October 2nd throughout the years. Don’t forget to check out the new episode of Doctor Who that airs tomorrow (October 3rd) and let me know what you think of it!

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