Unwinnable is sad to hear Nicholas Courtney, Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart on Doctor Who, has died at the age of 81. Mr. Courtney was born in Egypt, the son of a British diplomat. He studied at Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art and first appeared on Doctor Who during the 1965 serial The Daleks’ Master Plan (not as the Brigadier, but as Space Security Agent Bret Vyon). He would win the hearts of Who fans in 1968 as the Brigadier in the serial Web of Fear (though he held the rank of Colonel at the time). The Brigadier
It was by fortuitous accident that Peter Lang stumbled upon the work of Dmitri Bilenkin while rummaging through the dusty enclave that is the science fiction anthology section of the Montclair Book Center. Bilenkin’s book, The Uncertainty Principle, by title alone was intriguing and soon learning it was one of a series entitled The Best of Soviet Science Fiction not even the Glavlit could bar Peter’s ownership of this gem.
Peter Lang takes to the road knowing not what Brunswick, Maine holds in store for him. What secrets, clues and curiosities await in the untapped vein of American scholarship that is the Edward Page Mitchell archive at Bowdoin College?