Monday, December 07, 2009


My son's father-in-law is Tim Combes, a Brit. Delightful fellow. When I first met him, before he retired, he was an actor's agent in the U.K., but he had a long and varied career in the entertainment industry, and this included a stint as a director for the BBC.

Included in this periods were episodes of Dr. Who, featuring the Second and Third Doctor.

The Evils of the Daleks
Dr. Who and the Silurians
The Mind of Evil

When we talked about this during a recent family visit, it was fun to hear how they put together the cheesy special effects back in the day. Now, you can crank up your Mac and do things in CGI that are amazing. Then, the rubber suit was state-of-the-art ...

1 comment:

Dan Moran said...

I managed to not be a Doctor Who geek on its first pass, but I'm hopelessly lost this time around, to the point where I've been digging up old Fourth Doctor episodes and playing them for my kids. They like Tennant best, but they're learning to appreciate Tom Baker too. Connor in particular likes it when Baker acts silly.