Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

Charles Butler hannibal at
Tue Mar 18 17:50:14 EST 2003

I remember having a nightmare in about 1968 (the Patrick Troughton era) in
which I was one of Dr Who's assistants, the hapless young Scotsman (I think
he was called Jamie). In this dream I was both terrified and oddly
embarrassed by the fact that my hand had turned into a green cactus-like
plant, a malady that looked likely to spread to the rest of my body. Can't
remember how it turned out.

Whether this derives from an actual episode of Dr Who I couldn't say for
sure, though it sounds more like one of the Quatermass films. Otherwise, put
me down for the Cybermen.

Charlie (who, like the daleks and sexual intercourse, began in 1963).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Noble" <jon_p_noble at>
To: <dwj at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:29 PM
Subject: RE: Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

> --- "Macrae-Gibson,R" <R.Macrae-Gibson at>
> wrote:
> > Personally the most scarey Dr Who monsters were the
> > egyptian mummy robots from Pyramids of Mars.
> > Creepy. Any takers?
> Daleks for me, but I suspect that it is an age thing.
> I would have been about 11 or 12 when I first saw
> Daleks. I also have fond memories of the Macra from
> the second Doctor, which owing no doubt to a low
> special effects budget (special effects and budget in
> the same sentence?) you only saw a crab claw in the
> last episode iirc.
> Jon
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