Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Wed Mar 19 02:23:37 EST 2003

On Tue, 18 Mar 2003, Jon Noble wrote:

> --- Charles Butler
> <hannibal at> wrote:

> > 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.
> It sounds familiar to me, but I can't place it. Dr Who
> though, not Quatermass (unless its both), I'm too lazy
> at the moment to brave the library to find any Dr Who
> references to check. Actually, thinking some more I
> think there was a Tom Baker (mid 70s perhaps) episode
> where something like this happens the one that was a
> bit of a remake of The Thing.

That would be "The Seeds of Doom", one of three Doctor Who stories I
can think of that fit the description to some degree; all three are
Tom Baker stories from the seventies however.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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