At the end of every "Who's On First" marathon, we have paid tribute to those connected with 'Doctor Who' who passed away over the last year.
We lost some big names in 2020 - Dame Diana Rigg, Dame Barbara Windsor, Honor Blackman, Geoffrey Palmer. John Sessions, and a couple of 'Star Wars' alumni. They were in 'Doctor Who' long before becoming famous for playing a couple of guys in masks - David Prowse & Jeremy Bulloch. And we lost one of the team behind the scenes - writer Philip Martin.
I won't say we should be thankul, but with the Pandemic, I thought we would have lost a lot more....
As far as characters go, in a show where there is regeneration and the ability to travel to earlier periods in a person's life, the loss of an actor doesn't always mean it's the last we'll see of a character. Still, there were a few characters of note whose actors left us this year.
Borusa was a powerful Time Lord who faced a fitting doom, but even with Philip Latham gone, Borusa return. (Who thought Rassilon might stage a come-back?)
We lost Earl Cameron at the age of 102. He was in William Hartnell's last story, "The Tenth Planet" as an astronaut. His character of Williams was the first ever portrayal of a black astronaut in any medium.
Here are the Whovian actors we lost to this fracking year:
Mr. Scoones in The Next Doctor
Ulf in The Time Meddler
Sgt Peters in The Invasion
Reverend Wainwright in The Curse of Fenric
Vorus in Revenge Of The Cybermen
Poul in The Robots Of Death
Mawdryn in Mawdryn Undead.
Professor Lasky in Terror of the Vervoids
Ronson in Genesis of the Daleks
Borusa in The Five Doctors
Newscaster in Frontier In Space
Ponti in Planet Of Evil
Billy Shipton (older) in Blink
Williams in The Tenth Planet
Captain in The War Machines
Sam Becket in The Moonbase
Ralph Fell in The Green Death
Mrs. Winifred Gillyflower in The Crimson Horror
Peggy Mitchell (as seen in 'EastEnders') in Army of Ghosts
Edward Masters in Doctor Who And The Silurians
The Administrator in The Mutants
Captain Hardaker in Voyage of the Damned
Gus in Mummy on the Orient Express
The Minotaur in The Time Monster
Tor in The Space Museum
Hal The Archer in The Time Warrior
Scriptwriter for Vengeance On Varos
Good night and may God bless....