I visited Jessica’s father Boris several times when I was in college. As most Soviet emigrés, he had strong anti-Communist views and great respect for then then-President of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan. And though the then-senior Senator from Massachusetts harshly criticized (and actively sought to thwart) the Gipper’s aggressive foreign policy, Boris refused to criticize Kennedy, always recalling how he helped secure his release.
He only had kind words for the late Massachusetts Democrat.
The full article is here concerning the sick little girl who was allowed to leave the Soviet Union due to Kennedy’s intervention.
I couldn’t help but remember this scene from Boomtown (my favorite 9th doctor story)
“…that’s how you live with yourself, that’s how you slaughter millions, because once in a while on a whim, when the wind is in the right direction you happen to be kind.”
in FACT a lot. Big Finish finished has announced that Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon will return to the Tardis as companion to the 6th doctor for three episodes in 2010 begining with episode #133.
No titles or details have been released concerning these stories yet. In the last few hours Big finish gave the following details:
“We’re trying something a little different next year,” announces executive producer Nicholas Briggs, “with some surprising combinations of Doctors and companions. So it’s with great pleasure that I can announce that Frazer Hines will be reprising the role of Jamie McCrimmon, joining the Sixth Doctor for four brand new adventures.”
Three of these stories will comprise a season of full-cast plays, to be released between April and June. The fourth will be a tie-in Companion Chronicle story, which will be released in May, and will be performed by Hines alongside an as yet unnamed guest star. Hines, of course, accompanied the Second Doctor in his travels on TV between 1966-1969, and returned alongside the Second and Sixth Doctors in The Two Doctors (1984).
And if that wasn’t enough big news they have further announced that not only will Janet Fielding Return as Tegan but we will have Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa in the tardis together AT THE SAME TIME
July 2010 brings another season of three stories, this time reuniting members of the TV cast for the first time in 26 years. “Janet Fielding will be back as Tegan Jovanka,” says Briggs, “for three stories that include Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa and Mark Strickson as Vislor Turlough. Getting these actors together in one studio is a first for us – Janet has only done one play with us before, while Mark now lives in New Zealand. But they’ve all committed to the project and we couldn’t be more excited!”
If you read this blog for any length of time you know I am a big fan of Doctor Who in general and the Big Finish Audio’s in particular.
I’ve also mentioned Mike’s Comics out of Worcester Mass as a great place to get your Doctor Who audios. They sell strictly via mail order (otherwise I’d drive down there and likely be spending MUCH too much on the audio’s I’m missing).
So to make things easier I’m just going to include all of those in the Doctor Who section of my blogroll, so when you read my next review of a doctor who audio you can be a click away from the best place in the US (including Amazon) to buy it.
For some reason there seems to be a bug at amazon.com preventing me from posting different reviews for these two audios. Therefore I have combined my review of the Big Finish Audios: The Chimes at Midnight #29 featuring the 8th Doctor and Charley Pollard and Big Finish #40 Jubilee Featuring the 6th Doctor, Evelyn Smythe and the Daleks are both available here.
(or here but they link to the same).
Lucky for them both are 5 stars and very worth your time.