Friday, 24 October 2014

Doctor Who On This Day #298

1993 The Seeds of Doom, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Brain of Morbius, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Daleks, Episode 1: The Dead Planet first screened 
on Space
1998 The Aztecs Omnibus repeated on MPT; The Mind Robber 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The War Games, Episodes 5 and 6 
both repeated on NHPTV and Episodes 6 to 10 all repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Ambassadors of Death, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Iowa PTV;  Carnival of Monsters, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Colorado PTV; Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 5 and 6 both first screened on BBC America; Horror of Fang Rock, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Choice; and Terminus Omnibus repeated 
1999 - The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 1 repeated on Space; The Mutants, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on KBTC; The Three Doctors, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on WCET; The Green Death, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on NHPTV; Pyramids of Mars, Part 3 repeated on Lakeshore PTV and Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Colorado PTV; 
Planet of Evil, Part 3 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; The Android Invasion Omnibus repeated on MPT; The Hand of Fear, Part 1 repeated on WQED; Image of the Fendahl Omnibus repeated on KRWG; The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Parts 3 to 6 all repeated on MiND and Part 6 repeated on MPBN; The Keeper of Traken Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Resurrection of the Daleks, Part 3 (of 4) repeated on WUSF; and Planet of Fire Omnibus repeated on KSPS
2000 Planet of the Daleks, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus) 
2003 The Androids of Tara, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on UK Gold
2004 The Mysterious Planet Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 - Writer Robert Sloman died in South Hams, Devon, aged 79; and Aliens of London and World War Three both repeated on UK Gold
2006 School Reunion and The Girl in the Fireplace both repeated on UK Gold
2007 - The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on UK Gold; and the stage version of The Daleks' Master Plan premiered at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth (Nick Scovell again played the Doctor, and Nick 
Briggs provided the Dalek voices)
2009 Planet of the Ood and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Oods and Ends both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2010 - The Poison Sky repeated on WXXI
2011 The Ribos Operation, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Rose repeated on BBC America; and The Vampires of Venice 
repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 The Time Monster, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords both first screened on Fox, Germany; and The Almost People repeated on BBC America
2013 The Ribos Operation, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Long Game repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Impossible Planet repeated on BBC America; Voyage of the Damned and Doctor Who Confidential: The Writer's Tale both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Human Nature repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Sontaran Stratagem repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; Turn Left repeated on Watch; Amy's Choice repeated on France 4; The Almost People repeated on TV3; A Good Man Goes
to War repeated on ABC2; Asylum of the Daleks repeated on WTTW 
Prime; The Power of the Three repeated on RAI4; The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Episode 1 repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East); and Doctor Who Confidential: Meet Martha Jones 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East
2014 Colony in Space, Episodes 2 and 3 both first screened on Retro TV; The Time Warrior, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened on Horror; Rise of the Cybermen repeated on Watch; The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Fear HerArmy of Ghosts, The Crimson Horror and Nightmare in Silver 
all repeated on BBC America; The Shakespeare Code and Gridlock both repeated on UKTV (NZ); Blink, Utopia, The Sound of Drums, Last of the Time LordsPartners in Crime and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Voyage of the Damned repeated on KCPT2; Day of the Moon repeated on YLE TV2; The Doctor's Wife repeated on KLRU; The God Complex repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Robot of Sherwood repeated on DR3; and Kill the Moon first screened on BBC Entertainment Latin America

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Doctor Who On This Day #297

1965 - The Myth Makers, Episode 2: Small Prophet, Quick Return 
1976 The Hand of Fear, Part 4 first screened
1994 Enlightenment Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1997 100,000 BC, Episode 4: The Firemaker first screened on Space
1998 - The Daleks, Episode 1: The Dead Planet repeated on Space; and The War Games, Episode 10 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Silurians, Episode 7 repeated on Space; The Green Death, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on Iowa PTV; Robot, Part 4 repeated on Prairie PTV; Pyramids of Mars, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Colorado PTV; The Seeds of Doom, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America; The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on MiND; and Earthshock Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 - Planet  of the Daleks, Episode 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus) 
2003 The Androids of Tara, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on UK Gold
2004 Timelash Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 Mawdryn Undead Omnibus, RoseThe End of the World and 
The Unquiet Dead all repeated on UK Gold
2006 Doctor Who TV MovieNew Earth and Tooth and Claw all repeated on UK Gold
2007 School Reunion repeated on UK Gold and UKTV (Aus)
2009 Greatest Moments: The Companions repeated on BBC3
2011 The Seeds of Death, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on KBTC; The Invasion of Time, Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The End of Time, Part 2 repeated on MPTV; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Alien Abduction repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 The Time Monster, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy 
(Aus); The Rebel Flesh repeated on BBC America; Let's Kill Hitler
repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Greatest Moments: Martha 
repeated on ABC2
2013 The Invasion of Time, Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Dalek repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Idiot's LanternThe Big BangA Christmas CarolThe Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon all repeated on BBC America; 42 repeated on Syfy (Portugal); 
Last of the Time Lords and Doctor Who Confidential: From Zero to Hero both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Planet of the Ood repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; Midnight repeated on Watch; The Vampires of Venice repeated on France 4; The Rebel Flesh repeated on TV3; The Almost People repeated on ABC2; A Town Called Mercy repeated on RAI4; The Power of Three and The Angels Take Manhattan both repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; and Hide first screened on Ztélé
2014 The Claws of Axos, Episodes 4 and Colony in Space, Episode 1 both first screened on Retro TV; Carnival of Monsters, Episodes 3 and 4 both first screened on Horror; Full Circle, Part 2 and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on Watch; Love & Monsters repeated on UKTV (NZ); Last of the Time Lords repeated on KCPT2; The Impossible Astronaut repeated on YLE TV2;  Cold War and Hide both repeated on BBC America; Flatline repeated on BBC2; and Earth Conquest: 
The World Tour repeated on Space

Doctor Who Vs. Wycliffe, Series 1

HTV (Harlech Television until 2004, and now
ITV Wales and West) produced this drama
series based on the crime novels of William John Burley (1914-2002). Between 1968 and 2000, Burley penned twenty-two traditional whodunnits - all were set in his native Cornwall and featured detective Charles Wycliffe. 
The programme was filmed in the historic county, with a production office based in Truro, and the cast was led by Leeds born actor Jack Shepherd as DS Wycliffe. Following a pilot episode, the show endured for five series from 1994 to 1998, and won an RTS award for best TV theme. All the mysteries in the first season were adapted from seven of Burley's books, whilst all later stories were original screenplays.
A repeat run of Wycliffe began on ITV3 this week, and featured twenty-eight Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Pilot: The Cycle of Death (TX: August 7 1993/Published 1990)
  • director Pennant Roberts also helmed The Face of Evil, The Sun Makers, The Pirate Planet, The Five Doctors, Warriors of the Deep, Timelash and the VHS release of Shada
  • John Cater (Glynn) was Professor Krimpton in The War Machines 
  • Siri O'Neal (Christine) voiced Ruth for Unbound: Full Fathom Five (Big Finish, 2003)
  • Tim Munro (Sergeant) was Ainu in The Creature from the Pit, and Sigurd in Terminus
  • Herbert Rees (Dr. Rees) was the Chief Engineer in Fury from the Deep, Captain Ransom in The War Games, and John Stevenson in The Seeds of Doom 
  • April Walker (Florence) was originally cast as Sarah Jane Smith in 1973, and even attended rehearsals for The Time Warrior
  • John Robinson was also the grip on eighty-two adventures, from Rose to Death In Heaven
  • Steve Slocombe was also the electrician on sixty-five stories, from Army of Ghosts to the present
The Four Jacks (TX: July 24 1994/Pub. 1985)
  • Bill Nighy (Cleeve) was Dr. Black in Vincent and the Doctor
  • Nicholas Gecks (Surgeon) was Albert Dumfries in The Sound of Drums
  • Georgine Anderson (Barbara) was May Cassini in Gridlock
  • Pandora Colin (Millie) voiced Fash for Prisoner of the Sun (BF, 2011)
The Dead Flautist (TX: July 31/Pub. 1991)
  • Kenneth Watson (Carter) was Craddock in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD, and Bill Duggan in The Wheel in Space
  • Mary Wimbush (Mrs Christopher) was Aunt Lavinia Smith in K9 and Company
  • David Bamber (Bottrell) was Captain Quell in Mummy on the Orient Express, and voiced Emperor Constantine for The Council of Nicaea (BF, 2005), and both Colonel Ulrik and Whitmore for The Four Doctors (BF, 2010)
  • Dee Sadler (WPC) was Flowerchild in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
The Scapegoat (TX: August 7/Pub. 1978)
  • Susan Penhaligon (Mariah) was Lakis in (episodes 5 and 6 of) The Time Monster
The Tangled Web (TX: August 14/Pub. 1988)
  • Robert Demeger (Clemo) was the Preacher in The Shakespearre Code
  • Big Finish artist Richenda Carey (Jane) voiced Alexis Linfoot for Plague of the Daleks (2009), Gliss for Prisoners of the Sun, and Sister Frances Beckett for the forthcoming play, The Cloisters of Terror
  • Eric Deacon (Innes) was Mykros in Timelash
The Last Rites (TX: August 21/Pub. 1992)
  • Jeff Rawle (Jordan) was Plantagenet in Frontios, Lionel Harding in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge, and Mervyn Pinfield (pictured) in An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Nigel Terry (Vinter) was General Cobb in The Doctor's Daughter
  • Ellie Haddington (Katherine) was Professor Docherty in Last of the Time Lords
  • Julia Deakin (Stephanie) voiced Harriet Griffin for Terror Firma (BF, 2005)
  • Geoffrey Leesley (Glynn) voiced Paramount Minister Mortund for Arrangements for War (BF, 2004), and Harold for Serpent Crest: The Broken Crown (AudioGo, 2011)
The Pea Green Boat (TX: August 28/Pub. 1975)
  • Barry Jackson (Greaves) was Ascaris in The Romans, Jeff Garvey in Mission to the Unknown, and Drax in The Armageddon Factor
  • David Westhead (Tremaine) was Kempe in The Shakespeare Code
  • Brigit Forsyth (Ella) was Ruth Maxtible in The Evil of the Daleks

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Doctor Who On This Day #296

1966 - The Tenth Planet, Episode 3 broadcast
1977 The Invisible Enemy, Part 4 first screened
1993 The Deadly Assassin, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Android Invasion Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1997 100,000 BC, Episode 3: The Forest of Fear first screened on Space
1998 100,000 BC, Episode 4: The Firemaker repeated on Space; and The War Games, Episode 9 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Time Meddler Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Silurians, Episodes 3 and 4 both first screened on TG4 and Episode 6 repeated on Space; and The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 Day of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Caves of Androzani Omnibus repeated on MPT; Terror of the Vervoids, Part 12 repeated on WUSF; and Remembrance of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on WQED
2003 The Stones of Blood, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on UK Gold
2005 - Snakedance Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and The Stones of Venice, Episode 4 first broadcast on Radio 7
2006 World War Three repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Long Game 
first screened on YLE TV2; and Totally Doctor Who (#1.1) repeated 
2007 The Daemons, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on BBC4; and New Earth repeated on UK Gold
2009 Turn Left and Doctor Who Confidential: Here Come the Girls both repeated on BBC3
2010 - Doctor Who Live moved to MEN Arena, Manchester; Gridlock repeated on Space; and Cobwebs, Episode 2 repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2011 The Stolen Earth repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 The Mutants, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
The Doctor's Wife repeated on BBC America; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Stage Fright repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2013 The Invasion of Time, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); World War Three repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Age of Steel 
repeated on BBC America; The Lazarus Experiment repeated on Syfy (Portugal); UtopiaThe Sound of Drums and Doctor Who Confidential: Cybermen all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Fires of Pompeii repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; Forest of the Dead and The Girl Who Waited both repeated on Watch; Flesh and Stone repeated on France 4; The Doctor's Wife repeated on TV3; The Rebel Flesh repeated on ABC2; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship repeated on RAI4; The Angels Take Manhattan first screened on Karusel; and Cold War repeated on Ztélé
2014 The Claws of Axos, Episodes 2 and 3 both first screened on Retro TV; Carnival of Monsters, Episodes 1 and 2 both first screened on Horror; Full Circle, Part 1 and The Wedding of River Song both 
repeated on Syfy (Aus); School Reunion repeated on Watch; The Satan Pit repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Sound of Drums repeated on KCPT2; A Christmas Carol repeated on YLE TV2; The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on KLRU; The Snowmen and The Bells of Saint John both repeated on BBC America; Mummy on the Orient Express 
and Flatline both repeated on Fox, Germany; and The Doctor and the Dalek released online

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Date With History: 1966

At 9.15 am on Friday, October 21 1966, the spoil tip for Merthyr Vale colliery collapsed. Fifty years worth of mining debris slid down the hillside into the mining village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales.
It first destroyed a farm cottage in its path, killing all the occupants. Down in the village, nobody saw anything, but everybody heard the noise, as the slide engulfed the Pantglas Junior School, and about twenty houses, before coming to rest. Then there was total silence.
144 people perished in the Aberfan disaster - 28 adults (including five teachers), and 116 school children.

Doctor Who On This Day #295

1967 The Abominable Snowmen, Episode 4 broadcast
1978 The Pirate Planet, Part 4 first screened
1990 100,000 BC, Episode 3: The Forest of Fear repeated on BSB
1993 The Hand of Fear, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1994 The Two Doctors, Part 2 (of 6) repeated on UK Gold
1997 100,000 BC, Episode 2: The Cave of Skulls first screened on Space
1998 100,000 BC, Episode 3: The Forest of Fear repeated on Space; and The War Games, Episode 8 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Silurians, Episode 5 repeated on Space; and The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 Frontier in Space Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Invasion of Time, Part 4 repeated on Prairie PTV
2001 The Ambassadors of Death Omnibus repeated on MPT; and 
The King's Demons Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2003 The Stones of Blood, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on UK Gold
2006 Aliens of London repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2007 - Director Peter Moffatt died in London, aged 84; The Daemons, Episodes 1 to 3 all repeated on BBC4; Aliens of London repeated on 
WXXI; Father's Day and Doctor Who Confidential: Time Trouble 
both repeated on WUFT; and Tooth and Claw repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2009 Midnight repeated and Greatest Moments: Rose first screened, both on BBC3
2010 The Shakespeare Code repeated on Space
2011 Flesh and Stone repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 The Time Warrior, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; 
Victory of the Daleks repeated on Watch; The Almost People and Doctor Who Confidential: Take Two both repeated on MPTV; A Town Called Mercy repeated on BBC America; Cobwebs, Episode 2 repeated on Radio 4; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Breaking the Silence repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2013 The Invasion of Time, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Spearhead from Space Omnibus repeated on Space; Aliens of London repeated on UKTV (Aus); Rise of the Cybermen repeated on BBC America; Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks all repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Family of Blood and 
Blink both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Silence in the Library repeated on Watch; Planet of the Dead repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe; A Christmas Carol and The Time of Angels 
both repeated on France 4; The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on TV3; The Doctor's Wife repeated on ABC2; The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and Asylum of the Daleks both repeated on RAI4; The Power of Three first screened on Karusel; The Bells of Saint John 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; and The Doctors Revisited: The Third Doctor first screened on Space
2014 - Inferno, Episodes 6 and 7 both first screened on Horror; The Mind of Evil, Episodes 6 and The Claws of Axos, Episode 1 both first screened on Retro TV; Meglos, Parts 3 and 4 and Closing Time all 
repeated on Syfy (Aus); New Earth and Tooth and Claw both repeated on Watch; The Impossible Planet repeated on UKTV (NZ); Utopia 
repeated on KCPT2; The Big Bang repeated on YLE TV2; A Town Called Mercy and The Power of Three both repeated on BBC America; Cold War repeated on Ztélé; The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Episode 2 repeated on CBBC; and Doctor Who Extra: Flatline repeated on BBC Red Button

Monday, 20 October 2014

Doctor Who Vs. Waking The Dead, Series 5

The fifth season of this BBC crime drama series first aired in the autumn of 2005. 
Series regulars Trevor Eve (as Superintendent Peter Boyd), Sue Johnston (Dr. Grace Foley), and Wil Johnson (DI Spencer Jordan) were now joined by French actress Félicité Du Jeu (as DS Stella Goodman) and Esther Hall (Dr. Felix Gibson).
This twelve-part series began a repeat run on the Drama channel tonight, and featured another thirty-three Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Towers of Silence 
(TX: September 18 & 19 2005)
  • David Walliams (Bell) appeared in the Doctor Who Night sketches for BBC2, and voiced both Quincy Flowers and Ned Cotton for Big Finish's Phantasmagoria (all in 1999), then played Gibbis (pictured) in The God Complex 
  • Gerard Murphy (Alcock) was Richard Maynarde in Silver Nemesis
  • Nina Wadia (Roshni) was Dr Ramsden in The Eleventh Hour
  • Andrew Havill (Simmons) was the Chief Steward in Voyage of the Damned, and voiced both Aleister Portillon and Squire Claude for The Witch From the Well (BF, 2011)
  • Michael Jenn (Prison Officer) was Clarence in The Name of the Doctor
  • Sara Stewart (Claire) provided the Computer voice for The End of the World
  • Marcus Catlin was also first assistant director on four Series 5 episodes
  • Richard Hammett was a stuntman on The Runaway Bride too
Black Run (TX: September 25 & 26)
  • Robin Soans (Adamson) was Luvic in The Keeper of Traken
  • Paul Kulik was a stuntman on Rose too
  • Rod Woodruff was also the stunt co-ordinator on Rose and World War Three 
  • stunt double Charles Jarman was a stuntman on The Lazarus Experiment
  • Geff Francis (McNeill) was George [Maitland] in The Bells of Saint John
Subterraneans (TX: October 2 & 3)
  • Ayesha Dharker (Mary) was Solana Mercurio in Planet of the Ood
  • Mark Monero (Barnes) was Cleric Pedro in The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone
  • John Bennett (Rosenthal) was General Finch in Invasion of the Dinosaurs, and Li H'sen Chang in The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  • Tom Lucy was also the stunt co-ordinator on sixteen recent episodes, from Smith and Jones to The Next Doctor, and twenty installments of Torchwood
Straw Dog (TX: October 9 & 10)
  • Tom Ellis (Taylor) was Dr Thomas Mulligan in Last of the Time Lords
  • Paul Freeman (Hoyle) voiced Jalnik for The Foe from the Future (BF, 2012), an unused TV script by Robert Banks Stewart
  • Angela Bruce (Judge) was UNIT Brigadier Winifred Bambera in Battlefield, and Animal (BF, 2011)
  • Dominic Kemp (Clerk) was Kahler-Mas in A Town Called Mercy
  • film editor Crispin Green also edited six stories, from Tooth and Claw to Forest of the Dead
  • Paul Heasman was stunt co-ordinator on Survival too, and was an uncredited Nazi in Silver Nemesis
  • Lee Sherward was also stunt co-ordinator on eleven episodes of the revived series, Torchwood: Miracle Day and Sherlock
Undertow (TX: October 16 & 17)
  • Cheryl Campbell (Maureen) was Ocean Waters in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Vault of Secrets
  • Sharon Duncan Brewster (Sarah) was Maggie Cain in The Waters of Mars
  • Peter Hamilton Dyer (Wright) made his TV debut as Embery in Remembrance of the Daleks
  • Lucienne Suren was also art director on Asylum of the DaleksThe Angels Take Manhattan and An Adventure in Space and Time
Cold Fusion (TX: October 23 & 24)
  • Mark Lewis Jones (McQueen) voiced Professor Oliver Mortlake for the forthcoming audio story, The Darkness of Glass
  • Mark Kileen (Lab Biosuit) was a German Officer in Let's Kill Hitler
  • Paul Copley (Day) was Clem McDonald in Torchwood: Children of Earth, and voiced Dad for Spare Parts (BF, 2002)
  • Sean Jackson (Constable) voiced George Crow for The Marian Conspiracy (BF, 2000)
  • stunt double William Willoughby was a stuntman on RoseSmith and JonesDaleks in ManhattanEvolution of the DaleksThe Pandorica OpensA Good Man Goes to WarThe Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, and Torchwood, and doubled for Matt Smith in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and was Ben Browder's double (as Isaac) in A Town Called Mercy