Sunday, 31 July 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Jonathan Creek, Series 2

Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin again
portrayed amateur detectives, Jonathan Creek
and Maddy Magellan in the second season of
BBC1's BAFTA winning drama, and were joined
here by American actor, Stuart Milligan as
magician Adam Klaus.
Now produced by Verity Lambert (pictured
here in 1964), this season originally aired in
 the winter of 1998, and began another repeat
showing on the Drama channel last night.
This six-part run (again written by series
creator David Renwick) featured Peter
 Davison (as Stephen Claithorne in the
first mystery), and another twenty-three
Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Danse Macabre 
(UK TX: January 24 1998/9.7M Viewers)
  • Big Finish actor Milligan played President Richard Nixon in The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon, and voiced Colonel Stark for Dreamland, Anthony Chambers for The Reaping (2006), Emerson Whytecrag for Lurkers at Sunlight's Edge (2010), and Garundel for both Black and White (2012) and Starlight Robbery (2013)
  • for regular series crew members John Asbridge (designer), Steve Whyment (stunt co-ordinator) and Chris Lawson (VFX designer), see my blog for Series 1
  • dubbing mixer Laurie Taylor was a studio sound assistant on Castrovalva
  • focus puller James Moss was a camera operator on The Sontaran StratagemThe Poison Sky and Torchwood
  • sound recordist Terry Elms was a sound assistant on (part 1 of) The Masque of Mandragora
Time Waits For Norman (UK TX: January 31/9.1M)
    • Lorelei King (Justine) voiced Mimsy Loyne for Demon Quest: Starfall (AudioGo, 2010)
    • Rob Jarvis (Wino) was Abramal in The Time of the Doctor
    The Scented Room (UK TX: February 7/10.5M)
    • Big Finish artist Jemma Churchill (Elsie) voiced Lady Forleon for Creatures of Beauty (2003), both Salfira Valtris and Dr. Maria Backhouse for Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, Praska for Signs and Wonders (both 2014), both Farla Janz and Inscape for Philip Hinchcliffe Presents: The Genesis Chamber, and Captain Papas for The Sontarans (both new for 2016)
    • Christine Kavanagh (Lady Theresa) was Aram in Timelashand voiced Patience for Cold Fusion (BF, new for 2016)
    • Peter Copley (Eric) was Dr. Warlock in Pyramids of Mars
    • Lucy Allen (Masseur) was a stunt performer on The Zygon Inversion
    The Problem at Gallows Gate (UK TX: February 14 & 21/8.9M)
    • Clarke Peters (Harper) voiced Night Eagle for Dreamland
    • Annabel Mullion (Felicity) voiced Julia for The English Way of Death (BF, 2015)
    • Alistair Petrie (Proctor) voiced both Major Harris and German Lieutenant for Criss-Cross (BF, 2015), Julius Caesar for The Churchill Years: Living History (BF, 2016), and John for Dethras (BF, new for 2017)
    • Stephen Billington (Bruce) voiced Commander Bergam for UNIT: Shutdown (BF, 2016)
    • Nick Barnett was the props buyer on Ghost Light too
    Mother Redcap (UK TX: February 28/10.9M)
    • Big Finish actress Nicola Walker (WPC Radnor) voiced Liv Chenka for Robophobia (2011), Dark Eyes 2Dark Eyes 3 (both 2014)Dark Eyes 4Doom Coalition 1 (both 2015), Doom Coalition 2 and Doom Coalition 3 (both 2016), then narrated The World Beyond the Trees (new for 2017)
    • Georgine Anderson (Gwynneth) was May in Gridlock
    • Marcus Gilbert (Tippet) was Ancelyn in Battlefield
    • David McKail (Jennings) was Sergeant Kyle in The Talons of Weng Chiang
    • Hilary Sesta (Bag lady) was the Fortune Teller in Snakedance

    Saturday, 23 July 2016

    Doctor Who Vs. Agatha Christie, Part 1


    The biggest mystery in the life of Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (1890-1976) is undoubtedly the story of her disappearance in 1926, 
    when she vanished for eleven days. She never spoke of those missing 
    days, and the ninety year old controversy remains as intriguing as any 
    of her crime novels.

    In late 1926, Agatha's husband Archie told her that he wanted a divorce. 
    On December 3rd, the couple quarrelled, and Archie left their house, Styles, 
    in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to see his mistress, Nancy Neele, at Godalming. 
    Later that same evening, Agatha disappeared, informing her secretary in a letter 
    that she had left for Yorkshire. Her abandoned Morris Cowley was found beside 
    a lake at Newlands Corner, near Guildford.
    Despite a public outcry and a massive manhunt, the novelist was only identified 
    on December 14th, as a guest at the Swan Hydropathic Hotel in Harrogate. Even fellow crime writers, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy L Sayers took an interest
    in the case.
    Agatha was then diagnosed with an amnesiac 'fugue state', but many contemporary commentators believed she had staged a publicity stunt. In 1998, author Jared Cade speculated that Agatha had planned her disappearance, and wanted to publicly embarrass Archie. Biographer Andrew Norman also studied the case, and The Guardian reviewed his book here. The Christies divorced in 1928, and Agatha married the archaeologist Max Mallowan (1904-1978) two years later.

    These events were dramatised in the British film, Agatha starring Vanessa Redgrave as the famous writer, and Dustin Hoffman as the reporter, Wally Stanton. Future James Bond actor, Timothy Dalton portrayed Agatha's adulterous husband, Colonel Archibald Christie (1899-1962). His affair is seen here as the catalyst for Agatha's breakdown, and she even booked into her hotel under the alias of Teresa Neele. The film (released by Warner in 1979) was screened on ITV3 today, and featured these ten Doctor Who cast and crew connections: 
    • Dalton played Lord President Rassilon in The End of Time
    • Carolyn Pickles (Charlotte) voiced Lady Meera for Big Finish's Army of Death (2011)
    • Paul Brooke (Foster) voiced Paolo for The Ghosts of N-Space, and Toby the Sapient Pig for Year of the Pig (BF, 2006)
    • Timothy West (Kenward) voiced Kai Tobias for Phobos (BF, 2007), Turvey for Cuddlesome (BF, 2008), and Dr. Magnus Soames in House of Blue Fire (BF, 2011)
    • Harry Fielder (Policeman), a veteran of the original run, had parts as a Guard (in serials PP, ZZZ, 4L, 4P, 5A, 5F, 5Z), a Crewman (SS, 4T), a Vogan (4D), an Assassin (4Q), a Tigellan (5Q), and a Krarg for Shada
    • Christopher Fairbank (Luland) voiced the Professor for The Wreck of the Titan (BF, 2010), and Doc Baroque for The Scapegoat (BF, 2009) - he is married to Camille Coduri
    • John Joyce (Waiter) had an uncredited role in The Myth Makers, and was Garvin in The Daemons
    • Hubert Rees (Official) made three classic era appearances, as the Chief Engineer in Fury from the Deep, Captain Ransom in The War Games, and John Stevenson in The Seeds of Doom
    • Peter Arne (Manager) had been cast in Frontios as Range, but was replaced by William Lucas when he was murdered in his London home in August 1983
    • Tony Bell was a boom operator on The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot too
    TO BE CONTINUED 

    Friday, 22 July 2016

    Doctor Who Vs. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced

    The third instalment in BBC1's Miss 
    Marple series was first broadcast in the 
    winter of 1985, and was repeated on the 
    Drama channel last night. 
    The producers were mindful of the criticism levelled at Margaret Rutherford's comedic portrayal of Jane Marple in four films in the 1960's, and specified that their version of 
    the character remained strictly as written.
    Published in 1950, the book (the fourth Marple mystery) was billed as Agatha Christie's fiftieth novel, and was faithfully adapted here by Alan Plater. 
    This three-part serial again starred the
    79 year old actress Joan Hickson as the definitive Marple (forty years after being recommended for the part by Christie herself), and fourteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

    • Samantha Bond (Julia) played Miss Wormwood in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane and Enemy of the Bane, then voiced Mother Baroque for Big Finish's The Scapegoat (2009)
    • Simon Shepherd (Patrick) starred in the The Serpent Crest stories (AudioGo, all 2011): Tsar Wars (as Boolin), The Broken Crown (as Mr. Bewley), and Aladdin Time (as the Magician)
    • Elaine Ives-Cameron (Hannah) was Martha in The Stones of Blood
    • Ralph Michael (the Colonel) was Balaton in The Pirate Planet
    • Sylvia Sims (Mrs Easterbrook) was Lady Pritchard in Ghost Light
    • Carry On actress Joan Sims (Miss Murgatroyd) was Katryca in The Mysterious Planet
    • Liz Crowther (Myrna) voiced Tessa Waylund for Something Inside (BF, 2003)
    • David Collings (Reverand Harmon) was Vorus in Revenge of the Cybermen, Poul in The Robots of Death, and took the titular role in Mawdryn Undead, then voiced an Unbound Doctor for Full Fathom Five (BF, 2003) and Rosato for The King of Sontar (BF, 2014)
    • production manager Alan Wareing worked on the classic series as a production assistant on The Keeper of Traken and manager on Timelash, then directed The Greatest Show in the GalaxyGhost Light and Survival
    • production designer Raymond Cusick (pictured in 1964) was assigned to The Daleks to bring Terry Nation's creations to life, and designed sets for nine other early serials
    • cinematographer Peter Hall was a film cameraman on The Seeds of DeathThe Space PiratesColony in SpaceTerror of the Zygons and Logopolis
    • Joanna Newbery was AFM on Time and the Rani too
    • series film recordist Malcolm Campbell was sound recordist on The Caves of Androzani and The Twin Dilemma
    • John Taylor was the boom operator on The Five Doctors too
    The BBC Radio 4 treatment of A Murder Is Announced was first transmitted in 
    five weekly parts in 1999, and featured June Whitfield and four further Doctor 
    Who cast links:
    • Graham Crowden (Clithering) was Soldeed in The Horns of Nimon
    • Judy Cornwell (Miss Bunner) was Maddy in Paradise Towers
    • Jenny Funnell (Mitzi) voiced Veronica Buchman for Wirrn Isle (BF, 2012), and Reaver for The King of Sontar
    • Joanna McCallum (Laura) voiced The Bursar for Night Thoughts (BF, 2006)
    Another stage production toured the UK last year with Louise Jameson
     in the lead with:
    • Jo Castleton (Letitia) appeared in the spin-off video dramas Auton 2 (1998), Auton 3 (1999), and Zygon (2008), then voiced Lady Sarah for The Marian Conspiracy (BF, 2000) and Sciencetech Vi Kruger for Dark Eyes 2 (BF, 2014)
    • Ben Roddy (Edmund) voiced Operations for The Nowhere Place (BF, 2006)
    A national theatrical run in 2013 starred Katy Manning (as Letitia 
    Blacklock) with:
    • Gearaldine Newman (Marple) voiced Eliza for The Wishing Beast (BF, 2007) and Lady Sybil for The Doomwood Curse (BF, 2008)
    • Gemma Bissix voiced Aglae for The Fires of Vulcan (BF, 2000)
    • John D Collins was Talor in Arc of Infinity

    Friday, 15 July 2016

    Doctor Who Vs. Ashes to Ashes, Series 1


    "My name is Alex Drake. I've been shot and that bullet's taken me 
    back in time. Now I'm lost in 1981. All I can do is fight, and search, 
    and stay alive. Because somehow I will find a way home."

    The sequel series to Life On Mars concluded another repeat run on the Sony
    TV channel last night and was again produced by Kudos and Monastic for BBC Wales. Keeley Hawes now led the cast as another out-of-time detective, DI 
    Alex Drake - a colleague of recently deceased DCI Sam Tyler. 
    Philip Glenister, Marshall Lancaster and Dean Andrews all reprised their roles
     (as DCI Gene Hunt, DC Chris Skelton and DS Ray Carling respectively), and 
    were also joined by newcomer Montserrat Lombard (as WPC Shaz Granger).
    Ashes to Ashes (referencing another David Bowie song) was co-created by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, and centres on a present-day Metropolitan Police inspector, Drake who is shot and regains consciousness
    in 1981. Like its predecessor, the period setting is lovingly recreated against 
    rich backdrop of social history, and more importantly here, the music of 
    the early eighties.
    The first six-part season was originally transmitted from January 9 to February
    27 2008, and featured these thirty-six Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

    • former Spooks actress Hawes starred in BBC Two's acclaimed Line of Duty, and played Ms. Delphox in Time Heist 
    • Graham had penned Fear HerThe Rebel Flesh and The Almost People (which co-starred Lancaster)
    • series producer Beth Willis became an executive producer on Doctor Who ConfidentialThe Adventure Games and twenty-seven stories, from The Eleventh Hour to The Wedding of River Song
    • Julie Scott was also a BBC production executive on seventy-seven installments (from The Runaway Bride to The Time of the Doctor), Time Crash, Doctor Who Proms (2009 and 2013), Blood of the Cybermen,City of the Daleks, Dreamland, Music of the Spheres, Torchwoodand The Sarah Jane Adventures
    • director (of four episodes) Jonny Campbell later helmed The Vampires of Venice and Vincent and the Doctor
    • director (of parts 4 and 6) Catherine Morshead later helmed Amy's Choice and The Lodger 
    • Adam James (Markham) was DI Macmillan in Planet of the Dead
    • Joseph Long (Luigi) was Rocco Colasanto in Turn Left
    • Geff Francis (Viv James) was George [Maitland] in The Bells of Saint John
    • Roy Skelton (voice of Rainbow puppets Zippy and George) voiced Monoids, Daleks, Cybermen and Krotons for the classic series, and was Norton in Colony in Space, James in (episode 5 of) The Green Death, Chedaki in The Android Invasion, and King Rokon in The Hand of Fear
    • Rupert Graves (Moore) was John Riddell in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
    • Christopher Fairbank (Bonds) was Fenton in Flatline, and voiced Doc Baroque for Big Finish's The Scapegoat (2009) and the Professor for The Wreck of the Titan (2010)
    • Amelda Brown (Elaine) voiced Margaret for The Adventure Games: The Gunpowder Plot
    • Nik Howden (Youth) was Maurice in Vincent and the Doctor
    • Claire Rushbrook (Trixie) was Ida Scott in The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit
    • Leo Bill (Burns) was the Pilot in A Christmas Carol
    • Tracy Wiles (Girl) voiced Moira Brody for Masters of Earth (BF, 2014), and Jacqui McGee for UNIT: Extinction (BF, 2015)
    • Big Finish artist Paul Thornley (Kay) voiced the Computer and Marko for The Seven Keys to Doomsday (2008), Gomori and Steward for Paper Cuts, and Michael Rond for The Company of Friends: Fitz's Story (both 2009)
    • Jeanie Gold (Party Goer) was a Neighbour in The Sontaran Stratagem,The Poison Sky and The End of Time, Part 1
    • Russell Tovey (Johnstone) was Midshipman Alonso Frame in Voyage of the Damned and The End of Time, Part 2
    • Phil Davis (Cale) was Lucius Petrus Dextrus in The Fires of Pompeii, and voiced Titus for The Cannibalists (BF, 2009)
    • Madhav Sharma (Chatterjee) was Patel in (episode 3 of) Frontier in Space
    • Troy Glasgow (Ska Boy) was Angelo in The Time of Angels
    • Geoffrey Palmer (Lord Scarman) was Edward Masters in The Silurians, the Administrator in (episode 1 of) The Mutants, and Captain Hardaker in Voyage of the Damned 
    • Paul Anderson (Suspect) made his TV debut in The Christmas Invasion as Jason
    • Jeremy Clyde (Chief Super) voiced George for Doom Coalition 3 (BF, new for 2016)
    • Sean Clayton was second assistant director on Dalek and Father's Day too
    • Derek Lea was also a stuntman on DalekBad WolfThe Parting of the Ways, The Age of Steel and Partners in Crime
    • Gary Hoptrough and Rob Hunt both performed stunts on The Runaway Bride - the former was stuntman on Let's Kill Hitler too, and Hunt was later a stuntman on The Day of the Doctor
    • Christine Greenwood was make-up designer on Remembrance of the Daleks too
    • film editor Jamie Pearson also edited nine episodes, from The Eleventh Hour to The Angels Take Manhattan
    • Edmund Butt was the composer on An Adventure in Space and Time too
    • visual effects supervisor Matt Wood and VFX artist Simon Blackledge both worked on A Town Called Mercy and The Power of Three - Wood also worked on The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
    • Antonia Grant was also the location manager on The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords

    Monday, 4 July 2016

    Doctor Who Vs. Luther, Series 3

    London-born actor and DJ, Idris Elba returned as the titular Metropolitan Police detective, DCI John Luther for the third and final full season of BBC One's dark psychological crime drama, first shown in the 
    summer of 2013. 
    Warren Brown and Michael Smiley reprised their 
    regular roles as DS Justin Ripley and Benny Silver, 
    and a two-part sequel finally aired last December.
    This four-part run earned more Golden Globe and 
    Emmy award nominations for series creator and writer Neil Cross, and Elba won a RTS award for 
    Best Actor. 
    Cross later penned The Rings of Akhaten and Hide.
    Both Elba and Cross have confirmed there are plans
     for a film version of Lutherand a spin-off TV series based around killer Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson's 
    character from the two previous seasons). 
    Another repeat run of the series began on W (formerly the Watch channel) last night, and featured eighteen other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

    • Big Finish actor Brown voiced Stephen Gibson for Industrial Evolution (2011), both Rufus Stone and To'Koth for Signs & Wonders (2014), and Lieutenant Sam Bishop for UNIT: Extinction (2015), UNIT: Shutdown and UNIT: Silenced (both 2016)
    • Smiley voiced Seedleson for Creatures of Beauty (BF, 2003), and played Colonel Blue (pictured) in Into the Dalek
    • Lucian Msamati (Barnaby) was Guido in The Vampires of Venice
    • Sasha Behar (Dani) was Spurrina in The Fires of Pompeii
    • Selva Rasalingam (Lane) was Ranjit in The Power of Three
    • Big Finish artist Lizzie Hopley (Dr. Harris) voiced the Mantasphid Queen for The Infinite Quest, Alice Flowers for The Gunpowder PlotGemma Griffin for Terror Firma (2005), Lady Lillian Hawthorne for The Veiled Leopard, Sue for Night Thoughts (both 2006), and Sister Christie for The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Unbound Universe (2016)
    • Alexandra Moen (Eve) was Lucy Saxon in The Sound of DrumsLast of the Time Lords and The End of Time
    • Michelle Duncan (Kiera) was Lady Isobel in Tooth and Claw
    • Elliot Cowan (Marwood) has been cast in The Fifth Traveller (BF, new for 2016)
    • Georgina French (Natalie) was a motion capture actor on The Eternity Clock video game
    • Dan Euston was a stuntman on The Crimson Horror too
    • Farren Blackburn also directed The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and The Rings of Akhaten - the latter story was edited by Sam Williams, the film editor here too
    • Simon Maloney was the first assistant director on An Adventure in Space and Time too
    • Stephen Pehrsson was also the cinematographer on eleven adventures, from The Pandorica Opens to The Crimson Horror
    • Matthew Scrivener was the first assistant director on the 2011 Christmas special too
    • Sam Smithard was also the camera assistant on fourteen stories (from Asylum of the Daleks to The Name of the Doctor)
    • Tom Williams was camera assistant on Let's Kill Hitler too

    Sunday, 3 July 2016

    Doctor Who Vs. Waking The Dead, Series 5

    The fifth season of BBC One's long-running 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) - Hall later starred in the Big Finish releases Doom Coalition 1, The Two Masters and
    Absolute Power.
    This twelve-part series began another repeat run on
    the Drama channel last night, and featured another
    thirty-five Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

    Towers of Silence 
    (UK 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 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, and the Chronolock Guy in Face the Raven
    • Michael Gould (Doyle) voiced Frederick Lindemann for The Churchill Years (BF, 2016)
    • 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 instalments 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
    • Amerjit Deu (Quereshi) voiced the Swami for The Churchill Years
    • 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 and Torchwood: Miracle Day
    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 Darkness of Glass (BF, 2015)
    • 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