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Cutter John February 24 2013 06:43 AM

Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought
 
Apparently among other things, he was an senior intelligence agent during the war, and was suggested to play James Bond.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...le-Daleks.html

Respect.

sidious618 February 24 2013 06:49 AM

Re: Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought
 
That's amazing. I love the story with him and Fleming.

Andrew_Kearley February 24 2013 11:23 AM

Re: Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought
 
Yes, I read the interview in DWM. Fascinating stuff.

I don't think he was ever suggested to play James Bond though, not sure where you're getting that from.

Cutter John February 24 2013 12:04 PM

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Andrew_Kearley wrote: (Post 7724065)
Yes, I read the interview in DWM. Fascinating stuff.

I don't think he was ever suggested to play James Bond though, not sure where you're getting that from.

Mis-read line in the story. My bad

Mr Light February 24 2013 02:51 PM

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That is so cool! Too bad they couldn't have put Young Pertwee in scenes with Churchill in "Victory of the Daleks"!

The Wormhole February 24 2013 03:15 PM

Re: Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought
 
That's pretty cool. Now I keep picturing a younger Pertwee performing Venusian Akido on a Nazi soldier. "Hai!"

Christopher February 24 2013 03:51 PM

Re: Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought
 
Is there any independent corroboration for these claims, though?

diankra February 24 2013 04:25 PM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 7724533)
Is there any independent corroboration for these claims, though?

A good point. Pertwee did have a habit of emboidering his stories a bit (at cons, cynical people like myself would hold a sweepstake on how long into his panels it would be before a familiar story suddenly gained an astonishing new twist. EG, like the the story of his escaped pet Cheetah, which initially just got into the neighbour's garden, then got into a neighbour's back garden barbecue party, then into the vicar's garden party, then there was visiting royalty at the garden party...).

Christopher February 24 2013 04:39 PM

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^And even without such a reputation, it's just a basic principle of journalism and historiography that you don't treat an isolated claim as true unless you can corroborate it.

Andrew_Kearley February 24 2013 04:49 PM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 7724641)
^And even without such a reputation, it's just a basic principle of journalism and historiography that you don't treat an isolated claim as true unless you can corroborate it.

You've obviously never read the Daily Mail before then.:lol:

Christopher February 24 2013 05:05 PM

Re: Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought
 
^Oh, we have plenty of stuff just as bad in the US. I just don't care to refer to it as "journalism."

DalekJim February 24 2013 05:22 PM

Re: Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought
 
You'd be astonished how many historical "facts" come about from sources equally as dubious.

Kelso February 24 2013 08:29 PM

Re: Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought
 
Consider me skeptical.

Haggis and tatties February 24 2013 09:08 PM

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Kelso wrote: (Post 7725382)
Consider me skeptical.

Until i meet a actual skeptic i refuse to believe they exist. ;)

diankra February 24 2013 09:25 PM

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Ah, the Daily Mail. According to which, everything on the planet both cures cancer and gives you cancer. House price rises are disastrous (as your children won't be able to buy a home of their own), while house price falls are disastrous (you're worth less than you used to be!!!). And so on...

But to be fair, the Mail is only summarizing the second half of the DWM-printed interview, which Matt Adams did 16 years ago for a cult TV magazine he was trying to launch at the time.


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