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Old February 24 2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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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

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Old February 24 2013, 06:49 AM   #2
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That's amazing. I love the story with him and Fleming.
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Old February 24 2013, 11:23 AM   #3
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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.
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Old February 24 2013, 12:04 PM   #4
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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
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Old February 24 2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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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"!
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Old February 24 2013, 03:15 PM   #6
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That's pretty cool. Now I keep picturing a younger Pertwee performing Venusian Akido on a Nazi soldier. "Hai!"
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Old February 24 2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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Is there any independent corroboration for these claims, though?
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Old February 24 2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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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...).
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Old February 24 2013, 04:39 PM   #9
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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.
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Old February 24 2013, 04:49 PM   #10
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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.
You've obviously never read the Daily Mail before then.
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Old February 24 2013, 05:05 PM   #11
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^Oh, we have plenty of stuff just as bad in the US. I just don't care to refer to it as "journalism."
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Old February 24 2013, 05:22 PM   #12
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You'd be astonished how many historical "facts" come about from sources equally as dubious.
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Old February 24 2013, 08:29 PM   #13
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Consider me skeptical.
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Old February 24 2013, 09:08 PM   #14
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Consider me skeptical.
Until i meet a actual skeptic i refuse to believe they exist.
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Old February 24 2013, 09:25 PM   #15
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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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