The other Romana

By Razib Khan | August 12, 2012 9:33 pm

No surprise that the Wikipedia entry for Romanadvoratrelundar has Lalla Ward’s photo. Romana II had a much longer run, and also now has famed associations. But Mary Tamm, who died last month, will always have a special place in my memory, as I began watching Dr. Who during that particular series (not during the original run, but in later years when it was repeated on PBS). Though K9 was always my favorite character.

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  • ackbark

    My earliest memory of Dr. Who is An Unearthly Child, the first episode.

    I had no idea what it was I’d seen until years later and I have no clue at all how I managed to see it in the middle of North American some time in the early or mid 60s.

  • Anthony

    When I started watching Dr. Who, channel 54 in San Jose would splice episodes together late at night, cutting the outro and intro, so you’d get all 4 or 5 episodes of a story in one big block. Mary Tamm was Romana in the episodes I first watched. She was the classier and prettier of the two Romanas.

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