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17 December 2015 @ 07:50 am
Today would have been Jacqueline Hill's 86th birthday, so let's take a moment to appreciate the amazing actress who brought Barbara Wright to life for us all those years ago, and who keeps inspiring new generations of fans everyday with her beautiful portrayal of our favorite history teacher.

What is Barbara's and/or Jacqueline Hill's most standout moment on the show for you? Do you have a favorite Barbara quote? Are you inspired by her in ways you've applied to your everyday life?

Any and all appreciation and/or squeeing about Barbara and/or Jackie's portrayal of her are welcome here! ♥
15 December 2015 @ 08:58 am
I had to cosplay my favorite companion eventually, and at this year's Chicago TARDIS convention, I finally did it! Here is me as Barbara in 'The Sensorites':


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19 November 2015 @ 06:05 pm
Time again for some Ian Chesterton appreciation on the birthday of the actor who's been playing him for over 50 years!

Here's a few questions to start off with: Do you remember the first time you saw a serial with Ian in it? Have you met William Russell at a convention? Do you have any headcanons about Ian?

Any and all reminisces, appreciations or squeeing about our favorite science teacher/action man is welcome! :)
Hey, today is the 50th anniversary of Ian & Barbara's last episode! Episode 6 of 'The Chase'- 'The Planet of Decision' originally aired on June 26, 1965.

So here's a link to a cute little fic about them I found on Teaspoon, set on this very day! (So timey-wimey!)

Last Stop, White City by Pendragon

I'm just going to read fic today instead of re-watching the episode itself, because it makes me cry. I'm always happy that they're home but sad that they've left. Too many feels! Ahhhh!!!!
14 March 2015 @ 06:29 am
No one ever seems to cosplay Barbara, but I attempted it at Chicago TARDIS this past November. I only ended up wearing it for an hour on Sunday morning because the wig kind of failed on me that day, but here are some crappy webcam selfies from when the wig was doing better!


I attempted to recreate the pose from the publicity photo (the one in my icon!) even though Jacqueline Hill's flawless beauty is clearly beyond the reach of us mere mortals!

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(Also, I'm your new mod here, just fyi! Any questions just message me, and feel free to post anything Ian & Barbara related. Let's keep the love alive here for our favorite two schoolteachers! ♥)
24 December 2014 @ 11:18 am
Here's a little Christmas-themed Ian/Barbara drabble! Happy holidays!

Title: It's Tradition!
Author: newmoonstar
Rating: all ages
Word count: 107
Characters/pairings: Ian/Barbara
Summary: Ian is very pleased with the effect his holiday decorating scheme is having on Barbara. Post-The Chase fluff.

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17 December 2014 @ 08:04 am
On what would have been Jacqueline Hill's 85th birthday, I think a little tribute to her is appropriate. :)

In her two years on Doctor Who, her portrayal of Barbara gave us a character with real depth and complexity, who we could both relate to and look up to. Barbara's intelligence, compassion, and fiercely principled resolve continue to inspire fans over 50 years later, and so much of what made her wonderful was the grace, dignity, and strength that Jackie herself brought to the role. It radiates from her every second she's on screen.

Barbara Wright is my hero and role model. If everyone had a bit of Barbara's openness, caring, and courage, the world would surely be a better place. Her example inspires me to try harder and be a better person every single day. I only wish I could have met Jacqueline Hill to tell her 'thank you' with all my heart. ♥

So what are everyone's favorite Barbara moments? When did you fall in love with her? How does she inspire you?

Please share! Anything and everything about why you love Barbara and/or Jackie is welcome!
19 November 2014 @ 06:37 am
Hi all, since William Russell turns 90 years old today, I thought it might be a good time for some Ian Chesterton appreciation! Over 50 years after the character first appeared on TV screens, William still plays Ian for Big Finish audios, and appears at conventions to talk to fans. It's pretty amazing how long the character has been beloved, and how long William Russell has been devoting his time and energy to bringing him to life for us!

So what's everyone's favorite Ian moment on the show? A favorite line? What do you love best about him? (Can any of us actually choose just one thing? ;D )
25 September 2014 @ 08:10 am
Since this comm has been rather sleepy for a while, I offer a little ficlet to promote more Ian/Barbara goodness. Yes, the title of this fic is 'Book Review', no actual books are being reviewed in this post! It's short, (and hopefully sweet!) so just read it and it'll make sense. ;D

Title: Book Review
Author: newmoonstar
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara
Rating: G
Word Count: 172
Summary: Being a former time-traveler offers unexpected amusements, and it's all the better for being shared.

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13 July 2014 @ 11:53 pm
This might be straining the purpose of this comm a little, but things have been quiet here lately, so what the hell. William Russell's son Alfie has a new TV series starting in America this autumn, on ABC. You can see the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGVpoXLeHTM

I've said it before, but he really does look like his dad at times! Here's wishing him good luck with the new show.
07 January 2014 @ 08:57 pm
Re: last night's episode of Sherlock...

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05 January 2014 @ 04:24 pm
The one museum you don't want to visit...

Alright, so I just saw The Crusade at last! Needless to say, it was awesome, and I'm really, really sad half of it is missing, but if you look at the telesnaps while you're listening to the audio, you can easily follow the story and get a pretty good recreation. (Seriously, the photonovels on the BBC website are such a godsend! Check them all out! I wish they had one for Marco Polo and all of Dalek's Master Plan, but oh well...)

Everybody here has likely seen it, and so doesn't need me to tell them how great and well-acted it was. But I will comment that it was surprisingly fast-moving for a 60's Who story, really much more like the modern ones in pacing than you usually see. (Which makes me sadder still that some of it's gone, since otherwise it would be a great one to show to people to lure them into the Hartnell era.)

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But in the very last chapter is where it all deflates in my opinion, because even though the book cover may say Doctor Who and the Crusaders, it turns into Ian and Barbara and the Great Harem Rescue! A rundown of the not so good bits, wherein I snark the more outlandish excesses. Fair warning that some of the humor is rated PG-13!Collapse )

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22 December 2013 @ 06:16 am
Hi! I don't know if anybody's still around here, but I started watching Classic Who this year and fell in love with the first Tardis crew, and I'm delighted to find that there are other people who realize just how awesome Ian and Barbara were! :D

I just finished reading the paperback novelization Doctor Who and the Daleks the other day, and I have some thoughts. This is actually more an analysis of the FAIL than a proper review, but it's entirely Ian/Barbara-centric, so I figured somebody here might sympathize with my pain. O_o Collapse )

So, if anyone has some recommendations for *non* 'crappy romance novel style' short stories or novels featuring Ian & Barbara being the awesome, strong characters we all know and love, with or without a romantic sub-plot, I'd be most grateful to hear them. :)
29 August 2012 @ 07:56 pm
Title: Chasing Memories
Author: Paranoidangel
Rating: PG
Words: 15,000
Beta: hhertzof, livii and spammypod
Summary: When Ian and Barbara return home in a Dalek ship they're relieved to find it's the day they left. However, they soon find that a two year absence coupled with the dangers lurking around Coal Hill School means they're not going to be able to go back to their old lives that easily. Goes AU from the end of The Chase.

This is too big to fit into an LJ entry, so you can either read it on Dreamwidth at http://pa-fic.dreamwidth.org/8864.html or on Archive Of Our Own at http://archiveofourown.org/works/497326.
07 October 2011 @ 07:32 pm
Title: Winds of Time
Author: Paranoidangel
Rating: PG
Fandom: Doctor Who
Warnings: None
Words: 2700
Beta: spammypod and hhertzof
Summary: When Ian is lost on a cold, empty planet, it's up to Barbara to save him.

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31 August 2011 @ 04:43 am
This may well be my fav Ian & Barbara pic - if off camera/rehearsal pics count.
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Gosh please excuse the 2-post outburst and please forgive if this has been mentioned here, but I didn't see any. What remains of The Reign of Terror is finally being restored for DVD Read more...Collapse )
Hello, new 'round here and a fan of early Who. If it's of interest, Big Finish says it will be issuing an audio drama version of what was reportedly once planned to be the second ever Doctor Who story, The Masters of Luxor.

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