When Wallace and Gromit Met a Time Lord

Peter Sallis Doctor Who Patrick Troughton Wallace and Gromit
Peter Sallis appears with Wallace and Gromit (top), and as Eric Penley (bottom left). Patrick Troughton is the Doctor, with an Ice Warrior (bottom right).

Fans of Wallace and Gromit mourned the passing of Peter Sallis (February 1, 1921 – June 2, 2017) at the age of 96. This versatile actor was beloved as the voice of Wallace in the claymation series Wallace and Gromit. 

Whovians tip their hat to Sallis as having a featured role in the 1967 Doctor Who story arc “The Ice Warriors.” As scientist Eric Penley, Sallis met the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) when the Martian warrior race the Ice Warriors first debuted. 

Sadly, and ironically, Peter Sallis passed away a mere 8 days before the airing of “The Empress of Mars,” the most recent appearance of the Ice Warriors on Doctor Who. 

Whether You Have ADD or Are an Introvert, the Isolator May be For You

Hugo Gersback The Isolator Science and Invention magazine
The above pictures were featured in the July 1925 issue of Science and Invention magazine.

Ritalin has only been available since the 1950’s, but people have had difficulty with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) forever. Inventor Hugo Gernsback offered his solution for highly-distractable people when he invented The Isolator in 1925. Continue reading