David Whitaker was a script editor and production alchemist for Doctor Who back in the Lambert and Hartnell days, and wrote a bunch of episodes after hanging off that job. Also wrote the first novelisations (before Target), and ghostwrote Terry Nation's early Dalek books.
Also Eddie Munster's real dad, but don't tell Herman. His granddaughter is the new Doctor.
Looked exactly the same at 50 as he did at 35, but then he died at 51.
- The Edge of Destruction: first experimental story
- The Rescue: a fun, short story that invented Vicki (who's also fun and short)
- The Crusade: one of the best pure historicals
- The Power of the Daleks: best pre-Genesis Dalek story
- The Evil of the Daleks: next best pre-Genesis Dalek story
- The Enemy of the World: proved that Doctor Who can do spy-fi so brilliantly that they never had to do it again
- The Wheel in Space: um… at least we got Zoe out of it
- The Ambassadors of Death: the best Quatermass movie
Incredibly varied work, and almost all of it GOAT. Not to mention his impact as the original script editor. If it weren't for him, Doctor Who would have died an early, and unlamented, death. Which means all the rest of the crap foisted on us for the past 5-1/2 decades is his fault. Fucking bastard.