SFX Issue 134

September 2005

SFX historical notes: Vital Statistix was another regular back-page feature – just a bunch of trivia lists basically. Of course, to this list we can now add, “I don’t want to go…”

Vital Statistix


  1. “Ah, yes! Thank you. It’s good. Keep warm.” (William Hartnell, “The Tenth Planet”)
  2. “Nnnooo! Stop, you’re making me giddy! No, you can’t do this to me! No no no no no no no no no no no no no..!” (Patrick Troughton, “The War Games”)
  3. “A tear... Sarah Jane? No, don’t cry. While there's life there's...” (Jon Pertwee, “Planet Of The Spiders”)
  4. “It’s the end... but the moment has been prepared for.” (Tom Baker, “Logopolis”)
  5. “I might regenerate. I don't know. Feels different this time...” (Peter Davison, “The Caves Of Androzani”)
  6. “Carrot juice, carrot juice, carrot juice…” (Colin Baker, “Trial Of A Time Lord”)
  7. “Puccini… Madame Butterfly… whatever you’re about to do, stop! No! I am not human! I am not like you! I need a beryllium atomic clock! This is 1999, isn’t it? No! I’m not human! I’m not human! Timing malfunction! The Master! He’s out there! I’ve got to stop him!” (Sylvester McCoy, The TV Movie)
  8. “Oh no! Not again!” (Paul McGann, The TV Movie)
  9. “Rose. Before I go, you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I!” (Christopher Eccleston, “The Parting Of The Ways”)
Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.