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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 100

Welcome back for a very special event for us, the 100th installment of That Time On Doctor Who by Brent Kincade!

In the novel Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by former Doctor Who script editior, Douglas Adams, we find out that one of the most important tools for the space traveler is a towel. In the narrative of the novel, one could access the digital guidebook to the galaxy to find the following entry on towels:

Towels:  Just about the most massively useful thing any interstellar Hitchhiker can carry. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course you can dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

In the very first Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Christmas Invasion (2005), we learn that within the narrative of Doctor Who, the Doctor has actually met Arthur Dent, one of the characters from Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.  Which leads us to wonder in what sort of adventure the Doctor and Arthur met for the first time, and why Arthur didn’t impart one very important piece of information to his fellow space traveler?

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A heartfelt thank you goes out to anyone who has ever liked, shared, favorited, pinned, or tumbled any of the 100 or more (there were a few “extras” along the way) #ThatTimeOnDrWho memes.  It’s been a fantasitc and brilliant journey along the way.  I’ve been able to interact with many of the actors, writers, and directors who have put the time and effort into making Doctor Who, giving me a project to work on for the last two years.  These hard working folks allow me (i.e. haven’t told me to stop) the joy of lovingly poking fun at one of my favorite shows.

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About the author

Brent Kincade

Brent Kincade was born under the sign of Pertwee and has often wondered if there was an alternate universe where Aquaman was instead called Waterhombre. He also spends a fair amount of his waking life patiently waiting for friends to mention a Thunderdome so he can roll his eyes and plead, "Can't we just get BEYOND Thunderdome??" (Six times, thus far.)

His first comic book was Spidey Super Stories #4 in 1974, his first Star Trek episode was "City On The Edge of Forever" in 1975, his first Doctor Who was "The Visitation" in 1984.

Once when he was young, he stashed his vinyl Halloween Spider-Man costume in the neighbor lady's shrubs and was later caught red-handed, crawling into the shrubs to change into costume because he had, "Heard a cry for help".

He's a father, an artist, a graphic designer, a cartoonist, and usually pretty handy in a pinch. Brent is the creator of #ThatTimeOnDrWho, #ThatTimeOnStarTrek, #ThatTimeOnStarWars and co-creator of "The Magic Cantina". Brent requests the story of his days be co-written by Harlan Ellison, Steven Moffat and Neil Gaiman, drawn by John Romita, scored by Ben Folds and riffed on by the fine folks at Mystery Science Theater 3000.