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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 108

Welcome back to our semi-regular meme-feature, That Time On Doctor Who by Brent Kincade!

Riffing on oddball and strangely connected moments from over 50 years of the BBC flagship series, #ThatTimeOnDrWho pokes loving fun at fond TV memories.

In Week 108, we look at moments from the Fourth Doctor story Invasion of Time (1978) and the Sixth Doctor adventure The Mark of the Rani (1985) and see what basic parenting tips they reveal!

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WHO FUN FACT: Although forever linked with Tom Baker’s portrayal of the Fourth Doctor, the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) was the first Doctor to be seen on television eating a Jelly Baby during “The Dominators” in 1968.  After many instances of the Fourth Doctor eating and offering Jelly Babies to others, The Doctor was not seen enjoying his favorite candy snack again until Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor) found a bag in his coat pocket in “The Mysterious Planet” (1986).  Both the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) were caught enjoying the baby-shaped candies in “Doctor Who: The TV Movie” in 1996.  Although mentioned several more times through the years, they did not return on screen again until Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor offered some to another character in “Mummy on the Orient Express” (2014).

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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.