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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 101

Welcome back to the 101st week of our regular meme-feature, That Time On Doctor Who by Brent Kincade!

We apply the MST3K “riffing” strategy to the oddball moments found within 51+ years of Doctor Who, one or two frames at a time!  

This week on #ThatTimeOnDrWho, we figure out a loophole to allow Sean Pertwee to officially play the Doctor.  Sort of.  Maybe?

Sean Pertwee as Third Doctor


sean-pertwee-peter-capaldiYou see, even though the son of Third Doctor actor Jon Pertwee is busy playing Alfred Pennyworth in Fox’s Gotham series, he keeps his toes planted firmly in the “family business”.  Dressing up in full Third Doctor mode for Halloween a few years ago began to show signs that Sean might be beginning to become comfortable with the idea of having the Third Doctor in his life again.  He also photobombed Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi during a recent photo shoot and threw some very “Doctor-like” poses with Capaldi for the camera.  However, when he has been approached by reporters, he claims to have no interest in “officially” taking up his father’s helm of the Third Doctor in any way.  We may have figured out a technicality that would allow Sean Pertwee to take a few steps in his late father’s moon boots.

If you remember the final moments of The Day of the Doctor, the 50th Anniversary special in 2013, we got to meet what seemed to be a future incarnation of the Doctor, now renamed the Curator and looking after the dangerous pieces of artwork on display in the hidden Under Gallery museum.  This particular incarnation of the Curator seemed to be a Doctor from the far future during a time when he has retired from adventuring through space and time, and he wore an aged face that was very similar to that of the Fourth Doctor (both were played by Tom Baker).  When pressed on the topic of wearing old faces, he had the following to say…

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 So there you have it.  Let’s start a good old-fashioned grassroots movement and throw some hashtags around, and get this one put on the Whoniverse books!  #PertweeForCurator

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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.