Doctor Who has become part and parcel of most Whovian Christmas celebrations, which leads to no holiday break for That Time On Doctor Who by Brent Kincade!
Riffing on the bonkers moments up and down the Doctor’s time stream, #ThatTimeOnDrWho lovingly and respectfully pokes fun at both the iconic and not-so iconic moments made possible by the BBC for 51 years.
This issue frames a moment from the Jon Pertwee (Third Doctor) classic, Carnival of Monsters (1973). In this episode, the Doctor and Jo Grant (Katy Manning) cross paths with an entertainer with a “Miniscope” that allows him to shrink attractions (Dinosaurs, Drashigs, Cybermen, Daleks) and store them in a custom environment for viewing. Sort of like a cross between a zoo, a shrinking machine and a View-Master! Of course, the Doctor and Jo wind up being trapped inside, hopping from environment to environment and from fire to frying pan!
FUN WHO FACT: “Carnival of Monsters” was referenced by The Doctor in Mark Gatiss’ Series 8 episode, “Robot of Sherwood”. When the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is trying to figure out how he and Clara (Jenna Coleman) could be existing within the legend of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, the Doctor looks at the sky exclaiming, “Of course! We’re in a Miniscope!” The more you know.
Don’t forget that the BBC is having a very special countdown to Christmas over at their official Doctor Who site with special previews, behind the scenes info on the Christmas episode Last Christmas (co-starring Nick Frost as Santa) and a special serialized holiday Doctor Who story!
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