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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 56

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!

"Carnival of Monsters"

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!

For more “That Time On…” hijinx, mouse on over to our lovely little MEME-GALLERY, which also includes #ThatTimeOnStarTrek and #ThatTimeOnBatman!

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.

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