Doctor Who Essentials #3: Jon Pertwee

With the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who approaching in November, Need Coffee Dot Com celebrates the legacy of the show by examining all Eleven Doctors. Every Doctor will be profiled as part of the series.

At the end of each overview is a recommended list of commercially available DVD titles from that particular Doctor. For the sake of simplicity only complete stories will be considered.

Jon Pertwee, the Third Doctor

JON PERTWEE

Jon Pertwee was nicknamed “The Tall Light Bulb” by Tom Baker. In a weird way it is perfect since as a performer everything about the actor who played the Third Doctor was bright and beaming. Pertwee, a veteran actor and comedian who dabbled equally in radio, theatre, film and television, who never entered a room quietly–was larger then life. The legend of Pertwee only grew larger when it was revealed that he was involved in high-level espionage in World War II.

He was born into a famous family. His father Roland was a well-known writer and artist. His mother, Avice, whom Jon would later grow estranged from, was also a performer.

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32 Days of Halloween VI, Movie Night No. 31: The House That Dripped Blood

House That Dripped Blood

For a final night before we reach the Big One, it was hard to pick what to go with. Having hit most of the classics in one form or another, I opted for a cast that provided a serious bang for your buck. And hey, The House That Dripped Blood is an Amicus anthology film as well, so you get multiple stories in one. And with a cast that includes Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Jon Pertwee and Denholm Elliott…you are getting a great amount of bang. Not to mention it’s scripted (mostly) by Robert Bloch. And do remember this: rubber vampire bats on strings mean never having to say you’re sorry.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:29:09+00:00 October 30th, 2012|32 Days of Halloween|2 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #116: Pancakes…In! Your! Face!

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that is drowning its sadness over No Rapture in maple syrup. Anyway, this podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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That's Incredible

Agenda:

  • The loss of Macho Man
  • Post-Post-Rapture Discussion
  • Alcohol Report
  • Widge vs. His Waistline
  • Rox vs. Ben and Jerry’s
  • Leigh’s shocking revelation
  • Oprah’s new life
  • Television networks
  • Classic networks!
  • Idiots Killing Themselves
  • Rox’s new television shows
  • Bob Dylan
  • Wil Wheaton’s precarious position
  • Lars Von Trier
  • Dr. Tongue: The Feature Film
  • Rock Lobster!
  • Steampunk IHOP
  • Pancake tip!
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:40:28+00:00 May 27th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Win Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders on DVD!

    Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders DVD

    It’s Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders, hitting DVD from BBC Home Video. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

    At a Tibetan retreat in the English countryside, a group of men are using ancient meditation rituals to tap into a mysterious alien power. They unwittingly create a bridgehead between Earth and Metebelis 3, a planet where the “Two Legs” are oppressed by giant spiders. The creatures are desperate to recover the blue jewel that the Doctor (Pertwee) gave to his companion Jo Grant (Katy Manning) as a wedding gift. Now the Doctor must risk everything and return to Metebelis 3 to face the awesome power of The Great One, who plans to use the great crystal to enslave all of human kind. The DVD contains extensive bonus materials including audio commentary with actors Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin and producer/direcor Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks; four featurettes including The Final Curtain making of Documentary on Jon Pertwee’s farewell serial and much more.

    We’ve got three copies of the DVD to give away. Want to win one? Splendid. Here’s how that happens: you enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it! Good luck!
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:40:43+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Contests|2 Comments

    Win Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons on DVD!

    Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons DVD

    It’s Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons, a Rob Levy-recommended Who serial–I might add, out on DVD from BBC Home Video. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

    The Doctor (Pertwee) is still trapped on Earth and unable to use the TARDIS, but the Time Lords are looking out for him. They send warning that the Master (Roger Delgado) has come to Earth and the Doctor soon discovers that the dangerous Time Lord is also working alongside the Nestene Consciousness, controller of lethal Auton creatures. Once again, the planet is in terrible danger. Can the Doctor and his new assistant Jo Grant (Manning) save it before it’s too late and the true terror of the Autons is revealed? The DVD boasts a wide variety of bonus features ranging from Audio Commentary with Katy Manning and Nicholas Courtney and producer Barry Letts to three featurettes including Life on Earth Making Of Documentary, The Doctor’s Moriarty, and Plastic Fantastic.

    We’ve got three copies of the DVD to give away. Want to win one? Excellent. Here’s how that happens: you enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it! Good luck!
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:40:56+00:00 May 19th, 2011|Contests|1 Comment

    Win Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon on DVD!

    Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon DVD

    It’s more Jon Pertwee Doctor Who, returning to Peladon. You know, that place in the other contest. Here’s what BBC Home Video has to say for themselves:

    The BBC releases onto DVD the digitally remastered Doctor Who classic in the 2-disc set – Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon. Arriving 50 years after the TARDIS first visit to Peladon, the Doctor (Jon Pertwee, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen) and Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen, The Sarah Jane Adventures) discover a troubled planet ruled by the late king’s daughter. Peladon is at the center of a war and the Galactic Federation desperately needs a mineral found in the mines. But why is the ghost of Aggedor killing miners, and why can’t everyone be trusted? Queen Thalira (Nina Thomas) needs the Doctor’s help to find out. The 2-disc set contains a plethora of bonus features including cast, crew and fan commentaries; interviews; deleted scenes and more.

    BBC Home Video has three copies of this set aside to give out to fine folks like you. How do you win? You enter using the form below. You enter once a day–if you like having multiple entries, you know. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you win. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:52:13+00:00 May 11th, 2010|Contests|0 Comments

    Win Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon on DVD!

    Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon DVD

    It’s The Curse of Peladon out from BBC Home Video and here’s what they have to say for themselves:

    Taking a test flight in the TARDIS, the Doctor (Jon Pertwee, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawk) and Jo (Katy Manning) make an inelegant landing on the planet Peladon. Mistaken for representatives from Earth the Doctor soon finds himself chairing the committee of alien delegates assessing Peladon’s petition to join the Galactic Federation. Containing over 50 minutes of special features, including commentaries by actor Katy Manning (When Darkness Falls), producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, production assistant Chris D’Oyly-John; The Peladon Saga – Part One “Making Of”; photo galleries and more.

    We’ve got three copies of it to give away. Want to snag one? Sure you do. Enter using the form below. Enter once a day if you like having multiple chances to win and stuff. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:52:16+00:00 May 9th, 2010|Contests|0 Comments

    Win Yourself Some Who

    Doctor Who: The Time Warrior DVD cover art
    Doctor Who: Timelash

    BBC Home Video has graced us with two Doctor Who DVDs to throw at the head of some lucky winner. What have we here?

    It’s The Time Warrior (Story #70) with Jon Pertwee and Timelash (Story #142) with Colin Baker. As any Who fan knows, the BBC discs are packed with goodness. Commentaries, docus, featurettes, and more. So the Who fan wants these. Enter to win, folks. And remember: you can do it once a day! All your friends are! And you want to be cool like them, right?

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:20:34+00:00 April 4th, 2008|Contests|1 Comment