It's has been nearly 30 years since Peter Davison stepped out of the TARDIS for the last time.
But the man who played the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in the long running British science-fiction show Doctor Who says he's never really left the role.
And that's why, three decades after his stint as the Doctor ended, Davison is bound for Australia and New Zealand to take part in the touring Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.
"So I'll be popping on a bit like the man does when they host the Oscars, cracking the odd joke or two, and introducing the next bit.
"I'm excited about it because I love the idea of getting people into a big stadium to hear a full orchestra playing music – there's something very special about that."
Davison said he was particularly looking forward to his first meaningful trip to Brisbane.
It's the home town of one of the fifth Doctor's most popular companions, Tegan Jovanka, along with the actress who played her, Janet Fielding.
"Janet is the person who keeps my feet on the ground, along with my children," he said.
"In the last email, I asked her to give me some tips about Brisbane because I'm coming out to do a job, and she sent me an email back saying 'nobody loves ya'.
"I think she's out there now actually, home for Christmas. She always tells me I should visit Brisbane – I did briefly for one day last April, but that was the only time I was there – but I'm looking forward to spending a bit more time there because it's one major city in Australia I haven't really spent very much time in at all."
It's been a big year for Davison, who has been front and centre in Doctor Who's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Perhaps his most loved contribution for fans was the 30-minute comedy The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, featuring Davison as well as the sixth, seventh and eighth doctors – Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann – along with cameos from many involved in, or connected to, the classic series.
Released on the web as The Day of the Doctor, the 50th anniversary special, finished airing across the globe, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot teased a wonderful possibility for fans.
An uncredited, and unseen, appearance of Davison, Baker and McCoy in The Day of the Doctor.
At one stage, in their quest to appear in the The Day of the Doctor, the three former Doctors end up with sheets over their heads as the current Doctor, Matt Smith, shoots a scene.
In the special that aired, those sheets hid the Zygons – a shape-shifting alien species – from view.
So did Doctors five, six and seven actually appear in The Day of the Doctor?
"We were down there filming when they were doing it, so we took some advantages."
One noticible absentee from The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot was the fourth Doctor, fan favourite Tom Baker – the only classic series Doctor to film a cameo in The Day of the Doctor.
Tom Baker famously refused to appear in The Five Doctors, the BBC's 20th anniversary Doctor Who special in 1983.
"I'd written a scene with him, but he didn't answer the emails to be honest, and then I thought of this idea of using exactly the same clip we'd used in The Five Doctors [to explain the fourth Doctor's absence]," Davison said.
"A friend of mine said 'I think that's a better joke'. There was a point when I did try Tom one more time and I thought 'I kind of hope he doesn't reply because I'd hate to lose this joke about The Five Doctors'."
The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, featuring Peter Davison, will perform at Melbourne's Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 31 and February 1, the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 8 and Wellington's TSB Bank Arena on February 21.