Thomas Allman was a human male astro, who at some point in history lived in a Space Corps colony on an unidentified planet. The colony he lived in resembled the bubble domes of Io, but it is not stated.
The original Thomas Allman appeared as a slightly-overweight, greying, and bespectacled middle-aged man. As he slept in bed, The Inquisitor appeared before him in a flash of light and shouted his name, waking Allman. Allman at first thought that it was his mother calling out to him. The Inquisitor then explained that he went through time, judging people on their worthiness, and erasing "unworthy" people from the time line. The void they occupied will be filled by another, who was never given the "gift of life". "May they spend their time more wisely..."
The Inquisitor fired a beam from the Time Gauntlet, enveloping Allman in an energy field as all memory of him was erased from history. Allman's photograph of himself next to his bed then changed to the appearance of another man, and this man then appeared, standing next to the bed - a younger, more healthy man with black hair and a mustache. The original Allman pleaded, saying that there must be others who have led unworthy lives, and the Inquisitor replies that "all will be judged..."
The Inquisitor then said that all remained to do was to delete the physical form of the original Allman. It fires the Time Gauntlet at him again, this time quickly reducing him to a skeleton, then nothing. The Inquisitor then apologised to the new Thomas Allman, saying that he was with "Reality Control", and left the the room. After Lister caused the Inquisitor to erase himself from existence, the original Allman was restored and replaced the new version. ("The Inquisitor" opening scene, Series V)
- Thomas Allman was seemingly not "judged" of his worthiness by the Inquisitor before being erased from existence, as what happened with the boys from the Dwarf three million years later. Although, Allman's "judgement" may have occurred off-screen. Or, alternatively, Allman may have done something in life that the Inquisitor thought made him unworthy of life or even judgement i.e. a serious crime, or obstructing some great advancement or achievement from taking place at some point in his life.
- While not depicted on-screen, the original Allman was restored to existence when the Inquisitor was duped into erasing himself from history.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The first, "unworthy" Thomas Allman was portrayed by actor James Cormack.
- The second, "alternate" Thomas Allman was portrayed by actor Trevor St. John Hacker.