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Post by Hourglass on Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:30 am

I'm guessing your silence means you hate it Tony Very Happy

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:32 am

Hourglass wrote:I'm guessing your silence means you hate it Tony Very Happy
Nope, just means I'm catching up on emails so haven't had a chance to read it yet...

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Re: So, if you could commission the 2013 season...

Post by felneymike on Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:16 pm

Right then...

1 - A man in a box
The usual "Doctor meets new companion" tale. This time she really is a police officer, investigating a man who murdered somebody and then vanished into a blue box and dissapeared. After somehow convincing her that it wasn't him and/or may have been him in the future, she agrees to come with him and if possible prevent/witness the killing, or help the Doctor track down who really did it (he has his suspicions, naturally).

2-April Fools!
The first Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara have an adventure in modern times, which is actually like modern times, but in crackly black and white.

3-Return to X
Set about an hour after the last adventure. The Doctor arrives to retrieve something left behind by the first, which allows other time machines in the vortex to be tracked. The companion is confused... saying that surely the 'blue box killer' is the Doctor in the future? He says that there are other time travellers, there used to be millions like him but now he is the only one... except, possibly, for another - an insane one called The Master. However the villain (whatever it was, BOSS perhaps?) from the previous episode is not defeated! It attempts to capture the time vortex monitor for it's own purposes. At the end the companion says if the Doctor and perhaps the man they are hunting is an alien, can the Tardis travel in space too? He says yes, and he'll show her an alien planet, flicking controls at random, the Tardis takes off for a sphere unknown...

4-Rise of the Daleks
This would be the biggest budget, epic episodes in the series, unusually stuck in the middle! The Tardis arrives on an earth-like planet at roughly today's technology level, with human-like people living there. A large archaological dig is taking place near a big collapsed mountain, but strange readings are coming up from the ground. The city nearby would, obviously, be Cardiff but disguised with quite a few props/CG buildings to make it look different. Also a few full-sized car props would exist which are like cars on earth but which look different, to reinforce that this is not earth. Anyway halfway through episode one somebody makes an offhand comment: "If you can solve this you'll be the greatest mind on Skaro!"
"Skaro?" gasps the Doctor, as the archaologists break through into a cave enterance and glimpse something moving inside...
"RUN!"
Yes of course, millions of Daleks burst forth, they are the Daleks that were sealed away at the end of Genesis... buried and forgotten by the Thals who have rebuilt thier world. They have the 'classic look' and, for the moment, only hover on/slightly off the ground and need extra hovering platforms in order to fly.
They have already captured the whole city before the army can even get organised. They use the city's factories to start building flying saucers. The Thal army's heavy weapons (rocket launchers, tanks etc) win a few victories but in the time it takes them to reload the Daleks destroy them (MODELS! not CGI). From then on it's a series of losing battles halfway around the world.
Desperate for something to fight back with, the Thals allow the Doctor access to thier version of Torchwood, containing "impossible artifacts" which are futuristic but centuries old - from Skaro's forgotten past. This happens to include a panel of Dalekanium - a throwaway remark referring to "The Bastic mines" inspires the Doctor. Bastic turns out to be a type of crystal, the Doctor throws a piece at the Dalekanium panel which is pinged away by a loud explosion. When he picks it up it has a large, smoking hole in it - the solution! But then Daleks burst in through the doors, discovered!

5-Rise of the Daleks pt 2
The Thal military leaders are exterminated, the Doctor, in time, spots a bastic-encrusted set of daggers and throws these at the Daleks blocking one door, escaping through the debris.
Escaping through the museum, the Doctor runs into the curator, a brilliant but kindly old scientist. They escape on one of the Dalek hover platforms. They get to the Skaro version of the UN where the Doctor announces his revalation. Luckily the main Bastic mine has not been captured and bastic-tipped bullets start to be constructed. Though the first batch have to be literally made IN the mine and carried out by hand to waiting soldiers as the Daleks are almost upon them. With bastic bullets and shells (for the saucers) the Daleks are beaten back. The Doctor realises he can set out to do what he failed to do in Genesis, end the Daleks forever! But will this prevent the time war? Is it entirely a good thing to bring back the Time Lords? Also he says to the scientist that he has to capture his blue box back. Asked if there's something important in it, he says that if the Daleks break in and work out it's secrets nothing will stop them. Back at the Dalek city (as it has become) they have broken in but have only discovered one of it's secrets.
The Thal army fight right back to the city, but suddenly new Daleks appear - with bulletproof shields! Now bullets don't even touch them and thus the Bastic can't explosively react with the Dalekanium. Now the Thals are on the back foot again right to the other side of the world. Meanwhile there is a frantic chase as the Doctor and his companion race back across the country in a truck ahead of the Dalek army.
Meanwhile the scientist and the last living Thals are on a large, high plateau. The scientist has actually invented a weapon he calls the "petrification bomb", which turns things to stone and gives off a lot of radioactivity. It works in the form of a dense gas which travels downwards, but if it was used it would doom the Thals to living on the Plateau for centuries, and would of course make the Daleks extinct. The Thal UN president tries to negotiate terms but is exterminated. In a fury (maybe with a flashback with the Eigth Doctor?) the Doctor again presses the button to anniahlate the Daleks, orbiting satellites release petrification bombs and cover the world (and maybe EMP downs the saucers?) in radioactive gas that will take centuries to disperse. The few thousand remaining thals are trapped on thier plateau, but it is the size of Ireland and has a freshwater lake and fertile land, so they become farmers.
The companion asks if the Daleks are now defeated, but the Doctor knows otherwise... some will adapt to the radiation and live on in thier city - albiet with crippled technology. Then many years later the first Doctor will arrive in a petrified forest...

6-Liquid Gold
Based on a dream i had. In olden times the lord of a manor has gone insane and makes bizarre demands on his peasants, and has them arrested and made to vanish on a semi-regular basis. It turns out he has a plate of "liquid gold" which has "driven him mad". It's actually nanobots and the people who have vanished are being turned into fuel for a spacecraft. The Doctor sabotages the fuel machine which blows the castle into pieces. They then travel to modern times, the castle is now just a few stumps of ruins and a museum. The story has been twisted into a legend about the dangers of greed. The lord of the manor loved "liquid gold" (beleived by modern scientists to have been mercury) that he was driven insane and burned the castle down. Of more importance is a painting based on old folk tales showing how the "liquid gold" was supposed to have been bought, by a man in a blue box! Then another man in a blue box took it away again, depicted in the painting as a devil and angel... satan having blonde hair, which the companion mentions was in the description of the blue box killer. An old curator remarks "They say the box on the right, the angel's one, looks like a police box... ah what am i telling you this for, you're way too young to remember police boxes". "Yes..." remarks the Doctor as they sidle away

7-Nothing Special
Now convinced it is the Master, the doctor picks up his trail in the time vortex. He is heading for Blackpool in 1991! "What's so special about 1991?" "Erm... Sonic the Hedgehog! Great videogame, that!" the Doctor replies. This is actually the budget-saving doctor-lite episode, and the action now follows a police officer who is after a murderer - a blonde man who vanished in a blue box! This is the first time we see the blonde man but only briefly, his own blue box just looks plain and small. It vanishes with a distorted sound not entirely like the Tardis. The policeman is left to muse on the reason for the murder, the victim seems to have been nobody special. However it turns out he'd had an idea to put a digital camera in a mobile phone... an idea that will now be shelved for many years. The copper thinks it's stupid anyway... mobile phones are way too big to carry around in your pocket all the time, unlike cameras! The Tardis then arrives but is spotted by police officers told to specifically look out for a blue box that appears from nowhere (and as such a thing is wierd the perception filter doesn't work). The Doctor and companion are arrested and asked about the "other guy". The Doctor tries to explain but is laughed at, the companion tries to not admit she was born in 1985 as she'd be locked up for being mad. Having gleaned more information about "the other guy" the Doctor makes as if to leave. Before the copper can react in walks Capt-er-Superintendent Jack Harkness, CID, who takes the case off "The Provincial's" hands. The trio return to the Tardis and take off, Jack warning the doctor to "avoid the late 20th century for a bit, i just caused quite a stir if i recall".

8-Sabotage
The Tardis arrives on the outskirts of Delhi, 2071, just in time for the first Indian moon mission. A historic acheivement, and one that somebody plans to alter! As "technicians" the three gain access to the base, where various acts of sabotage are going on, the culprit undetectable. Basically take your pick from various 40's-50's DCT stories on the same theme. (though those are set in Britain and the saboteurs are from Venus or China). Eventually the rocket takes off... with the Doctor on board! He hasn't had time to discover a bomb and has to defuse it in the tiny, stifling compartment in which it is hidden, under the stress of the space launch. He manages to defuse it and, with a handy Transmat wristband (a Time Agency acesssory) returns to the Tardis, which is flying alongside the rocket. With the mission saved (a blonde man is watching the rocket, waiting for the explosion, when it doesn't happen he walks away angry, of course not much of him is seen). Returning to the base the leave Jack behind (he has fallen for another technician, naturally) they take off again, to follow he other time machine, close to it now, they are gaining on it!

9-The Wall
Erm, dunno about this one. Set in East Berlin in 1989 just before the fall of the Berlin wall. Lots of calling each other "comrade" and the Doctor on the back foot as he initially pretends to be a Stasi officer in order to get in with the authorities, when suddenly being Stasi becomes rather unhealthy. A bit of introspection as the Doctor muses on the man they are following - he still thinks it's the Master, but he seems to be experimenting with altering history, in small ways and big ways, at random. As if he has only just discovered time travel. "But then" muses The Doctor "however he escaped from Gallifrey must have been stressful, it's likely he has been driven even deeper into insanity. And all this behaviour is set around Earth too... my favourite planet! It's become an obsession to him...". At the end of the episode the Tardis is drained of power and has to be parked somewhere to recover...

10-Tsunami
The Doctor parks the Tardis in a deserted wasteland in Siberia, with no human habitation for miles. Until the Companion opens the door and discovers they are in somebody's back garden. They have landed in the country of Homonia in the 2060's (yeah well... if i was writing it of course i'd introduce plots from my comics!). The house is occupied by Sarah Millman, a detective. The Doctor and the companion pretend to new DI's for her department. Though she is intially skeptical about the companion who doesn't seem to know basic Homonian culture, like what the letters CPPH mean (the Council, the People and the Party of Homonia - it's a one party state with a democracy a bit like ancient Rome only everybody can vote) or why all the cars look like theyre from the 1950's and 60's and have old names like Austin and Riley.
Anyway, Sarah is investigating a murder committed by a blonde man who vanished into a blue box (the Tardis has it's perception filter turned up high after the previous incidents!). They travel down to the docks, which are mainly below sea level due to the risen sea level. They actually see the blonde man (who is muffled up in a hoodie etc) and follow him. He vanishes into a long tunnel that leads to an undersea early Tsumani warning station. The Doctor takes the chance and hunts around for the man's Tardis, he finds it and easily sonic screwdrives the lock (too easily!). He then discovers that actually it's smaller on the inside than the outside, and stuffed with 1940's-era technology, labelled in German!
Sarah meanwhile has followed the man down the tunnel and discovers he is planning on detonating a siesmic bomb, this will not only destroy the Tsunami early warning station but create a Tsunami! People will be caught unaware (as the sea wall will screen the view of the receded sea from most people) and either way the docks will be wrecked. She arrests him and brings him back to his time machine. The Doctor questions him and discovers the truth... he isn't the Master... he's Oberleutenant Krauz of the SS! He thinks the Doctor is a British scientist who has "also discovered the secret" and is following him. Then, breaking free for a second, he hits a button, his bomb was remote controlled! The tsunami is coming! But he only has time to escape so Sarah and the companion are able to warn people and Sarah even gets her girlfriend (or just 'friend', who she shares a one bedroom house with) to rescue people... in the Zeppelin she pilots! The tsunami hits but doesn't kill anybody. The Doctor and the companion race back to the Tardis and follow the Nazi time machine back to the 1940's, but it has left a mine in the time Vortex and they are blown off course. If the TARDIS leaves the time vortex it will cease to exist so the Doctor gets the companion to hit the 'recall' button and take them back to where they just were. They step out again but find that Sarah's house, and the whole city and whole country, no longer exists. The Doctor says that the nonexistence is not in flux, it was never meant to be, and this means somebody must have massively altered history more than a century before. This is wrong, very wrong! The doctor uses the anaology that even if you have a driving licence you can't just speed or ram people off the road - in the same way that just because you can travel in time and alter history doing so can cause catastrophe on a stellar scale!

11-Nazi Domination
The Doctor takes the Tardis to Berlin, now a huge, grand city re-named Germania. Nazi flags and pictures of Hitler and the latest fuhrer (in the same way as the eternal president and dear leader are in North Korea) are everywhere. Reading a paper the doctor notes an increase in earthquakes and volcanoes everywhere. Some areas of the world (now a bit underpopulated) have been totally evacuated. He realises the reason, the major alterations in time have created a huge crack right across the solar system centered on Earth (the crack moves or alters shape, naturally) which will eventually tear the planet apart. They must travel back in time to when the timeline was altered... 1940!
The Tardis arrives in 1940 on an airfield in Germany, The Battle of Britain is about to begin and aircraft are due to be flown forwards to bases in France. Hitler is visiting the airfield in a few days, and it is then that Krauz will reveal his plans to the Fuhrer. However Krauz has been expecting the Doctor to arrive and captures him and his companion. They are led away to a Colditz-like castle. Using McGuyver-syle ingenuity (no sonic screwdriver now!) the Doctor escapes and leads out several other prisoners. The psychic paper was not discovered and a few stolen uniforms later they are on thier way as a guard of honour due to escort the Fuhrer to the airfield! Meanwhile soldiers scour the country for the escapees and Krauz is frantic.
The Doctor, as the lead officer of the supposed guard of honour, gets to talk to Hitler. He turns the conversation to time travel and remarks that anbody who beleives in it is clearly mad - discrediting Krauz before he can even begin. However one of the other members of the guard of honour is caught plotting to kill Hitler, and they are all rounded up. Krauz visits the Doctor in his cell, triumphant that he has recaptured "this tenacious British agent". The Doctor talks about who he really is and what happens if you alter time, but Krauz is having none of it, however what he does have is the Tardis key! The Doctor is left in terror: "He knows, now, that my time machine is infinitley superior to his... if he learns of it's secrets he could tear a hole in the galaxy!"

12-Thousand Year Reich
Oberleutanant Krauz has been inside the Tardis and marvelled at its alien technology - but of course the finest scientists in Germany couldn't even begin to work out how to fly it. The Doctor is bought before Hitler and commanded to make it work. Blah blah don't actually know how this story would pan out. But it features Hitler ranting "With Krauz' machine i could dominate the future of earth, with yours i could dominate the whole universe.... FOREVER!". The doctor mutters something about "...and have unlimited rice pudding, too!". After some polarity reversing Krauz' time machine is blown up in the time vortex with him inside. Hitler is left unconscious in the Tardis, the Doctor realises he must return him to 1940 and let the war pan out - much to his companion's dismay. However the consequences of altering history drastically will mean no future at all, in the end. After that the Doctor says he'll take the companion on a nice relaxing trip to Monsters of Rock 1980. He lets her land the Tardis, going "move that lever gently... GENTLY!". They have a bumpy landing and the Doctor steps out, sniffing the air.
"Hmm, 2180... Lincoln... well, not bad for your first landing i suppose. Only 200 years out! Come on, lets have a look around". Lincoln cathedral is up on the hill and in the other direction are huge skyscrapers and a massive hovering ship promising day trips to Mars. They step into a secondhand book shop, which looks much the same as they always do just the till has a fancy colour screen. The Doctor picks up a world history book from the "please read me once more - everything in this box just £100!" box, paying with a small silver coin. They step outside and he flips through it - "Hitler, Adolf, leader of the German Nazi party in World War 2, comitted suicide in 1945 as the Red Army stormed Berlin. And all is right with the world. You know, i really thought it was The Master all that time. This old universe eh? She really surprises me sometimes. Still i can relax a bit now, i mean it's not like i'll get that big a surprise twice in a week is it?"
He looks over his shoulder, suddenly his eyes widen and he gasps in shock, we hear a woman's voice speak:
"Grandfather?"
Roll credits! "Doctor Who will return at Christmas".


NB: Formatting probably got all wierded up, was writing this in notepad.

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Re: So, if you could commission the 2013 season...

Post by tony ingram on Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:50 am

I think you missed out the kitchen sink, somewhere. I like it though (the Dalek one in particular) but suspect you've probably just blown the BBC's entire drama budget for 2013-2020... Very Happy


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Re: So, if you could commission the 2013 season...

Post by felneymike on Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:31 pm

Ach, what were repeats made for?

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Re: So, if you could commission the 2013 season...

Post by tony ingram on Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:40 pm

felneymike wrote:Ach, what were repeats made for?
Or they could just divert funds by cancelling all the pointless talent shows and lifestyle programmes-that'd save a few quid!

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Re: So, if you could commission the 2013 season...

Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:49 pm

I like it.

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