Title: The Fox and the Doctor (1/1)
Rating: G
Word Count: 1,504
Characters: Eight
Timeline: Set after Doctor Who the TV movie
Summary: A publishing house tries to buy the rights to the Doctor's life story.
Disclaimer: Doctor Who has belonged to the BBC for 53 glorious years.
A/N: My contribution to [livejournal.com profile] who_at_50's 53rd anniversary fanwork-a-thon. Ever since [livejournal.com profile] jjpor posted that 2016 was the 20th anniversary of the TV movie, I had this ridiculous plot idea floating around my head. It's all in good fun, but maybe it has a smidgen of truth, too.

A rust coloured fox sat in the grass at the Doctor's feet. It was no bigger than your average house cat and its fluffy tail, tipped with white at the end, idly flicked back and forth. The creature stared at him with gleaming black eyes. )
So at the same time I was making up Valentine themed banners for [livejournal.com profile] who_at_50's February fanwork-a-thon I started a side project, which, admittedly, eclipsed the Valentines at one point so I finished the Valentines with a day to go. :-P

But all of that wasted time was worth it. I honestly don't know what inspired this and I really don't know if I'll do anything with it, but I thought I'd share.


Here's the full size version if you don't want to click the thumbnail:

Eleven Doctors behind the cut )

I honestly don't know what to do with them now that I'm done. I'm tempted to print it, cut out each Doctor individually and then hang them up in my cubicle, paper doll chain style.
I watched the TV movie a few years ago, willingly I might add. I thought it was awful then. And now? Now that I've seen more Doctor Who, I suppose the TV movie is okay. Not good or awesome, but a decent stab at trying to bring the show back. Thankfully this project went nowhere, but more on that later.

I still think it's a shame that this is the only canon adventure for the Eighth Doctor. Paul McGann is quite good actually, though poor guy spends half of the story stumbling around not knowing who he is. It's hard to tell from just one story what kind of Doctor Eight would have been, but he seemed to have a wide-eyed, child-like enthusiasm for the universe. The fact that he kisses Grace after he figures out who he is just shows how caught up he could get in the moment. Eight also seemed more in-tune with time, knowing the future of certain characters. I guess it's part of being a Time Lord and being able to see points in time that are fixed and in flux. I don't know. Eight was cute and funny and he could do the shouty bits, too. That's it really.

Some rambling about the TV movie )

Oh well, they tried their best. But thank goodness Russell T Davies came along nine years later.

And there are a couple of odds and ends from the Whoverse that I watched as well. This seems like a good place as any to mention them.

K-9 and Company, Dimensions in Time, Curse of the Fatal Death )

Well, that's it. I'll do a complete round-up of Classic Who in the new year. I have nothing to watch now...


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