And next week they're doing The Eagle of the Ninth, with added tentacles...
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The site appears to be wn.com - with wn standing for world news.
Unfortunately it's come out at more than 10000 words, and is apparently too big to post on Livejournal in a single post. Since I don't want to mess around with multiple posts here's a link:
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Several years ago I promised selenak that I would write a Beatles story. It took a lot longer than I expected. This is a crossover between Doctor Who, Torchwood and the film Help! (1965), in which the Beatles played a fictionalised version of themselves. While the Beatles (and some other real people) appear in this story, it is the fictionalised versions that are portrayed in this story, not the real people. Major spoilers for Help! if it’s actually possible to spoil a 50+ year old film, and a lot of plot derailing.
All characters belong to the Beatles etc., not to me, and there is no intent to infringe on their copyright or deprive them of income. Many thanks to Selenak for help with some of the details - I hope you think it's been worth the wait.
In Torchwood / Doctor Who terms this is VERY wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey, and thinking too much about the continuity will just give you a headache…
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[Jack] quickly flashed the Torchwood version of psychic paper, a warrant card printed with a subliminal fractal pattern that triggered obedience and short term memory fuzziness. He took care to cover it before anyone had an epileptic fit.
I owned a copy when I was 13 or so, but it was exterminated or was otherwise lost many years ago.
Doctor Who was fun, and was a nice take (I suspect possibly the last one they'll do) on the Doctor/River relationship. No spoilers!
later - edited in the correct title of the bloody story! Reminder, do not post while half asleep!
Which evolved with the passage of time to become its Italian equivalent, Medici.
So the reason that Lorenzo De Medici becomes Leonardo DaVinci's patron is that the family vaguely remembers The Doctor and wants to honour him by sponsering the arts and sciences. Not sure where you would go with this, but I'm sure that someone can probably link it in to the various episodes that reference the Medicis, Leonardo, etc.
If anyone wants to use this please do, but a credit of some sort would be nice.
It occurs to me that with last night's episode most of Hollywood probably now has a Doctor Who number of 2 or 3, if not less... Sigeurney Weaver, for example, now has a Doctor Who number of 1.
Comments may be spoilery.
Or would it be more accurate to say that nobody is saying much because, despite Neil Gaiman's involvement, it wasn't an especially good episode, and nobody wants to be the first to say that?
In that case, let me relieve you of this burden. It was okay-ish. Just really nothing very special, and not a patch on e.g. The Doctor's Wife, so a little disappointing to those of us expecting the usual Gaiman magic.
Don't get me wrong, if you haven't already seen it, it's as worth seeing as any other average episode. But Gaiman has done much better, and so has Doctor Who.
There will probably be spoilers in any comments.