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Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of Doctor Who
“Carry on my wayward son, there’ll be peace when you are done.
Lay your weary head to rest,
Don’t you cry no more”
Kansas- Carry On My Wayward Son (Supernatural version)
CARRY ON WAYWARD DOCTORS-
The timeroads travelled so far…
In an Infinite number of Whoniverses, where possibilities and Alternatives play out, The 13th NeoGallifreyan Doctor wakes from the Matrix and flees with Star in the STARDIS as The Master leads a Dalek Occupation.
The Doctor and Star collect A Key To Time and are joined by Tori, a Transguardian in Human Form. She lets in the Centuroid Armada from another Universe, which battles the fleet before they are all transported elsewhere. The Cult of Davros mysteriously escapes though.
In the STARDIS, the NeoGallifreyan 13th Doctor, Star and Tori leave their reality on a quest into Alternity.
In another Whoniverse, the 9TH TimeLady Doctor, the Last of the Timeladies, arrives in a Commune under siege by a different version of the Centuroids. Davius helps her restore power to the Sanctuary System, though she is poisoned by radiation and regenerates into her 10th Incarnation.
Mr. Tiglet briefly travels with the 10th Doctor (Eccleston) before falling asleep in Mr. Mercer’s attic and hibernating.
The Cult of Davros is sighted in Chester, so Agent Korrina of the BTA is sent to investigate.
Kai-El, the Last of the CyberKryptonions saves the day as Dr. RRR! meets five monster’s and manages to outwit them all.
The Inferno Doctor, a mirror of the 3rd Doctor meets Sarah Jane Sullivan as Project Inferno spirals out of control. They evacuate as a cataclysmic chain reaction devastates the world’s surface.
Elsewhen, in a World Without The Doctor, the Robots of Death, led by Taren Capel seize control of Storm Mine 4 and a Robot Revolution on Kaldoria begins.
In a Prelude to ‘Battlefield’ in the Arthurian Realm, Morgaine becomes jealous when Merlin takes her place as Arthur’s Advisor, then learns of Arthur’s betrothal to Guinevere. She is enraged and starts down a Dark Path in her quest for vengeance.
An Alternate 8th Doctor finishes a Timewar against a Slug-like enemy and imprisons them in the Pandoriatrix.
The STARDIS crew enters the Time Rider Reality through holes in the Dimensional wall and help Sal and others trapped in Chaos Space.
They leave, sealing up the holes, but something else has fallen through to 1st Century Jerusalem.
The Last of the TimeLadies shows Davius the destruction of her home and the betrayal of The Mistress of Lies.
The Infernoverse Master conquers Gallifrey with the Daleks and draws the Inferno Doctor into a trap as Gallifrey dies. The Master is atomised and the Doctor shot by a Dalek. Will he survive?
The Cult of Davros is sighted in Liverpool and Intervention Agents rescue Korrina.
Dr. RRR! Beats The Feline Masterrr at a chocolate Invasion, then a TimeDalek Incursion of Widnes and goes on a Grailquest across the Whoniverses.
The Temporal Adjustment Bureau sees the dangers of a new Jagaroth Empire, so sends the 4th Doctor to Paris to stop Scaroth changing history.
The War Doctor/9th Doctor (Hurt) is ambushed by a Dalek Squad, so leads them to the Centuroid Wars in order to destroy them.
Taking Davius home, the Timelady 10th Doctor sets off on a quest but falls into a trap set by The Mistress of Lies and regenerates.
The 4th Doctor boldly goes where he’s never been before as he crosses over to an alternate timeline to help the Timeship Tempest get back on track.
After arriving in the Gallifreyan Intergalactic Federation, The STARDIS crew are taken prisoner. The NeoGallifreyan Doctor regenerates into his 14th life and Tori uses her powers to stop a Screamer, like an Interdimensional Shark from tearing the universe apart.
The Timewars will escalate into OMNIWARS as The Supreme Obliterator TimeDalek remembers his previous life as A Doctor and shuts down every Centuroid Armada across the Whoniverses.
Doctors collide as the new 11th TimeLady Doctor meets the 14th NeoGallifreyan Doctor and the STARDIS crew. They help her leave her Reality for good.
The STARDIS is captured by the evil and twisted forces of the Interdimensional Gallifreyan Inquisition.
Tortured and interrogated, The NeoDoctor realises the identity of the Supreme Inquisitor-
He is The Dark Doctor, the Abomination, The Time Ripper, the Beast, The Valeyard.
The 14th NeoDoctor’s nightmare is just beginning.
In A World Without the Doctor, The CyberLeader struggles to make sense of the ripples through time and two sets of Pre-Conversion memories.
Roarilon wants Dr RRR, but gets The Masterr instead, meanwhile Dr. RRr and The Surgeon have fun then part ways.
The Omnilords rescue The NeoDoctor and other Alternate Doctors and burn the Inquisition down, although The Dark Doctor escapes.
In another World without the Doctor, Rose Tyler faces the Mannequin monsters with the help of Osgood.
Dr RRR goes on a quest for the Omnimatrix as Dr. Ool is introduced.
The Last of the TimeLadies meets the Obliterator Master.
In the Season 4 Finale, The NeoDoctor, Star and Tori face a Dalek Invasion of Liverpool and the fall and Regeneration of the 14th Incarnation- Nothing will ever be the same again!
SIDEBAR- DR RRR SERIES 1 AND 2-
IW went off on a tangent as we tried to develop a spin-off, giving Dr. RRR his own series. It proved harder to do and was the main reason it has taken over TWO years to prepare Series 5. In the end, Dr RRR’s adventures have been re-integrated into the main series strand again.
Dr RRR series 1-
Attack of the Stone Monsters
A Dalek in the Library
IW 2016 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL –Tainted Love- A Tale of the Vampire Wars
Dr RRR Series 2-
Doc Bear to the Rescue!
The SnowDoctor and the WolfMaster
The Quest for the Purple Power Core
The Furry side of the Force
Prelude 1- the Oncoming Stormslayer
(Easter 2017 Special/Buffy TheVampire Slayer 20th Anniversary crossover)
Prelude 2- Independence of the Teenage Dirtbag Stormslayers (Summer 2017 Special)
Prelude 3- the Cult of Davros- Salvation of the Daleks
(Christmas 2017 Special)
Prelude 4- The TimeDalek Invasion of Liverpool 2- Aftermath
(Easter 2018 Special)
The past is just the Prologue…And also the End of the Beginning!
IW 5- August 2018
ETERNAL WINTER WILL FALL THIS SUMMER!
Ian Cai Mercer 2018
What are YOU doing to celebrate the 55th Anniversary?
GREY DOMINION- Trailer 1- I slept through the apocalypse
I’ve put up a new video on my Youtube channel. Shocking, I know! After putting up a dozen hikes and events from Jan-March, I’m now behind again on April’s events. One thing I spent most of last weekend on was the footage I had shot of ‘The Mothership’ or Mersey Dome at Pierhead, New Brighton and Woodside the other week. This is part of Grey Dominion, an unfinished film script I first outlined back in 1997/98. Set in 2028, a decade after Contact with the Grey Dominion, the last few resistors discover the truth behind the Greys and witness the End of the Grey Lord’s reign.
There are several obvious influences- V, War of the Worlds, Independence Day. When I learned that the new version of War of the Worlds was being shot in Liverpool, I thought I had best get a move on with my own version.
I was going to work on the sequel to Tiglet’s Time Travels- again featuring an invasion centred on Liverpool. In fact, most of my scripts/short film ideas are set in or around the city and I’ve made over a hundred videos of different places and events over past five years. GD I actually pitched to Phil Redmond when I was involved with Shout radio- the Student radio society at JMU, but didn’t really develop it into a Radio play. I did pitch a Doctor Who version in about 2000 to BBC Books, but that wasn’t accepted, so I lost interest and worked on other things.
I have also been watching V again, as it was the 35th Anniversary last week. Most of the storyline of GD began as a ‘Liverpool Resistance’ story, although it was headed by Stevie Kuza, a Japanese student. When I changed the Lead to Lucius, who I thought might be Black, but I don’t know if that would be best. I mean, what do I know about Casting? I’ve sent CV’s to Agents in the past and heard nothing, I’ve cast myself in several puppet shows including doing Dalek voices, plus had my Nephew’s in Pawlock , but Casting Other People? Okay, let’s do it!
So, I will be getting that sorted in the next couple of months and hopefully get two more trailers done and the main shoot by the end of the summer- though I am aware I’m not the best at scheduling either- IW 5 has only one story out of six finished, so that’s dragging its feet. But the journey to get GD made has begun!
I’ve wanted to make some original stories/Films for a while now. It seems whenever I focus on Dr. Rrr/Infinite Whoniverses other things don’t get done- like the Photo/hiking updates
STORIES- They’re everywhere. But sometimes you have to go out and find them.
The good ones, the Best ones are the hardest to find. You have to go further and farther out to catch them.
This year, Infinite Tigletverses is boldly going places never been before, doing something completely different and being more ambitious than ever. Seeking Stories-
And no matter where it takes us,
We’re gonna find ‘em!!
Infinite Tigletverses- Autumn/Winter 2017/2018
It’s reached that point again, thinking, well, what haven’t I done this year that could be doable next year? Can I achieve it, is it a realistic goal?
Maybe, maybe not, I haven’t the foggiest (as Michael Caine’s version of Sherlock Holmes said in ‘Without a Clue’)
One thing I have held back from is getting round to the sequel to Tiglet’s Time Travels from 2012-2014. I have planned a trailer for a follow-up, but it’s not been a priority. I do want to make more live-action videos, get away from just hikes and puppetry, but this could make a nice mix.
So, Tiglet’s Time Wars- coming soon!
As for my 700th Blogpost- well, as Monty Python used to say, it’s time for something completely different!!
I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
By becoming this, all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you
Linkin Park- Numb
Written by Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Dave Farrell, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Robert G. Bourdon • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group
What IS the Scariest thing I have ever written?
That’s a tough question, something I’d never considered before, as I’m usually conscious of being U or at the most, PG rated. Anyway this year’s Infinite Whoniverses Halloween Special might be IT- the Thing Unmentionable, the Horror of Horrors- 18 or more probably 15 rated.
Just to be clear- I don’t write erotica or have blood and gore flying everywhere. ‘Incineration Day’ in the EPIC Anthology was a black comedy, a dark, tense thriller with a bit of a gruesome twist. But really it’s been mainly child-friendly, family audience, like old Saturday night teatime. Okay, Infestation Day from IW last Halloween was creepy, especially if you’re a tad Arachnophobic, but now, it’s all about to change.
TAINTED LOVE is a Vampire tale, from Gallifreyan Mythology and The Eternal Wars era of Doctor Who lore. I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 for inspiration- my favourite episodes from Surprise/Innocence to Becoming. Those are all rated 15. The most graphic Gothic/Horror stories of the Fourth Doctor- Deadly Assassin/Horror of Fang Rock/Pyramids of Mars and Robots of Death are all PG rated, although Ark in Space dvd is U for some mysterious reason. I guess it’s a matter of where you think the line should be drawn. So, I am going a bit beyond what I usually write, two scenes in particular have made me realise it’s a bit more graphic, both Vampire attacks, but blinkin’ Barnacles Fishcake, talk about stretching out of the comfy zone.
The irony is, it started out as a Romantic tale for The Doctor Who Project in 2013. Part of the Season 39 line-up, The Children of Chaos had to include part of the continuing storyline of companions Tom and Val falling in love, getting married and leaving the TARDIS and TDWP Version of The Doctor. I elected to write the scene of their First Kiss, called it ‘The Moment’ and include it in the story. Well, that story was never completed, but I still wanted to use the scene somehow. This is it. A perfect catalyst for a tragic story, the heartache of something so promising gone terribly wrong. The cruel ironies of life and decisions and choices you end up regretting. (I’ve had quite a few of those too!)
So, consider yourself forewarned- Infinite Whoniverses is going to a scary place this Halloween…..