I'm Dave-El and today is Doctor Who Saturday where I post stuff on Saturday related to Doctor Who. (Duh!)
This week marks the return of The Nemesis Who Stole Time. We're up to Part 10 and a lot of stuff is going on:
The Great Negation is eating the universe. The Master says he's in control but he's also in league with a mysterious alien known only as The One. (And anyone familiar with stories involving the Master, he's NEVER in control as much as he thinks he is.)
Meanwhile, the Doctor's regenerations are reversing as key moments in his timeline are being stolen and altered. The Doctor has gone back to his 6th incarnation although that looks to be changing again as of the end of Part 9 two weeks ago.
Whew! Part 9! Boy, that took a bit of a nasty turn, didn't it? Here's where things are as of the previous episode:
1) As the Doctor's regenerations are being reversed, his future selves do still exist but are trapped in a alternate time line and crashing at Sarah Jane Smith's house on Bannerman Road. The five future Doctors (7 through 11) have initiated a plan involving a psionic temporal matrix (powered by artron energy which I forgot to mention in Part 9, sorry) which is mentally projected past the time line barrier to the 6th Doctor.
2) The 6th Doctor acts as a conduit to conduct the matrix to the five past Doctors (1 to 5) who have gathered on Gallifrey with a little help from River Song.
3) The One tells the Master he is aware of all this and the Doctor is already defeated.
4) And here's how. Just as the matrix thingy is starting to reverse and repair the time paradoxes caused by the Doctor's reversed regenerations, in the TARDIS with the 6th Doctor, we find out that Martha Jones has been unknowingly harboring a Weeping Angel inside her that takes over. Martha shoots Jack Harkness and then the 6th Doctor, breaking the matrix connection. She also sends Clara Oswald back in time to who knows when and disappears with an unconscious Jack to who knows where.
Of course you can read all about it yourself by clicking these links to Parts 1 through 9.
But now, we move FORWARD!
OK, first the disclaimer:
NOW, we move forward!
The Nemesis Who Stole Time
Scene opens: a lovely spring-like day in Cambridge. River and Romana are sitting on a bench by the river where the 4th Doctor and Romana had been boating earlier. Birds are chirping but River and Romana are awkwardly silent. River had taken the 4th Doctor's place alongside Romana in the time eddy The Doctor and Romana had been trapped in during the events of The Five Doctors. Finally, River clears her throat to speak.
River: So that, uh, that was a time eddy?
Romana: Yes, it was.
River: Never been stuck in one of those before.
Romana: Not very pleasant.
River: Yeah, about that...
Romana: It's OK.
River: No, I'm sorry. I've never had that kind of...reaction to a time event before.
Romana: It happens to every...well, it happens to a lot...it happens to people.
River: So sorry for throwing up.
Romana: Don't worry about it.
9th Doctor: I told her to leave Gallifrey. She didn't listen.
8th Doctor: She never did. In this..new timeline, where I don't...become you, it had to be her who…that can’t be allowed to stand. We can’t leave this on her shoulders. We’ve got to fix this!
View moves from the kitchen to a den/study where Sarah Jane puts down her glasses and a book as the 10th Doctor enters and plops onto the sofa.
The Masters (all): HEEEELLLLPPPPPP MEEEEEEEEEEEE!
The One (scarcely containing itself now): I...the The Supreme Dalek Commander of Time Itself declare VICTORY over the Doctor and the Time Lords! The Time War is WON by the Daleks! And all that is NOT Dalek will be Exterminated!!!!