The Stolen Earth

I promised you last week that there would be history arriving: here it is.

It’s March 2008 and I’m a bit nervous. The appointment of Catherine Tate as David Tennant’s new companion in the TARDIS, after the departure of first Billie Piper and then Freema Agyeman, was controversial. Not for me, however. The chemistry between the two was obvious, and not in the manner that had been created previously. Donna Noble was a good old-fashioned companion.

Her season in the TARDIS was more than I could ever possibly have hoped for.

Doc&Donna

I’ve been a WHO fan since Patrick Troughton in the late 1960’s. The reboot was, it has to be said, all I could really have wanted in my life when it reappeared, and since then there have been periods in which I have drifted in and out of love with the path the new show has taken. Peter Capaldi left me cold. The last season, with Jodie Whittaker, is undoubtedly some of the most fun I’ve had since the Doctor and Donna.

However, only one pairing ever got fanfic written about them, and it still remains, stuck on my hard drive after over a decade. There’s three parts to this, and they will require you to have a working knowledge of that 2008 season…

episodelist

Season Four is available to watch, right now, on Amazon Prime, so if you happen to have some free time, or indeed own the DVDs as I do *cough* you’ll need to have watched up to the end of Forest of the Dead to be at the correct narrative point. Strange Days was originally posted on LiveJournal (yes kids, I was there) after the end of that two part episode. It introduces a plot device that will be seen again in Wednesday’s vignette.

Enjoy something I first shared with a small part of the Internet over twelve years ago.

strange days

Read Strange Days Here