silver_sun
04 August 2013 @ 07:49 pm
And the new Doctor is  
The BBC have just announced who the 12th Doctor will be.




Link to BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23570354

It's going to be Peter Capaldi. He's been in Doctor Who before playing the father in Fires of Pompeii and in Torchwood Children of Earth as Frobisher.

Honestly despite him being the bookies favourite I'd thought they were wrong, I wouldn't have thought that somebody who had such as major role in a Torchwood series who end up playing the Doctor and he is also signed up to play Cardinal Richlieu in the BBC adaptation of the Three Musketeers which airs next years.

Hopefully he'll look different enough from how he was as Frobisher when he takes on the role of the Doctor. That said I fully expect that fic will appear with Jack being rather disturbed by the fact that the Doctor's new face is that of the PM who tried to turn the UK's children over to the aliens. It's not something that I'm likely to write myself though.

All that said it will be interesting to see how they go with a much older (in appearances) Doctor, as Peter Capaldi is 55. I can't see them playing the romantic angle with early twenty-something companions with a Doctor who looks like they are old enough to be their father.

 
 
silver_sun
09 July 2013 @ 07:43 am
Doctor Who Exhibition coming to the National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire  
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23226255

From the article.

Fans of Doctor Who are being asked to contribute to a major exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford.

The exhibition will focus on fans' devotion and relationship to the show, which is now in its 50th year.

Exhibition curator Toni Booth said she was hoping people would contribute official merchandise they have collected over the years.

Also "more personal homemade objects - the kind of things which show a fan's love for the Doctor," she said.

Ms Booth added the museum also wanted to hear of any interesting stories fans had related to the programme.

"We want to know why you have this object, when you got it, and your feelings towards Doctor Who then and now," she said.

Fans have until 9 August to offer their memorabilia - the organisers will then make a final selection for the exhibition.
 
 
silver_sun
14 April 2013 @ 11:15 pm
Fic: A Different Path (3/3) Complete.  
Title: A Different Path. (Part 3 of 3)
Characters/Pairings: Ianto/Lisa, 9th Doctor. (Past Doctor/Rose and
past Doctor/Jack/Rose implied. Brief mention of 8th Doctor and Fitz (from the books) that can be read as Doctor/Fitz if wanted.)
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood. (AU from Parting of the Ways for Doctor Who)
Rating: R (see warning)
Word count: 2750 (this part of about 7k total)
Warning: Assisted suicide of minor canon character.
Summary: The Doctor had meant it to be a quick stop in Cardiff to refuel the TARDIS, then back out into time and space, alone once more after losing Rose to a parallel world. What he hadn't expected was to pick up the energy signature of an operational cyberconversion unit.  
A/N: Sorry for how late this is (and it is really, really late, I posted the other two parts in February last year) There might end up being more in this 'verse, but there aren't any definite plans at the moment.

Part one is here: http://the-silver-sun.livejournal.com/169749.html#cutid1
Part two is here: http://the-silver-sun.livejournal.com/172841.html#cutid1


The Doctor can see a thin sheen of sweat forming on Ianto's face as they walk through the TARDIS's winding corridors. )
 
 
silver_sun
01 February 2012 @ 10:28 pm
Fic: A Different Path (part 2 of 3)  
Title: A Different Path. (Part 2 of 3)
Characters/Pairings: Ianto/Lisa, 9th Doctor. (Past Doctor/Rose, and Doctor/Jack/Rose implied.)
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood. (AU from Parting of the Ways for
Doctor Who)
Rating: R (see warning)
Word count: 2100 (this part of about 6k total)
Warning: Assisted suicide of minor canon character.
Summary: The Doctor had meant it to be a quick stop in Cardiff to
refuel the TARDIS, then back out into time and space, alone once more after
losing Rose to a parallel world. What he hadn't expected was to pick up the
energy signature of an operational cyberconversion unit.
A/N: Sorry for how late this is, real life has hit hard the last week or so, and the story got rather longer than planned. There might end up being more in this 'verse, but there aren't any definite plans at the moment.

Part one is here http://the-silver-sun.livejournal.com/169749.html#cutid1

The lights in the TARDIS pulse softly, )
 
 
silver_sun
18 January 2012 @ 08:41 pm
Fic: A Different Path (part 1 of 2)  
Title: A Different Path. (Part 1 of 2)
Characters/Pairings: Ianto/Lisa, 9th Doctor.
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood. (AU from Parting of the Ways for Doctor Who, and for all of Torchwood.)
Rating: R (see warning)
Word count: 2100 (this part of about 4.5k total)
Warning: Assisted suicide of canon character.
Summary: The Doctor had meant it to be a quick stop in Cardiff to refuel the TARDIS, then back out into time and space, alone once more after losing Rose to a parallel world. What he hadn't expected was to pick up the energy signature of an operational cyberconversion unit.
A/N: Will post part two this time next week. There might end up being more in the 'verse that this, but not at the moment, and this fic will be complete as it is by the end of part 2.


The energy signature is faint, but unmistakable, )
 
 
silver_sun
05 September 2011 @ 11:36 pm
For anybody who is interested  
Looking up things for a fic I found a couple of really useful site with information about UNIT.

http://www.whoniverse.net/unit/ (Fan made one with loads of information collected and arranged by year)

and http://www.unit.org.uk/ (BBC made - as far as I can tell - to tie in with the relaunch of Doctor Who in 2005)

I eventually found what I was looking for, Department C-19 http://www.whoniverse.net/unit/C19.php Which is who Johnson will be working for if/when I get round to writing the plot bunny posted yesterday.
 
 
silver_sun
01 July 2011 @ 10:51 pm
Torchwood and Doctor Who thinkiness  
I saw over on [livejournal.com profile] doctorwho somebody discussing the nuwho series 2 episode Fear Her, and it got me thinking.

Fear Her which is set the day before and on the opening day of the 2012 olympics in London, when a load of people all vanish from the stadium, the sports commentator says "Somebody should call Torchwood."

So the Who 'verse Torchwood is still up and running and apparently known to sports commentators in 2012. Something with doesn't seem terribly likely the whole 'Torchwood as an organisation is no more' direction of the show.

So the question is did Who 'verse Torchwood diverge from Torchwood 'verse Torchwood after Stolen Earth/Journeys End?

We know what happened in Torchwood 'verse Torchwood, but in Who 'verse Torchwood maybe Torchwood had to go public, even they couldn't cover up the Earth being moved and then moved back to the whole world.

So people now know about them, kind of like how in real life people have heard of MI5, but beyond watching Spooks and James Bond films they haven't got any real knowledge of just what it is they do.

I suppose it boils down to: In Doctor Who Torchwood is known, and is still up and running in 2012, but in Torchwood it is all but destroyed in 2009/10. Both situations can't simultaneously be true in the same 'verse, so they must be now be in different ones.

What does anybody else think?
 
 
silver_sun
02 May 2010 @ 12:19 am
Doctor Who episodes 5x04 and 5x05  
spoilers under here for latest two episodes )
 
 
silver_sun
17 March 2010 @ 01:45 am
Art. Jack, Ninth Doctor.  
Was tidying up an old memory stick and found this. Can't remember why I didn't post it back last year when it was made.


 
 
silver_sun
15 November 2009 @ 08:39 pm
Waters of Mars - my random thoughts on it.  
Spoilers for Waters of Mars )