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A Very Special Project

mickeyfan5534

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And here we are. My grand return. While I'm still getting my ducks in a row with Enchanted Empire, I'm not that letting that stop me from a different project. This is one that means a lot to me and that I'm actually really nervous sticking my neck out with it. So with that, I present...
When Doctor Who began in 1963, no one expected it to go where it is today. What started as "mild curiosity in a junkyard" led to to origins of an icon of British popular culture and the longest running Science Fiction series of all time. All the way from the early days of exploring the universe with William Hartnell through Tom Baker's iconic 7 year run as the character, and even further along in the revival of the series in 2005 after a 16 year long hiatus on television with Christopher Eccleston's one season run and David Tennant's (possibly even more iconic than Tom Baker's) 4 year run to today with Jodie Whittaker as the first female incarnation as the traveler, the show has consistently shown just how bold and different it can be and just how flexible its format is. In no other series can the main characters go from a goofy traipse around Renaissance Venice to a hard and cold story about dreams and desire as quickly as Doctor Who can. And that's the magic of the show, one that I hope to capture. Onto the project!

I have planned 8 seasons of material featuring four different, new Doctors. Each a new and spectacular take on the character while remaining faithful to the idea that the Doctor is not the sole hero of the universe and ultimately doesn't want to be the only hero. Alongside them, throughout the seasons, 12 new companions join and depart. Some may die, some may leave to do something great, and some may simply depart with the memories that they made. More on both of those later. But how about we take a look at how this goes first?

The Five Parts
Part 1 - A Universe of Adventure and Machinations in Time: The Doctor and Companions take on adventure and experiences unlike any other. All the while, a grand plot is brewing that will interfere with the even mere concept of the universe as we know it.
Part 2 - The Protected Universe and Character Focus: After the epic arc of the previous Doctor, we scale down to a character focus. Development is key. Characters change and evolve through their travels and experiences.
Part 3 - A Universe to Call Home and the Wonders Within: Character and Adventure go hand in hand. The Doctor and Companions, while certainly not as constantly changing and evolving as much as they do in the previous era, still develop and move forward while adventures take on an edge of hard science fiction and experimentation to them.
Part 4 - Magic in the Universe and Finding Home: Extending the idea of Character and Adventure, the Doctor and Companions find their place and the universe reveals natural wonders to its inhabitants as they stake out their own place in it after tragedy.
Part 5 - Wrapping Up Loose Ends: Character and Adventure continue, however, there is a feeling of an end to an era, with things being wrapped up and a final thesis to the era being made.

What holds these three very different ideas together? A constant theme of a large and ever-expanding universe that everyone can ultimately call their own home and find a home in. That ultimately, almost every being in the galaxy has something to offer and create a greater good for (we'll talk about this too there are interesting things I have planned for this idea).

The show will become a co-production between the BBC and Amazon Studios, with episodes airing on the BBC One in the United Kingdom while airing internationally on Amazon Prime Video.
The show will become a piece of event television, sitting alongside the likes of Game of Thrones and be treated and budgeted as such. Airing will move to Summer (Late June through Early August) with a special on Christmas Day.
Episode orders will be reduced to 8 episodes a year, (7 episodes in a season plus the Christmas Day Special) however episode length will be boosted to 75 to 90 minutes per episode. This will allow for character and world building not usually seen in the revival era while also lightening workloads with a less intensive filming schedule.

Episodes will be written in a loose writer's room. Writers will include newcomers while also including the likes of fan favorite television and expanded universe writers such as Johnny Morris, Matt Fitton, Sarah Dollard, John Dorney, Paul Cornell, Jamie Matheson, Rona Munro, and Marc Platt.

Random Notes:
There will be a Doctor-wide buffer in the numbering of the Doctors.
Doctor casting is strongly fancast and more based on the look I desire than any actual casting
Doctors and other Time Lords will be played by established actors while Companions will be largely played by newcomers.
Adventures will span from wide ranging Sci-Fi epics to small character focused plots.
Episodes will have three vague organizations, much like the original goal of the show.
  • Yesterday/Historical - set in Earth’s past, with or without an alien threat involved
  • Tomorrow/Science - set in the future and/or on an alien planet with or without an alien threat
  • Today/Sideways - set in the present with an alien threat or the future of Earth without an alien threat
Next time: We can't have a show ultimately about character without them, so let's talk characters
 
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mickeyfan5534

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So, we have our basic story. Who's going to populate these stories though?

Main Characters:

The Doctor: What the Doctor is ultimately shown as is a brave soul with fiery passion, but far more flawed than they give the appearance of. The Doctor abhors violence, resorting to it only when necessary. However, the character is flawed. The Doctor has their own prejudices and beliefs that they occasionally believe is the correct way of thinking. This is frequently seen when they come up against members of species that they have fought before that are good. However, despite these flaws, the Doctor is kind, brave, understanding, and has a thoroughly strong sense of justice and a desire to right wrongs.

The Companions: While the Doctor is taking a classic approach, the Companions and their role is going to be changed. Companions are equally billed to the Doctor. They are not just the Doctor's assistants. They are the best friends. The confidants. The only people in the universe who have the Doctor's full trust. To reiterate such a jurassic change, the demographic of the Companion itself is changing. No more will the mid-20s English girl be the rule. Instead we'll see a committed couple in their 30s, humans from the far future, a professional thief, and more. And even when the rule returns, there will be a unique twist of personality that allows them to set themselves apart.

Recurring Characters:

Romana: A former companion of the Doctor's and a fellow Time Lord, originally played by Mary Tamm and later by Lalla Ward in the original series from 1978 through 1981. We first meet them in a male incarnation, a first for the Time Lord now in his 4th incarnation. After not too long though, Romana regenerates back into a female form for her 5th incarnation. Romana is the Doctor if the Doctor were smart. They are just as brave and understanding, but Romana's experiences have led to a Time Lord who is far more serious and less trusting of the universe, to a point of pessimism. However, she is still very much influenced by the Doctor to be good to the universe and save it from those who wish it ill

Jean-Luc Marrien: A companion of Romana's. A bold, excitable, and optimistic Swissman who runs a ski lodge in the alps. Very loyal to Romana and a romantic nonpareil.

The Citizens of Orangora: Orangora will be a recurring location throughout the series. A human colony in the outer reaches of space, it is the location of victories and tragedies with the ultimate message of human achievement. Recurring characters include
  • Magus Rochester: The leader of the colony. A man who is in constant battle with himself, trying to do what is ultimately the best for his people.
  • Rachel Rochester: Magus’ wife. A bold scientist with big ideas.
  • Sidney Morgan: A young inventor and colleague of Rachel’s with a natural curiosity to him.
  • Saoirse Wilds: The mayor of the city in near constant contact with Magus over changes made and more confused than anything over her job.
  • Lee Short: The Scheming and cowardly deputy mayor of the city.
  • Maren Young: A journalist who became the Doctor’s first friend in the city.
  • Ilya Pushkin: An engineer with a long lasting crush on Maren since childhood.
  • The System: An AI designed to assist Magus, that instead made an attempt to take Magus over and run the colony itself.
The Nonhuman Species of Earth
Earth is home to more than just humans. Other intelligent species have lived on the planet as their home for years or centuries. Two in particular make up important parts of the story

Zygons: A species living on Earth as refugees after their planet was destroyed. Are able to use biotechnology to make themselves duplicates of humans. The governments of Earth have safeguarded them for several years with the help of the Doctor.
  • Veronica (Maano): A Zygon community leader. She wishes to keep the peace between the Zygons themselves before having to get human help.
  • Johnathan (Kraal): A Zygon who has "gone native" and sees himself as human
  • Mary: An Earth separatist who uses her human name
  • Broox: A Zygon who wishes to shed his human form and live in his natural state.
Silurians: A species of lizard people who dwell in cave systems. They have long been in hibernation but have recently been awoken. Humans are currently in discussions with them over integration in society and coexistence with Zygons and Humans.
  • Voltra: A well known Silurian leader. Vicious in battle and protective of her people, but desires to live in peace with humanity and share Earth.
  • Molo: Another well known Silurian leader. Wants to wipe out humanity and the Zygons.
  • Parim: A Silurian scientist, used as a martyr for Molo's cause.
  • Mino: Molo's daughter and a mole for Voltra.
UNIT: The UNited Intelligence Taskforce, a worldwide paramilitary organization under the United Nations dedicated to keeping the world safe.
  • Major General Margaret Thompson: American. A no-nonsense woman who takes great pride in her work. Has clearly climbed her way up the ladder and carries herself as such.
  • Lady Penelope Morgan: Spanish. UNIT’s United Nations liaison. A direct foil to Margaret but not so different from her as she seems, acting as much of an asset to UNIT as Margaret herself.
  • Brigadier Giovanni Romano: Italian. UNIT’s UK base second in command. Wise beyond his years and every bit as full of life. Has a strong, unrequited love for Lady Penelope.
  • Captain Morgan Sinclair: Kenyan. An older, career soldier who has seen much. Has known the Doctor long before we see them together and greets them as an old friend after realizing who they are.
  • 2nd Lieutenant Daniel Richards: English. A posh boy who got the job because of good connections more than any actual military acumen, however he is revealed to be an excellent strategist and a skilled marksman after training and getting his act together. Dating/Married to Arno
  • Dr Arno Richards: French. UNIT’s scientific advisor, neurotic and nervous, who would much rather keep to his lab than go out on the field and must be dragged along kicking and screaming. Dating/Married to Daniel
  • Sergeant David Ryans (Gaaze): A Zygon working with UNIT, presenting as a duplicate of an Englishman. Quick to join in fights without recognizing the threats around him.
  • Scaraami: A Silurian scientist working alongside Arno. One of the biggest Silurian-Human peace activists on Earth.
 
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mickeyfan5534

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Time for the first main cast!

And without further ado: The Main Cast of the 15th Doctor.

The 15th Doctor: Hayley Atwell

A dignified bohemian. Prim, proper, and feminine with a fun streak a mile wide. Constantly changing costumes but stays to a 40s/50s high class woman, with a small eccentric touch in each costume. Sticks to 4 main costumes with small variations.
  1. A red dress with matching sunglasses and a trilby hat. (Present episodes)
  2. Simple black dress with a bowler hat (Tomorrow episodes)
  3. Blue 40s-style pantsuit with hair in curls (Yesterday episodes)
  4. Red and green checked 50s evening wear and a large, very wide brimmed hat with holly on the band (Holiday specials)
PC Marcus Reno - Early 30s. A Police Constable. Whip smart but immature. Grows up over his adventures to become more adult and a dedicated and loving husband to Diana, while still full of life and energy. Sherlock Holmes and Science-Fiction fanboy. Doesn't realize how smart he is. Ultimately desires a quiet life away from everything with a family and a home.

Dr Diana Jones - Early 30s. A pediatrician. Mature and uppity, dragged along by Marcus when they first join the TARDIS. Softens over the course of her adventures to become a kindhearted and loving wife to Marcus. A sort of idiot minder for the Doctor and Marcus in their more excitable moments. Has a strong will and a quick wit, capable of matching the Doctor in banter.
 
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mickeyfan5534

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And we continue on with:

The Main Cast of the 16th Doctor!

The 16th Doctor: Sam Heughan

A very different Doctor from the previous one. Where the 15th Doctor is the explorer and adventuress, the 16th Doctor is the Knight Errant. This is a Doctor who wants to see the universe change, even if he has to do it himself. The loss of Marcus and Diana has taken a toll on him, with him putting on a light facade to ignore it. He is smooth and suave with a strong personality hiding what may be one of the smartest and most physically powerful Doctors, a rare occurrence where brain and brawn are matched in one individual. Evolves from the lighter side being predominant to slowly teasing his darker attributes coming out more and more, the light smooth and suave side more and more becoming the mask he hides behind.
This Doctor is the wild child of the bunch. More active and rambunctious than the average Doctor, who would rather pull out a futuristic motorcycle he keeps in the TARDIS and take it to his desired destination than be shoved into a car and driven around by someone. This really shows in his style, inspired by greasers and youth counter-culture in general. The 16th Doctor wears one primary costume, with variations dependent on the setting of the episode.
A motorcycle jacket and jeans with motorcycle boots. T-shirt underneath the jacket with a solid color, either black or white depending on the episode setting with the color of his jeans matching the shirt, blue with white and black with black.​

Companions
Thomas Dominic “Tarrant Highwind” Decartier - A professional “treasure hunter,” better known as a thief. Keeps a long, long arc over the course of several years that sees him change and develop to the man the Doctor feels he can be. French. Late 20s.

Lily Sinclair - A homeless woman from the slums of Orangora. Joins the Doctor as a companion not to travel but to get away from her situation. Mid 20s.

Lorelei Wright - A fortune teller who knows it is fake but has no qualms with it. Desires a better life. Falls in love with the Doctor, who sees her as little more than a pet, despite Lorelei's thoughts. Early-Mid 20s.
 

mickeyfan5534

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You thought I abandoned this, didn't you? Onward with a three-for-one tonight!

The 17th Doctor: Tom Hiddleston.

Where 15 is the Rogue and 16 is the Knight, 17 is the Sorcerer. He is prim and strict hiding a soft, kind soul who ultimately has an immense sense of justice and a refusal to see injustice, despite preferring to stay in the TARDIS and read a book far more than go out and explore. He is often driven out of the TARDIS more by being on a mission of some sort or by being dragged out by his companions than any willing exploratory spirit.
He has two costumes with variations, one which is worn in his first 2 seasons and the other which is worn in his final one.
A sweater vest and a nice dress shirt paired with a pair of nice pants. Simple, clean, and warm. Wears a scarf during holiday specials.​
A Wizard of Oz-esque suit in dark blue and white with a polka-dotted vest and tie and pinstripe pants and coat with a top hat.​

The Companions
Lorelei Wright - Continuing on from her journeys with the 16th Doctor, has matured and expressed a desire in science and examining things. Mid-20s

Marnie - The Doctor’s cat. An orange tabby. Dislikes most humans but has a strong affinity for companions. Often seen napping on the Doctor’s or in a Companion's lap or on lounging on the console. More than one adventure starts by her walking across the TARDIS console.

Matthew Robins - A super-soldier from the far future. Gullible but brave with a comically serious demeanor. Mid-20s.

Simon Dalton - A student from 2055 who falls in with the Doctor, who is posing as a professor at his university. Late Teens.

Princess Henrietta de Paisen - A princess from a Renaissance kingdom lost to history. Appears as a Princess Classic figure but has her layers pulled back as being an incredibly intelligent and bright young woman. Holds herself extremely regally and controlled. Early 20s.

Sir Fabien Cosim - Henrietta’s bodyguard and confidant. Has watched her since she was a child and considers her the closest thing he has to a family. Mid-30s.


The 18th Doctor: Olivia Coleman.

Where 17 is the shrinking homebody, 18 is an unstoppable force. The 18th Doctor is a chessmaster unseen since the likes of Sylvester McCoy's 7th Doctor. She is intelligent and fussy with a visceral reaction when things don’t go according to plan. She will also stay on after the era’s final season to continue on with whoever continues the show with a new companion. Wears one style of costume with several variations.
Simple and understated pinstripe pantsuit worn in red, blue, and green.​

The Companions
Marnie - The Doctor’s cat is still somehow traveling and seems to have not aged. She is less trusting and likes this Doctor far less with than the last one which is made obvious from the start.

Robert Regent - A superhero who first appears in the penultimate episode of Hiddleston’s final season and is accidentally taken on board by the Doctor. Smart and tactical with an eye for the less obvious. The Doctor toys with him and manipulates him, making sure her companion is always pointed in the direction she needs for her plans to work, which he most certainly does not appreciate. Mid 20s

The TARDIS

The TARDIS means different things to the four very different Doctors. The TARDIS is a time machine stuck in the form of a 1960s Police Box on the outside but infinitely large and endless on the inside. She is not just a vehicle, but a living character of her own and it is made known from day one. She is finicky, difficult to control, and extremely protective, but knows when and where the Doctor is needed when push comes to shove. The TARDIS is above all, mysterious. Even the Doctor, who has traveled with the TARDIS for thousands of years, knows very little about the machine. She has her own uses to each Doctor and changes her interior to match.

15 - A ship. Very mechanical with a whimsical steampunk style to it.
16 - A base. Clean, pristine, and cold. A lab or a military institution that seems to become darker as the Doctor evolves
17 - A home. Warm, soft, and charming. Bookshelves in every corner and comfy chairs around them and a tea kettle on the TARDIS console. Later becomes an expansive library, where the warm wooden bookshelves seem to have completely taken over the console room and a massive cat castle for Marnie has sprung up, built along the bookshelves
18 - A research library. While keeping the same library feel, the TARDIS seems to have changed and become less homey and a tad colder with more neutral colors, a new console, and Marnie’s massive cat castle having been replaced by a large desk.

Next Time: Meet the Doctor and her new friends.
 
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mickeyfan5534

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Now... it's about time we move into some actual episodes, isn't it? However, we have some disclaimers first.
  1. These are all my own episode ideas. Some of them are far more fleshed out than others, some of them are very out there as ideas, and there is a vast variety of tones and ideas presented meaning that no two stories back-to-back will ever feel the same whether it be by setting, genre, ideas, or tone. However, the constant theme of this time in the series is adventure, discovery, and the natural goodness of the large majority of the universe.
  2. Because of the proposed coproduction nature of the series, episodes are allowed to have variable lengths but generally stick to a length of anywhere from 75 to 90-minute episodes. They are given time to breathe, develop their characters, and develop their stories but never long enough to outstay their welcome.
And with that, onto the show!
 

mickeyfan5534

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The 15th Doctor's time will ultimately be one massive, intricately plotted adventure. Every episode moves something or another forward in some way, whether that be small hints to the arc at large, characters getting developed and their place on the chessboard moved, or episodes fully focused on the arc at large. The goal by the end is that when you go back to watch from Episode 1, you'll know exactly what is going on because of what was shown later. And so, with that, on with the show.

The 15th Doctor Season 1: Introductions
Episode 1 - The Doctor and the Constable (Meet the Doctor)
We begin with short introductions to Marcus and Diana. We see Marcus doing his duties as a Constable (which he seems extremely bored with) and Diana doing her pediatric work (with her rapid-fire switching between being very sharp and pointed with parents and very kind and gentle with kids) and we get just enough of a sense of who they are as people before the scene changes. We then see the villain of the episode threatening government officials worldwide through messages in a rapid-fire montage.
We finally get to the Doctor, newly regenerated and amnesiac, stumbling out of the TARDIS onto a busy street from a dark alley. She wanders around before running into Marcus, who is confused by this strange woman wearing ill-fitting clothes and who doesn't seem to know who she is but is clearly not under the influence of any drugs. He brings the Doctor to Diana, knowing she had a short break between patients and hoping she could help.

Diana: Marcus! You can't come into my practice with a strange woman out of the blue.
Marcus: I tried calling but you weren't picking up.
Diana: I was busy!
Marcus: Well you aren't now!
Diana: You didn't know that!
Marcus: Can you help her at all?
Diana: I'll see what I can do. But I specialize in children, not adults.
Doctor: If it helps, this is a new body.
Diana: What?
Doctor: What?
Marcus: Maybe she should be booked...

The Doctor is going in and out of consciousness and lucidity, one moment being able to perfectly explain something and the next just going blank and out of it or fainting. Diana says that there isn't anything she can do and sends Marcus off and sends the Doctor to a hospital. We get more scenes of Marcus and Diana going about their life, wrapping up their days before returning home and getting ready for a date night. However, we also see scenes of the Doctor in the hospital making attempts to escape, eventually succeeding and stealing an outfit from the hospital lost and found: a red dress, matching sunglasses, and a red trilby hat. She walks out of the hospital, patting herself down and walking down the street and returning to where she left the TARDIS. However, the TARDIS is missing. We cut to 10 Downing Street and see the TARDIS in an office with a large, imposing masked character and the Prime Minister looking at the masked individual who is ranting and raving about how this will be the tool of his domination, and all he needs is a key.

Back to the Doctor, who we see fingering the TARDIS key absent mindedly as she walks down the street before seeing Marcus and running over to him.

Doctor: Hello, yes, you again! Brilliant. I’d like to report a stolen time machine.
Marcus: *heavy sigh* Can I get a license plate number ma’am?
Doctor: It doesn’t have a license plate. It’s a time machine. It travels in time.
Marcus: It’s unlicensed?
Doctor: It’s not a vehicle. It travels in time.
Marcus: Time is a dimension in space
Doctor: No. It’s called Time and Relative Dimensions in Space. TARDIS for short.
Marcus: Madame, it travels, it’s a vehicle, it needs a license.
Doctor: We don’t have time for this.
Marcus: Well, we would if you had held onto your time machine.
Doctor: Oh, I like you! C'mon now.
Marcus: Why?
Doctor: Gotta find my TARDIS.
Marcus: And you're dragging me along?
Doctor: I work better when I have someone to ask questions.
Marcus: That's my job!
Doctor: Not anymore! What's your name again?
Marcus: PC Reno, London Police.
Doctor: Name, not rank and title.
Marcus: Marcus.
Doctor: Happy to meet you. Come on, TARDIS awaits.
Marcus: But I have a date!
Doctor: You can be a little late. Spit spot. Do you have any tea? I could really use a spot of tea.
Marcus: At my flat but I shouldn't let a stranger in my...
*interrupting* Doctor: Perfect, we can make a plan there too.

We cut to the Doctor sipping tea on Marcus' couch while Diana gives a death glare to Marcus. The Doctor, still in and out of consciousness and lucidity, referring to it as "on a simmer", starts making plans as best she can. Meanwhile, we find out more on the villain's side. He is a tyrannical and powerful emperor who seeks to add Earth to his collection and use its citizens as the base of his newest corps, which is revealed as the Prime Minister sneaks through the alien's files and discovers his plans. The Prime Minister sneaks the plans out and sends them to the other world leaders who have been threatened, formulating their own plan in secret while the alien is distracted and the Doctor, Marcus, and Diana make their own plans concurrently. The two plotlines come crashing together when Marcus uses his police access to security cameras around the city and track the TARDIS being taken, eventually landing it at 10 Downing Street. The plot is explained, the jig is up, and the Doctor, finally finished with her regeneration takes the villain down in a swift and clever moment.

With her TARDIS returned, the Doctor invites Marcus and Diana onboard as thanks for their help, promising "one trip each" and they agree, stepping on board and leaving the Prime Minister in a state of shock and awe, we cut to the interior of the TARDIS and Marcus and Diana looking in utter fascination at the ship as a large sweeping pan makes its way around the new TARDIS, showing off its new fantastical, steampunk look.

Episode 2 - Constable Holmes (Meet Marcus) Victorian London pseudo-historical. Marcus plays Sherlock Holmes while strange occurrences happen in Ol London Town. Much like episode 1 introduces us to the Doctor, this one introduces us to Marcus and how he operates. It really solidifies his role as the Doctor's best friend and his part in his relationship with Diana, showing that he keeps her from being too serious and a much nicer and more willing to work with other people. Throughout this episode, they frequently have extremely cute and sweet moments such as a tired Marcus carrying an exhausted Diana on his back and some very obvious flirtations throughout.

The Doctor: Come on out Marcus! Take a look!
*Marcus walks out in a Sherlock Holmes costume with a pipe.*
Marcus: Hmmm… I’d say we’re in Victorian London. Very interesting.
*Marcus blows on the pipe and bubbles come out to the Doctor’s delight and Diana's facepalm despite a small smile on her lips*

Episode 3 - The Freezing (Meet Diana) Far future Ice Warrior story. The Doctor and her companions land on a planet of extremely diverse and strange environments. However, this is also the site for an invasion and ecological disaster unlike any the world has seen as the Ice Warriors wish to use it as a new homeworld. Introduces us to Diana and how she operates. Solidifies her role as the idiot minder for the Doctor and Marcus but in a way that still keeps her fun and her part in her relationship with Marcus as his grounding influence, which is seen frequently as the two are kept as prisoners between the human, native, and Ice Warrior factions for a large majority of the episode while the Doctor is off trying to make peace and Marcus' imagination goes wild with what might happen as Diana calms him down and gets him to be a bit more realistic with what will happen.

Episode 4 - The Intelligence of Death (Meet Orangora) This is our first introduction to the arc. We come to a location in the far future that will come up again and again, Orangora. The city is at threat from within as an artificial intelligence is attempting to take the mind of its leader, but the Doctor and her companions finish off the threat and we get the first seeds of the arc, with little things occurring in the background throughout the episode such as extras disappearing and small aesthetic things changing around them with only the Doctor slightly noticing.

Episode 5 - The True Tale of the Once and Future King (Meet the Universe) Pseudo-Historical. The TARDIS lands in a time of legend and the team come face to face with a man referring to himself as King Arthur. Marcus is giddy in rubbing elbows with King Arthur while Diana and the Doctor are wary about it. In reality, Arthur is an alien intelligence trying to control Britain for eternity. Marcus is temporarily brainwashed for about a third of the episode as Lancelot.

Episode 6 - The Deadly Reaquaitance (Meet the Daleks) An adventure with the Daleks. They are portrayed as a complete threat where the Doctor, Marcus, and Diana are lucky to make it out alive every time they see them. Marcus and Diana disappear about a quarter of the way through and reappear at the start of the third act, acting very strange. The episode ends on a cliffhanger where it appears that Marcus and Diana are actually Dalek agents.

Episode 7 - Come Together (Introductions Complete) Resolving the cliffhanger from episode 6, it is revealed that the Marcus and Diana that betrayed the Doctor are actually Dalek duplicates and that the real Marcus and Diana are separated on Dalek slave planets. They escape from the Daleks and each individually tries to find the Doctor while she searches for them. A surprisingly fun episode that shows each character's strengths and weaknesses and really shows how much they work as a team.

Holiday Special: Accused of Celebration. The Doctor and her companions land on the planet Morian. However, what the Doctor doesn’t know is that a familiar face is around. Romana (Jude Law) is here, newly regenerated, amnesiac, and in a load of trouble as the Doctor and her companions find the Time Lord accused of murder and with no alibi, no witnesses, and some pretty hard evidence against him, but there's one thing that doesn't add up. What's the motive? Why would Romana murder an innocent person? And why does it seem to be linked to the planet's massive Christmas celebrations?
 
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mickeyfan5534

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Yeah, yeah I know. I've been busy.

The 15th Doctor: Season 2 - The Plot Thickens
More plot stuff starts coming in. Time changes and things that were subtle in the previous season start inching to the forefront.
Episode 1 - Return to Orangora. Needing some R&R after their fight against the Daleks and their experience with Romana, the Doctor and her companions return to Orangora to catch up with old friends. Orangora is going through some growing pains though and is under the control of a master computer, which is slowly trying to take over Magus's mind. This episode also brings back the arc of time meddling and begins the mysterious involvement of the Time Lords in the plot.
Episode 2 - War of the Daleks. A standard "fight the Daleks" episode with the twist of Marcus and Diana being the ones who score the win instead of the Doctor. Designed to be extremely satisfying after their loss and near-death experience the first time around.
Episode 3 - Trapped in the TARDIS. A bottle episode set in the TARDIS. A character piece that sees Marcus and Diana talk out their trauma over being Dalek slaves while the TARDIS is being sieged by the armies of Empress Gallagonia of the Technomic Empire, who has the TARDIS trapped in a time bubble. Ends with Marcus and Diana getting engaged.
Episode 4 - Don't Look Under the Bed. The Doctor has finally returned Marcus and Diana to their home. However, she's become attatched to the two. A spooky modern-day set episode about monsters under the bed being real and part of an invasion. Sees the return of UNIT and the first appearance of the new team. Marcus and Diana the entire episode are considering leaving the TARDIS, however, they decide to stay in the end.
Episode 5 - Pax Mechanica. The CyPax Program is the latest and greatest in domestic protection for human colonies all over the cosmos. Soldiers part of the program are turned into cybernetic soldiers who's only thoughts are to protect their home. However, something shifty is going on under the hood. And when the Doctor, Marcus, and Diana land on the planet Choytenlog, the home base of CyPax, they discover that not all is as it appears. The Cybermen have reemerged. And they've become more powerful than ever. And the Doctor knows that it most certainly isn't for peace.
Episode 6 - The Great Doctor. A semi-pure historical set in the 1920s. Largely a Great Gatsby pastiche with the Doctor in the Gatsby role. The episode has a surprising tie to the arc with some slight alternate history that the Doctor knows is not how things should go while Marcus and Diana think everything is fine.
Episode 7 - Mastery in Time. The Master makes his first reappearance after several years of hiatus with the character. The Doctor and the Master face off in a game of cat and mouse across time and space, while Marcus and Diana face off against the Master’s own companions, easily seen as dark reflections of themselves.

Holiday Special - Three Time Lords and a Lady. A comedic heist episode with the Doctor and Romana thrown in with two other Time Lords: the Presidential Guardsman Norvim and Celestial Intervention Agency agent Warvok as they try to retrieve a recently uncovered Time Lord artifact that should not even exist anymore in. Marcus and Diana appear in a cameo at the beginning of the episode, where the Doctor drops the two off for their honeymoon on the resort planet Amourlite before she is summoned by the Time Lords to join in the heist.
 
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