jjpor: (Five Rounds Rapid)
Title: Escaping the Web
Part Eight: St. James's Park
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 46,171 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

Eventually, the next part! In which Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart makes some new acquaintances, goes for a drive around London and sees the sights, has a lie down and watches some television. A good day all round...?
jjpor: (Seven'n'Ace)
Came across this in the course of my internet perambulations and had to share (some of you may have seen it before, but I hadn't).

You know 70s Pr0n Colin? Well...

https://whopix.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/patrick-troughton-is-jason-king/
jjpor: (Five Rounds Rapid)
Title: Escaping the Web
Part Seven: Shoreditch
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 38,138 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

Back after another lengthy hiatus - I found this chapter quite difficult to write, conscious that I needed to finish the Brig-Gilmore dialogue in this part while making sure not to miss out all of the fanw*nky Who references (and one non-Who reference - let me know if you spot it!) that I wanted to shoehorn in...! Again, I'm trying to give the Counter-Measures audios their due respect while probably riding roughshod over their continuity... ;)

And if you like this, why not read my other, closely-related fic Focal Point, which covers some of the same ground?

And do you know what? It's been a long while since we had one of those UNIT Dating posts, hasn't it...? I may need to remedy that sometime soon...
jjpor: (All too true...)
Finished - at last! My entry for the [profile] dw_guestfest Whoniverse Minor Characters Ficathon! It turned out a bit longer than I was planning. I believe it is still, possibly, the 10th of April in some timezones...

Author: [personal profile] jjpor
Title: Focal Point
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 16,447
Prompt/Chosen character: Isobel Watkins from The Invasion. Sort of.
Notes/Warnings: A fairly strange idea for a fic that came to me when I was working on my other early-period UNIT fic and musing about UNIT dating etc. Once thought, though, I couldn't un-think it. I quote dialogue from the Who story The Invasion fairly liberally at some points, and also lyrics from the song Teddy Bears' Picnic, of all things. None of this belongs to me! With bloody violence, swearing, drug references, oodles of 1960s period misogyny and sexism and unpleasant stuff like that. Canon who characters bent wildly out of shape. OCs wandering into frame. You know, for the kids.
Summary: Isobel is in two minds about her involvement with the Doctor, Zoe and Jamie...

Link: At Teaspoon | At AO3
jjpor: (Five Rounds Rapid)
Title: Escaping the Web
Part Six: Green Park
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 30,101 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

In which the Colonel and the Air Commodore continue to discuss the state of the world, including some Brig biographical details based solely on my own wild speculations and quite a few fanw*nky references to various Who stories - see if you can spot them all. :D I'm trying to at least acknowledge the Counter-Measures audios here, but not sweating any potential "canon" contradictions, if that makes any sense.

And my my, yes, it looks like there might be another UNIT Dating post coming your way soon... I know you're all looking forward to it. ;D
jjpor: (Five Rounds Rapid)
A new year – new borderline-worrying UNIT dating spam! :D

As you will recall, in previous posts trying to make sense of the fearsomely complex UNIT Dating Conundrum it was established that:

Remembrance of the Daleks and An Unearthly Child definitely both took place in the fourth quarter of 1963.

July the 20th, 1966 was a really busy day for the Doctor and also establishes that the Whoniverse, for want of a better term, is much more scientifically and technologically advanced than “our” world was in the same time period. UNIT stories therefore don’t have to take place in the near future just because they contain then-futuristic elements. The Faceless Ones is also, bizarrely, technically a pseudo-historical.

Also, The Web of Fear most likely took place around the time of its actual production and broadcast at the end of 1967/beginning of 1968.

The Invasion took place roughly four years later, probably in the autumn of 1971 to give us enough time to fit everything else in before the Brigadier’s established retirement date in 1976. This and many of the following UNIT stories therefore do actually take place in the near future from the point of view of the time they were produced, just not as far forward as the production team probably intended (when they remembered). The technological edge isn’t the only difference between the Whoniverse and our own; by the time this version of 1971 rolls around the world political situation also seems very different from “our” history.

And now we push on, with Spearhead from Space, the dreaded Season 6b and good stuff like that!

Be afraid... Be very afraid... )


tl;dr: Spearhead from Space takes place “months” after an unseen missing UNIT story which takes place shortly after the late-1971-dated The Invasion. And Season 6b is real! And more on UNIT dating next time, where I will actually start specifying years, months etc. Don’t miss it!
jjpor: (Five Rounds Rapid)
Title: Escaping the Web
Part Five: Hyde Park Corner
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 24,849 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

After another lengthy delay in getting these chapters posted, the Colonel continues his slow immersion into the secret world, meeting another character from classic Who and incidentally demonstrating that whatever aspersions Three may have cast at him he's far better at soldiering than he is at marriage...

And those of you who've been following my ramblings will know what this means - another chapter up, I can allow myself another UNIT dating post! :D
jjpor: (Five Rounds Rapid)
Title: Escaping the Web
Part Four: Westminster
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 19,547 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

Apologies for the delay in getting this next chapter up. The skulduggery thickens, but the Colonel is starting to get some ideas about how he might fight back, and a historic first meeting is on the cards (if the two participants only knew it at the time)...
jjpor: (Five Rounds Rapid)
Title: Escaping the Web
Part Three: Windsor & Eton Central
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 14,445 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

The next part, in which the Brigadier-to-be gets more indications that something fishy is going on in the aftermath of the Tube unpleasantness and has some aspersions cast upon his character. General Thatcher (by then promoted to Field Marshal) is mentioned in the novelisation of The Invasion but not in the televised story. And is also apparently an unexpected movie buff...!
jjpor: (Five Rounds Rapid)
Title: Escaping the Web
Part Two: Hounslow West
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 9,325 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

The next chapter, in which Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart continues to deal with the aftermath of the events in London, with a glimpse of the beginning of the crisis and of family life with the Lethbridge-Stewarts. Less in the way of military minutiae and more plot in the next one, hopefully. :)
jjpor: (Five Rounds Rapid)
Title: Escaping the Web
Part One: Piccadilly Circus
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 4,389 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

I know I have enough WIPs on the go as it is without starting another multi-parter, but this one's been burning a hole in my imagination since I re-watched The Web of Fear last weekend and demands to be told... Based on his remarkable headwear in that story and some stuff I've read online during the week I'm now acting on the assumption that the future-Brig was not actually in the Guards as specified in some spinoff media (and by the tie he's wearing in Mawdryn Undead!) but some unspecified Scottish infantry regiment similar to, but not exactly like, the Royal Highland Fusiliers. There are various spellings of his friend Billy's surname online but Ian Marter opts for "Routledge" in his novelisation of The Invasion and who am I to argue? :)
jjpor: (Who@50)
Title: The Dome on the Moon, Episode 3
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: c. 6,500
Warnings: Some violence
Year: 1968
Summary: Recently rediscovered in a forgotten TV archive in the former People’s Democratic Republic of Ruritania, the only remaining full episode of a missing classic from 1968!
Characters: The Second Doctor, Jamie, Zoe, the Cybermen
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights, of course, do not belong to me!

Written for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Ficathon, horribly over-deadline but finished at long last. Also my (equally overdue) entry for the Two leg of the [community profile] who_at_50 50th anniversary fanwork-a-thon-a-thon. The prompt year was 1968. I actually started writing this before the rediscovery of Enemy of the World and Web of Fear was announced, so at the time the idea of writing a single episode of an otherwise lost story seemed like a cute sort of conceit; now, I wonder whether the other episodes are out there somewhere...

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