Doctor Who-The Pilot [Fanedit]

 

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Had so many ideas for this I couldn’t just wait for the DVDs

Changes

-Titles now come at the close of The Doctor’s speech about the TARDIS acronym meaning “life”

-Episode proceeds as normal until Bill enters The TARDIS. We skip her lines abou t needing the toilet and The Doctor directing her to one, cut from The Doctor’s “gateway to everything” speech to their arrival at the Vault
-Cut The Doctor and Bill in Australia, take them to the alien planet immediatly
-End the episode on Bill’s remark that her tears may not be hers. Cut The Doctor trying to mindwipe her.
-Coming Soon trailer should be a mix of the episode’s version and the original Time For Heroes trailer

Doctor Who-My Angel

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Photographs.

Prior to the sensations one experiences with the real thing, it is photographs that are your infant footsteps into the mists of time.

The day you’re born, the day you marry, the day life you’ve yourself created comes to life, and the cycle repeats.

All of it contained in photographs.

In her attack on Bannermen Road, Sarah Jane Smith was looking over one such photograph, trying to solve a puzzle. She had been resisting a desire to sort it out at later date, but something was compelling her to examine it more thoroughly now.

It had been sent to her via a time/space telegram courtesy of her computer Mr. Smith, who had intercepted it. The photograph, a colourful photo of what appeared to be a bright and bustling summer’s day, two young and energized people standing still in the midst of a traffic jam surrounding a vast futuristic city with golden spires and lush gardens growing from every rooftop.

They stood transfixed, one holding the other tightly, beside him a small grey and white cylinder.

It was tranquil, it allowed her present mood to settle.

She turned back to her computer to resume her Skype call, all too suddenly reminded why she had put off her examination.

“You alright Mum?” Luke Smith asked as they continued their online chat.

“Tell me more about this Earl ‘Early’ Ladd” she asked

“Well, he kind of got that nickname from how early his social care buddies always were with him. He’s sort of become the envy of the rest of the dorm at the moment, his carers caught wind one of his interests was professional wrestling, so they found someone who had connections with the business and were keen to give him an opportunity to interview them”

“Oh my, I hope he doesn’t feel too overwhelmed” a concerned Sarah asked

“He did sort of vent to me about it, he said he was starting to feel less like a person and more of a project, something for the programme to brag about if he ever achieved success through those opportunities”

“He should make that clear to his carers then, when’s this interview due?”

“It’s just past midnight, so sometime this afternoon, Saturday the twenty-ninth, the choice is entirely up to him”

Luke couldn’t help but notice that Sarah Jane was starting to look a bit distant. Her eyes had widened, her face looked visibly fragile. She peered over at a calendar and let out a small giggle.  Luke kept his eyes trained on her eyes.

“Mum?” he asked

“Oh don’t mind me, it’s silly” she said.

“No, it’s sad” came a voice from behind her.

Sarah turned around to find a lean, tall, somewhat elder man standing in front of a bulky police call box situated in the centre of the loft.

“Mum…is that…” Luke began as he recognized the police box as belonging to a friend of the family, The Doctor.

Sarah swiftly turned back to the computer and cut him off.

“We’ll talk later, ok? You be a good boy and pop off to bed, dream of the next day, or the day before, pick and choose, just don’t worry about tonight”

“Any dream will do” said the man.

“But Mum…” Luke spoke.

“I love you” Sarah continued.

With a punch of a key, the Skype chat was cut off, and Sarah turned to address her visitor.

“Yes, well, memories can be sad as well as kind I suppose” she said

“Tell me what’s wrong” The Doctor replied

“It’s an important date today, surprised you remembered it” Sarah said, folding her arms.

“I count all the anniversaries…none of them get past me” The Doctor replied.

“We both know from experience some people evade time” Sarah replied.

“Not always by choice Sarah” The Doctor responded.

“That photograph you sent me…from the far future correct?”

“Correct” said The Doctor.

“Who’s future is it? Yours, or mine?”

“There’s a third answer to that”

“Yes, well I’m not entertaining it”

“Yes, I imagine you wouldn’t” The Doctor remarked.

“I shouldn’t even have asked you the first question” Sarah replied.

“Days like these to a time traveller…they provide all sorts of questions,  even the answers are riddles to us all” The Doctor answered back.

“Is that why you’ve come…to help us sort something out? Keep that future in place, or are we to prevent it from happening?”

“That would entail running towards something, I just dropped in to say why I’m not dropping in on this day a lifetime ago…why it has to be me”

“Why?”

“I got careless Sarah…incredibly careless. Something happened at the Olympic Games last year for you…so many years past for  me now”

“I saw it on the news, you carrying the torch, I was beaming with pride” Sarah replied.

” I was there twice that day Sarah, a runner with the torch came under attack. I saved him”

“Saved him from what?”

“I delivered him from Angels” The Doctor replied, walking over to a table and flicking small traces of dust from atop it.

“So what was the problem?”

“The Angel found its way into the TARDIS, it gathered up as much artron energy  as it could muster and it hid itself away,  lurked undetected and followed us all the way back to Manhattan where we dealt with other Angels…and when we tucked time back into place, it picked it’s moment to strike…and it took them Sarah, my friends…sacrificed to it…’my Angel'”

“Is that how you lost her?” Sarah asked, knowing what this meant.

“She chose her heart over her head, it’s love, it triumphs, that’s all I can take from this”

“You must tire so easily these days”

“Of what?” The Doctor asked

“Of how many times your hearts break”

“So many of them stray so far beyond me…this one was different, this one encouraged me to go on..just for a bit longer”

“And you did?” Sarah asked.

“Eventually, life sent forth a spark, one that lit the milky way, it will take a very special star in the eye of another to match what I saw in that…whoever that may be, I intend to give their name and their face a place in my memory”

“You’ve forgotten the last one? You?” Sarah said, slightly aghast.

“It surprises even me too”

“But you remember the feelings that person gave you, it’s strong…as strong as when you said…”

She trailed off, not wanting to add further tension, The Doctor opted to finish her sentence for her

“…As strong as when I said goodbye to  you. You and one other”

“Other? There was another?” Sarah asked.

“Her name was River…” The Doctor replied.

A chap came from the TARDIS doors, The Doctor’s plump and oafish assistant Nardole stepped forward.

“Interrupting am I?” he asked.

“Hopefully it’s with good news” The Doctor remarked.

Nardole waved to Sarah, who nimbly waved back.

“Doctor, the temporal tears over Manhattan were made of the same artron storms as those over Coal Hill”

“Are you trying to tell me our attempts to deflect the tears caused them to bounce off one continental radius to another?”

“Were they supposed to?” asked Nardole.

“I’ve got to get over there as soon as possible, someone may lose an arm or a leg over all this” The Doctor remarked, and ushered Nardole back into the TARDIS.

He took a look back at Sarah.

“I’m on call” he said.

“Do your duty” she said.

Before he entered The TARDIS, The Doctor froze, and looked back up at her.

“When River and I last parted…I said goodbye, but I never called her mine. She’d kill me if I ever claimed her as my property”

“It’s never been about property Doctor, it’s always been about the promise. Promise me you’ll be safe…that you’ll always be safe”

“Goodbye, my Sarah Jane” The Doctor replied, permitting himself a wry smile, before entering his faithful ship.

As he began punching in co-ordinates and cross-examining tears settling across the Manhattan and Coal Hill skyline, Nardole saw fit to intercede again.

“You know I was running a background check on that photograph you sent Ms. Smith and I was fascinated by it, apparently it’s meant to be a representation of a secret commitment ceremony that Time Lords make to those they consider compatible soul mates that they are torn from by time and duty …was there any particular reason you…”

“If I were you, I’d just answer the call” The Doctor remarked.

“That didn’t work out so well for Melissa McCarthy” remarked Nardole.

The TARDIS dematerialized, leaving Sarah Jane Smith to tend to her moist eyes, her tense emotions, her photograph, and her eternal promise.

“God speed my Doctor…….MY angel” she whispered.

 

Doctor Who-Return of Doctor Mysterio [Fanedit]

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It’s been a while, but he’s back, and it’s “about time” for a new DW fanedit. This time I thought I’d tackle the most recent episode, the 2016 Christmas special. A lot has been cut from this one, reducing it to just 38 minutes total. I thought leaving  outmuch of how Grant acquired his powers would be better for the imagination, so all you get is the gist of it: He swallowed an alien gemstone, he met The Doctor when he was young, and that’s basically it.

I’ve replaced the original 9 minute pre-credits sequence with an altogether 9 minute pre-credits sequence, a simple matter of joining the story just as Lucy meets The Doctor and Nardole in action, and we get to see The Ghost kick some butt right from the outset. Also removed is the high school flashback with Grant’s “erection” problems (no place for that in DW Steven, please refrain from reading Virgin N.A novels), and most of the initial clumsy Grant/Lucy interactions.

Also removed completely is everything and anything to do with Mr. Huffle

Good luck Pearl Mackie, so long Steven, and to you Peter…be happy!

Power Rangers Super Megaforce-Legendary Battle [Legendary Beatdown Edition]

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Changes

-After the titles, we get a few minutes from the controversial MMPR fanfilm project, indicating that the legendary battle is made possible by the Silver Guardians “Ranger” project.
-Added in Tommy’s epic showdown with Ryu to just after Troy tells the Rangers they will win at the campfire
-Cut Troy’s “I told you I’d come back for you” line to Mavro when he and Orion storm the bridge
-Prior mentions of Orion leaving the planet cut so the final scene makes sense
-Re-purposed Orion’s departure from the penultimate episode “The Wrath” for final scene of the episode.

Power Rangers Movie Treatment-Act One

Prior to this year’s Power Rangers movie, I had written a couple of acts for a film treatment of my own for it. I thought I’d share them with you. I might adapt this into a novel or something later.

Here’s Act One:

POWER RANGERS

A FILM TREATMENT

BY ZAREDIT

ACT ONE

ANGEL GROVE-a town brimming with ideas, but only renowned for the one idea that stuck-the Mad Mackerel franchise. It dominates everything. T-Shirts, syndicated television, consoles, apps, it’s even the brand label for the town’s once prosperous hold on the fishing trade.

This idea has seen better days though. Once a phenomenon in the 1990s, many feel the franchise has run it’s course as the town’s grip on the fish market is gradually slipping as bigger, bolder competitors from STONE CANYON have expanded.

JASON SCOTT is a teenager with ideas, but also issues. His father, MICHAEL, is acting president of the Mackerel franchise and is swamped with the mounting pressures of coming up with ways to spin the town’s declining flagship brand with new energy. He’s hired STONE, a former police officer turned entrepreneur, to give him some concepts. Stone proposes a focus group consisting of the teenage demographic, particularly ones with some ‘attitude’

Michael sees this an idealistic opportunity to get his son Jason  more involved in the family business, and to get closer to him. He hopes his ideas, combined with that of other kids, will give a fresh face to a decaying body of work.

Jason has no interest, and he  and Michael have a tense argument regarding the focus group. Jason would rather work on breaking a bench-press record, a lifelong obsession since seeing the record first set by ERNIE, who, now at the age of 40-45, runs the local JUICE BAR. Jason lets it slip in the argument he considers Ernie more of a mentor and friend than his father has ever proven to be. Michael.

This stings, and Michael casts his son out of the house. Jason storms off and crashes at the home of his best friend KIMBERLY HART, who is fresh off her latest break-up with TOMMY OLIVER and losing her social standing with the ruling female student body at ANGEL GROVE HIGH, as Tommy, the popular kid, is sought as a prize by them . Jason comforts Kimberly, but lets his own feelings for her accidentally rise to the surface. The two are surprised by Kimberly’s father, who is reluctant to let Jason stay for the night, but Kimberly stands up for him. Her father reluctantly agrees.

The following morning, the two head out to Angel Grove High. Kimberly tries to avoid the attention of the School bullies, FRANCENE and EUGENE. Eugene, nicknamed SKULL, reminds Kimberly that prom is coming up and that she can’t ‘trade up’ anymore now that she has lost her place. Kimberly says the one place she’ll never be is last, or dead last, which is where he is. His female friend Francine, a rather rounded but pudgy female, nicknamed BULK, stands up for Skull and pursues Kimberly through the corridors, ultimately forcing her to hide in the bathroom.

Jason learns of Kimberly’s plight and races to the bathroom with other students, including Kimberly’s former friends, and Tommy. Jason coaxes Kimberly out of the toilets. Tommy tries to get a word in with Kimberly, but Jason decks him with a punch. The two are separated by the crowd as PRINCIPLE KAPLIN arrives and demands both spend the day in detention.

The students assemble for a special meeting. A powerful family, ocean marine science pioneers THE CRANSTONS, BILLY (15), and BRAD (45), who reveal they have discovered that the fish in the Angel Grove lagoon are unique in that their bodies carry a rare elemental mineral known as KO-35. This mineral can enhance physical and mental attributes a hundred fold, which Billy explains is why the town’s community, generation after generation, are able to do so well in schools and in businesses. Jason does not like to hear this, and is about to raise his hand to ask a question when the lecture is over when his concerns are fielded by another student, TRINI, a feisty and hot-blooded journalist who is far from impartial, as she works for CASSIDY CORNELL’s network of biased reporters. Trini is out to expose the Cranstons as the ‘crankstons’ and reveal they are trying to hoodwink the community as well as downplay their intelligence. The assembly hall becomes unruly as sides are taken and an anxious Billy is overwhelmed and flees. Kimberly goes after him. She catches up with him outside the school and they bond over meeting the expectations of the world and difficult parents.

We cut to the lagoon,, where a team of scuba divers working for the Cranstons are examining the fish native to a lagoon separate from the main coastline. One of the divers pursues a unique looking fish and dives further down, stumbling  on an abnormally large jewel embedded within the surface of the seabed.

He tries to pick up the jewel, only to be struck hard with fierce electricity. Some maddening notion to clutch onto the jewel gets the better of his need for survival and he tugs at the crystal, tearing it from the seabed before the powerful current of energy overtakes him. His friends dive down to reach him and they get him to safety as the whole seabed violently shakes, setting off a series of tremors.

On the surface, the school is in turmoil as the tremors reach it. Jason interrupts a HIP-HOP KIDDO CLASS to help them out of the area. The class leader, ZACK TAYLOR, tags along to help Jason look for any more teens and teachers trapped in the building as the tremors begin to gradually dismantle the place.

Kimberly and Billy return to the school, where Brad greets them, he suddenly throws  himself into danger when Trini is in the path of some falling debris, Brad is struck down in the effort. After some tender words exchanged between father and son, Brad slips into unconsciousness. Billy, Kimberly, and a guilt-ridden Trini try to get him clear of the school. They meet up with Jason and Zack

Back at the beach, the seabed caves in and a beautiful woman clad in brown rags shoots out of the tear like an agile dolphin, and washes up on the far right of the Angel Grove cove, she is brought the rest of the way by Tommy, who was nearby. He asks her who she is, she is barely able to talk, she lets out a couple of letters, “re…re…re…”. Tommy decides to just call her Rita and spare her any extra effort, and hauls her away to his home nearby.

 On their way back to his house, the two are confronted by members of an unsavory local biker gang. Tommy fends them off with martial art skills, which does not go unnoticed by ‘Rita’. ‘Rita’’s eyes flicker and glow a decaying red, unbeknownst to Tommy.

In a cavern close to the cove, a series of loud echoes can be heard. People exploring the cavern are illuminated by a pulsating bright blue light that compels them, in a semi-trance, to come closer, they begin muttering something incomprehensible, a different language, before they regain control of their senses and depart.

We look deeper into the cave to find several boulders lighting up. Binary code begins appearing on the boulders. Vivid images of events dating back to the unearthing of the jewel play on the cavern walls. Inside one ruby-like stone, a shimmering face is ignited. A disembodied echo begins speaking in the same strange language as the tourists affected by the light emitting from the caverns. We learn through specific SUBTITLES what it translates to:

The light house is open.

The light house is open.

SHERLOCK-THE THREE WORDS [PDF]

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This is a short 41-page novella based on the Conan Doyle short story “The Adventure of the Three Garidebbs” using the arc structure of series four. It serves as an alternative follow-up to “The Lying Detective”. While the novella does end on a cliffhanger, I intend to follow it up with another novella which I hope to release sometime soon.

 

The Three Words