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Title: Five Times the Doctor Got in the Way of Captain Janeway (and One Time They Got Along Just Fine)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Word Count: 5444
Rating: All ages
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, First Doctor, Vicki, Third Doctor, Jo Grant, Ninth Doctor, Eighth Doctor, Charley Pollard, Kathryn Janeway, Chakotay, Tom Paris, Tuvok
Summary: Captain Janeway doesn't think much of time travellers and higher beings who turn up on board her ship. The Doctor doesn't take much notice of prime directives. It's a tea vs coffee thing.

I wrote this for the [livejournal.com profile] dw_straybunnies October Prompt of the Month. I don't know whether it's more ridiculous that I randomly picked my own prompt, that I ended up writing for it, that I was right up against the deadline, or that I didn't even exactly keep to the prompt. (It was just I had a sudden, entertaining vision of if lots of people wrote the prompt and Janeway was repeatedly confronted by versions of the Doctor lecturing her on time travel, and then there was a plot bunny bounding about...)

Anyway, I'm always happy to wind up writing multi-era nonsense. Already on Teaspoon (I was literally fighting the deadline last night - no time for LJ posts... Or watching Downton Abbey, darn the thing. Will be watching that very shortly!)

Date: 1 Nov 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
ext_3965: (Downton Abbey - Bates/Anna)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Ah Downton Abbey! Since you've not seen it, I won't comment further!

ETA: Couple of post-beta-ish things:

"I want get them home, and you could do it — and you stand there arguing with me over your precious principles-.”

There should be a "to" between "want" and "get"....

“That had better work,” Janeway told him. “And you need to clear out your pockets first next time you’re going to get tied to some unsuspecting individual.”

"you need to clear out your pockets first next time" is confusingly phrased. I'd suggest "you need to clear out your pockets before you next get tied to some..." Or stick a comma after "first"!
Edited Date: 1 Nov 2010 11:08 am (UTC)

Date: 1 Nov 2010 12:24 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (10 Coat Swirl Fires of Pompeii)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
*is rolling on the floor cackling madly*

Date: 1 Nov 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (Eight Never Turn Down Tea (BFA: Memory L)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Dear gods! I just barely stopped myself from snorting tea!!

Date: 2 Nov 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (9 Eyerolling)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com

Date: 1 Nov 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
From: [personal profile] john_amend_all
Then a truly horrific thought struck her: What if this one started asking her to baby-sit as well?

I'm sure Jenny wouldn't be that much of a handful.

Date: 1 Nov 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
john_amend_all: (weeping angel)
From: [personal profile] john_amend_all
I reviewed on Teaspoon, but I had another thought: In a way, it's a pity those rumours about Nicola Bryant being in the running to play Janeway are (apparently) untrue. Particularly for the bit with Peri.

Date: 1 Nov 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pedanther.livejournal.com
Love the story!

(There's something wrong with your "October Prompt of the Month" link, though.)

Date: 1 Nov 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curuchamion.livejournal.com
I don't even know Voyager, but I read it anyway...

...your first section heading made me want One-meets-Q fic.

No, I can't write it. I haven't even seen One yet.

*is not really coherent right now* (A friend just sent me a Youtube link of John de Lancie doing a dramatic reading of "The Raven". Between JdL being a massively OTT if adorable ham and Poe being a complete nutter, my brain is somewhat addled.)

Date: 2 Nov 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curuchamion.livejournal.com
Yeah, I haven't gotten around to Q's Voyager eps yet. (I'm busy marathoning Stargate SG-1 on Hulu at the moment; their license for it expires in January.) Actually there's oodles of Trek I haven't seen... my family is only into TOS, though we are hugely knowledgeable about that. I'm just starting TNG myself, really.

(I heartily recommend "Q Who", btw. It's beautifully photographed and lit, has some amazingly gorgeous shots, and consists mainly of JdL and Patrick Stewart being massively charismatic actors at each other, with occasional interpolations of "oh we need a plot, let's introduce the Borg!" LOL. Also Q facing off against Whoopi Goldberg is a bit awesome.)

Yeah, Q isn't so much with the proposing pre-Voyager, although he did steal Picard's girlfriend that one time... *g*

Date: 3 Nov 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curuchamion.livejournal.com
The one where they save the whales is IV. I have been known to tell people "even if you don't watch anything else with the original crew, you should watch movie four", because truly it is the pinnacle of Original Trek. Leonard Nimoy is a genius. (Of course, I like to get them to watch the whole II-III-IV trilogy if I can, just because it's so incredibly tightly plotted for something that was written as a series of oneshots!)

Q is... a lot like the Doctor in some ways, actually, now you mention it. Kind of if they played up the alien side of the Doctor a lot more - Q is really the completely incomprehensible alien, who usually winds up having done something helpful and important, but (on TNG) you never have any idea why he actually turned up in the first place. That's something that never really works with the Doctor, because at least since Two took over, he's been definitely benevolent; when Rusty tried to play Ten as the unpredictable force of nature last Christmas, we just all went "WTH? The Doctor's gone wacko!"

(I actually have a theory about Q's motivations... naturally, it's just as cracked-out as the man entity himself. It's my opinion that Q is the ultimate fanboy - a fic writer who likes AUs and takes advantage of his omnipotent powers to see the real characters acting out his stories. He can be a bit of a Mary Sue when he's using self-inserts for exposition, but he does allow the cast to keep their own personalities, thus vastly improving the quality of the "fic" beyond what your average Sue would produce.)

TNG does tend to be very srs bsnss, seems as if, from the few eps I've seen yet. They like to Address Issues, and also go quite heavy on the hard science/timey-wimey side of things... but as that's what I like in my skiffy (along with a side order of goofiness which Riker, Data, and Q between them can usually be relied on to provide), I'm loving it.

Date: 2 Nov 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
john_amend_all: (evil)
From: [personal profile] john_amend_all
I tend to think of him as someone who pops up at awkward moments to propose

I don't think he ever proposes to Picard, but...

Date: 3 Nov 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
john_amend_all: (ulkesh)
From: [personal profile] john_amend_all
Not usually, but there are special circumstances in that particular case. The episode's "Tapestry" if you're curious.

Sisko's even less of a pushover. As Picard says to Q in one of the books: "He says he punched you in the face and you vanished, never to return. Maybe I should have decked you years ago."

Date: 3 Nov 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curuchamion.livejournal.com
*snort* I totally forgot about that scene! Again, yet. (And it was so obviously the whole reason they wrote the episode, too...)


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