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It’s Day 21 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2017.
Here we are on the sixth and final segment of ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas’. This is now ‘The Five Doctors’ Story’ where the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Tenth Doctors come together. Find out what happens in ‘Part Twenty-One’ as the five Doctors confront Daleks; Cybermen and the Master!
Check out what my Day 21 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar for 2015 and 2016 were about!
The Second Doctor woke up as he found himself lying on a metallic floor. He groaned as he got up. He felt disorientated and confused about what was going on. He tried to think straight before coming to his senses and realising that he wasn’t aboard the train with Jamie and Zoe.
“Ooh, my giddy aunt,” the Second Doctor said.
He then looked around to see that he was inside some metallic corridor. He wondered if he was aboard a spaceship or something.
“Jamie; Zoe,” he called out. There was no answer.
Just then, the Second Doctor heard someone groan nearby. He looked to see that there was a man lying on the floor. The man had big, curly dark hair; wore a great coat and had a long, multi-coloured scarf wrapped around his neck. The man on the floor slowly got up from the floor, disorientated as much as the Second Doctor was.
“Oh my dear chap,” the Second Doctor said to the man. “Are you alright? Here let me help you up!”
The Second Doctor helped the curly-haired man up to his feet from the floor. The curly-haired man almost lost balance as he leaned on the Second Doctor for support. The Second Doctor could see that the curly-haired man was taller than he was.
The curly-haired man looked at the Second Doctor and put on a big toothy-grin. “Ah!” he then said. “The flautist, you’re here! I remember now! It’s all coming back to me this place!”
The Second Doctor realised that he had locked minds telepathically with the man before him. He knew who he was now.
“You’re me, aren’t you?” the Second Doctor said brightly. “I mean…another version of me from the future!”
“The fourth one, yes,” the Fourth Doctor confirmed. Then he asked, “Have you seen a young-looking girl around? Pretty she is. Her name’s Romana. I’ve also lost a dog too. A robot dog called K-9.”
“I’m sorry,” said the Second Doctor to the Fourth. “I’m here all by myself and have lost my two companions, Jamie and Zoe.”
“Ah, yes,” the Fourth Doctor said. “We seem to have lost our companions during these strange escapades on whatever this world is.”
At that moment, the Daleks appeared. The Second and Fourth Doctors backed away, as the Daleks came onto them.
“Stay where you are, Doctors,” the Dalek patrol leader of that group said to the two Doctors. “You will move and enter through that door! Move!”
The Daleks pointed their gun-sticks threateningly at the Second and Fourth Doctors. The Second and Fourth Doctor had little choice in the matter. They did as they were told and went through the door that was before them in the corridor.
They went through the door and found themselves meeting the Tenth Doctor inside the Daleks/Cybermen control room. The Master was there with him as well as the little boy Simon.
Meanwhile, the Fifth and Seventh Doctors were walking down a corridor aboard the Dalek/Cybermen base, not knowing where they were. They’d met once they’d woken up in the corridor after being brought to this place. They were now exploring and trying to find a way of knowing where they were.
“So,” the Seventh Doctor said to his Fifth self. “You’ve lost your two companions. Nyssa and Tegan, was it?”
“Nyssa and Billy actually,” the Fifth Doctor replied. “You seem to have lost someone as well.”
“Indeed,” the Seventh Doctor said. “Ace. I hope she’s alright. She was about to be attacked by some Cybermen aboard a spaceship when we discovered an alcove of people inside.”
“The same way that happened with my companions,” the Fifth Doctor said. “Although they were about to be attacked by Daleks in their base in New York and we discovered an alcove too.”
“It has something to do with that little boy we met on occasions similar to this,” the Seventh Doctor declared. “The little boy called Simon.”
“If this has happened before,” the Fifth Doctor said, “does that mean that there are more incarnations of us on this spacestation or spaceship, whatever it is?”
“It is possible,” the Seventh Doctor replied.
At that moment, Cybermen appeared behind them. They stomped towards them as the Fifth and Seventh Doctors were in the corridor.
“Cybermen,” the Fifth Doctor declared.
“After you, I take it,” the Seventh Doctor offered.
“Run,” the Fifth Doctor said urgently, as he and the Seventh Doctor ran down the corridor…only to run into more Cybermen in front of them.
They attempted to run the other way, but the Fifth and Seventh Doctor got caught in the grip of the Cybermen they ran into. They groped in pain once held by their strong metallic fingers.
“Alright, alright,” the Fifth Doctor said through pain. “You have us! We get the idea!”
“We surrender,” the Seventh Doctor said through pain. “You’ve made your point.”
But the Cybermen didn’t let go of the two Doctors. Instead, the Cyber Lieutenant leading the group said, “You are required at control operations on this base. You will come with us!”
Unable to protest, the Fifth and Seventh Doctors found themselves dragged by the Cybermen out of the corridor they were in and they were led to their control room.
They eventually reached the door leading into where the control room of their base of operations was.
“I hope the answers to all of our questions will come now,” said the Seventh Doctor grimly.
“So do I,” said the Fifth Doctor. “So do I.”
The door opened and the Fifth and Seventh Doctors were pushed through into the control room by the Cybermen. They saw Daleks, as well as the Second and Fourth Doctors with the Tenth Doctor. The little boy Simon was there too as well as the Master who laughed away…
TO BE CONTINUED…
© Tim Bradley, 2017