Aliens of London

So Marvel’s Captain Marvel film will be set in the 80s, or possibly 90s. Which makes sense as Carol doesn’t age in the comics. But I love the audacity of casting Samuel L Jackson as himself but thirty years younger. He can pull it off too the adonis.

I love superhero period films and I’m aching for the post war MCU timeline to be populated. Also skulls are in it, so that’s some marvel stuff just everywhere. This film is just blatantly going to be superhero Top Gun.

“But if Captain Marvel was already operating, why didn’t she fly in and help when New York got invaded by aliens, or London got invaded by elves, or a city got sucked into low orbit.” I bet my hat that she was in space, and I bet my shoe that she was drunk.
"Doctor Who" Aliens of London (TV Episode 2005)
Directed by Keith Boak. With Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Corey Doabe. The Doctor returns Rose to her own time - well, sort of - but her family reunion is ruined when a spaceship crashes in the middle of London. What is the origin of the spaceship, and where has the Prime Minister gone in this time of crisis?

The first of a two-parter, this got back to the corniness…

Great, the ‘Woman can’t park a car so how can a woman park a TARDIS’ joke has popped up.

Hmm… Remember when Ten parked a century out of line in ‘Tooth and Claw’? Or would you prefer when Nine landed 12 months later than he had intended in ‘Aliens of London’? 

Try again, arseholes.

Through Time and Space: Aliens in London Part 1

Hey guys!  I know I haven’t updated in forever, and I apologize for that.  I agreed to do a couple of writing challenges so those will be up soon.  For now, here is the next part of my Through Time and Space series.  The first few parts are up so read those first.  Alright that’s it by guys!

Warnings: None



“Here we are. Home sweet home.” The Doctor said as the Tardis materialized at the apartments, where Rose lived. I had just met Rose, and I’m not so sure how I feel about her just yet. The Eleventh Doctor made it sound like he might actually feel something for me. He said I’ve been through every regeneration. Is it just that regeneration that cares for me like that?
“How long have I been gone?” She asked as we walked out of the Tardis.
“About twelve hours.” The Doctor said.
“Oh. Right, I won’t be long. I just want to see my mum.” She said walking away.
“What about your boyfriend?” I asked.
“Oh, I guess I can find him too.” She said back clearly not even thinking about him because she’s been with the Doctor. I could feel my jealousy rise, but then I felt the Doctor wrap an arm around me. That’s when I notice a poster on a concrete pillar.
“Hey Doctor what’s up with this?” I asked pointing at the poster. He takes a look at it and starts running up the stairs. I sigh and follow him. We then burst into Rose’s apartment.
“It’s not twelve hours, it’s twelve months. You’ve been gone a whole year. Sorry.” I looked outside and noticed a boy spray painting Bad Wolf on the Tardis. I wonder how that is going to play out since I’m a part of the story now. Jackie was mad and called the police.
“The hours I’ve sat here, days and weeks and months, all on my own. I thought you were dead, and where were you? Travelling. What does that mean, travelling? That’s no sort of answer. You ask her. She won’t tell me. That’s all she says, travelling.” She said to the policeman that had shown up.
“That’s what I was doing.” Rose said.
“When your passport’s still in the drawer? It’s just one lie after another.”
“I meant to phone. I really did. I just…forgot.”
“What, for a year? You forgot for a year? And I am left sitting here. I just don’t believe you.”
“At least you’re in the same dimension as your daughter.” I said.
“What is that supposed to mean! Why won’t you tell me where you’ve been?”
“Actually, it’s our fault. We sort of er…employed Rose as our travelling companion.” The Doctor said.
“When you say companion, is this a sexual relationship?” The policeman asked.
“No!” Me, the Doctor, and Rose exclaimed.
“Someone’s already won my heart.” He said putting his arm back around me. I started to blush.
“Then what is it? Because you, you waltz in here all charm and smiles, and the next thing I know, she vanishes off the face of the Earth! How old are you then? Forty? Forty five? And how old is she?” Jackie asked pointing at me. “She can’t be that much older than twenty. What, did you find her on the Internet? Did you go online and pretend you’re a doctor? Is that how you picked up that girl too?”
“I am a Doctor.” The Doctor said.
“Prove it. Stitch this, mate!” She hit the Doctor, hard. Later we all headed to the kitchen where Jackie and Rose reconciled.
“Did you think about me at all?”
“I did. All the time, but…”
“I just needed one phone call just to know that you were alive.”
“I’m sorry. I really am.”
“Do you know what terrifies me is that you still can’t say. What happened to you, Rose? What can be so bad that you can’t tell me, sweetheart? Where were you?” Later on me, the Doctor, and Rose headed up to the roof of the apartments.
“I can’t tell her. I can’t even begin. She’s never going to forgive me, and I missed a year. Was it good?”
“Middling.” The Doctor said.
“You’re so useless.”
“Look, Rose. She is your mother, and she will always forgive you. You would have to do something so drastic to change that. This doesn’t even come close. She was just worried about you. She still loves you.” I said putting a hand on her shoulder.
“Well, if it’s this much trouble, are you going to stay here now?” The Doctor asked.
“I don’t know. I can’t do that to her again, though.” I knew I should want her to stay, but I’m a jealous person. She’s not too bad, but I can only imagine what’s going to happen when the tenth doctor comes around.
“Well, she’s not coming with us.”
“No chance.”
“I don’t do families.”
“You say that now…” I started.
“Hey, we’ve talked about this Kate. No talking about my future.”
“She slapped you!”
“Nine hundred years of time and space, and I’ve never been slapped by someone’s mother.”
“You face.”
“It hurt!”
“You’re so gay. When you say nine hundred years?”
“That’s my age, and I am not gay considering I have a lovely wife, which at this point in her timeline hasn’t married me yet.”
“You’re nine hundred years old.”
“My mum was right. This is one heck of an age gap. Every conversation with you just goes mental. There’s no one else I can talk to. I’ve seen all that stuff up there, the size of it, and I can’t say a word. Aliens and spaceships and things, and I’m the only person on planet Earth who knows they exist. Well, excluding you Kate. You’re human aren’t you?” I then noticed the spaceship I knew was to be in this adventure. It just nearly misses Tower Bridge, weaved around St. Paul’s, then with some back-fire and a splutter, it dived for the Thames taking Big Ben with it. I heard Big Ben chime once and the spaceship crashed into the river. We all just watch a plume of black smoke rise into the air on the horizon. “Oh, that’s just not fair.” We then ran out onto the street. The roads were closed by the army.
“Get back. Get back.” One of the soldiers said.
“It’s blocked off.”
“We’re miles from the centre. The city must be grid locked.” I chuckled at the mention of a future episode. “The whole of London must be closing down.”
“I know. I can’t believe I’m here to see this. This is fantastic!”
“Absolutely fantastic.” I said mimicking him. He smiled at me.
“Did you two know this was going to happen?” Rose asked.
“Nope.” The Doctor said.
“Well it’s complicated. I did know, but I couldn’t have done anything to stop it from happening.”
“Do you recognize the ship?”
“Nope.” The Doctor said.
“Yes but spoilers.” I said imitating River.
“Do you know why it crashed?”
“Oh, I’m so glad I’ve got you.”
“I bet you are. That is what me and Kate travel for. To see history happening right in front of us.”
“She seems to always know what’s going on.” Rose said pointing at me. “But since she doesn’t want to share potentially important information, let’s go and see it. Never mind the traffic, we’ve got the Tardis.” I have a feeling me and Rose aren’t going to get along very well.
“Better not. They’ve already got one spaceship in the middle of London. I don’t want to shove another one on top.”
“Yeah, but yours looks like a big blue box. No one’s going to notice.”
“You’d be surprised.” I said.
“Emergency like this, there’ll be all kinds of people watching. Trust me. The Tardis stays where it is.”
“So history’s happening and we’re stuck here?”
“Yes we are.”
“We could always do what everybody else does. We could watch it on TV.” We then headed back into Rose’s flat, where we started watching the news. After a while, Jackie brings me, Rose, and a friend of theirs a cup of tea. I took a sip and put it down. I’m a southern girl. I don’t drink hot tea especially if it doesn’t have enough sugar. Jackie and the other guest started talking, but I was trying to watch the TV.
“Oi, we’re trying to listen!” The reporter then started talking about how they found an alien body in the wreckage. Then they started talking about the hospital where the alien was being kept. The Doctor got up, grabbed my hand pulling me up, and lead me outside Rose’s flat.
“And where do you think you two are going?” Rose asked as she caught up with us.
“Nowhere. It’s just a bit human in there for me, and Kate always comes with me. History just happened and they’re talking about where you can buy dodgy top-up cards for half price. We’re off on a wander, that’s all. Maybe a little snogging.” He said grinning down at me. I gave him a playful slap on the arm.
“Right. There’s a spaceship on the Thames, and you two are just wandering.”
“Pretty much.” I said.
“Nothing to do with us. It’s not an invasion. That was a genius crash landing. Angle of descent, color of smoke, everything. It’s perfect.”
“So maybe this is it. First contact. The day mankind officially comes into contact with an alien race. I’m not interfering because you’ve got to handle this on your own. That’s when the human race finally grows up. Just this morning you were all tiny and small and made of clay. Now you can expand.” We started walking off. “You don’t need me. Go and celebrate history. Spend some time with your mum.”
“Promise you won’t disappear?”
“Tell you what. Tardis key. It’s about time you had one. See you later.” He said handing her a key.
“Hey why haven’t I got a key yet?” I asked.
“Because you can open the Tardis without a key. You have never needed one.”

shewhowalkedtheearth  asked:

"Piss off!""I wish things were that simple!"

“I’m sorry.”

Things were never simple. They both knew that. Here and now he could feel it through his bones, through his hearts, in his head, what the right choice was. It was a fixed point and there was nothing he could do to change it. Even small things like quiet Tuesday afternoons, had moments that couldn’t be changed. Some could be delayed or altered, but the end result was always the same. This wasn’t a small thing, but it was getting to be an obscenely regular occurrence. Alien invaders attacking London. Again.

So here he stood, ready for her judgement and anger or whatever she might bring to bear. He wouldn’t run out on her again. She had called so he had answered. A promise is a promise.

“Things aren’t that simple. You’re right. But sometimes we have to choose. Because if we don’t, the hard part is going to happen anyway. So it’s better to choose it, to face it, and to fight head on than it is to run away.” His hand reached for hers, fingers wiggling at their tips. They could do this together. One more time.

“What do you say, Martha Jones. Once more into the breach with an old friend?”

Meta Monday: Rose Tyler Defence

Today’s Meta Monday post is brought to you by the person who left a full-fledged rant against Rose Tyler in a comment on one of my fics. For the record, if you spend 500 words putting down one half of my OTP, you cannot say you respect that I ship Ten/Rose. Also, RUDE.

So, I’m going to break down the comment point by point. This was left on my ficlet about Martha, and about halfway through, it switches to ranting about how Martha was treated by the Doctor. For the sake of length, I’ll cover that part next week. Bullet points in quotes are taken directly from the review.

1) Rose was selfish.

At times, yes. Because Rose was human and humans have flaws. She was a well-written character who didn’t always do the right thing for the right reason.

Can we talk for a minute about why Rose is selfish? She’d recently ended a relationship with someone who took advantage of her. Jimmy Stone took off and left her £800 in debt. When you’re used like that, you learn to look out for yourself first, because no one else will. It’s a habit that takes time to break. 

Now, this accusation often includes, “Rose was selfish to leave her family to travel,” and I will argue against that with my dying breath. It is not selfish for a young woman to decide to leave her family and create her own life. That is natural. I know Jackie and Mickey struggled with it, but that’s their thing to deal with. Honestly, them expecting Rose to never change and always be the same Rose they remembered is more selfish than Rose choosing to create her own life.

Don’t we tell girls all the time that they should plan their lives based on what would make them happy, not on what people expect them to do? Isn’t that part of what feminism is? So why do we insist it’s selfish when a young woman is actually bold enough to flout expectations and forge her own path?

2) “She ditched Mickey immediately when she heard the Doctor telling her that Tardis is a time travel machine.”

Why is it so horrible that Rose jumped at an amazing opportunity for a better life? She was obviously bored and dissatisfied before meeting the Doctor. (Look at her face when she’s working at Henrik’s. That is not the face of someone content with their life.) 

And let’s get rid of the notion that Mickey was a perfect boyfriend. Do you remember the part in “Rose” where she asks if she can borrow his laptop? And he says yes, but then in a panic tells her not to look at his email? That’s supposed to be a hint that he was cheating on her–another sign that her life was not ideal, meaning she was at a perfect spot for a change.

I understand that it hurts to be the person left behind. I’ll even agree that Rose should have said a bit more of a goodbye to Mickey than she did. (Though since the Doctor had already left once, I don’t blame her if she thought there was a clock ticking.) However, I refuse to blame Rose for wanting a different life. That’s grossly unfair. 

Think about this: Donna pitched the keys to the car she shared with her mother in a bin, then took off without saying a word about travelling. And yet, I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about the way she left her family. Why is what Rose did so much worse?

3) “She also not only made Jackie grieve over her, therefore making her get Mickey go to police 5 times the whole year.”

Oh boy. One of my favourites. 


We don’t know how long Rose had been with the Doctor when they landed at the beginning of “Aliens of London.” If we go strictly by time we’ve seen, it’s less than a week. If we believe there are adventures that happen offscreen, then maybe 2-3 weeks. 

Not only that, but she had been assured that to her mum, only 12 hours would have passed. She walked into that flat thinking she’d been gone overnight, thinking her phone call from Platform One would have been plenty to ease any worries. 

It is not Rose Tyler’s fault that the TARDIS, purposely or not, skipped a full year.

That means none of the things that happened to people on Earth during that time are her fault. It’s not her fault that her mum thought she was dead. It’s not her fault that Mickey was dragged in for questioning. Jackie and Mickey resenting Rose for the missing year does not make it actually Rose’s fault. 

4) “She flirted with Adam and Jack and broke up with Mickey, making him feel like crap.”

Right. Mickey who told Rose–in the middle of trying to chat her up–that he was seeing Trisha Delaney? Which he told her purposely to make her angry? Mickey is not superior here, so don’t even try to make it out like Rose is the horrible tramp and Mickey is the long-suffering boyfriend. 

And if she’d broken up with Mickey, what does it matter that she flirted with Adam and Jack? This kind of slut-shaming needs to end. Flirting is not a sin.

5) “She ripped Tardis console to become Bad Wolf, despite the fact that Tardis was an sentient being.” 

I see this thrown out as a horrible thing all the time. Do you know who did not get angry at Rose for opening the TARDIS? The Doctor. Not once in his explanation to Jack during “Utopia” does he say anything bad about Rose opening the TARDIS. Not once does his voice betray anything but awe at what she became. 

No one knows and loves the TARDIS more than the Doctor. If he wasn’t upset with Rose for opening her heart, maybe it wasn’t a bad thing for her to do. 

Also, if you’re thinking Bad Wolf was a selfish choice, then you’re purposely reading your opinion that Rose was selfish into the text. Rose knew looking into the heart of the TARDIS could kill her–she’d seen what had happened to Margaret the Slitheen. But she chose to do it anyway, because it was the only way to save the Doctor. 

Rose becoming Bad Wolf is not about her pouting because he sent her away. That is the wrongest interpretation of that scene I have ever seen, and it makes me angry every time. In the diner, when she’s trying to explain to Jackie and Mickey why she’s so upset, she starts with, “Two hundred thousand years in the future, he’s dying, and there’s nothing I can do.” And when Bad Wolf explains her choice and her purpose to the Doctor? “I want you safe. My Doctor. Protected from the false god.” 

Not to mention her glorious speech in the diner, which is entirely about understanding that life is better when you live it for other people. Bad Wolf is Rose Tyler at her least selfish and she is absolutely brilliant. 

6) “Martha actually worked hard to become a doctor, while Rose could not even get herself a job after getting her job blown off.” 

Wow. There’s so much classist garbage in here, I don’t even know where to start.

  1. Yes, Martha worked hard. That doesn’t mean Rose didn’t. Stop putting down one companion to praise another. 
  2. You don’t have to have an upper class job like doctor to be a hard worker. Poor people work their tails off, doing things no one else wants to do. Even Martha complained that she had to work in a shop. (Blink)
  3. Rose left with the Doctor twenty-four hours after Henrik’s blew up. 
    1. No, she didn’t go out job hunting the day after almost dying. 
    2. Lucky she didn’t, because if she hadn’t spent the day looking up the Doctor, she might not have been there when he faced the Nestene Consciousness. And the Doctor himself admitted that he would have died if it wasn’t for her.

What you’re really saying is that instead of going off to have a fabulous life, Rose should have stayed on the Estate. I’m being kind and not adding, “where she belonged” to the end of that statement, but really–that’s what you’re implying. That as a young woman from the Estate, Rose didn’t deserve the kind of life she found with the Doctor.

Why not? 

Rose Tyler was clever. Practically the first thing the Doctor says to her is a compliment because she’d come up with a logical explanation for the Autons. It was wrong, but he was impressed by her logic. 

Rose Tyler was brave. She saved the Doctor that first day, she ran into the TARDIS even though he told her it would be dangerous, she ran after the ghost in “The Unquiet Dead…” Do I need to go on? Rose Tyler shot out the window of the rocket she was on so she could kill Satan. How’s that?

Rose Tyler was compassionate. She objected strenuously to the Doctor asking Gwyneth to channel to Gelth. She saw a little boy calling for his Mummy and tried to help him. She refused to let the Doctor kill a Dalek. She was outraged by the slavery of the Ood.

Rose Tyler stood up for what she believed in, no matter what the cost. She never hesitated to tell the Doctor if she thought what he was doing was wrong, even though she knew he could always take her home if he got annoyed with her. When he was passed out from regeneration sickness, she stood up to the Sycorax in his place. She got in Mr. Connolly’s face in Idiot’s Lantern when he was being a sexist jerk, talking down to his wife. 

Rose Tyler was clever, brave, and compassionate. When she was gone, the Doctor missed her ability to spot things he missed. “Rose would know,” was not just a sentimental comment–the solution to their adventures often started with Rose spotting something out of place and pointing it out to the Doctor. (The Unquiet Dead, The Long Game, Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, School Reunion, Idiot’s Lantern and Fear Her, just off the top of my head.)

So no, random reviewer, Rose is not flawless. But she’s also not the selfish girl you insist she is.

asmilelikestarlight  asked:

Hi me again. Can you talk more about Rose's progression of falling in love with Nine? And Nine too, if you like. I'm just going to rewatch that series and I want to kind of watch their story in a new way, with better knowledge of the little nuances so I don't miss them, you know?

okay i’m gonna fully admit that i haven’t actually watched it in a while so this might be vague.

but like… nine is at least three-quarters of the way in love by the time he looks across the conference table at 10 Downing Street and says “I could save the world but lose you.” He’s half in love when he looks up to see her dressed up for Naples in 1860 that turned out to be Cardiff in 1869. There’s just something about her and the way she radiates light and hope and warms his soul, the way she listens and accepts and still challenges him at every other turn. He really can’t help but fall in love with her and fall fast. (Watch for the way he watches her when she’s not looking. The softness in his eyes. The way he smiles more sincerely when he’s talking to her. The way he pulls her towards him in The Long Game when she chooses to come with him instead of with Adam. Just the way he’s lighter when he’s talking to her but pretends that it’s Nothing when she thinks about flirting - i.e. the dancing - until he decides it has to be something so she doesn’t gravitate towards Jack)

On Rose’s part, I think her attraction really solidifies in The Unquiet Dead. There are sparks of it in The End of the World but she’s still processing the whole alien and time/space travel thing so it’s on a back burner. But in The Unquiet Dead, she’s all dressed up and he tells her she’s beautiful even though he follows it with a tease so she things it’s all just a joke but… it’s something that stays with her i think. and then the whole better with two, and her reaction to the “i’m so glad i met you.” this episode is a treasure trove tbh. In Aliens of London/World War Three, she’s kinda brought back to the “real world” and their denials of a relationship were a little too vehement for people who hadn’t thought about it tbh. Dalek shows more of how far the Doctor has fallen rather than Rose but in The Long Game, watch how Rose continues to gravitate towards the Doctor even if Adam is there. she’s much more interested in her designated driver than in the tag-along.  and then Father’s Day where they’re fighting and forgiving each other and come out stronger because of it (and Pete assumes they’re in a relationship, if i’m remembering correctly) and then the dancing in the next two parter, where Rose is finally really testing the waters, seeing if he might be interested. from there, it’s like the mutual attraction, the mutual affection is a thing that is known between them even though neither of them is sure of where the other is on that spectrum. but they’re even closer after that i think, more of a unit as their mutual gravity pulls them together.

and i mean, just look at that kiss in PotW. that is a much more sensual kiss than what was probably necessary. (and you can’t tell me that he couldn’t’ve taken the vortex out of her another way. he so could have) (and the moments where the gold recedes from her eyes and it’s just Rose talking and it’s definitely Rose who kisses him back)

this was… not helpful but i really need to do a rewatch.  :))

come chat! (about doctor/rose, femslash things, things in general… whatevs)