The Ten Doctors
December 6, 2007 3:57 PM   Subscribe

The geekiest thing you will see this month is this fan-made comic called The Ten Doctors. Unexpectedly awesome, though!
posted by JHarris (34 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Via Progressive Ruin.
posted by JHarris at 3:58 PM on December 6, 2007


Note, it cuts off after page 31.
posted by JHarris at 4:03 PM on December 6, 2007


It went to page 72 for me (story's still not over at that point though).
posted by hattifattener at 5:24 PM on December 6, 2007


The coolest thing about this is that my brain does all the voices. "Whin thay stairt talkin' a lood o' hogwash, it's bayst just tae agree wit 'em." Ah, Jamie, the Chekov of Doctor Who.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:33 PM on December 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Eeee! This made my night. Love the depiction of the Fourth Doctor - all those scribbles!
posted by cmyk at 5:56 PM on December 6, 2007


This ate an hour of my time...and was worth every minute. What a load of fun!

Keep up the good work, JHarris!
posted by humannaire at 6:15 PM on December 6, 2007


Reminds me of the time travel episode of Tek Jansen...
posted by Jon Mitchell at 6:15 PM on December 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


I found the story was just okay, but that the guy got intra-Doctor interactions exactly right, and the depictions of the various characters charming enough to try a FPP. But I was a little worried about overall suitability. Glad you guys liked it!
posted by JHarris at 6:23 PM on December 6, 2007


The caricature of Tom Cook is wonderful.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 7:17 PM on December 6, 2007


But where's the companion with the fur bikini and the dagger?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 7:29 PM on December 6, 2007


This is great! Thanks, JHarris.
posted by tdismukes at 7:29 PM on December 6, 2007


>>> Oh, she's there. Aged a bit beyond the hides-and-knife get-up, admittedly.
posted by grabbingsand at 7:48 PM on December 6, 2007


I was so loving it... until he misspelled "ridiculous." But that's why they invented erasers, don't ya' know?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:59 PM on December 6, 2007


I know I'm not the only one that hopes this ends with Romana and Peri making hot companion-love together.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:12 PM on December 6, 2007


Yeah, Hartnell had to be the heavy.

...jeez I’m a geek.
posted by Smedleyman at 9:31 PM on December 6, 2007


Every time I see "Gallifrey" I keep reading it as "Gallimaufrey". (Let's see if anyone gets that reference.)
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:15 AM on December 7, 2007


Steven C. Den Beste,

You're not an IMSA alum by any chance, are you?
posted by dd42 at 3:29 AM on December 7, 2007


So I woke up unexpectedly early this morning, and decided to check MeFi... and spent an hour and a half caught up in this. Thanks a lot! No, really, that was good. I'm not the world's biggest Doctor Who fan, but the characters I didn't recognize right off I could get from the comments. Just trying to figure out who he hasn't brought in yet... there's not many left that I can think of.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:02 AM on December 7, 2007


Actually, I used to always read "Gallimaufrey" as "Gallifrey" -- but that's because I was a Doctor Who fan before I was an IMSA student.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:50 AM on December 7, 2007


Pistol. Hope is a curtal dog in some affairs:
Sir John affects thy wife.

Ford. Why, sir, my wife is not young.

Pistol. He wooes both high and low, both rich and poor,
Both young and old, one with another, Ford;
He loves the gallimaufry: Ford, perpend.

(Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II, Scene 1)
posted by grabbingsand at 6:53 AM on December 7, 2007


Actually, I was thinking of this.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 6:56 AM on December 7, 2007


Why did they all defer to the first doctor? How much sense does that make?
posted by greytape at 8:45 AM on December 7, 2007


Why did they all defer to the first doctor? How much sense does that make?

They all have memories of being the first doctor and are aware that he'll totally kick their asses if they get out of line.

Great post. Thanks.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 8:51 AM on December 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


This is fun, but I think I'll wait for a cbz/cbr file to read it in one go.
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics at 9:30 AM on December 7, 2007


I had so thought this post was going to be a reference to this.
posted by Karmakaze at 9:46 AM on December 7, 2007


I have to link to these drawings, since I think they're awesome, but in September my roommate also took on the task of drawing all ten of the doctors. If you want his commentary on each of the doctors, look at his site.
posted by piratebowling at 9:47 AM on December 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


By no means can I be considered "a big Dr. Who fan." In fact, I had to infer most the references. But they were so intuitive, and enough Dr. Who subculture has made its way through the veil of pop culture and the common unconsciousness that the whole read was more than merely enjoyable: It was inspiring!

To reiterate: Best hour or so I've wasted as a result of an fpp in quite a while.
posted by humannaire at 10:01 AM on December 7, 2007


Usually when someone says something like "some dude made a fanfic comic where all the bad guys and all the good guys all get together in impossible ways to do something really huge" I groan and wait for the inevitable point where someone suspiciously resembling the author becomes the central plot point. but this was very entertaining and the disdain the different doctors had for one another as great. plus, his art style is very nice. I just wish it were inked so it looked cleaner.
posted by shmegegge at 10:12 AM on December 7, 2007


also, The Master is so awesome. No matter how many times he regenerates, he's always the dude with the Slicked back hair, goatee and pointy eyebrows.
posted by shmegegge at 10:29 AM on December 7, 2007


piratebowling: Overall those are very nice, although I thought #2 looked a little grim and #3 a little off of ol' Pertwee. The others I quite liked.

Although the "site" link actually links back to this thread, maybe the link is malformed?
posted by JHarris at 4:07 PM on December 7, 2007


Oh, shmegegge, each page has a cleaned up color version right below it, although you have to click on it to see it full-size. I think I prefer the pencil version though.
posted by JHarris at 4:26 PM on December 7, 2007


Oh, another self comment I know, but....

One of the nicest things here are the sly references. "Too many Bakers spoils the crust" refers to the fact that there's Tom Baker and Colin Baker there. "So you've decided to show up this time" refers to the fact that in The Five Doctors, Tom Baker wasn't involved and had to be included using footage from an unmade episode. And of course there's the fact that no one remembers #8....
posted by JHarris at 4:31 PM on December 7, 2007


I. love. this.
posted by Pallas Athena at 7:22 PM on December 7, 2007


And the polarity reversal joke, which is a joke in itself. Hee!

Thanks much for this.
posted by angeline at 2:58 AM on December 8, 2007


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