"Four disc Boxset of cuddly confrontation and unbearable cuteness.
Two adorable enemies arrive on Earth for the ultimate face off while humanity stands helplessly on the sidelines watching the ummm...squabble, snapping pictures on their mobiles and generally saying "awwww!" every few minutes.
Plush toy accessory included."
The tagine for the thread IS completely ridiculous Boxset ideas. I'll just get my coat...😏
No, that's a fairly sensible idea. What about "The War Head Out Of Husbands Of River Song That Wasn't Nardole, The Other One, You Know, Greg Davies Played Him". Even with a more sensible title, it's a *completely* ridiculous spinoff.
Apparently, the best way to judge two-metre social distancing is to imagine the size of a cow.
You know it would be strange to live life in a cage And only believe the things you see that are written on the page How easy would it be home in time for tea
Perhaps not completely ridiculous but sadly impossible now: Iris should have met Jago & Litefoot! And in case you're not entirely sold just on that alone, here's a note I wrote on my phone about it back in (blimey!) 2015:
Big Finish should have a proper crossover with two full series merging rather than the one-story-per-cast box sets. Like Jago, Litefoot & Wildthyme.
Jago, Litefoot, Jo and Wildthyme: They meet in a parody of Talons of Weng-Chiang. Instead of being a dictator, Magnus Greel- er, Mallory Glotch is a fashionista who designed the time closet, holding clothes that are never out of season. But she fell into her time closet and was made far too stylish and beautiful. She doesn't have a Peking Homunculus. She has a Somerset Half-Pint. (Jago thinks he had a Somerset Half-Pint once and he didn't care for it.) The Somerset Half-Pint is an elegant businessman named Hank.
Iris and Jo trade off between the Doctor and Leela roles and we get to see how Jago and Litefoot have changed since the original. It also tells a very different story in the end and ends up stranding Jo and Iris in London for the whole box set.
The second story is standard J+L fare. One of Jago's performers is up to something nefarious most likely. Ellie overhears something at a bar. Quick brings Litefoot a curious corpse. Iris wonders if they'll wrap it all up before the theme tune kicks in. Maybe it's called The Curious Corpse of Caligula and it's about clones of historical figures. It's a decidedly non-Victorian idea but then again so was The Backwards Man. J+L often frames very modern narratives in the context of Victoriana anyway. (Side-note from my 2020 self: I don't know where that idea came from, it seems to pop out of nowhere! But I do rather like it... Clone High meets Jago and Litefoot meets Iris Wildthyme!)
Iris gets the bus working again in the third episode and Jago and Litefoot end up travelling with her briefly. They end up back in London for part four. Essentially, the first episode is a very Iris episode - straight DW parody - as is the third. The second and fourth episodes are more traditional J+L.
Or, actually, maybe the third episode has Jago and Wildthyme test out the bus and gallivant off to a bar overlooking the seventh apocalypse. They soon discover a book of ancient children's stories published by Litefoot & Jones, as Jo and George communicate through the tales. There are elements of Blink and The Angels Take Manhattan in the story, and the whole tale is a parody of Moffatesque timeywimey storytelling.
As for episode 4, it's a big J+L season finale. The story arc pays off, Ellie plays a large role.
(I said nothing in this note about Iris performing at the New Regency and Jo serving at the Red Tavern but I've decided right now that would have to happen as well!)
That’s great. And we can have a crossover with the Ood Couple when Panda nips over to Flip and Brian’s flat to borrow some sugar.
And both flats are in 108 Baker Street, just next door to everything happening in Stranded, but never intersecting.
Nice. Except of course for one scene where Brian does a double take upon hearing the voice of the Eighth Doctor as he walks past their window. In true sitcom it is never mentioned or brought up again.
You know it’s such a stupid and silly idea (hence the thread) and it makes no sense why Flip would choose to cohabit a flat with the likes of Brian but I’m almost tempted to write up a pilot script as a laugh.
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