Significant Owl

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Everybody Needs an Editor (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 30th March 2008 (13)
Tags: Short Story

Summary:"Martha Jones? Are we having oblique yet resonant dialogue?" [post-ep for The Shakespeare Code]

We have responsible infatuated snarky Martha, and oblivious Ten. Everybody needs an editor, including the Doctor. That was fun.

The People you meet (the things are also people) (Doctor Who/Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 30th March 2008 (14)
Tags: Novelette, Crossover, Humour

Summary: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has something to say on the subject of chance meetings.

This is a hoopy frood of a story. From the first paragraph I knew it would be good, and it sustained that goodness all the way through to the end. It really gets the tone and style of the Hitchhiker's Guide, with the turns of phrase, the cynical asides, and the zaniness. Arthur is his sweet, bewildered, sand-kicked-in-the-face self. Ford is oblivious and cool. Rose and the Doctor are seen through the eyes of Arthur, with his own slant on things.

It was a lot of fun.


"That man? Hang on, are you after the Doctor?"
    He stumbled to a halt. "I don't know," he said, turning to the girl, who had caught him up already. "Does the Doctor dress like an aging rock star and have trouble remembering he's not the most important person in the universe?"

Down the road was another shop, one specialising in spaceship parts and miscellaneous tech, all used (Why Buy New When Our Parts Are Already Broken In?) and all discounted. It was just the sort of place that could be guaranteed to draw in the Doctor and Arthur's friend like tiny bits of iron to an immensely large magnet.