I have not seen more than two episodes of anything related to Doctor Who (I know, I’m losing a lot of nerd cred). Still, I have a vague enough understanding of the show through many friends and things the Internet keeps telling me mostly that David Tennant’s hair is to be envied by all). As a serial, it has achieved legendary status which will be cemented with the 50th anniversary special coming out in a few months, which I have no knowledge of how the plot will work for that. Besides dreaming of unruly marsupials, the idea came to me last night as to how to justify having all the different Doctors come together in a way doesn’t involve a chronological Rashomon and a billion flashbacks. While I’m not sure how the time space continuum works in the Whoverse, I’m pretty sure that having the same entity interact with himself is not recommended, so no we all came together to stop the most destructive force in the universe plot. It would be interesting in they came together in a nexus point outside of space-time, much in the same way that Atomic Robo did in Volume 3 The Shadow from Beyond Time. Still, that’s not the plot that came to me in a dream. This will probably sound horrible and make you facepalm repeatedly but give it a chance.
First off, I’m 90% sure the Tardis doesn’t have a voice over feature but a Mr. Feeny presence would provide something a little extra (he was the voice of KITT in the original Knight Rider, the fact that few people know this makes me feel old). Anyway, the Tardis picks up a weird reading that should not exist but has appeared once before. The Doctor should remember this specific moment but explains that it is all a blur, which is even stranger once he states that it is a specific blur that he can make out from different vantage points. Tardis goes on to explain using extreme technobabble (here is my version of it) that a disturbance created from a failed experiment by some ancient time-lord created a roving wave of anti-chronotope particles that create a disintegrating cascading resonance. Across the emptiness of space, this “wave of undoing” does very little but once it comes into matter it shreds it to the atomic level. Because it anti-chronotope particles, it disrupts a time-lord’s ability to regenerate, thus destroying one entirely. One of the older versions of the Doctor had tried to analyze it earlier on and was luckily only grazed by the effect. Not only was the Tardis heavily damaged, his molecules were in a state of dissonating frequency. It was enough to tear him apart but his regenerating abilities were not harmed. The unstable energies left a temporary moment were previous incarnations of the Doctor were present together, though not in pristine shape (which explains why they are older).
The Tardis pulls up videos of the previous team up, mostly done through reenactments by current actors and CGI. With the wave of undoing on track to hit Earth, the current Doctor flies out with instruction on how to divert it from his predecessors. As you can imagine, the plan fails but the Doctor is now a bunch of people. This now allows for all the previous actors to come together, bring some of the companions along for one last adventure and even team up with previous antagonists to stop this common threat. After this point my dream kind of degenerated into the New Doctor being Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson throwing Daleks at whatever was in his way, which is cool but kind of out of character and not a direction that the BBC would probably take.