May 9th, 2011

spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

rec: Why, It's A Police Box! by primsong

Hi, I’m lost_spook (vvj5 on Teaspoon), your reccer for this week. I’m a big fan of all eras of our amazingly unique show, and this week’s recs will take us on a journey from a junkyard in 1963 to the opening of the Pandorica in a sort of tour of the show’s history in sidesteps and small moments. (Or: here are some stories I like, anyway.) So - pleased to meet you – now take my hand, and let’s run!

On how the TARDIS became a Police Box:
Story: Why, It’s A Police Box!
Author: Primsong
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1400
Author's Summary:
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Susan Foreman
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Primsong takes a tongue-in-cheek look at how it might have been that the TARDIS chose her current form, and how the chameleon circuit came to break. After all, isn’t it true that fifteen year olds (even if they may be Gallifreyan) find their relatives so embarrassing they could die? So Susan objects to the shame of living in a chest freezer in a junkyard, and the Doctor attempts, in an amusing catalogue of alternatives, to find something that will do. And of course, it ends with something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. The show wouldn’t be quite the same if she had been any other shape, after all.