On how the TARDIS became a Police Box:
Story: Why, It’s A Police Box!
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1400
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Susan Foreman
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.