Apocryphal stories: The following stories may be fanciful or
stylized accounts, or perhaps don't fit into the ongoing continuity as we understand
it - but that's no reason to exclude them. My thoughts on the validity of
apocryphal Doctor Who stories appear elsewhere
on this site.
BF Unbound 5
Is the Doctor's life story just
a rejected idea for a tv series? Something that exists only in the mind of its writer,
The Longest Story in the World
ST: Side Steps
An old man (maybe the first Doctor?) is told stories by his granddaughter (Susan?) of
fantastical adventures they will have - distant travels and battles with monsters...
And yet these two are mere characters in an Arabian Nights story told by a slave girl to
entertain her Caliph... If there is any truth in the story, it would seem to depict events
prior to The Exiles.
The old man may be the first Doctor - but
would his interlocutor recognize him...?
Writer John Lucarotti meets the
first Doctor - or possibly a figment of his imagination...
Who Killed Kennedy
A devastating piece of investigative journalism, that uncovers the story of the
third Doctor's involvement with UNIT. The Doctor's eventual meeting with the author takes
place between Day of the Daleks and
The Face of the Enemy.
Doctor Who and the Fangs of Time
The story of the fourth Doctor meeting the artist
Sean Longcroft, and
encouraging him in his work. Or possibly all just a wild fantasy imagined
in Sean's head...
The Shakespeare Notebooks
A transcription of the first performance reveals how the Doctor interrupted the play, between Image
of the Fendahl and People of the Trees.
The Comet's Tail
Nightmarish visions suffered by the fifth Doctor during his post-regeneration trauma
Swamp of Horrors (1957) - Viewing Notes
ST: How the Doctor...
An examination of this film reveals how the sixth Doctor and Mel came
to appear in it, between Fegovy and Intuition.
The characters in this tale
recount three separate encounters with the sixth Doctor: defeating the Rainbow between
Curtain Call and The Best Joke I Ever Told;
foiling the telepathic worms, between House
and Vengeance on Varos; and preventing an historical wrong between
Instruments of Darkness and The Eyes Have It.
"Dream a Little Dream For Me"
Zoe wakes up to find everything after
The Wheel in Space is a
dream, and the second Doctor has been waiting twenty-three years for her to
wake from a coma. Then the seventh Doctor helps to free some of Zoe's lost
memories - though this implies that Zoe wrote much of the tv series! It seems
likely that Zoe has suffered some illness - possibly linked to her mental trauma
in The Tip of the Mind - and much
of this story is the result of her confusion upon recovery. The meeting with
the seventh Doctor does occur though, between
The Incomplete Death's Head and
The Algebra of Ice.
The Tempest - A Work in Progress
The Shakespeare Notebooks
The Bard's notes reveal how the tenth Doctor assisted him in devising this play, while dealing with a dinosaur
situation between Hold Your Horses and Beautiful Chaos.
This children's book is
inspired by an adventure the Doctor had whilst staying in the town of Watchcombe, between
The Dalek Project and The Doctor, the Widow and
An alternative reality in which the Valeyard defeated the sixth Doctor in
The Trial of a Time Lord, taking over the
life force of his subsequent regenerations - with dire consequences...
The Infinity Doctors
The clue's in the name. Infinite realities contain an infinite number of Doctors. This
one physically resembles the eighth Doctor (though his previous incarnations may not
have been the same). He gave up his wanderings early on, and has spent most
of his time on Gallifrey. This Doctor was married to Patience (as indeed he may have been
in "our" reality...) Flashbacks in Cold
Fusion show something of those times.