the night of the plasmoid invaders

The Mark 2 fibreglass (Tom Yardley-Jones) Tard...

The Mark 2 fibreglass (Tom Yardley-Jones) Tardis as used in the 1980s – photo taken by me Zir 23:49, 18 May 2007 (UTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I dreamed that I was the Doctor last night. I landed in a secret government facility in the States with the TARDIS and decided to go for a tour. I didn’t have any companions with me, which is unusual. Perhaps, both my two hearts had been broken recently or something. Of course, pretty quickly I notice that things seem to be odd. People were complaining that workers at the site are acting strangely and are not themselves. There is fear in the air. This only peaks my interest, of course.

So, I seek out someone who has first hand experience with the strange phenomenon. I convince them, against their better judgement, to take me to see for myself. The people were working in a small test nuclear reactor building. As soon as I saw the people there I could tell something was very wrong. They didn’t look normal and were acting very strangely. However, I went right up to them and began asking what they were doing and acting as if I didn’t really notice anything wrong.

Many of the people ignored me, but I managed to get one woman to talk to me. Well, she didn’t really say much, just that I was not supposed to be there and that she would escort me out. I wasn’t having any of that so I pushed my way further into the facility looking for the control room. At that point two men who seemingly were standing guard outside of the control room looked at me and made a strange gurgling sound. It was a horrific sight, as a rush of some strange viscous liquid poured out of their mouths and began to pool in front of them taking shape into some large protoplasm with many pseudopods reaching out in my direction. As the liquid rushed out, their human bodies seemed to collapse like the air going out of balloon. “Excuse me,” I said, “wrong door!” and turned to rush back out.

I ran right into the woman. “You can’t leave now that you know that we are not human,” she said without emotion.

“I thought as much. You are not from Earth, so what planetary system are you from?”

“We are Plasmoids. We will have to take your body now.”

“Oh, I’d rather you didn’t”, I said. “I’ve grown rather fond of this one”, I smiled and I pulled on my bow-tie for emphasis. “Perhaps we should talk. I’d like to help you, if I can. If you would just tell me what you are doing here”, I said glancing back in the direction of the control room, “and what you need. This planet is under my protection, you know. I am the Doctor.”

Apparently, the Plasmoids, wherever they were from, hadn’t heard of me. That was a little deflating, but I pushed on. As I got the woman to open up and talk a little more I could see that she was conflicted. Perhaps, being in human form was affecting her in some way and maybe I could use that to my advantage. However, before I could save the world, I woke up. Gee, now that’s horrifying. Who is going to save us now?

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  1. #1 by Ronald Kirk House on September 28, 2013 - 4:54 am

    This isn’t my first Doctor Who dream. I’ve been a fan since the days of Tom Baker. He is, perhaps the “classic” Doctor for me. Although, I also later really enjoyed watching re-runs of Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor trapped on Earth and working with UNIT. I continued watching the show up until the first episode with the Sixth Doctor. I picked up the series again with the reboot of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor. He was fantastic and I wish he could have done more than one season. I didn’t think he could be topped, but David Tennet as the Tenth Doctor quickly won me over. Tennet may forever be my favorite incarnation of the character.

  2. #2 by mixedupmeme on September 29, 2013 - 5:06 am

    I guess we all have our favorite Doctors. I like Tom Baker and also Peter Davison.

    • #3 by Ronald Kirk House on September 29, 2013 - 9:14 am

      I liked Davison, too. Although, it seemed to me at the time that he had to deal with a lot more sadness and losses than earlier Doctors. I’d love to watch his series again someday. The change from his very sensitive portrayal to the next Doctor was so abrupt to me that I stopped watching and I totally missed the next two Doctors. Hopefully I’ll see them sometime, too.

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