Triple threat

Brad Willis suggested a Doctor Who story challenge in alt.drwho.creative a few days ago–take the Doctor Who characters from seasons 18 to 21 and do a “what if” to them and see where the story takes you.

I don’t know how I got this idea. I don’t know what it amuses me so much. But here’s the brainwave I had.

As we all know, Nyssa hails from Traken.

What if Nyssa hailed from Carggg instead?

Some explanation. Carggg is a planet from DC Comics’ The Legion of Super-Heroes. Natives of Carggg have the ability to “split” themselves into three separate individuals. Triplicate Girl (or Triad in post-Zero Hour continuity) came from Carggg.

So, Nyssa of Carggg would be able to split into three, separate Nyssas.

Just think. If Nyssa could split into three, couldn’t the Master, who took over the body of Tremas, Nyssa’s father?

As I said, I don’t know why I’m so taken with the idea. I know exactly what I would do with it, too.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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