Who Sliders #8 – Doctor Who and the Sliders: Kromagg Refugees

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This is the next crossover fanfic in my WhoSliders v1 fan-series featuring Doctor Who (the Fifth Doctor – played by Peter Davison in the classic BBC tv series) and the Sliders.

Story (C) 2003-2020 Mr SciRev.

For the Dr Who Timeline Related to this Fanfic, or to read what happened just before this fanfic, please see Who Sliders 7


For a full story description of SILVER NEMESIS see http://www.drwhoguide.com/who_7k.htm

The story speculates on events which happened in SILVER NEMESIS with what was revealed in CURSE OF FENRIC… (two episodes from the classic series)
My speculation is supported, now I have checked by a post by Jonathan Blum who said: I think that’s basically it, really. Though if she really was, as the climax of the story suggests, an offshoot of the statue rather than a person in her own right, that would suggest why she was a destruction-crazed loon.

See also: this posting

What you need to know:
The Doctor is a Time Lord – a time-traveller from the alien world called Gallifrey who travels in space and time thanks to his TARDIS which looks like a police box, bigger inside than outside. When the Doctor is severely injured or even killed, he will regenerate into a new appearance and body. He is currently in his fifth incarnation (4th regeneration). His thirteenth will be the last.

The Sliders have developed a technique called Sliding which allows them to go to different dimensions or parallel universes, but will they ever find the way to their home universe?

The Doctor with his companions – currently an Australian hostess named Tegan, young irritating genius Adric, alien orphan and technological expert Nyssa and the Sliders – is on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless and the powerless throughout the whole multiverse of multiple universes. The Doctor’s alteration to the Sliders’ timeline has resulted in multiple changes across various multiverse timelines in hypertime. Fixing these holes is an important task of the Doctor which has been sanctioned by an angel of God called the White Guardian.

Validium. The living metal was forged by Rassilon, Omega and the Other during the Dark Days of Gallifrey, as a powerful defense mechanism for the whole planet. The one known as “the Other” helped create it with the knowledge of the Ancients. The timeless Other, an Ancient, was born when time travel had not yet been invented by the Ancients. The Other embedded it with a control mechanism, so he could control it. It was during these times that the Dark Zone was built.

The Doctor, Remmy, Maggie, Tegan and Wade were in the Doctor’s TARDIS. Remmy felt sickened. They had left behind Max, now a Goa’uld, or was it an Osiran. They were not allowed to rescue him because the Doctor said the timeline would be affected and earth would be in danger.

“Why, why? The sliders’ timeline was altered by the Doctor, so why not this one? What’s so precious in this one?”

The Validium metal was aware of the Other and his connections to the Ancients, as well as the result of the metal’s influence. It resulted in the Dark Days of Chaos themselves. Fenric was already active at that time, having attempted to ascend to a higher state of existence, like the Celestines (the Gallifreyans from the Celestial Intervention Agency) and the Q (the latter from Universe-881 – Star Trek) themselves had done (No the Q are NOT omnipotent no matter what they may claim). He had failed in this, remaining trapped in-between states of existence. Yet he survived. A long time afterwards, during the doctor’s lifetime, the metal itself killed the woman the Doctor had married and his son. The Doctor was not able to go back in time to prevent this – one of the Laws of Time prohibited this – since it could cause paradoxes and all sorts of dangers besides putting you in danger with the High Council members themselves. Feeling responsible due to the vague memories he had, the Doctor escaped from Gallifrey with his granddaughter Susan, taking with him the Hand of Omega and the Validium which he expelled into space.

The Doctor had piloted the TARDIS back to the underground SGC base on Earth in the present time. He felt tired after the last encounter they had and looked forward to some semblance of normality. The TARDIS materialised in the control room of the SGC, much to the surprise of the guards there. The Doctor opened the doors and looked out. He went out, walking cautiously until he was certain the guards had recognised him. It would not do good if he were to have returned to a point in time before SG-1 had met him, especially if those guards were trigger-happy. cheyenne mountain

Jack O’Neill was discussing with General Hammond about some alien Kromagg refugees who had been found. They had left their home dimension and world to come to this one, in seek of asylum from the new Gou’ald-Kromagg leadership. Quinn was concerned that it might be a trap. Kromaggs were deceivers. They had stolen some sliding devices and had opened several wormholes to this dimension. Upon their arrival most had been intercepted by the US military and those who were not intercepted, soon died when they made contact with the Kromagg killing virus. The refugees were kept in quite a small holding area, free from the virus.

However the evil influence of the metal Validium was due to the evil Fenric, so the Doctor was not responsible at all. It was subsequently captured by Fenric who extracted a portion of it making it into a humanoid form – one which would be called Lady Peinforte – but one which was essentially a statue. It was not for nothing that Peinforte was called ‘almost less than human’.

The rest of the metal caused various destructions in its path in space and evil influences until it landed on Earth in 1638.

The First Doctor had defeated Fenric in one of his first trips in the TARDIS.

The Doctor began to suspect the influence of Fenric upon the Kromagg leadership. It was becoming fairly clear to him by now. Kromagg technology had utilised some inert metals derived from validium, in fact.
The refugees explained how on their homeworld they had refused to be implanted with Goa’uld symbiotes.

They were due to be implanted, but instead, they escaped and arrived on earth-777 instead. The Doctor was interested in the refugees and took concern about how they were being kept. It was really that bad. Small areas, unhygienic conditions – why did refugees have to be kept in this state?

The remaining formless validium metal and the statue were lost after Fenric’s imprisonment. Fenric had them taken to earth.

By 1638, Fenric had awakened the statue – who believed herself to be Lady Peinforte – placing it on Earth and the metal eventually crashed in the same year on earth.

Fenric ironically made Peinforte believe that she had found the metal and that she had fashioned it into a statue of herself.

It was about this time when the second Doctor found the metal on a mission for the Celestial Intervention Agency of the High Council of the Time Lords on Gallifrey. The latter, non-interventionists, would use the Doctor on missions they would not do themselves.

“Why is the military keeping the refugees in such conditions?” The Doctor enquired with Hammond.
“It’s done for the security of the nation, and of the planet, in this case. These people may be dangerous. It may be part of some other Kromagg plot.”
“I still don’t like it. They still have rights, but you’re ignoring them!”

“Not me. I didn’t take the decision.”

“Then who?”
“Senator Kinsey pitched this to the President and made an impressive case, I was told.”
“I want to meet this Senator Kinsey did you say?”
“He’s not the nicest of people, to put it bluntly. Just ask Jack about him.”

The Doctor launched the statue – the Nemesis – into space where it would orbit on a path similar to most comets, and left the arrow with its owner. He gave the bow to King Charles I (who was the reigning monarch at the time) for safekeeping.

The bow and the detailed coordinates worked out by a mathematician, were stolen from the castle by Fenric, in 1788, and eventually came into the possession of De Flores, a neo-nazi and Fenric’s other pawn.

The Doctor determined that the Statue would return to Earth every 25 years and cause havoc, and it would finally crashland in 1988. He set his alarm clock to remind him when the time arrived.

The Doctor, alone, arrived at Senator Kinsey’s home. As soon as he stepped close to his home, two men in black suits approached him. “How may I help you gentlemen?” the Doctor said, wittingly. Armed with guns, they were not joking.

“What’s your business here?” they asked, roughly.
“None of your business. I’ll only speak to the big bad wolf himself – the senator that is – and please do put down your guns. They’re not very civilised.”
“You must have an appointment and in any case, you can’t talk to the Senator at his home. Appointments are done at his office.”
“You don’t understand. It’s a matter of life or death. UNIT!” the Doctor attempted to mention the UNIT division as if that would help. “UNIT what?” they said. Clearly, they didn’t know of UNIT or didn’t care.
“I’m a UNIT operative and I’m telling you this is serious and urgent – there’s no time for appointments.” he looked at them quite convincingly and stared at them.

Fenric gave the information on the Nemesis and Peinforte to the Cybermen, ruthless cyborgs from a faraway star system, drawing them to earth in 1988.


Was it Fenric’s influence here? The Doctor could almost sense it. Perhaps Kinsey was a pawn – or a wolf – in Fenric’s chess game. Or he might have been just a typical bumbling politician with an extra dose of paranoia. The two armed men had let him in, finally. The Doctor was waiting in a sitting room, flicking his fingers and thinking of the various possibilities when the Senator came in.
“So you are the Doctor!” Kinsey clearly had heard of the Doctor. “I did spend some time at UNIT where I did hear about you. You were their scientific officer at the time, right? I’ll tell you, I’m surprised they didn’t try to confiscate your TARDIS. Tell me, what brings you here?”
“The Kromagg refugee situation.”
“Situation? What situation?”
“They are being treated unfairly. Like less than human beings should be treated.”
“Well, they’re not humans. They’re Kromaggs and they do not have rights.”
“So this gives one the right to mistreat them?”
“Where the security of the planet is concerned, you’re right about that.”
“Why are you doing this?”
“Doing what?”
“You have a plan and you’re following it quite precisely.”
“It’s none of your business.”
“If it’s the chess game, it sure is.” the Doctor looked towards a chess set on a coffee table in the room and left. He would not convince Kinsey. Nothing short of full mind control would change the Senator’s mind.
The Doctor decided to change his approach.

The Doctor went back to Cheyenne Mountain. Upon meeting SG-1 and his companions, suddenly the White Guardian appeared.
He spoke to the Doctor. “You must leave immediately. The X-Men’s parallel universe – 616 – is in danger of being destroyed by your 8th self in your future. Your 8th self does not remember his past and thinks the multiverse should not exist. He’s wiping out what he sees as anomalies — this includes the X-Men and all mutants in that parallel earth. You might have to meet him.”
“How can I face myself and how can I be breaking the laws of time in the future?” the Doctor asked.
“They don’t exist for your future self, anymore. The time is when Magnus — Magneto — and Xavier were still friends. Leave now”. The White Guardian promptly disappeared.
Dr Daniel Jackson expressed an interest in joining the Doctor on this adventure. General Hammond gave his permission for Daniel to take leave from SG-1.

There was news of a couple of Kromagg refugees who had escaped. The Doctor insisted that the Sliders and the other companions not accompany him, the SGC complex was safer and there was work to do with preparing against a possible Kromagg-Goa’uld attack. And Fenric was involved at a deeper level than anyone could imagine.


Continued in the next Fanfic Who Sliders 9 “DR DANIEL JACKSON, SLIDER aka Mutant Showdown”.

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Doctor Who, Tegan, Nyssa, Adric are the BBC’s
The Sliders, the Kromaggs are Fox/Universal/Sci-Fi Channel’s
The Tok’ra, the Ancients and Stargate SG-1 are the property of Stargate (II) Productions, Showtime/Viacom, MGM/UA,Double Secret Productions and Gekko Productions.
This fanfic is for entertainment purposes only and no money exchanged hands. No copyright infringement is intended. The original characters, situations and story are the property of the author. This story may not be posted or printed elsewhere without the consent of the author.
Theory on the Doctor and the Other: Rassilon, Omega and that OTHER Guy Yes, the (then current) set up (in the BBC Novels before Doctor Who was back on tv in 2005) of the Doctor, Fitz and Anji being “lost” in alternate timelines was set up in the novel “Time Zero”. I read “Reckless Engineering” and “Loving the Alien” back to back and they do seem to contradict each other. In the EDAs the Doctor says that there is only one true timeline and any alternates will clog up the Vortex and destroy the universe — that’s universe and not multiverse, by the way. In Loving the Alien the Doctor says that the multiverse is composed of an infinite number of alternate timelines lying side by side and everything works smoothly as long as no one attempts to cross from one timeline to another. When the walls between the universes are breached, things start to fall apart and the multiverse is threatened. It looks to me as if these two situations are fundamentally incompatible.