Welcome to this new CROSSOVER FANFIC Preview for Immortal Squad which is the Third Volume of WhoSliders. It follows the Doctor Who Season 10 ending where the immortals Clara and Me are left to roam the universe in their stolen TARDIS. Clara having been taken from the moment before her death, is now an immortal. Me is an immortal (previously called Ashildr) thanks to the Doctor’s intervention in the past.
This story occurs after the last episode of Season 10 of the new Doctor Who.
The Timelords of Gallifrey have gathered a team to handle this situation. They are a ‘Suicide Squad’ of sorts, the majority being mostly evil beings; or an ‘Immortal Squad’, as the members are all immortals. They have been implanted with a bomb in their head which, should they fail to obey the Timelords, will be exploded, resulting in their death.
The Team will be led by Agent Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. (from the tv series). It consists of:
Angel (from Buffy)
The Elseworlds Vampire Batman
Owen Harper (removed from time too before his death like Clara)
Dr Leekie (from the series Orphan Black, just before his death)
Kilgrave (from the series Jessica Jones, just before his death)
This is still being written and will be posted later in this new year 2017. Happy new year!
So here’s another batch of reviews I had queued. I watched these last summer and wrote these reviews and I’m posting now, really.
2×2 “Some Assembly Required”
Another non-vampire episode after the puppet one.
Angel is asking whether Buffy is serious or “mating” with Xander. The vampire Korshak comes out and then they find someone’s been removed from their grave.
Buffy goes to the Library with Xander and they talking about pick up lines and dating Ms Calendar.
It seems that two of the students at school are corpse stealers. I thought I saw tension between Xander and Buffy. Cordelia is on with Buffy & co as they are going to investigate. Buffy doesn’t want Angel to help them so she hasn’t let him know.
The two students are about to attack Cordelia after her cheer-leading session, but Angel shows up and she lets him know that Buffy is at the cemetery. She finds a hand from a corpse..
“Why do those terrible things happen to me” – Cordelia. A great quote.
“Karma cough cough” – Xander
And Angel gives Cordelia a lift home.
The students were intending to create some Frankenstein girl made up with parts from different dead girls’ corpses.. for some Frankenstein-like monster who was one of the students’ brother.
One of them tries to capture Cordelia at school but Buffy intervenes, only for her to be captured during the game (which Giles attends with Ms Calendar). I like to see Giles with Ms Calendar, they are a great couple.
Buffy and Co rescue Cordelia just in time, in the old school lab, when a fire starts.
Giles ends up getting a second date, Angel and Buffy talk some more…
2×3 “School Hard”
The Master is dead and the anointed kid is in power now.
The ‘new’ headmaster is angry with Buffy and some other student, so he tasks them with taking care of Parents’ Night (the Sunnydale equivalent of our Parent’s Day) including the refreshments. What could go wrong, Xander asks, and of course it’s the introduction of the evil vampires Spike and Drusilla, who seems to have something unearthly about her. She’s a princess she says, before kissing Spike. They’ve moved into the anointed one’s lair. Dru wants Spike to kill Buffy. Nice to know that Dru’s actress has read my reviews.. wow that’s encouraged me to write some more.
Buffy’s mum is hoping that Parent’s Night will bring her closer to Buffy. They had to move once because Buffy got in trouble at school.
Buffy is afraid that slaying will get her expelled.
Spike tells Buffy he will kill her this saturday, after she fights and kills a vampire.
Spike plans to restore Dru with the Hellmouth and to burn the town down.
Spike has captured the other student who was silly enough to follow him, and gives her to Dru to feed on.
It’s nice to see Cordelia helping the group with preparing to fight the vampire Spike, just before the Parents’ Night.
Spike’s original name was William the Bloody, it turns out. He has killed two Slayers this century.
Suddenly Spike and his vampires – of course he couldn’t take Buffy on his own – attack the Parents’ Night.
Snyder thinks that the vampires are a gang on PCP, and that’s the official police statement after the vampires are defeated with Angel’s help and Spike escapes. Angel had sired Snyder, kind of like being his Yoda. Spike puts the anointed one in a cage and kills him. This marks the start of a different enemy for Buffy.
Buffy’s mum is very proud of her, how she helped others.
2×4 “Inca Mummy Girl”
The lovely Ara Celi (“Looking for Lola”, “American Beauty”, “Machete”) plays the 500-year old mummy girl Ampata..
“Exchange of cultures is nice“, says Xander, and I agree. Something people need to hear I think what with this brexit, trump and isolationism. Rodney Marson (check) is a bully.
‘I don’t always use violence. Do I?‘ Buffy asks.
So the group is at a museum and they are demonstrating an incan human sacrifice.
The mummy grabs Rodney and kills him. Or it looks like it.
The group is talking about the dance again. Xander isn’t interested in kissing Willow’s lips – he tells this to Buffy and Willow overhears the conversation.
The group goes to the museum to find Rodney who is missing and are attacked by some creature. Willow looks at the mummy and now it resembles Rodney.
It’s time for Buffy to pick up the exchange student Ampata from South America. He might help translate the seal, too.
The original mummy – kisses the exchange student (killing him, mind you) – and the mummy now becomes a beautiful young woman calling herself, Ampata, the dead student’s name. Now Buffy and co believe Ampata to be the exchange student.
Xander is becoming close to Ampata.. she likes his jokes.
Giles discovers that Rodney’s killer might be the mummy. He was freeze-dried.
The bodyguard of the mummy attacks Xander and seeing Ampata, falls down, so they manage to escape. He wanted the seal.
Ampata is asked out by Xander, she accepts his invitation to the Dance. In between she kills the bodyguard in the ladies’ restroom, mummyfing him.
Later, he is discovered, and Giles and Buffy find the corpse of the real exchange student in Ampata’s baggage.
Meanwhile, Ampata and Xander dance, with Willow looking on in a rather sad way.
Seth Green (I keep thinking of him as Dr Evil’s son) notices the “eskimo girl” – Willow.
Buffy and Giles are on the way to the school dance.. and things heat up.
Cleavant Derricks is probably still probably best known for playing Rembrandt Brown on the cult TV classic, “Sliders.”
We keep hoping for a reboot to happen someday.
“I had the best time doing it. There was not one day I didn’t enjoy working on that show,” Derricks said. “I know it started to fall on its wayside—new producers came in and new writers came in—but I loved doing it and it’s why I stayed till the very end. I loved the idea of multiple worlds and parallel Earths.”
Derricks is currently playing The Chimney Man in Signature Theatre’s staging of “Jelly’s Last Jam,” which runs through Sept. 11.
I continued my viewing of Buffy episodes. I tend not to watch in one go but I prefer to post a flashback summary.
1×11 “Out of Mind, Out of Sight”
An ok episode about an invisible girl who tries to kill Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) and her friends. Not vampire related. Could have been more interesting as I’m not sure why she wanted to take revenge. It wasn’t their fault she became invisible in the first place.
So I watched another block of 3 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not all in one go actually.
1×8 “I Robot You, Jane”
This was not scary. It was however an exaggerated tale of a demon trapped in antiquity inside an old book, which gets scanned by Willow releasing the demon into the Internet where he can leave a trail of evil, controlling geeks in Summerdale.
I did think it was ok but it’s really too exaggerated compared to the rest. You have to keep in mind the time when it was produced, though.
1×9 “The Puppet Show” is not bad at all, unlike what most people think! I enjoyed this tale of a demon hunter becoming trapped in this puppet. We get to see the new headmaster, Principal Synder played by Armin Shimerman (known for playing Quark on Star Trek Deep Space 9). I actually thought he would turn out to be the demon, but this was not the case. I really thought Giles would end up dead, too. Worth watching.
1×10 “Nightmares” is a scary episode if you can say that. Everyone’s nightmares come real in daytime. Xander ends up naked in class. Willow has to sing in the Opera – in italian – but cannot. There’s a big bad vampire too. It’s all connected to Lucky 19, who is a hospitalised kid in a coma. The girl who goes for a smoke in the school basement but gets attacked by the vampire is reminiscent of one of the Smallville meteor freak of the week episodes. Buffy’s nightmare is of becoming a Vampire and buried alive. I enjoyed this too.
I’ve been going back to Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer lately! I’ve never watched it more than a few episodes in Season 1, so I thought I would watch some more.
1×5 “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” isn’t bad at all. It’s good, really, we see Buffy meet Owen and they end up having a date. Almost. Because Vampires abound and a Slayer, well has to slay them. Giles wants Buffy to step up with her patrols whereas she wants to have a date. She tells Giles “Clark Kent has a job, I just want to go on a date.”
This really makes her seem like a real person and a likeable one.
Finally they break up because poor Owen is too addicted to danger.
There is this school outing at the nearby zoo (not sure why a school outing in america would just go to a very nearby zoo where you can walk to the school from the zoo in a few minutes). Some school bullies enter a section with some hyenas which is off-limits. Xander follows them and they all end up possessed by the Hyenas’ spirits or something.
It’s fun to see such a different Xander. Behind the possession, was the zookeeper who wished to be the one getting possessed.
Principal Flutie ends up dead, killed by the students (except Xander). I didn’t expect that to happen.
The school itself is vague in these episodes, there are few regulars except for Giles the school librarian. Smallville had a much better representation of a school.
1×7 “Angel” is a good introduction to this character which I wasn’t familiar with. He was, or rather is, a vampire, however he has suppressed his vampire longings by getting back his soul. There’s the vampire trio of the Master (no not the one from Doctor Who), young boy Colin and sexy Dara who longs to entire Angel back to vampirism. The way she plans on this is fascinating: she pretends to be a friend from Buffy’s school, bites Buffy’s mum Joyce and she practically throws Buffy’s mum into Angel’s arms in the moment Buffy is returning home. This way she hopes that Buffy will end up fighting Angel.
There are some smart character moments in this episode.
What you need to know:
“The Doctor’s Universe-777 and the prime Star Trek Universe-881 have been merged into an amalgam universe. It is the 23rd Century and the half-Gallifreyan First Doctor is the first officer on Captain Jonathan Archer’s Enterprise Starship. The renegade Odo arrives in his damaged TARDIS on the Enterprise. Vulcans had originally settled on Gallifrey after their homeworld had been rendered uninhabitable in the Emotion War. There was much mistrust and hatred between the Vulcan and the other Native Gallifreyans.”
The Doctor worked the controls and read some particularly disturbing readings. A microtransporter device was emitting quantum signals. Such a device was certainly dangerous. It was forbidden, for good reason. What was to stop some random assassin from beaming sulphuric acid into an ambassador for instance? The technology should not exist. Continue reading FANFIC: Doctor Who: The Kobali Warning→
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