Continuing with the theme of my previous posts, here another one of the ideas I had a while back.
Those of you with good memories will remember that I once tweeted it to Steven Moffat.
The idea… Groundhog Day in the TARDIS
The idea for the story outline was something like this.
We join the story as the TARDIS crew are just finishing off saving some poor unfortunates from death and destruction and are heading back to the blue box.
As they dematerialise, a strange glow appears around the TARDIS which is unseen by the travellers inside.
The next bit revolved around seeing the TARDIS flying through the time vortex, something we didn’t see until very late in Series5
As the TARDIS falls through the time vortex, the glow around the vessel expands and we see the a fork appear in the time vortex. Its obvious which path they should take but the glow draws them in the other direction.
The next thing we see is the crew materialise in the same place they just left at the very start of the episode.
Initially confused, they realise that the death and destruction part is about to happen all over again unless they stop it. Which they do “again” (and comment that they saved everyone much faster this time) and leave “again”, only to have the same glow around the TARDIS and end up back at the start “again”.
The resolution of this predicament is that the Doctor and his companion(s) must split up to look for something out of the ordinary, whilst also stopping the death and destruction problem at the same time.
I won’t let you in on what I had planned for the “out of the ordinary” part because that would spoil the surprise if I ever got anyone interested in this story.
Lots more ideas in the old noggin, which I’ll share in due course.