Medusa's Halo

*My first try at a Doctor Who screenplay. This is not a cross-over*

New York. Statue of Liberty. The Empire State Building. Home to Percy Jackson and his creator, Rick Riordan. When the Doctor and Clara meet him at a Starbucks coffee shop they never expected to end up stuck in a crazy motor inn (TARDIS parking provided) where the weird inhabitant's conversations don't make any sense at all.
To top it off people who have lost their memory are popping up like caffeinated daisies. They all have a symbol on their neck and they remember one thing at least, but the Doctor thinks it's a false memory because how is it even possible that they recall meeting a Weeping Angel?

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7. Medusa's Halo 7

SCENE 7

(The TARDIS appears outside Clara's house. Clara and the Doctor hop out)

CLARA: Do you want to come in for Soufflé?

THE DOCTOR: No thanks. I've got to go. Places to see. People to meet.

CLARA: Well, bye then.

THE DOCTOR: Sorry about your phone again.
CLARA: You're still paying for it.

THE DOCTOR: I realised that.

(The Doctor walks glumly back to the TARDIS. He smiles, shuts the door and the TARDIS disappears)

(BLACKNESS)

(Clara and Doctor exit TARDIS only to find themselves overshadowed by a giant, Medieval castle)

CLARA: Middle Ages?

(The Doctor shrugs)

(Cut to Clara and Doctor walking up to the Castle)

GUINEVERE V/O: When he came the bad dreams went away.

(Cut to The Doctor is walking down a long corridor. He hears scratching and goes to investigate. Upon opening a door he yells out in exclamation)

GUINEVERE V/O: People were happy.

(Cut to Clara being grabbed by the arm by a small boy in the marketplace. He pulls her into an alleyway)

BOY: You have to hide.

CLARA: Why's that?

BOY: He wants to destroy the man they call the Doctor.

(Cut to the Doctor sitting across the table to Guinevere)

GUINEVERE: What's your name?

THE DOCTOR: The Doctor.

GUINEVERE: Doctor who?

(Cut to a cloaked man stepping forward out of the darkness with an hourglass in his hand. He's in a dimly lit room)

GUINEVERE V/O: Then the dreams came back and they were worse.

(The cloaked man brings out a quill. He writes something on a piece of parchment)

THE DOCTOR: Who are you?

THE RIDDLE: I am but a humble man that knows all.

THE DOCTOR: Who are you?

THE RIDDLE: They call me The Riddle, Doctor. Do you know why? It's because I never make sense. I know everything.

THE DOCTOR: You can't know everything.

THE RIDDLE: Oh but I do dear, Doctor. I know much more than you. I know what will happen in the future. What has happened in the past. I know you're secrets.

GUINEVERE V/O: He never answered the question.

THE RIDDLE: I even know your name.

(Cut to Clara stuck in a blackened room. The torch flickers and suddenly a spark starts)

THE DOCTOR V/O: Then who am I? Answer the question! Doctor Who?

(The Silence appears in the room. The lights flicker. They're on the roof now. Clara stares down at her arm that has numerous dashes on it)

CLARA: DOCTOR!

THE DOCTOR'S HOURGLASS PART 1

(QUEUE ENDING CREDITS)

 

Authors Note:

I got my inspiration about writing a screenplay from Harps, who is far more experienced at them than me. This only a rough draft but I intend to edit it further and develop the plot better. Anyway, I was bored...since it's the holidays (you probably get my meaning) and I thought 'why not bring the Weeping Angels back somehow'. I also thought 'why can't I bring Percy Jackson into this somehow', since I love those books. Obviously it couldn't be a crossover because that wouldn't make it a proper Doctor Who screenplay. So I just decided to add Rick Riordan into the mix.

Also, upon further thinking, I began to debate whether to make the Doctor, Matt Smith or Peter Capaldi. I ended up doing Peter Capaldi if you're wondering. So this is basically how I imagined what his character as the Doctor would be like. Well, I don't want to rant on so enjoy reading.

 

Yours sincerely,

PJ

P.S. sorry if you get confused when reading the screenplay.

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