Monday, 24 March 2008

"CRYSTAL" Part 3

Here it is folks:

CRYSTAL: Part 3

LONDON

The Doctor and Ben are discussing recent developments via mobile phone.
“Ok Doctor, we’ll fish around this end and see what we can find out about this organisation. I’ll call you again later” Ben concludes.
He turns to Katie and Kyle:
“Ok, have an idea. Kyle, you need to find this Hendridge woman and tell her that you’re interested in enrolling your mother into the religious retreat centre. Try and find out as much as you can. Me and Katie will question some of the patients downstairs.”
Ben and Katie set off downstairs for the main lounge area. Along the way they are blocked by two nurses having an animated conversation on the stairs:
“Excuse me but can you carry on with your dreary conversation somewhere else please” Ben says sternly, flicking his golden hair from his dark eyes.
“You know Katie, I sometimes think that other people exist just to get in my way.”
Katie laughs:“They just don’t appreciate you Ben”.

Meanwhile, Kyle is talking to Hendridge.
“Mr Scott I’d be delighted if your mother would join one of our retreats. She’s almost finished her detox programme here. Actually, why don’t I take you and your mother to our London spiritual centre now , its only in our secondary building across the grounds. Of course you might prefer the solace of our retreat in Wales……”
“Nah, this one sounds ok.” Kyle replies.
Downstairs, Ben & Katie are talking to a wasted looking man in his early 20s with sunken eyes.
“Have you noticed anything unusual here at all, about the staff especially?” Ben asks.
“Dunno.”
“I mean have they ever asked you to take part in any odd medical experiments or anything?”
“No”.
Ben senses that he isn’t getting anywhere and offers the man a Fox’s Glacier Mint to cheer him up. The patient feels the cool taste hit his mouth and a senses that he is floating down a turquoise river.

Later they all walk across the path through the grounds to a large imposing concrete building, Hendridge leading the way.
“And here it is, our second stage of recovery - detox for the soul. *looks at her watch* Oh I see that theres a contemplation session underway right now. Why don’t you all join in.”
She opens a door to reveal a large room with pictures of Christ on the walls and vases with exotic flowers. In the middle is a rug with a group of people sitting round in a circle, cross-legged. Ben, Katie, Kyle and Sharon are invited to join the circle while Hendridge disappears.
After a few minutes of sitting in silence, Katie is irritated:
“Er why isn’t anyone saying anything?”
There is no answer.
“Well? Is this some kind of meditation session or what?”
A young man next to her whispers:
“You are meant to sit here silently contemplating God. You wait for him to inspire someone to say something.”
Katie is irritated:
“Oh what nonsense. *standing up* Well I’m inspired to say something. Where can I get some refreshments, we haven’t eaten for hours!”

Meanwhile, Hendridge has taken a lift down to the complex of rooms underneath the building. She walks down a strange corridor bathed in red light and into a large room.In the centre of the room, surrounded by glass, is a large red-glowing crystal. Behind it, in the shadows of the room, a large spider, the size of a cat, sits on a raised square platform.
“Well, are they here?” it says.
“They are my Queen. Just as I promised. Ben Chatham and his group of associates.”
“This is good. And I am informed that the Doctor is in Wales investigating the cow incident. Nothing escapes our attention. Soon we will have them all.”
“But why are you so interested in this Doctor”? Hendridge asks:
“The Doctor is dangerous. However he may know of the blue crystals of Metabelis 3 however here on this planet we have brought something greater. With the power of the only two red crystals revived from its dormant state, we will be invincible. All the power in the universe will be ours!…….


.......To be continued.

16 comments:

Cameron Mason said...

WHERE THE HECK ARE THE DOCTOR AND DONNA????????

Red crystal???

Metebelis 3 is famous for BLUE crystals.

Where the heck to red crystals come from???

Where does this spider come from - they were all killed off at the end of Planet of the Spiders.

Cameron

Professor Thurmwannghar said...

Hmm, there's some sort of homoerotic subtext going around here but I can't quite put my finger on it...

OOOH! No, I take it back THERE it is! Hehe, that tickles, heheohmy...

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Red crystal???

Metebelis 3 is famous for BLUE crystals.

Where the heck to red crystals come from???


I gather the idea is that Blue Crystals are common as muck (even though they were all destroyed 30+ years ago) and that is the so-rare-that-their-existence-is-never-even-hinted-at RED Crystals that are even more powerful, on account of them looking different and other such scientific principles.

Colin said...

I think he's getting Metebelis crystals confused with Kryptonite.

An easy mistake, if you're a talentless hack.

Youth of Australia said...

You'd need to be a clueless-to-the-point-of-brain-damage talentless hack to be this bad.

Just HOW many braincells do you have left after your absinthe binges, Spara?

What's that? You've forgotten how to count about seven?

Hard luck.

sparacus said...

"You haven't actually WATCHED Planet of the Spiders, have you?

Because all the Spiders are dead.

And all the crystals destroyed.

And Metebelis 3 is famous for everything being blue, so a "red" crystal is even more ludicrous than your pretentions of being a professional author.

So the idea that a spider survived with a red crystal is quite simply stupid."

A colony of spiders survived the events of 'Planet of the Spiders', having formed a colony on another planet.
The Red Crystals are ultra-rare and only two exist.

sparacus said...

"I gather the idea is that Blue Crystals are common as muck (even though they were all destroyed 30+ years ago) and that is the so-rare-that-their-existence-is-never-even-hinted-at RED Crystals that are even more powerful, on account of them looking different and other such scientific principles."

Correct analysis

Leonard Hatred said...

I'm glad you deleted those nauseating comments from Lemon Bloody Cola & MLock, Spara, they were utterly inappropriate.

LBC & the Lockster should be ashamed of themselves, embarrassing themselves like that. I know they love your work, but to publicly say stuff like that is just wrong, & I hope they both apologise to you, Spara, for teasing you, & the rest of us for having to read that & run the risk of vomiting.

Youth of Australia said...

A colony of spiders survived the events of 'Planet of the Spiders', having formed a colony on another planet.
That's crap.

The Spiders had no means to leave the planet. Even their astral travel only allowed them to follow the blue crystal. And even if some Spiders did, ALL were descended from the Great One. When SHE died, THEY died. Another planet or not.

For the love of God, do some goddamned research!

The Red Crystals are ultra-rare and only two exist.

So, basically we have a spider and a crystal, niether of which have any relation to the story Planet of the Spiders by Roger Sloman?

You could have come up with a new plot, you know, since you can't even follow the basics of the original story.

By the powers invested in me by Rob Shearman, Cav Scott, Sylvester McCoy and Katy Manning, your status as "Whovianologist" is hereby REVOKED!

The other readers of this blog will, I feel certain, abide by my decision and call upon you to abandon that pretentious and inaccurate title, because you are shithouse at it.

Even your stalkers have turned on you...

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Good thing I saved those comments by LBC and MLock onto my harddrive for postherity before they vanished into the moderated ether. Sadly, I note that the testimony of my dear friend, Professor Milton Thurmwannghar remains, completely out of context...

Leonard Hatred said...

"Good thing I saved those comments by LBC and MLock onto my harddrive for postherity before they vanished into the moderated ether"

I wish I had! :-D

Youth of Australia said...

Well, now Spara's blog is as elitist and unfriendly as before, LBC has come running to the Chatham Oddyssy blog, weeping like a baby...

Sparacus has deleted all my love messages from his blog.

I'm heartbroken. I love him.

DO NOT FORSAKE ME, OH MY WHOVIANOLOGIST!


Why me? I don't know. Or care.

But if mlock turns up, I may sue.

Leonard Hatred said...

"But if mlock turns up, I may sue"

At the DWF, I'm loving how MLock is desperately trying to blame someone else for his & LBC's recent messages to Spara.

Nobody in their right mind would even pretend to be either one of you, Lockster, just do the right thing & admit you're either a gimmick poster, or you do have somewhat "unusual" feelings for Spara.

Youth of Australia said...

Yeah, being serious, I find his avatar more objectionable than his sexuality or desire for Spara.

That blue bird thing... it scares the hell out me.

Just be honest about it dammit.

Leonard Hatred said...

Isn't MLock's current DWF avatar an unrealsitic sheep?...

Youth of Australia said...

Oh, he's changed it, has he?

You know me. Been out of the loop longer than I was ever in it...