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Author has written 31 stories for X-overs, StarTrek: The Next Generation, X-Men, Harry Potter, Batman, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, Warhammer, Avengers, Devil May Cry, Book X-overs, Dragon Age, Sapphire & Steel, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, New Tricks, Cthulhu Mythos, Magnificent Seven, Charmed, Grimm, Sanctuary, Torchwood, Bones, Murdoch Mysteries, Shadow, Once Upon a Time, and Forever.

Argonaut57, middle-aged, married with two grown-up kids and two granddaughters, lives in UK, Civil Servant.

I've been writing, on and off, since I was a teenager, but it wasn't until the advent of the Internet (yes, I am that old) that I realised I could get other people to read my stuff. I do crossovers -which is possibly the lowest form of fanfiction, at least in the eyes of canon purists - because I like exploring possibilities.

I saw an article which purported to show which actors would have protrayed Doctor Who had the series been made in the US. To my mind, there was a fundamental flaw in the premise, resulting in the selection of American actors who were broasdly analogous to the British ones who have had the role. For instance, William Hartnell was replaced with Burgess Meredith, Patrick Troughton with Dick van Dyke and Jon Pertwee with Vincent Price. Now my view, rightly or wrongly, is that in the 1960s, the US production companies would have been fine with the idea of a time-travelling adventure series, but would have required the lead character to be a square-jawed, two-fisted action hero. With that in mind, I ofer the following:

American Doctors

(1963 – 66) 1st Doctor: (UK-William Hartnell)

Richard Basehart: A veteran of both TV and film, Basehart, with his distinctive deep voice and authoritative, somewhat irascible, manner, was intended to set the tone for the series. He established the Doctor as a man of intelligence and integrity, committed to peacefully resolving disputes, but unafraid to take direct action when necessary.

(1966 – 70) 2nd Doctor: (UK – Patrick Troughton)

Robert Stack: Fresh from his run as Agent Eliot Ness in The Untouchables, Stack continued Baseharts' established characterisation, but added a more streetwise, action-oriented aspect to the character.

(1970 – 74) 3rd Doctor: (UK – Jon Pertwee)

Leonard Nimoy: In what was later admitted to be a massive stroke of luck, the shows' producers took advantage of the cancellation of Star Trek to scoop up one of its stars. Nimoy had played the Vulcan Science Officer, Mr Spock, with gravitas and restraint, but those expecting more of the same from his Doctor were surprised. Nimoy went to the other extreme, his Doctor is a kaleidoscopic, energetic whirlwind. A critic wrote: “His angular frame vibrates with energy as he bounds around the screen, delivering his dialogue at a machine-gun speed calculated to confuse and bewilder his slower-thinking human companions.”

This was the first time that the series had been set almost wholly on Earth, giving the potential for a larger cast of continuing characters. These included cool scientist Josie Grant (Majel Barret -another Star Trek refugee), investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith (Alexandra Bastedo), who was the Doctors' first long-term girlfriend, General Stewart of UNIT (Raymond Burr), and Captain Mike Bates (Ron Ely). There was also a new arch-enemy in the form of renegade TimeLord The Master, played by Andreas Katsulas.

(1974-81) 4th Doctor: (UK – Tom Baker)

David McCallum: The choice of a British actor was controversial, but former Man From UNCLE star McCallum brought with him a legion of young female fans still dazzled by his performance as the ice-cool, enigmatic Illya Kuryakin. McCallum is known for his great intelligence both as an actor and as a person. To prepare for his role, he undertook a degree-level course in the then new field of Quantum Theory and studied a great deal of history. He was known among the production crew for insisting on accuracy of detail when the Doctor travelled into Earths' past, and for refusing to recite 'technobabble' when proper scientific terminology could be used. His interpretation of the role was complex. Warm and fatherly in personal interactions with companions, he nevertheless used the same cool, objective approach to problems and conflicts as Illya Kuryakin had done. An immensely popular casting, he remained in the role longer than any Doctor to date. He also extended the Doctors' romantic life in the characters' long-term relationship with female TimeLord Romana (Lindsay Wagner).

(1981 – 84) 5th Doctor: (UK – Peter Davison)

Kyle MacLachlan: He was the youngest actor ever to take the controls of the TARDIS and proved himself over his three years by creating a subtle and idealistic Doctor. As well as his athleticism and intelligence, he brought a new vulnerability to the role.

(1984 – 86) 6th Doctor: (UK - Colin Baker)

David Carradine: Best known for his portrayal of a Shaolin monk adrift in the Wild West in the 1970s' series Kung Fu. His Doctor is brooding and philosophical, remote and detached even from the people he helps and travels with. Unfortunately, Carradine insisted on downplaying the action aspects of the role, which did not please the fans and led to his early departure.

(1987-89) 7th Doctor: (UK – Sylvester McCoy)

Bruce Boxleitner: During his brief tenure, the show became nicknamed Scarecrow and the TARDIS, if only because fans claimed they could see no difference between Boxleitners' portrayal of the Doctor and his role as spy Lee Stetson in Scarecrow and Mrs King. Boxleitner himself has implied that he was foisted on the show by a network that wanted it cancelled.

(1996) 8th Doctor: (UK – Paul McGann)

Scott Bakula: This co-production with the BBC was shot as a three-part pilot for a revival of the show, but was not taken up. Executives felt that with two Star Trek spinoffs and Babylon 5 already airing, the market was saturated. It was later repackaged as a TV movie and achieved strong sales in the DVD market. Bakula, already an experienced time-traveller due to his stint in Quantum Leap, managed in the course of the three episodes to take his Doctor from bewildered, newly-regenerated semi-invalid to assured veteran without missing a beat.

(2005) 9th Doctor: (UK – Christopher Ecclestone)

Nathan Fillion: New showrunner Joss Whedon is known to have strong preferences when it comes to actors. When he agreed to take on the revival of Doctor Who, he naturally turned to an actor with whom he had worked before. Fillion had played Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the short-lived Whedon offering Firefly, and brought the same gritty war-veteran air to the Doctor, but added an overlay of optimism and humour Reynolds had lacked.

(2005 – 10) 10th Doctor: (UK – David Tennant)

Dwayne Johnson: The former WWF wrestler-turned-actor was a surprising but popular choice, sparking numerous references to 'the peoples' TARDIS'. His tenure saw an increase in stunt-work and well-choreographed fight scenes. It also saw an increase in humour, as Johnson brought his wry, deadpan delivery to the role. It also brought unexpected benefits, as in the two part story Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel, legendary actor Arnold Schwarzenegger -a close friend of Johnson -agreed to guest star as terminally-ill millionaire John Lumic, inventor of the Cybermen and later transformed to the menacing Cyber-Controller. In 2010, Johnson and Shwarzenegger finally admitted what many fans had suspected -as the Cyber-Controller plunged to his death his final line (muffled by explosions and music) had indeed been “I'll be back!” Johnson is still the most popular of the 'new' Doctors, in part due to the sparky romance with feisty companion Mary-Jane Tyler (Sarah Michelle Gellar). There was also the return of an old foe when Professor Yana (Patrick Stewart) unexpectedly regenerated into a new Master - played by James Marsters.

(2010 – 13) 11th Doctor: (UK – Matt Smith)

Robert Pattinson: Younger than most previous Doctors, the former Harry Potter star was plucked from his career-defining role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight films and dropped into the TARDIS. He managed to bring the ancient loneliness of Edward and the optimistic youthfulness of Cedric Diggory together to create a unique interpretation – an ancient being in a young body.

(2013 - ?) 12th Doctor: (UK – Peter Capaldi)

Gary Sinise: The choice of the former star of CSI:NY marked, to some fans, a return to first principles for the character. Sinises' Doctor is authoritative, knowledgeable and tough, but not exactly a 'people person', using his companion, Clara, (Cote de Pablo) as an intermediary. This Doctor has a dark side, shown in his relationship with new villain, The Mistress, a female regeneration of The Master played by Marge Helgenberger.

The War Doctor: (UK – John Hurt)

Michael Ironside: Veteran screen tough guy Ironside played a secret incarnation of The Doctor in the 50th Anniversary Special “Independence Day of the Doctor.” A tough, cynical incarnation, tired and angry at centuries of war, Ironside portrayed a strong man driven to a last, desperate deed but still looking for an alternative.

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From Durmstrang With Blood reviews
An urgent request for SHIELD assistance comes from Sanctuary at the same time as the White Council requests help in the recovery of a dangerous 'item' stolen from Durmstrang School. Is there a link between these and a series of mysterious killings in Europe? Another case for the cross-world SHIELD team led by Draco Malfoy!
Crossover - X-overs & Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,451 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/28 - Published: 10/17
In Search of Tranquility reviews
Gold may have been driven out of Storybrooke, but Killian won't rest until he finds a way to draw the Crocodiles' teeth, permanently. A mysterious book tells him of a Rite of Tranqulity that will remove Rumplestiltskins' magic forever. But the secret of the Rite lies in another Realm. The war-torn Realm of Thedas
Crossover - Dragon Age & Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 59,480 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/3 - Published: 6/20
A Doctors' Dozen reviews
Twelve occasions when one immortal doctor met THE immortal Doctor.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Forever - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,024 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/8 - Complete
The Gold and the Black reviews
Four inexplicable deaths of influential men puzzle the detective of New York. Meanwhile a miasma of terror settles over Chinatown. Terror encapsulated in a single name - Fu Manchu. The stage is set for a battle between two equally dark and sinister figures. Two masters of terror and sudden death. Who will be victorious? Only The Shadow knows!
Crossover - Book X-overs & Shadow - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,879 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/14 - Published: 3/30 - Complete
The Dark Mark Affair reviews
Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin, James Bond and Simon Templar are all drawn into dirty doings in Monte Carlo. A gang called the Dark Mark, led by one Tom Riddle, is causing trouble. Things could get a little rowdy. Time for Professor Minerva McGonagall to take charge! (WARNING: Contains scenes of full-frontal smoking).
Crossover - X-overs & Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,892 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/30 - Published: 10/26/2014 - Complete
The Unauthorised and Inexplicable Hisory of the World reviews
An unusual manuscript provides a new slant on the past - and the future. Found in the Restricted Section of Hogwarts Library by Rose Weasley and given to her mother, Hermione. All Rose could say was that when she found iit, it was underneath a banana peel.
Crossover - Doctor Who & X-overs - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,895 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/21
Professor Iye reviews
The head of the Jamaican Auror Service has been murdered. Young English Auror Dean Thomas has vanished. Somehow this all links to a mysterious island and the sinister Professor Iye. A Caribbean assignment for the worlds' newest hero: Draco Malfoy, Agent of SHIELD
Crossover - X-overs & Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,704 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/18/2014 - Published: 8/7/2014 - Complete
The Dark Cycle 3: The Stick and the Stone reviews
On a summer evening, the career and life or Harry Potter is cut short by a snipers' bullet. As the wizard world mourns, the dark forces of the Scholomance ready themselves to make their move. Chaos is about to be unleashed on the world, and without Harry Potter to unite the opposition, how can disaster be averted?
Crossover - X-overs & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 33,966 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/31/2014 - Published: 5/27/2014 - Complete
Murdoch and the Biographer reviews
A particularly selective serial killer is preying on women in Toronto. Detective Murdoch is faced with one of the toughest challenges of his career. He knows how, but not why, and needs to find out who. A common street brawl merits little attention, then, except that it introduces Murdoch to the enigmatic Logan.
Crossover - X-Men & Murdoch Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 18,916 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/2/2014 - Published: 4/28/2014 - James H./Wolverine/Logan - Complete
Opening Gambit reviews
It begins with a brazen attempt to abduct the Potter children. As Harry begins to investigate, he must entrust the safety of his family to the 3000-year-old Spartan, Kratos and the enigmatic Dr River Song.
Crossover - X-overs & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,477 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/20/2014 - Published: 3/24/2014 - Complete
The Angels of Prague reviews
Minerva McGonagalls' Grand Tour has been interesting if uneventful so far. Until, in an abandoned church in Prague, she encounters some very dangerous statues and a mad muggle with a blue box!
Crossover - Doctor Who & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,105 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 3/16/2014 - Published: 2/8/2014 - 10th Doctor, Minerva M. - Complete
The Dark Cycle 1: Master of Beasts reviews
Portland, Oregon, is experiencing more weirdness than usual. Nick Burkhardt, detective and Grimm, suspects wesen activity at first, but soon realises there's more to it than that. A call to a particular friend in England leads to the arrival of specialist help -the demon-hunter called Dante.
Crossover - Devil May Cry & Grimm - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,798 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/30/2013 - Published: 9/28/2013 - Dante, Nick B.
The Elves in the Alley reviews
A disturbance in an alley leads to the discovery of two tiny bodies, reduced to skeletons by an impossibly short, fierce fire. A case, then, for Dr Brennan and the Jeffersonian team. But the bodies are not human, and the two consultants joining the team will change Brennans' ideas for ever!
Crossover - Harry Potter & Bones - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 31,679 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 9/15/2013 - Published: 7/27/2013 - Ron W., Hermione G., S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Gardener's Killing Time reviews
The unusual murder of a prominent scientist and his assistant is clearly a case for Mr Steed and Mrs Peel. But what is the connection with a vial of unusual vegetable oil? Who is the mysterious Koslov, who seems to be selling the oil? Why were the victims blinded before they were killed? Then if matters weren't complicated enough, the Torchwood Institute gets involved!
Crossover - Avengers & Torchwood - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,005 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/27/2013 - Published: 5/11/2013 - Jack H. - Complete
London in the Dog-Days reviews
Victorian London swelters in an oppressive summer. The heat brings terror with it, as headless bodies begin to be found. Rumours of a new Ripper draw John Druitt back to London to confront his old allies at Sanctuary, an old enemy, Madame Vastra, the Veiled Detective, and a new, unearthly foe -the Predator!
Crossover - Doctor Who & Sanctuary - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,055 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/14/2013 - Published: 4/6/2013 - Madame Vastra, Commander Strax, John D., Helen M. - Complete
The Wicked Witch in the West reviews
Life is complicated enough for detective Nick Burkhardt without someone randomly killing a harmless Maushertz. Matters are not improved by the arrival of two British cops in Portland. DCI Harry Potter and DI Ron Weasley are not, Nick feels, quite what they seem!
Crossover - Harry Potter & Grimm - Rated: M - English - Crime/Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 21,767 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 3/30/2013 - Published: 2/10/2013 - Harry P., Nick B. - Complete
Seven for Tanelorn reviews
Captain Titus receives a request for help from the people of the moon Tanelorn. To aid them he must summon six other warriors from across time and space to combat the evil known as The Master. Follow-on to "Captain Titus' Discharge" .
Crossover - Warhammer & Magnificent Seven - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 32,011 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/20/2013 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Complete
Harry Logan and the Crystals of Power reviews
Harry Logan is a perfectly ordinary 11-year-old - if you discount his enhanced healing ability, heightened senses, extraordinary strength and reflexes, and the weird, random things that happen when he gets annoyed. Meeting the laconic spy, James MacLeod, the enigmatic Dr Mithradore and the orange giant Rubeus Grimm is only the beginning... Amalgam story
Crossover - X-overs & Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 22,666 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/4/2012 - Published: 6/8/2012
Spelling Mistake reviews
Phoebe has a poisoned wound, there's a new demon in town, and all the Book of Shadows says is "Call the doctor." But spells have to be just so, or odd things happen. Such as two doctors -two very unique doctors -arriving! (One-shot Charmed/Doctor Who/Voyager and a dash of Sanctuary - I don't own any of them.)
Crossover - X-overs & Charmed - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,877 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/2/2012 - Complete
Forgotten Moments reviews
Four shorts, representing events n Harry's life that not even he remembers.
Crossover - X-overs & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,125 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/6/2012 - Harry P. - Complete
An Evil Will Dies Not reviews
When Hermione Granger follows a tip from an unexpected source to a dark ritual beneath the Shrieking Shack, it seems that the Dark Lord is reaching out from beyond the grave yet again.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Cthulhu Mythos - Rated: M - English - Horror/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,449 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/25/2012 - Hermione G.
Captain Titus' Discharge reviews
An Ork Waagh, a Chaos invasion, accused of heresy - it's been quite a day for Captain Titus of the Ultramarines. And it's not over yet. Enter the Doctor! One shot based on the PS3 game
Crossover - Doctor Who & Warhammer - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,392 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 20 - Published: 2/26/2012 - 10th Doctor, Space Marines - Complete
Unfinished Business: A Tale of the League reviews
An ancient menace stirs in a locked Vault. Five Keys are needed to unlock the Vault and save the world. To find the keys will take the skills of a new, 21st Century, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!
Crossover - Harry Potter & League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 57,611 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 2/19/2012 - Published: 6/10/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
The Adventure of the Lost Body reviews
In the vaults of Cox & Co., Solicitors, of Charing Cross rests a battered tin dispatch box with the name 'John H Watson MD' stenciled on the lid. But what interest could its contents have for the Unsolved Crimes and Open Cases Unit?
Crossover - Sherlock Holmes & New Tricks - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,447 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/21/2012 - Published: 11/27/2011
Dark Knight of the Soul reviews
Violence, both magical and physical, explodes in a dark alley. Two guardians meet, and see shdows of themselves in each other's eyes. Can the dark man prevent the chosen boy from becoming another like himself?
Crossover - Batman & Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,372 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 14 - Published: 9/27/2011 - Complete
Portraits Out of Time reviews
All irregularities will be handled by the forces controllin each dimension... Time has broken through at Hogwarts Castle. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Sapphire & Steel - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,301 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/12/2011 - Complete
A Brisk Couple of Days reviews
London, 1943. The Muggle war means nothing to Albus Dumbledore until chance plunges him into a confrontation with a German wizard. His only ally, the feral Canadian called Logan!
Crossover - X-Men & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,933 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/12/2011 - James H./Wolverine/Logan, Albus D. - Complete
Hellfire in New York reviews
Even with the war over, and Voldemort dead, Harry's adventures are not over. When a call for help comes from their friends the X-Men, Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione respond at once. They will face not only rogue mutants and dark wizards, but Hell itself!
Crossover - X-Men & Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126,542 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 11 - Published: 5/7/2011 - Complete
Rediscovery reviews
A survey of the Pyrrhus Anomaly seems a routine mission for Captain Picard and the crew of the 'Enterprise-D'. But when the ship is flung into the Anomaly, the crew find themselves meeting a lost part of Earth's secret history - a world of wizards!
Crossover - StarTrek: The Next Generation & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23,482 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 35 - Published: 5/7/2011 - Complete
The Labyrinth of Amagor reviews
Trapped by Voldemort in the deadly Labyrinth, Harry Potter and his wizard and mutant friends must use all their skills and powers to escape. Meanwhile the Order of the Phoenix and the XMen must battle Death Eaters at Salazar's Keep.
X-overs - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92,485 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/6/2007 - Complete
Xchange Students reviews
In Harry Potter’s Sixth year, Headmaster Dumbledore accepts an invitation to send three of his star students on a term’s exchange to a rather unique school in the US.
X-overs - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58,867 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 13 - Published: 11/24/2007 - Complete