Gary Merchant
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Joined 06-04-03, id: 396143
Author has written 82 stories for Doctor Who.

Hello, I'm Gary.

Yes, it's my real name, and not some ficticious alias that some writers like to hide behind. Not that I've anything against that, it's just not my thing. Anyway, what can I tell you about me? Well, I'm a London boy, born and bred, and without giving my age way, I was around when Doctor Who first began in 1963. I've always been a fan of the series, and though Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker were part of my formative years, my favourite Doctor is Patrick Troughton - and still is, even after Eccleston and Tennant made their mark.

I was brought up on the many Gerry Anderson series, and all the ITC series such as The Avengers, The Saint and The Prisoner. As for music, it was the Beatles for me, and I've always loved Motown and the Electric Light Orchestra.

That's pretty much it, really. If you've taken the time to read this, then I hope you enjoy my stories.

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Times' Pioneer reviews
The legacy begins, but for one stellar engineer it heralds a life of solitude and bitterness.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,558 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/14/2007 - Complete
A Night Out reviews
Follows on directly from Not An Exact Science: An evening out turns into a night of embarrassment for the Brigadier.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,553 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/14/2007 - Complete
Where Adventures Are Dreamed reviews
During a much needed coffee break, an actress receives an unexpected visitor.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,069 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/14/2007 - Complete
The Dying Days: The Morning After reviews
Set after The Dying Days novel, and the morning after Bernice's impulsive actions.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 770 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/14/2007 - Complete
Not An Exact Science reviews
Set after The Green Death: the Doctor is missing Jo Grant.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,111 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/14/2007 - Complete
Writer's Block And How To Cure It reviews
An unexpected visitor arrives on my doorstep.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 948 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/14/2007 - Complete
Birth Control reviews
The Doctor and Jo Grant have landed on a birthing planet. But they are not the only arrivals. Co written with Sceadu and Orba The Geek.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,814 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/9/2007 - Complete
A Red Travel Bag reviews
The Doctor and Evelyn explore the contents of a Red Travel Bag.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,690 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/9/2007 - Complete
All Friends Together reviews
Jack Harkness pays a visit to the TARDIS, and find things have changed.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,117 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/9/2007 - Complete
The Best Laid Plans reviews
A Commander of the Svankarr Empire arrives on Earth in readiness for conquest. If only he had been better prepared.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,204 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/7/2007 - Complete
The Offer reviews
The Doctor receives an intriguing proposition.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,463 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/5/2007 - Complete
An Inspector Calls reviews
At a London Bus Depot, all is not well: Crossover with UK comedy series On The Buses.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 659 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/5/2007 - Complete
Letting Go reviews
A husband cares for his ailing wife.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 694 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/5/2007 - Complete
Face Value reviews
After a transfer from the regular army to UNIT, Corporal Carol Bell finds things a little different.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,295 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/5/2007 - Complete
Choices reviews
Post Parting Of The Ways: Memories from an unusual POV.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 591 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/23/2007 - Complete
Freedom Of Choice reviews
An alternate take on An Unearthly Child.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,454 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/20/2007 - Complete
Health Kick reviews
Melanie Bush has the Doctor on a fitness regime.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,105 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/20/2007 - Complete
A Change Of Pace reviews
The Doctor decides that he needs a break from his travels. A holiday, perhaps.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 879 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/15/2007 - Complete
Torchwood: Right Isn't Always Good reviews
Set post Small Worlds: No one is talking, especially not to Jack.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 849 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/15/2007 - Complete
A Debt Of Honour reviews
Set immediately after Frontier In Space: the Doctor hovers close to death, as help from an unlikely source comes to his aid.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,156 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/13/2007 - Complete
Small Victories
Set after Enlightenment, Tegan is still mistrustful of Turlough, despite the Doctor's best efforts.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,150 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/13/2007 - Complete
Torchwood: Lifeline reviews
An origins story, where Jack Harkness decides to make a difference.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 820 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/13/2007 - Complete
The Sarah Jane Adventures: One Little Victory reviews
Set after Invasion Of The Bane, and Sarah Jane is facing her most challenging assignment. Parenting.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 785 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
A Life Worth Living reviews
The Doctor arrives on the planet Vestos, and finds a dead body.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,234 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 2/9/2007 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
Breaking The Habit reviews
The Doctor Steven find themselves on the menu, while an old enemy hold Vicki in his power. Co written with Sceadu and Orba The Geek.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,583 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
Communication Breakdown reviews
A marriage guidance councellor tries to help a most unusual couple.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,629 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
Reality Check reviews
Sarah and Harry find themselves in an alternate reality. Multiple crossovers, and co written with my friend Orba The Geek.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,126 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
Solitary Man reviews
The Ninth Doctor finds himself alone.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 725 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
Shaking Things Up reviews
There are Presidential changes afoot on Gallifrey.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 745 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
A Fresh Start reviews
A disillusioned Liz Shaw decides to leave UNIT. Can she be persuaded to stay?
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,149 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
New Broom reviews
Torchwood Tower is open for business, thanks to a new Managing Director.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,845 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
A Different A Gender reviews
The third Doctor is on a mission for the Time Lords, but first he has to adopt a rather unusual disguise. Cowritten with my friend Sceadu.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,104 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
Torchwood: Welcome To The Hub reviews
What is Torchwood? Gwen Cooper wants to know, but no one is saying anything. She decides to investigate.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,854 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
A Question Of Trust reviews
The Sixth Doctor arrives in a picteresque village, but first impressions can be misleading.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,472 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
One Of Those Faces reviews
Taking advantage of a break from filming, an actor goes sightseeing in Swansea.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,081 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
Shadows reviews
At Bonjaxx's, the Ninth Doctor sits alone, staring into his drink. But he is not the only visitor.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,068 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
Nine Times Three
The Ninth Doctor and Emma arrive on a desolate planet, and then things get really complicated.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,384 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
Nul Points reviews
The Doctor and Jo Grant investigate the Eurovision Song Contest. I'm serious.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,769 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
Girl Talk Part 2 reviews
In a direct follow on from Girl Talk, Bernice joins Charley and Grace for a chat about their favourite Time Lord.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,150 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
Three Men And A Myrka
In an underwater sea base, the Doctor is cornered by the Myrka. Then help comes from an unexpected source.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,082 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
Guilt reviews
The Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan say a final farewell to Adric. But for the Doctor, a heavy burden weighs on his shoulders.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,592 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
Union Rules reviews
The Daleks are preparing for their next mission of conquest. However, the best laid plans...
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 908 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/8/2007
Cover Story reviews
Sarah Jane is back home, and must pick up the threads of her life.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,332 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
Homecoming reviews
The arrival of an unregistered TARDIS on Gallifrey brings about an unexpected meeting for the President.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,156 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
No More Hiding
As a direct follow on from Too Many Cards, the Doctor must now make his peace with Ace.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,584 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
Bed Rest reviews
Romana finds herself acting as nursemaid when the Doctor falls ill.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,806 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/7/2007 - Complete
Too Many Cards reviews
The Doctor is forced to confront his demons.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,172 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/7/2007 - Complete
What's Up Doctor?
The Doctor and Evelyn's stay at a plush hotel is interrupted by the arrival of a certain time travelling adventuress.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,721 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/7/2007 - Complete
Sales Pitch reviews
The Ninth Doctor gets an unexpected telephone call.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 773 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/7/2007 - Complete
Bridging The Gap reviews
The Doctor faces the biggest problem of his long life. The generation gap.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,320 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/7/2007 - Complete
The Eternal Game reviews
The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find themselves up against an old enemy. The game begins again.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,559 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/7/2007 - Complete
The Vahshali reviews
A crashed space ship and its occupant provide a puzzle for the Doctor and UNIT, but does Jo Grant hold the key?
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,880 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/7/2007 - Complete
Sleepless Nights reviews
Jo learns a little bit more about Time Lord physionomy.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,433 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/9/2004
Planning for the Future reviews
Armed with a proposition, the Doctor calls on an old friend.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 879 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/1/2004
Parallels reviews
Nyssa receives an unexpected visitor.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,818 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 2/24/2004
Dividing Lines reviews
It's not what you know, it's who you know...
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,032 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/19/2004
The Lizards of the Rue Morgue reviews
The Doctor and Jamie arrive in Paris 1902, but not everything is as it seems.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 11 - Words: 25,428 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 2/12/2004 - Published: 1/27/2004
Have A Little Talk With reviews
Following his first regeneration, the Doctor receives an unexpected visitor.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 969 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/19/2004
Second Chances reviews
Ben and Polly find connections in their lives
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,626 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 1/16/2004 - Published: 1/13/2004
Past Lives reviews
The Sixth Doctor experiences a case of deja vu.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 374 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/15/2004
Girl Talk reviews
A get together turns into something more personal.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,461 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/19/2003
A Letter From reviews
Criticism is all very well, but . . .
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 387 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/18/2003
Let The Bells Ring Out reviews
Well, I couldn't resist it.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,298 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/16/2003
Courtrooms and Consequences reviews
A jury of three consider the Doctor's punishment, but does one of them conceal a hidden agenda?
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,285 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/15/2003
Time and Time Again reviews
The Doctor and Sarah have an issue with gender. Prologue to further adventures.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,012 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/25/2003 - Published: 11/12/2003
Life Changing Decisions reviews
The Doctor is forced to amend his thinking, but is it for the best?
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 595 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/17/2003
UNIT 4 PLUS 2
Three ordinary people enter the Who universe, with unexpected results.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,366 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/4/2003
Dispelling A Myth reviews
The Sixth Doctor learns a lesson or two.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/28/2003
If I Should Fall reviews
In the aftermath of Operation Golden Age, Mike Yates faces life as a civilian.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,422 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/28/2003
A Question of Priorities reviews
The Brigadier faces a stark choice.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,488 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/21/2003
A Quiet Life reviews
The Brigadier finds that retirement is far from dull.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,182 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/14/2003
Alone reviews
In the Death Zone, the Master reviews his life and is found wanting.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,272 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/6/2003
Five Plus One reviews
What really happened on the set of The Five Doctors?
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,058 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/30/2003
A Jumble of Memories reviews
Regenerate? Unregenerate? What does the future hold?
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 804 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/30/2003
Where Lies The Honour? reviews
A Sontaran begins to question the worth of the Empire
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,309 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/11/2003 - Published: 9/10/2003
The Man From The Ministry reviews
Somewhere, in the bowels of the Ministry, something is stirring. . .
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 688 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/29/2003
Setting Things Right reviews
A sequel to A Time To Remember and prequel to Last Respects, this features Zoe
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,480 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/22/2003
Compromise reviews
Why did the Doctor remain with UNIT after The Silurians? This two hander between the Doctor and the Brigadier explains.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 948 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/1/2003
Last Respects reviews
This is an attempt to mesh together the seperate Ace histories in the books and the DWM strip
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,007 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/29/2003
A Break From The Norm reviews
A young woman finds she has much in common with someone she meets at a conference
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 863 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/24/2003
Soul Mates reviews
The time of merging is due
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/9/2003
A Time To Remember reviews
A stranger offers his help when a young highlander fears for his sanity.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,455 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/5/2003