ensignchekovsgun said: I couldn't tell from your tags, so I'm sorry if you know this already, but there is a Classic Comic Relief sketch where Rowan Atkinson, Richard E Grant, Hugh Grant, and Joanna Lumley all play the Doctor. It's on YouTube. watch?v=Do-wDPoC6GM .
Yeah, I remember that after I hit post (it’s been a loooooong time since I’ve watched it). Well, I remembered Joanna Lumley something something. It still amuses me that Who fandom at that time had nothing else to work with except a Comic Relief sketch and thus there are entire sub-archives of fic based on it.
Other things of note from that site:
90% of the authors are dudes, and they all use their real names. Ah, the late 90s. Were we ever so young?
Still wondering who The Trenchcoat Doctor is?
The Doctor Index is somewhat misleading, though: yes, there was fic in that archive about each of the Comic Relief Doctors, but not actually very much, and most of them were only represented by stories of the kind that have All The Doctors in them. There was considerably more about, say, the Eighth Doctor who was in one TV episode. (And if you’re thinking of saying that of course there was more about him, he was in all those novels too, then you’ve remembered that the Comic Relief special wasn’t exactly the only thing we had to work with in those days.)
I started writing an explanation of Trenchcoat, but then I had the bright idea of seeing if Fanlore had an article about virtual seasons that I could link to and save having to explain what those are… which led to the discovery that Fanlore has an article about Trenchcoat itself, so I’ll just point you to that instead.