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Complete A Captain And A Madman By: RazielLordOfSquirrels

Discussion in 'Other Review Board' started by Tasoli, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Tasoli

    Tasoli Headmaster

    Dec 22, 2008
    Behind the keyboard
    Title: A Captain And A Madman
    Author: RazielLordOfSquirrels
    Rating: T
    Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
    Status: Complete
    Fandom: StarTrek: The Next Generation + Doctor Who Crossover
    Pairings: N/A
    Summary: When a strange, blue box appears in the middle of Federation territory, motionless and without power, it's up to the crew of the Enterprise D to determine just who its strange occupant is... and if he is friend or foe. Even as that very madman wonders just what kind of reality he's found himself in... and if he really wants to find his way back... (SOME REVIEWS CONTAIN SPOILERS)
    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9319253/1/A-Captain-And-A-Madman

    Wohoo this story is awesome. Now where to start.

    This is a story about Doctor in Star Trek universe by [spoiler*] he is pulled to TNG universe. At first it looks pretty standart for this kind of a stories but unlike the rest of them this is going somewhere. Ending is infact amazing. Hell there is a throw away line that turns some of the actions of some people from canon TNG in its head.

    Infact I am going to stop talking about it least I spoiler the actual mystery behind some things but this story is what an Xover is supposed to be.

  2. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Alchemist

    Aug 11, 2011
    This fuckin story is so spectacular I can hardly find a starting point to type words.

    I might come back later, during some semblance of sobriety, but its a 5/5.

    The Doctor, Jean-Luc Picard, and Janeway vs the Borg, later in the tale.

    Seriously, read this shit.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018 at 9:06 AM
  3. Celestin

    Celestin Half-Blood Prince

    Aug 21, 2008
    Read it in one sitting. Some chapters could be better in my opinion, but with the ending that just really works, it's probably one of the best crossover fic in any fandoms.

    My rating is 4.5/5 rounded to 5/5.
  4. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

    Sep 1, 2010
    Germany occupied Greece
    High Score:
    So, my exposure to Star Trek isn't the most extensive, and the 11th Doctor not even my favorite.

    Some few bits were boring; some others I had to outright skip. The first two thirds of the Borg arc was a slog to go through.

    Still, this is a great story. A textbook example of a great crossover, incoprorating and meshing both verses with respect and creativity.

    It's fundamentally good writing; regardless of fandom. Introduction, escalation, resolution and payoff, executed almost perfectly (excluding the skippable bits mentioned before).

    Even if the subject matter itself isn't my usual cup of tea, the author absolutely drew me in. The payoff -the twist at the end- a perfect climax but not the only interesting part as to make the rest of the story forgettable.

    Easy 5/5
  5. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box Prestige

    Nov 16, 2009
    High Score:
    Not much more I can add to the above, really. Its well written, meshes the two settings together intelligently, and told a genuinely interesting story. I'm not that familiar with any Trek, so I can't comment on the characterisation from that side, but the Doctor was decently done, and Eleven's brand of whimsy is tricky to capture, so good job there.

    I did feel that some of the middle sections didn't add a massive amount to the story, but they were out of the way pretty briskly, so not too much of an issue.

    Hard not to give it anything other than 5/5.