“We haven’t quite gotten the knack of the time-traveling feature yet, Captain,” said Scottie after Captain Kirk had tired of orbiting the planet of the pterodactyl-like creatures. “However, there seems to be a lot of… er… wibbly-wobblyness on the planet below.”
“Mr Scott, can you please replace that with a more… technical term?” asked Spock, who was listening with his Captain.
“Well, look at this! An exploration ship from Starfleet!” exclaimed the Doctor excitedly, rolling his rs occasionally with his northern accent. Rose Tyler and Jack Harkness looked to the sky above just before hearing a loud sound and watching three people appear before them.
“Captain James T Kirk, of the starship Enterprise,” said one, holding out his hand to the Doctor. “This is my first officer, Mr Spock, and Dr McCoy.”
(“Captain,” Jack thought, “that’s a nice title.”)
“Oh, it’s fantastic to meet you!” replied the Doctor, shaking Kirk’s hand and smiling widely. “This is Rose, my plus-one, and Jack, who we saved from being killed by his own mistake. I’m the Doctor.”
“Pleasure is ours. Now, sir, would you happen to know anything about fixing time-travel mechanisms?”
Mycroft was exasperated by the time John turned on speakerphone so Sherlock was forced to listen to him.
“Sherlock, would you please explain why there’s a starship sitting at my secure military airbase, with a fellow who calls himself ‘the Doctor’ and a man with pointy ears and a whole cast of characters asking for you?”
“Send them over,” he said dismissively before punching the “end” button on John’s phone. Seeing his companion’s confused look, he explained, “It’s the Doctor, John. The one we’ve met a few times already. Apparently he’s run into a 23rd-century crew and fixed their oversized vortex manipulator, but only temporarily as they have crashed right at home—for Rose Tyler, at least. He needs a consulting detective because he suspects a worm on the ship and then he needs a banana grove.”
And all the cleverness and logic of time and space.