(My Middlemarch Universes take on The Time Machine blended with Doctor Omega)
In the shadowy confines of a workshop nestled within a Victorian-era London residence, Horace Rochester, a young inventor of remarkable talent, devoted himself with unyielding dedication. Possessed of a mind brimming with futuristic visions, Horace meticulously assembled a machine poised to challenge the very essence of reality. Descended from a lineage of esteemed scholars, he was bequeathed with an insatiable curiosity for the unexplored, a trait that would come to define his destiny.
After countless years of persistent experimentation, Horace unveiled his magnum opus—the Temporal Voyager. This was no ordinary invention; it was a time machine, capable of transcending the temporal barriers to transport its user to any epoch, whether in the distant past or the far future. It stood as a testament to human ingenuity, offering the keys to the vast, uncharted territories of time itself.
Compelled by an inexhaustible curiosity, Horace became the pioneer in navigating the streams of time. He bore witness to the ascent and decline of mighty empires, the genesis of civilizations, and the unfathomable wonders of the cosmos. However, as he delved deeper into the epochs, he learned that time was not merely a straight path but a complex, interwoven tapestry of infinite possibilities.
During his prolonged odyssey among the future's Eloi and Morlocks, Horace encountered an unforgettable era, marked by his profound connection with an Eloi woman named Weena. Amidst the remnants of human history, their love flourished, embarking together on a shared existence.
Through the years, Horace and Weena navigated the marvels and trials of their era side by side. They unearthed ancient libraries laden with lost wisdom, unraveled the enigmas of extinct species, and stood in awe of their age's technological advancements. Their bond was an unwavering light in a realm often overshadowed by uncertainty.
Yet, time's relentless progression brought unforeseeable sorrow. Weena succumbed to a pervasive illness, and despite Horace's desperate attempts to cure her, he faced the agony of loss. Mourning the departure of his cherished Weena, her memory became an immortal imprint on his soul.
In tribute to her memory and fueled by a relentless pursuit of knowledge, Horace ventured further into the boundless future, encountering civilizations and wonders beyond the scope of human understanding. Weena's spirit guided him, emblematic of love's eternal strength and the resilient spirit of a voyager unbound by temporal limits.
On one such journey deep into the future, Horace discovered an era that defied imagination, a period where humanity had conquered distant galaxies, harnessed the power of black holes, and mastered the elements of space-time, yet faced cosmic dilemmas and interstellar strife.
In this awe-inspiring yet daunting future, Horace assumed a new persona: Doctor Omega. Upon his return to the Victorian era, his profound understanding of temporal physics and advanced scientific concepts earned him widespread admiration. In his later years, alongside his faithful allies, Denis Borel and the formidable Fred, Doctor Omega embarked on a fresh saga of extraordinary exploits.
Their adventures led them across alien landscapes and through unexplored galaxies. They clashed with phosphorescent marine creatures on Mars and contended with belligerent, reptilian adversaries in extraterrestrial oceans. On land, they withstood attacks from barbaric, tentacled dwarves.
Yet, Doctor Omega's quest for enlightenment never ceased. He guided his companions to the mysterious Red Valley, home to bat-men with engineered wings and lethal serpents. There, they forged an alliance with intellectually advanced gnomes, uniting against common adversaries, the Cacocytes.
Doctor Omega and his team found themselves entangled in interstellar disputes, political intrigue, and cosmic enigmas, facing dangers that pushed them to the brink of their capabilities and creativity.
(Notes: Horace and Rochester mean time. Doctor Omega will be a key player in my universes main storyline. And of course he's also obviously my version of Doctor Who. Because I find perverse pleasure in the fact that the original Doctor Who was almost straight up cribbed from Docteur Omega)