Excellent writing style. Sort of Hemingwayesque. And a great little story. My only criticism: if the TV was showing static then the electricity would still be working fine, it would be the broadcast signal that's gone wrong.
Actually, I think that you've done a pretty fine job with Doc8. This was a very action-packed and exciting fic; I really like how it literally took off running. My only disappointment - that it's just a one-shot. It certainly opened the door for a new set of adventures for the Eighth Doctor and an original companion.