Announcement Time: For over a year now, I’ve been posting mostly Doctor Who-related items here. This project started thanks to Reddit’s /r/Gallifrey subreddit, of which I have since become a moderator. Often I would browse that site and see posts in which fellow fans would rewatch classic or new series episodes–or sometimes entire seasons–and review them, giving their own thoughts. I learned a lot about the series, which has been one of my favorites since childhood; and finally, I decided to conduct my own rewatch, and begin posting my own reviews. I posted them, of course, on /r/Gallifrey; but I also decided to cross-post them here, where I can expand a bit, adding things such as photos and links to streaming sites that carry the episodes. Such things don’t work well on the subreddit, but they belong here.
It’s grown into quite the project, as I’ve sought to expand into other media (beyond the television series), with the ultimate aim of covering, well, everything–or at least, everything I can get my hands on. Doctor Who is a franchise that spans more than five decades, with entries in television, the big screen, prose of all types, comics, audio dramas–even stage plays, which are mostly available now as audio recordings. It’s more than a world; it’s an entire universe, or better yet, a multiverse, with incarnations as diverse as those of the Doctor himself. I am unashamedly a fan of the series, and cataloguing it this way is a labor of love for me.
However, with the expansion of that project, it’s become clear that it’s more than this blog is set up to handle. This blog was created several years ago as a place to showcase and discuss my own writing–fiction, that is–in anticipation of eventual publication. While the publication efforts have been put on hold due to changes in my family situation, they haven’t been abandoned completely; and I still intend this blog to be used for that purpose. Already I’ve separated its content once, removing posts that relate to family, beliefs, and personal matters, and relocating them to another blog, Thoughts of a Formerly Dead Man. (To be precise, they haven’t been removed from this blog, but I did stop adding such posts, allocating new posts of that type to the other site.) Now, it’s time to do the same with Doctor Who.
To that end, I’m announcing a new home for my Doctor Who reviews and discussion. You can find it at The Time Lord Archives (http://www.timelordarchives.wordpress.com); I will be adding a link to that site to this blog’s link section. The content I’ve already posted here will remain available here, and has also been exported to the new site, so that everything will be available in one place. You’ll find that that site has been organized by type of media, a feature I had wanted to implement here, but never fully realized. For the past week, I’ve been adding new posts to both sites; but effective yesterday, new Doctor Who material will only be added to the new site.
I maintain no illusions about the reach of this blog. I am a small person doing small things for a small audience; and at this point in my life, I’m fine with that. Eventually I do hope to devote more time and energy to original material, and to publication; it’s to that end that I’m maintaining this blog after the split. Still, I do have followers here, and I appreciate all of you; and I owe you openness about my plans. You can expect that the number of posts here will drop back to the level I was maintaining prior to beginning the Doctor Who project, for now at least. If you joined this blog BECAUSE of the Doctor Who material, and you want to continue receiving the reviews, PLEASE consider following the new blog! At the moment, I haven’t done much to publicize it, so there are few (if any) followers over there as yet. Don’t let that deter you; the content will be the same as it was here, just in a new location. The fact is, I’ll keep doing this regardless of followers, because it’s a labor of love for me, and because I’d like that site to be a resource available to fans of the series. But it’s certainly good to know that I have a regular audience, no matter how small.
Thank you to everyone who’s followed along…and, happy reading! ~Timewalkerauthor