Summer Holiday!

Hey guys, Daniel here; sorry I’ve been quiet over the past week or so!
Basically, I have a super hectic few weeks lined up, I’m going to Disneyland for a few days, I’m going to be invited to something super secret, and then I’m going to be doing a theatre workshop for a week after that. It’s safe to say that the next month is going to be pretty non-stop for me, so I’m going to have to have a little break from the site.

That doesn’t mean that GallifreyArchive will be totally silent for this month though, I’ll still bring you Big Finish reviews as/when I can, and I definitely can assure you that any huge release like Classic Doctors, New Monsters Vol 2 or Torchwood: Aliens Among Us will definitely be covered.

Thank you for understanding, and I can’t wait to get back to full speed soon!

Thanks again,
Daniel

GIVEAWAY TIME! [Closed]

Hey guys, Daniel here! Summer is upon us, Series 10 is over, and now we have to wait until Christmas. Last week, I reached 500 Twitter followers, and to celebrate, I’ve decided to hold not one, but two giveaways!

First of all, I have an unopened Series 2 Steelbook to giveaway, that is selling for £24.99 on Amazon at the time of writing. All you have to do to be eligible to win that, is follow me on Twitter @GallifreyRchive, and tell me your favourite moment from Series 2. You have until 11:59PM on Sunday 9th July in the UK.

Then we have the Mr Men book giveaway! To win the first set of Doctor Who inspired Mr Men books, featuring Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth, all you have to do is answer the following question: Who do you think will be the next Doctor? To enter the Mr Men giveaway, email your answer to gallifreyarchive@gmail.com, by 11:59PM on Sunday 9th July in the UK.

BORING RULES:
You can enter both competitions, but only one entry per competition per person. Any duplicates will be disqualified. The winners will be chose at random on random.org, and if the winners do not email me to claim their prize by Tuesday, I will redraw the prize.

The Plague of Dreams Review

It’s not too often that we touch on the First Doctor’s era in Big Finish, but when we do, it tends to be terrific. With the release of the Companion Chronicles box set, The First Doctor: Volume Two, we’re being treated to four new tales from the First Doctor’s time in the TARDIS. Today, I’ll be reviewing the final story in the set, The Plague of Dreams.

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Across The Darkened City Review

It’s not too often that we touch on the First Doctor’s era in Big Finish, but when we do, it tends to be terrific. With the release of the Companion Chronicles box set, The First Doctor: Volume Two, we’re being treated to four new tales from the First Doctor’s time in the TARDIS. Today, I’ll be reviewing the second story in the set, Across The Darkened City.

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We’ve Turned Two!

Today marks the second birthday of GallifreyArchive.com.

Two years of writing about Doctor Who, a show that has influenced me, enthralled me, mesmerised me. Made me laugh, made me cry, made me be the best version of myself I can be.

Over the past two years I’ve gained so many friends, and it would simply be impossible to thank each and every person who’s helped me along this journey. I know that the Doctor Who community online can be prickly, and it’s because each and every one of us are so passionate about this silly little show that’s captured our imaginations and our hearts.

Doctor Who has been with me since 2005, when a young, much more optimistic me sat down to watch Rose, and I’ve never missed an episode since. In the years that have followed, I got into the classic years of the show, and more recently into the brilliant world of Big Finish.

No matter how long you’ve been following the site, whether it be from the very cringey beginning (seriously, find it. It’s still here, and it’s awful) or if this is the first article you’ve read (sorry, it’s probably quite confusing), let me thank you. My stupid little site might not be the most popular Doctor Who website in the world, or the most professional; but to know that I can connect with fellow Whovians really makes my molecules tingle.

Now, you know how the Queen has her Honours List on one of her birthdays every year? Well, that’s what I’m going to do. These are by no means everyone that I appreciate, but these are Whovians who are doing awesome things that might be going under some people’s radar.

Sam Richard Bentley– A great artist, a great guy, and a great friend. You might not know this, but Sam created the GallifreyArchive logo, as well as loads of Doctor Who related digital artwork. Click his name to check out his site!

The Time Ladies– Doctor Who is kickass. Feminism is kickass. Looking at the women in Who is kickass. So when the brilliant Beth, Kezia, Em and Hattie got together and made this site, you know it’s one to watch.

Tom Dix/ EpicWho– Now, Tom is probably the most recognisable name in my Honours List, but he’s a real great guy. His content is superb, we partnered up in the conception of WhoPride, and any time I visit Cardiff, he’s always one of the highlights of being there (especially since the Doctor Who Experience won’t be there soon).

Guy Adams– The only “professional” person on the GallifreyArchive Honours List, Guy Adams is like a brilliantly sarcastic mentor. As an aspiring scriptwriter, having a person like Guy to look up to is a brilliant gift. He let’s me tear apart any qualm I may have with his releases, and he’ll always listen to me and my stupid ideas. If you want to work in the creative market, I sincerely suggest you get yourself a Guy. Just not my Guy. He’s mine.

BigFinish.com– Some of you might think this is an odd one. Why should I let a site be on my first ever Honours List? They’ve helped me immensely. I’d say that at least 70% of my readership found me either through a review quote on Big Finish’s website, or they found me looking for reviews. I was considering thanking certain members of Big Finish (bar Guy) but I decided that there’s been nobody in Big Finish that I’ve come across that hasn’t been more than helpful.

So there we are, the sites second birthday! Thank you for being here, and I’ll see you next year for our third!

Month 25 Review

Captain Jack Harkness is back! This time though, he’s without the Doctor and without Torchwood. Captain Jack does have a life y’know? In this new box set, The Lives of Captain Jack, we’re going to hear what our favourite Time Agent gets up to when we’re not normally there. Today, I’ll be reviewing the final story in the set, Month 25.

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