Coming Tomorrow- Daniel’s Doctor Who Diary!

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be beginning my quest to review every remaining episode of Doctor Who ever; starting with the first episode of An Unearthly Child, all the way to the present day (where there are complete stories available). These will be published as regularly as possible on weekdays, except on days when a Big Finish review is published. This is to ensure that you guys get as much content as possible from me. Once I’ve finished reviewing a whole story, a separate article will be released combining each episode review, into being a fully fledged episode review which will be on the respective Doctor’s page. As someone who owns every episode on DVD or blu-ray, this is going to be a fun journey for me, especially considering I’ve not seen every Doctor Who story; and hopefully I’ll find some new favourites on the way.

If you’re wanting a schedule of how weeks go, this is the new format:

Monday-Thursday– Either a Big Finish review or an entry to Daniel’s Doctor Who Diary
Friday– A Big Finish review and/or Anticipating Series 10 episode
Sunday– Initial Thoughts of Series 10 episode

How I’ll Be Covering Series 10

Series 10 is just around the corner; it’s almost close enough to see (largely thanks to the rather stellar effort of the marketing team this series) and I’m personally very excited. It’s been a hell of a long time since we’ve had a full series of Doctor Who, so I’ve had to think about how I’m going to be reviewing the episodes, especially since we have the upcoming series of Daniel’s Doctor Who Diary coming later this month.

I have however, thought about how I’m going to be covering Doctor Who things over the next twelve weeks. Of course, we will have Big Finish reviews of Doctor Who titles as they’re released, but as well as those, I’m going to be doing an Expectations article on a Friday, as well as an Initial Thoughts (not reviews) on Sunday’s after episodes have aired. This means that in the very far future, when the time comes to review Series 10 as part of Daniel’s Doctor Who Diary, it will be a fully fledged review.

I can’t wait to see you on Friday for The Pilot Expectations

Coming Soon: Daniel’s Doctor Who Diary

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Here’s a new thing that I promise I’m going to do! Before I tell you properly what the heck “Daniel’s Doctor Who Diary” is, let me tell you why I’m going to be doing it.

Basically, I want to review old Doctor Who episodes, but with the nearly constant brilliant Doctor Who related content that Big Finish is producing, I’m finding it hard to find the time to sit down and watch full stories, especially from the classic era. This is how I came up with the idea of DDWD. Monday-Friday, minus days where I’m releasing Big Finish reviews, I’ll be summing up my thoughts on each episode of complete episodes of Doctor Who in order. That means:

First Doctor- 86 entries
Second Doctor- 74 entries
Third Doctor- 128 entries
Fourth Doctor- 172 entries (Excluding Shada)
Fifth Doctor- 69 entries
Sixth Doctor- 31 entries
Seventh Doctor- 42 entries
Eighth Doctor- 1 entry
Ninth Doctor- 13 entries
Tenth Doctor- 47 entries
Eleventh Doctor- 44 entries
Twelfth Doctor- 40 entries (Including Series 10 and the 2017 Christmas Special)

Which, if you can be bothered to do the maths, means that from the First until the Twelfth Doctor (Unless more missing stories appear), there’ll be 747 entries. That’s just shy of 150 weeks, or three years. By which time, we’ll know the Thirteenth Doctor, and maybe even the Fourteenth. This is going to be a long project; but it will be a labour of love.

You might be wondering what’s going to happen to the episode reviews I’ve already done (all 19 of them), if I’m being totally honest, they’re not my best work; so they’re going to leave their respective Doctor pages. I am keeping them though, in a new section, called ‘The Vault’, where they can be preserved for all time. Mainly so I can see how much progress I’ve made. Like I said, this won’t be happening until April, so the current TV reviews will remain where they are for the time being. After that, once I’ve finished reviewing every episode of a story, I’ll put it all into one big review and put it on that Doctor’s page.

I just thought that I’d update you with what’s going on and why there’s a lack of content on the site at the minute. Thank you for understanding, and I hope you’re looking forward to going on this crazy journey as much as I am!