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!