"I'm The Doctor. I'm a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey. I stole a Time Machine and ran away and I've been flouting the principle law of my own people ever since."
- The Eleventh Doctor





Confessions of a Doctor Who Fan

The Doctors (Timeline: 1963-1989, 1996 and 2013)
  Classic Companions (1963-1989, 1996)

The Doctors (Timeline: 2005-Present)
  Modern Companions and Fellow Time Travelers
"Almost" Companions


"He's completely insane!"
"That, and a bit magnificent."
- Valerie and Brannigan, "Gridlock"



UNIT
Friends of The Doctor
Villains, Monsters, Evil Aliens and Robots

Dimensions in Time
The Sarah Jane Adventures
  An Adventure in Space and Time
The Doctor Who Wasn't: The Peter Cushing Movies

Doctor Who Extra
Doctor Who Time Line Part 1
Doctor Who Time Line Part 2
Doctor Who Time Line Part 3

The Secret Vortex

"You know how it is; you put things off for a day and
next thing you know, it's a hundred years later."
- The Fifth Doctor


Acknowledgments: Many thanks to pals Derek  and Bob for compiling several classic Doctor Who episodes for my instructional and educational needs, and to my other pal Bob for our fun "Doctor Saturdays" in which we discuss and debate everything, including the correct pronunciation of the name "River Song". (I say "River SONG", he says "RIVER Song". Yet somehow we're still friends). Extra kudos go to my coworker Felix for lending me several volumes of the Classic series, some of which I had never seen, others I had seen but now I could also listen to the commentary tracks. He also gave me a Tardis coffee mug. Another shout-out to my other coworker Maria who likes to say "Geronimo!" when she sees me.

     Additional inspiration, information and quotes used in this section come from several sources including, but not limited to: The Catchup Guide to Doctor Who, a handy e-book available at Amazon, by Valerie Estelle Frankel; Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years by Marcus Hearn; The Writer's Tale by former show-runner and writer Russell T Davies and journalist and Doctor Who Magazine contributor Benjamin Cook (fascinating book!); the truly useful 1998 book Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker, which covers everything from the creation of the show all the way to the 1996 Doctor Who movie; interviews from all over the Internet, especially Digital Spy; online video clips featuring many of the stars of Doctor Who; and the seemingly endless Doctor Who "extras" on Amazon and on the DVDs.

     A special thanks to Amazon for those years they offered every "new" Doctor Who episode series 1 through 9 for free on Amazon Prime, which is how I got into the show in the first place. Sadly, as of January 1st, 2020, if you want to watch Doctor Who through Amazon in America, you will have to pay for each episode or season, even if you are a Prime member. HBO-MAX now has the rights to show the series, which they will will start offering in May 2020. Anyway, thank you, Amazon. It was nice while it lasted. Also, thanks to BritBox, which carries many complete original series Doctor Who episodes from 1963 to 1989, as well as tons of other British programming. (Poirot, anybody?).

     I also thank BBC America for (sometimes) airing the show in America. And another shout-out to Pluto TV which carries a Classic Doctor Who channel. Too many commercials, but what can ya do?

     This Doctor Who section will only cover the years from 1963 to 2020. The reason is two-fold: (1) Doctor Who may go on forever and I don't have that kind of time and (2) the series was majorly retconned at the end of 2020 and too many things have changed, and not for the better. Despite the title, Doctor Who just isn't Doctor Who anymore, at least not the Doctor Who I know and love. Your mileage may vary.

     The Secret Vortex's Doctor Who section is loving dedicated to William Hartnell, pictured above - the "First" Doctor - the original, you might say. - John B.

    P.S. Caution - there will be typos!

Our Doctor Who section is a celebration of the original Classic TV series, the 1996 TV movie and the Modern Series. We may refer to offshoots, such as Doctor Who novels, comic books, audio adventures and the like, but overall we are celebrating the TV show. And when I say "we", I mean "me".  I am the guy who put this all together and desperately tries to catch all the typos.

When go you back to the stars and tell others of this section, when you tell them of its information, its pictures, its opinions - when you talk of our "A Celebration of Doctor Who" section, then make sure that you tell them this: It is defended!


"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to affect,
but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective point of view it is more like
a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey...stuff."
- The Tenth Doctor