"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 New 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

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

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 Taylor Shayne and Bob Barnett for compiling several classic Doctor Who episodes for my instructional and educational needs, and to my pal Bob O'Brien 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 Titus for lending me several volumes of the Classic series, some of which I had never seen, other I had seen but now I could also listen to the commentary tracks. He also gave me a Tardis coffee mug.

     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.

     Oh, and a special thanks to Amazon for offering 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. 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.

     Begrudgingly, I also thank BBC America for (sometimes) airing the show in America. Before I go on ranting about how badly they treat Doctor Who, I'll just say... nothing.

     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.

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