David Brider (davidbrider) wrote,
David Brider

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You know that thing where you decide you're definitely, really, actually going to finish what you started this time...even though you've failed before? Well, that.

It's called WhoWatch. The name is fairly self-explanatory, I hope, but I'll explain anyway. It involves watching every episode of Doctor Who. In order. From the start (way back in 1963) to...whenever the series is up to by the time I finally catch up.

I've started this a few times before. The first, in the wake of the 40th anniversary back in 2003, got to quite some way into the Patrick Troughton era before it sort of petered out. Other more recent attempts struggled to get beyond Serial A. This time...well, I set out on the day of the 50th anniversary with a goal of watching one episode a day. And promptly failed after day 1.

But. I've resumed where I left off. Watching two episodes a day until I catch up with wherever I should be. Yes, I could just do an episode a day, but that would seem too much like failure. I'm now up to the first episode of Serial B, with another two episodes to watch this evening before I head to bed.

Am enjoying the ride so far. Am hoping that I'll write little review-lettes of each story on the way. Am also hoping that I'll periodically update my LJ and Facebook header to reflect wherever I'm up to.

But yeah. Every Doctor Who fan, so I'm told, should do this quest. Heck, Doctor Who Magazine has created a whole longrunning series of articles about four people doing exactly that. And even though I know there's going to come a point in late Hartnell/early Troughton where most of the stories only exist on audio, I'm determined that I won't give up this time.
Tags: whowatch 2013

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