Hello, I’m Johnny Spandrell. I live in Australia. My birth story is Death to the Daleks.
I started this blog in 2014. Back then, I was thinking about viewing the complete run of Doctor Who in story order. But I’d done that twice already. I couldn’t face it again.
So instead, I decided to watch each story again, but in random order. This is, I think, how most of us view Doctor Who anyway; not in sequence, but in no particular sequence.
The rules I set (and occasionally broke) while writing were these:
- I tried to say something new and interesting about each story.
- The posts aren’t reviews. I’m not saying what’s good and what’s bad. You can make up your own minds and probably already have.
- I tried to avoid accepted fan judgement on a story. Blink isn’t necessarily good, Timelash isn’t necessarily bad. I tried to approach each piece anew.
- I also identified a link between each story, so there’s a line – no matter how tenuous (and sometimes it got really tenuous) – through Doctor Who, even in random.
Hope you enjoy it.
Contact me via Twitter @johnnyspandrell