December 15, 2013
The Whoathon begins!
The Great Whoathon begins! January of 2014 will see the start of the Whoathon. Long talked about but never begun, the Whoathon will see me watch every episode of Doctor Who in order, starting at the very beginning. Sure, it will take years to accomplish, but it will be fun.
I will try to include those episodes of the first two Doctors that are lost. For those unaware, many of the episodes of the 1st and 2nd Doctors are no longer in existence as videos. The BBC used to wipe videotapes to reuse them. However, all of the audios exist, so fans have remade the episodes, either by matching up the audio with photos or by animating the action. There are also a few official BBC releases with animation of lost episodes.
If I stick with this, it will take years. Even if I stay with my goal of one episode each week, which is unlikely, there are over 150 episodes of Classic Who alone. Keep in mind, what I call Classic Who episodes are really multi-episode affairs. Most stories are an hour and a half or more, combining four or more episodes to make one story. Let the Great Whoathon commence!