Things to do during the ‘Doctor Who’ hiatus

Doctor Who Daleks Prepare For Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Debut
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 02: A Dalek, a Cyberman and a Silence invade the Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. The Doctor Who Daleks this weekend are performing for the first time outside of the UK with the Melbourne Syphony Orchestra at Plenary Hall. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images for BBC Worldwide)

By, Heather Maloney

It has been a long time, five months in fact, since a new “Doctor Who” episode has aired and the silence is deafening for many Whovians. The suspense is almost too much to bear. What will happen to Amy and Rory? Will River be back? Are we ever going to see Jack again? Even though it is difficult to keep from going crazy, there are many things a fan can do to ease the pain and loneliness.

Podcasts

There is power in numbers and many Whovians find a way to band together through podcasting. Most shows are released weekly and discuss theories on the upcoming season, provide news updates and even review classic episodes. There are dozens to choose from, however some of the best podcasts are:

Radio Free Skaro

Two Minute Time Lord

The Doctor Who Podcast

Doctor Who: Podshock

Additional information about these and other podcasts can be found at the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance site.

Big Finish Audio

Countless classic “Doctor Who” fans subscribe to Big Finish Audio. They create and produce amazing “Doctor Who” audio dramas that include stories with many actors including Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Paul McGann and numerous companions. The audios can either be downloaded or ordered and can be purchased individually or as a series.

Doctor Who Books and Magazines

There are a vast amount of “Doctor Who” books on the market. Not only are there official books centered on the Doctor’s travels, there are many autobiographies and works reviewing the show and its fandom. In addition to books, there is also the ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ that can keep a Whovian warm on the scary Doctor Who-less nights. They are currently running a subscription special at Compare the Dalek.com, so please visit them at their website if you are interested.

Watch the Show Again

This is a great time to revisit the Doctor’s adventures. Many are available on Netflix or can be purchased online and at a local store. If a fan has never watched classic “Doctor Who” this is a great time to start. While Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat have done a fantastic job providing pieces of exposition to the modern series, watching the classic episodes allows the viewer to understand many events in a deeper and more complete way.

Please stay tuned for additional information and news about “Doctor Who”.

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Published by: Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney is an avid Doctor Who and British science fiction fan. She attends the Gallifrey One Convention in Los Angeles annually, and facilitates the Doctor Who Panels for the Starfest Convention in Denver. During her active Doctor Who Fandom, she has met four Doctors, countless companions and numerous Doctor Who actors, writers and directors. Contact Heather at doctorwhoheather@gmail.com. http://www.examiner.com/user-doctorwhoheather

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