Doctor Who is a geeky TV show that has a very extensive catalog of information that spans over fifty years, and it would be foolish for anyone to say that they know everything about the series. (Even if you do know everything, you probably don’t – I’m not sorry for saying that.) Rather than trying to pay attention to every single detail of every single episode, there are alternative means for doing your Whovian research.
Fortunately, MakeUseOf has found nine detailed websites all about Doctor Who online that contain nearly all of the series’ canonical (and non-canonical) information. Oh, and in the true spirit of Doctor Who, there’s a bit of fun included here and there as well. Stick around and find something you like. Allons-y!
Run by MakeUseOf’s own Christian Cawley, Kasterborous (named for the special little space entity that’s home to Gallifrey) is the go-to news, reviews, and features source for all things Doctor Who. There’s even a podcast! The content variety expands far and wide, and because the site’s creator hails from MakeUseOf, you know that the reading material is top quality.
Wikis are the best way for finding out nit-picky little details of any expansive storyline, and the Tardis Data Core is no different. Here you can find bios on all your favorite characters, worlds, times, plot-lines, and well, everything. What does this mean? I’m sure you’ve found yourself in the middle of conversations with a few “Whovian snobs” – it happens. Now you can keep up with them regardless of which episode they are talking about.
Gallifery Base is legit, man. This is the most serious Doctor Who online forum that I’ve found, and it’s also the most confidential. You can’t even view the topics and discussions without having an account. With that said, only hardcore Whovians need apply. It may take just a little while for your account to be verified, but the discussion found there should definitely be worth it.
While watching the various incarnations of Doctor Who, it can get rather difficult to keep up with all of the different timelines and events! Fortunately, there’s the Doctor Who Reference Guide, a handy little website that provides you with details on every single Doctor. Each Doctor also has his own list of each media format in which they appear.
For more proper coverage of the Doctor Who online universe, you could always head on over to the official Doctor Who website. Originally, there was the BBC Official site, but based on what I saw, it’s a bit outdated. The new DoctorWho.tv website is much more updated and offers Doctor Who bios, articles, and games. For those of you trying to find out where exactly you can watch the show, this website also gives you details as to where you can watch based on your region.
While the other sites mostly feature written content about Doctor Who, the series’ Official YouTube channel offers a great deal of behind-the-scenes material and more for your viewing pleasure. The channel offers a few tongue-in-cheek clips as well, making the Who villains self-aware and allowing them to break the fourth wall. With that said, this site is more for fun and also for those of you who are interested in the production aspect of the show.
Reddit itself already offers an interesting culture, and for some strange reason, it meshes quite well with the massive Doctor Who fan-base. Go figure, right? If you are already familiar with all things Reddit and you’re a Dr. Who fan, then I highly recommend that you visit r/DoctorWho (and not r/DrWho – we… don’t talk about that place).
Love it or hate it, fan fiction is an established part of Internet society. Following in the footsteps of Twilight and Harry Potter, the Doctor Who universe has made its way into this realm of literature. (With that said, I can’t say I found an S&M version of the Doctor and River, nor would I want to.) If you’re interested in the non-canon regions of Doctor Who’s fan-base, then A Teaspoon and an Open Mind is for you.
Okay, okay. This is a bit sillier than the other sites that I’ve listed, but it is definitely worth checking out. Why? Well, I’m just going to assume that all of you who are reading this article love the Doctor Who theme song. WhoMix is a site that offers nearly a blue million remixes of this song that are all fun and interesting to listen to. From a cappella to jazz, there’s a little something for everyone.
Whether you’re a new fan of the series or a veteran trying to revisit some old information, then you’ll have plenty of interesting content to pick through. The sites above should also tide you over until the next season’s episodes are released, but nothing will beat watching the show in its true form.
What other sites about Doctor Who do you like to visit? Are you already active users of the site above? Let’s hear what you have to say in the comments below.