So, (and straight to the point) I think there should be a category for historical stories. Yes, I know, it wouldn't be an in-universe account, since any story could be considered historical or futuristic or whatever. But I have to main points:
1. TARDIS is about easily-obtained information. Why else should there be a template called "You may be looking for..."? And, in my case, when I want to search for any historical story (from our point of view) I have to either search year by year, or Doctor by Doctor, if I use the "people encountered by..." category. Now, that's not easy. At all. And, from a real word point of view, historical stories are a huge (or at least big) part of DW. You may say, "well, then, search for the person or event you want, like 'Julius Caesar' or 'WWII', but it doesn't work like that, because, for example, the other day I wanted to look for any historical story, no matter the event or person. And I just couldn't. Now, the thing is, it wouldn't be TARDIS-ish, I know.
That's where my second point comes in:
2. We could do a real-world/out-of-universe category. You may say, "What's the criteria?". Well, here's my criteria. Any stories set before its release should be historical. Great. Now, you may also say, "But Broken is set a few years back because it's set in a previous Torchwood series!". Now, I have a solutions. We could make a category for stories set before its release but set in no previous perios, but that would be very complicated (and it just wouldn't work, what if there's a historical 8th Doctor story coming out? 8th already gone! It would only work on either the current Doctor or 6, haha!). Then, let's pick a number, say, 50. So, any stories set 50 years before its release should be considered historical. I know, it's almost completely arbitrary, but it's my opinion that it's a really needed category, and we should somehow make it work.
All said, is there anyone who agrees with me? Has anyone have another suggestion for this problem? Anyway, thank you for reading, bye.
I enjoyed Kerblam! a lot in how it was structured: tonally it felt really fun and felt one of those good DW mystery stories. The companions were used well, but I feel like the message at the end of the day fell flat on its face, so it's become my favourite and least favourite part of the show.
I ended up quite disliking the way automated labour was presented in Kerblam!:
*Surely if this society has widespread teleportation available, then they can probably easily grow food and build housing. Therefore it makes little to no sense for people to do menial tasks at all: they wouldn't need to earn wages if the necessities for life are widely available in the far future and can simply be provided to them.
*Also, the "work gives you purpose" notion is challenged numerous times through the attitudes of characters. Dan, for example, would be much better off spending time with his daughter than doing repetitive tasks that could be performed by robots. Kira would be better finding friends and someone who could love her enough to send her a gift like the one she treasured from Judy. Ryan, a warehouse worker from the 21st century, clearly recognises this is the same old grind: his life is better off from travelling the stars and while workers don't have TARDISes they probably have access to tour all the human colonies out there and make the most of their life through hobbies, etc.
This leads me to believe that if there were protests about society, it would be for demanding things to live a full life rather than continuing to do unfulfilling work in a warehouse to be able to afford the bare necessities of life. It really makes little sense for people like Charlie to want to continue working and I think it says that this kind of work and wage-system is functional and will always be there.
For me, even though it's really good, it upholds an exploitative system like Kerblam and it's the equivalent of having the Doctor simply making things minimally better for the Ood in Planet of the Ood instead of helping to dismantle a morally bad system.
like the star wars universe I'd imagine there is alot of non canon stories out there but as a new fan I have no idea how to tell the difference between canon and non canon. One I do know for example is presumably non is the peter cushing dr who movie. But out of the countless comic books, novels and video games based on dr who which are not taking place in the main who universe?
Which Doctor+companion duo/team is your personal favorite, in terms of their dynamic and relationship?
I quite like Three+Jo and Ten+Donna.