Sunday, 10 February 2013

Help Fund A New Fan Made Documentary To Celebrate Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary


This year, as we all know, marks the of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. As such, fans of all kinds are excited, eager, and sometimes even creative when it comes to dealing with the subject of the landmark date.

Some fans have even taken it upon themselves to make a documentary of everyone's favorite TV show.

Such is the case with FliptheSwitch Media, who are currently holding a Kickstarter to raise funds for a fan-made documentary about the show and the fandom that follows it.

On their website, they say:
Doctor Who fans are like no other, devoted to the time lord and his companions, but vilified for their passion. We want to know why. Why Doctor Who? Why so much enthusiasm? And why is it so different from any other hobby?

Where other documentaries have lingered on the negative side of fandom, we want to celebrate the passion that lies within fans of Doctor Who, exploring the Whovian world and how the passion of the fans has kept the show alive. We’ll explore how Doctor Who fans have incorporated their devotion into everyday life, from writing blogs and books, to those who make it their mission to collect every TARDIS Teapot, Dalek Duvet and Cyberman Clock!

It’s these things that we want to explore, because without these passionate fans, Doctor Who wouldn’t be back on our screens for it’s 50th anniversary celebration!
They're even planning to meet with people involved in the show, like Robert Shearmen, known for numerous Big Finish dramas and, even more notably, the Ninth Doctor episode "Dalek".

So, if you're feeling charitable enough to help your fellow fans in their endeavor to pay respects to one of the greatest shows on television, pledge to the Kickstarter linked above. Some of the rewards include:

£1: A Shout Out on their Twitter
£15: An Early Download of the Documentary

£25: An Exclusive DVD of the Documentary
£500: Meet the Team, and Various Other Exclusives
£1000: Everything Above, Plus...You ARE Part of the Team

With all that and more in store for backers and fans alike, what reason is there NOT to be excited? Give it a shot and help fund this new documentary made by the fans for the fans!

We're sure you won't be disappointed.