2021 was another roller coaster of a year. So much so that Netflix has a series called Death to 2021, so I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb in saying people are happy to see the back of this year! Understandably, too, if you ask me. Covid-19 has mutated again although the latest strain, while supposedly highly contagious, does not appear to be as lethal, and maybe that’s a good sign; perhaps the end is in sight. Fingers crossed! But we’ve had to adjust to a new way of life that’s impacted us on so many levels!
Meanwhile, here in the Junkyard, we started our site with Doctor Who and we now see the end coming for both lead writer Chris Chibnall and the Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker. I find myself both excited and worried; I was let down by Chibnall over the last three years, only occasionally seeing glimpses of greatness, but at the same time, it’s a lifelong love of mine and I still find myself looking forward to it despite the challenges. So as we go into 2022, we will start the year with the New Year’s Day episode before we take a break from televised Who. We will also wrap up the first 75 releases of Big Finish, that amazing company that kept Doctor Who alive during its absence and continues to produce high quality audio dramas. But what’s next in the Junkyard?
We will be continuing our journey into that wonderful land of shadow and substance with The Twilight Zone and boldly going deeper into the final frontier with classic Star Trek. Still hanging out in the 1960’s we will continue to follow the exploits of John Steed, Cathy Gale, Venus Smith and Emma Peel in The Avengers. Moving into the 1970’s, we will continue to cover “just one more thing” with the return of Columbo. We’ll see what our future was supposed to look like in cult classic Space: 1999 before jumping into the 1980’s where a much-loved game is afoot! Then into the 90’s to defend the world from vampires and other diabolical threats with Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Anime can still be found at the start of the week, there will be more Edgar Wallace Mysteries and, expect to be on target for some other surprises along the way too.
But for right now, more than anything else, we hope to enjoy another year with our friends in the Junkyard. Thank you all for your comments, feedback, and friendship. We wouldn’t be here without you and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of our journey. To all of you who have read, contributed, or commented, we raise a toast to you and your families. Farewell 2021, and a happy, healthy new year in 2022.
Your friends at the Junkyard. ML and RP
From what I saw of and remember from Space 1999, that one will be particularly interesting for its smaller body of lore (at least outside of Big Finish’s reboot), which can be quite refreshing after the immense broadness of Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. Thanks, ML and RP. Happy 2022. 🌌
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