Where does the time go, I ask you? 2022 just started a few minutes ago, and somehow it’s about to end. You know what else just ended this year? Jodie Whittakers’s era of Doctor Who. Since Doctor Who was where our website started, that seems like something worth talking about. I guess it’s not that big now that we’ve grown and tackled other genres, but it feels like it should mean something! Alas, mostly it means to me that Chris Chibnall is done writing for the series and I couldn’t be more grateful. I know that feeling is not universally shared; some of us like what Chibnall did with the show, but I’m not one of them, so I’m glad he’s gone. No more breaking what other people have made. Hopefully Russell fixes it. Anyway, moving on…
What else happened? Well, we covered some of the other series in the Junkyard, tackling some classics like The Avengers and The Twilight Zone while also picking up some new friends along the way. Some of you have had a lot to share with us and we appreciate it greatly. Also, not sure how this happened: I turned 50! Still, it beats the alternative, but I feel like saying goodbye to 2022 just means I’m acknowledging that I’m getting even older still. Time marches inexorably on. So I suppose the best thing to do is embrace it. To do that, I intend to continue exploring the past with the series I grew up on while also taking on some new challenges. So while next year will continue to mine the past, it won’t be all we do.
As you probably all know by now, I hate goodbyes and don’t like endings. (Well, I say that but I’m sort of overjoyed that Chris Chibnall is done ruining Doctor Who. Did I mention that already? If he didn’t give us such a good finale, I’d be inclined to pretend his era didn’t happen!) So, with this year wrapped up, let’s talk about our plans for next year.
Roger and I managed to start a few long-running series that will continue into 2023. The Twilight Zone, The Avengers, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer are still going and Angel will join the party when Buffy hits season 4 on our site this spring. Tuesdays, to replace our friends from Moonbase Alpha in Space: 1999, we’ll be heading to the 25th Century with Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. (Apologies to those of you who received an early edition of Cruise Ship to the Stars.) Then we’re jumping into the modern era with a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the acclaimed Netflix series Love, Death and Robots. There are other surprises in store as well.
So I say again, we look forward to another year of fun, friendship and comments in The Junkyard. We raise a glass to all of you who have shared your time with us and hope to see you again in the new year. To you and your families: happy holidays, whichever ones you celebrate! Farewell 2022, and a happy, healthy New Year in 2023.
Your friends at the Junkyard.