Doctor Who: A Brief History Of Time (Travel) first went online in late December 1995. It originally consisted of little more than a programme guide and a basic history of the show. In the spring of 1996, The Doctor Who News Page went online, quickly becoming one of the most popular Doctor Who destinations on the Web. Around the same time, the Doctor Who Novel Rankings (then known as the NA/MA Rankings) became a part of the site when creator Steve Traylen decided to move on from them. In February 1999, the History project began, offering a more in-depth, story-by-story guide to Doctor Who's history.
In November 1999, the News Page was moved off-site and taken over by Mark Phippen; it was later merged with Shaun Lyon's website at Outpost Gallifrey, which was itself succeeded by a new page associated with the Gallifrey Base forum. In July 2001, as the History project neared the end of its first phase, A Brief History underwent its first major visual and navigational overhaul.
In March 2005, to celebrate the debut of the new Doctor Who series, version 3 of A Brief History was introduced. Revisions, corrections and streamlining of the Story pages continue. Work is also under way on a compendium of unmade Doctor Who stories. In 2006 and 2007, major sections on the spin-off series Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures were created, and will eventually be fleshed out with additional production detail.
All content on A Brief History is written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan, an author and mathematician from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Beyond the worlds of Doctor Who, he has written the dark fantasy novel The Dying Days (2006) and is a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial University of Newfoundland, having completed his Ph.D. there in 2009.
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