Gallifrey Base

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Gallifrey Base
Gallifrey Base logo.gif
Type of site
Fan discussion forum
Available in English
Owner Steven Hill, Jennifer Kelley and Robert Warnock
Created by Steven Hill and
Jennifer Kelley
Commercial No
Registration Required
Launched June 13, 2009
Current status Active

Gallifrey Base is an Internet forum dedicated to discussion of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It has been described as "one of the largest Doctor Who fan forums"[1][2] and "the biggest Who fansite".[3] As of September 2, 2015, the site had 81,074 members.

Gallifrey Base was founded as the successor to the forums associated with the Doctor Who fan site Outpost Gallifrey.[4] That site's owner, Shaun Lyon, had decided to close the site and its popular forum. Steven Hill, who had worked as chief administrator for the Outpost Gallifrey forum, decided to create his own site, and many of the staff and readers of the Outpost Gallifrey forums moved to Gallifrey Base. The site is affiliated with the Chicago TARDIS convention.

Like its predecessor, Gallifrey Base is regularly used by the media as a source for opinions and reactions about Doctor Who news from fans and professionals who work on the show.[1][3][5][6]

Several Doctor Who information blogs are affiliated with Gallifrey Base. Although they are not officially part of the site, they share some staff and bear a common trade dress. The Doctor Who News Page, which was formerly affiliated with Outpost Gallifrey before its closure, provides news about Doctor Who and its spin-off series (and has been cited as a source by websites such as TV Squad and io9).[7] The Doctor Who News Page is produced by a team of reporters and editors.[8] This Week in Doctor Who is a compendium of Doctor Who and Doctor Who-related broadcasts worldwide, compiled by Benjamin F Elliott from 1998 until 2011, and now continued by the news page staff.[9] Doctor Who in the Media gathers links to news stories and other Doctor Who-related media coverage.[10]


  1. ^ a b Davenport, Misha (April 16, 2010). "Sci-fi fans: 'They brought sexy back to "Dr. Who"!'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ Feeney, Nolan (December 24, 2013). "How Fanzines Helped Put Doctor Who Fans in Charge of Doctor Who". The Atlantic. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "New-look coloured Daleks 'like toys'". The Sun. April 20, 2010. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ Lyon, Shaun. "Website Links". Outpost Gallifrey. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
    John, Andrew (April 10, 2010). "BBC provides new one-stop shop for science-fiction fans". Digital Journal. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Nort now, Graham... Dr Who's still on!". The Sun. April 26, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ Blackburn, Jen (February 23, 2011). "Doctor Who legend dies at 81". The Sun. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ Trechak, Brad (August 29, 2009). "Doctor Who next season spoilers". TV Squad. Weblogs, Inc. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
    Anders, Charlie Jane (March 30, 2010). "News That Might Get You Excited For Thor. Plus Lost's Spoiler Threat Level Goes To Red!". io9. Gawker Media. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ "About Us". Doctor Who News Page. March 27, 2010. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  9. ^ Elliott, Benjamin F (April 5, 2010). "About Us". This Week in Doctor Who. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  10. ^ "About Us". Doctor Who in the Media. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 

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