A Brief History of A Brief History
The TARDIS flies through the space-time vortex

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. In February 1999, the Historium 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 eventually succeeded by a new page associated with the Gallifrey Base forum. In July 2001, as the Historium 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. Major revisions, corrections and streamlining of the Story pages took place, alongside the development of a compendium of unmade Doctor Who stories and an alternative diary-style format for accessing the core information. This substantial update was completed in September 2015.

In May 2020, version 3.1 of A Brief History began to come online. In addition to a further round of revisions and corrections to the Story pages, enhanced biographical content started to be added for major figures in Doctor Who history.

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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