theLogBook.com webmaster Earl Green’s unauthorized and uncensored guide to Doctor Who 2012-2013 and its TV and audio spinoffs
1989: Doctor Who was cancelled with little hope of reprieve.
1996: a one-off Doctor Who TV movie renewed the legend.
2005: Doctor Who returned to TV triumphantly, and the BBC quickly made plans for several spin-off series.
In between, fandom came to the rescue.
With fan-produced amateur films and audio stories, the Doctor and friends actually had more adventures while the show was off the air than they could have while it was in production! When Doctor Who returned, it was these fans who were now writing some of his TV adventures.