The Blogs of Doom was the title for a series of prose vignettes by Jonathan Morris which appeared in Doctor Who Magazine from 2017 to 2021. Similar to the earlier Brief Encounter series, it used its short format to give the spotlight to a variety of comparatively obscure characters.
The premise of each entry of The Blogs of Doom was described as "Sneaky peeks into the secret diaries of characters in the Doctor's orbit…". This meant that all short stories, which often recorded events in the life of the character immediately leading up to their appearance in a Doctor Who television story, were told in first-person perspective, and often in an epistolary style — a stylistic feature previously used by some Brief Encounters.
The entries, all of which featured original illustrations by Ben Morris, were credited as being "as told to" Jonathan Morris. They were unafraid to occasionally dip over into comedy, often turning the viewer's understanding of certain elements of the original TV stories on its head. A sense of continuity in a wider, connected Doctor Who universe was achieved by having characters from shared time periods comment on the events of other TV stories set in the same time and place: for example, in The Ghoul Patsy from The Talons of Weng-Chiang mentions hearing tell of the Whisper Men and the Crimson Horror.
List of stories