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A Fan Film series created and run by Doctor Who enthusiasts Daniel J. Clark and Kieran Jenkins, the latter of which stars as the Doctor himself. It is set far in the future from the perspective of the show proper (to the point that the Doctor before Jenkins's one refers himself as 'the last of a regeneration' cycle, making Jenkins the first Doctor of a third (at least) regeneration cycle), and features a vitriolic, amnesiac, not to mention hallucinating newly-regenerated Doctor (Jenkins) in the company of an-equally amnesiac human by the name of Barry (Thomas Rainford). It is supposed to be at least eight episodes long, and four have already been produced and broadcasted on YouTube. In the meantime, a spin-off audio series in the vein of Big Finish Doctor Who, titled Doctor Who Odissey'', with a different, younger Doctor played by Callum Swan.


You can watch both series here.

There exists a pilot entitled Gravestone, released a year before the main series debuted. Though Kieran Jenkins also plays the Doctor there, he delivers a slightly different, less exuberant and arrogant take on the character than he would in Guardian, and the "Gravestone Doctor" is considered to exist in a different continuity from the "Guardian Doctor".

Doctor Who: Guardian provides examples of:

  • Brick Joke: So subtle it's probably unintentional, but both series' Doctors are finally ginger.
  • Bottle Episode: Sure, all episodes are set on Earth and, save for the first episode, in the present, but the third episode features only four characters and is a Haunted House story.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The Doctor and Barry. The Doctor is especially caustic: watch this gem at 14:40 here and you'll see a demonstration.
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  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Again, the Doctor and Barry.
  • Older than They Look: The Doctor, of course. However, Suspension of Disbelief had to be invoked in massive doses to believe the same thing for nearly all the other characters apart from him and his companions who are (story-wise) clearly not in their late teens or early twenties.
  • Put on a Bus: Belle, the companion who joined the Doctor and Barry in Episode 2, has noticeably been absent from Episode 3 and 4. The Doctor and Barry handwave the problem away at the end of Episode 4 by saying they need to get her back from the Space Hospital.
  • Red Shirt: The Torchwood and UNIT guys in Episode 4.
  • Talking to Yourself: In the second episode, the Doctor brings up three different manifestation of his consciousness to better examine the possible cause of death of a seemingly murdered girl: they take the form, in order, of his previous self, his companion, and the murder victim. The Doctor is quite okay with the last one.
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  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Yet again, the Doctor and Barry.