TV Guide is conducting a ‘fan favorites’ poll to determine who ends up on the cover of their “fan favorites” issue. We got on the cover of Entertainment Weekly earlier this year. Let’s try to go 2 for 2!
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Is Doctor Who a Religion? by pbsideachannel
From the description:
Doctor Who is one of the longest running TV shows on the BBC, and it’s got a huge fandom surrounding it, called Whovians. And while it might not seem like, Whovianism, might just be RELIGION!!!!!
Whovians, like other passionate fan cultures, create art & fan fiction and engage in a strong remix and cosplay culture. But it’s more than that. Dr. Who provides a philosophy; a way of understanding the universe. Fans embrace this in ways that are similar to most world religions: a positive influence that changes their approach to daily life. Also, the TARDIS makes a pretty great shrine!
“You know what’s another great thing about Doctor Who? Its own official tumblr, which has always been a spot of joy in this fandom.”
(submitted by Anonymous)
…with the livetumblring for the day.
Which is good because we’re going to need a whole week to get ready for next Saturday.
The mid-season finale of Doctor Who.
The Angels Take Manhattan. (Watch the preview trailer here.)
We hope that everyone joins us for that one. Because it’s the farewell to The Ponds, the longest running newWho companions on the longest running sci fi show on television. It’s going to be…. well. We’re going to need you here for this. Because we think we’re going to need a big Whovian hug through our dashboard at the end of the evening.
btw, do you want to know why we love sitting here reblogging, refreshing our dashboard and tags, while watching the show with you? Because you get it. You totally get it. You catch all the references and the jokes and the parallels, and sometimes you take it farther and deeper than the writers have the opportunity to themselves.
It’s the kind of stuff the writers and actors and production team, and showrunners love seeing because it’s the kind of thing they love to create and they hope — they just hope — that someone out there gets it. And here on Tumblr there’s a whole community who just gets it.
We stay up for hours on Saturdays, from early morning to late at night, to do this, not just because we’re fans of the show but because we’re fans of you.
You are the smartest, awesomest, most good looking fandom in the world.
And you make this show so much fun to watch.
So thanks for that.
superfriendswithsupersouls asked: why do you cause me so much emotional pain what have i done to deserve this
Because. This show is making you stronger.
By request, making this ask reblaggoble.
And leaving our Waters of Mars references in the tags.
Doors to Adventure: which one will you enter?
Japanese animation fans congregated this weekend in Denver for the 16th Nan Desu Kan, or NDK. Fans in the thousands partake in fashion boutiques, artist panels and cosplay for three days of anime celebration. What many attendees did not expect to see was “Doctor Who”, everywhere. Throughout Artist’s Alley, the dealer’s room and cosplay participants, “Doctor Who” has become a major force within the convention.
hey tumblr i wrote you guys a song
do you like sherlock
are you a homestuck?
do you watch it too?
We’re going to keep posting ‘Doctor Who Fanart Inspired by Song Lyrics’ throughout the rest of the week but not
spam all day like we did today. We have a lot of stuff we need to post for you guise on ‘A Town Called Mercy’ so that gets first priority.
Also, there were seventeen fanart submissions related to Train’s Drops of Jupiter. SEVEN-TEEN! We don’t even know what to make of that. That’s cray-cray.
Ok. Back to the posting and queuing and things.
Video: More #newtoWHO Stories from Comic-Con #DoctorWho
Four hours to go!
I figured today is a very fitting one for me to post my newtoWHO story. Today is a madly exciting and wonderful day for this Whovian. Why? Because this is the very first time I get to watch a new Doctor Who episode on the day it airs.
Before I got to high school I had absolutely no idea that this brilliant show existed. The first memory I have of someone talking about Doctor Who was my grade 10 year but I didn’t realize it until I had gotten into the show! I just remember my friend Emma being distraught because some new actor was going to replace someone on her favourite show, which at the time sounded completely mad. Near the beginning of grade 12 all my friends that love the show, and people on a Harry Potter facebook group I lurked on, had me convinced. I should try it even though I’ve never been a sci-fi fan, and I knew nearly nothing about the show
I bought a laptop after Christmas and decided that it was time I borrowed my friends dvds of the 1 series of the new series…
Off I went…. From the moment The Doctor grabbed Roses hand and said “Run.” I think I was hooked. By “Run for your life” I completely loved both Rose and The Doctor. Doctor Who wasn’t at all what I expected, it was clever, exciting, witty, it was wonderful (cheesy effects and all). I emerged from the show forty odd minutes later and was almost surprised to find myself still sitting at school, wishing I could run into the TARDIS to travel with The Doctor. I rushed to play the next episode and didn’t stop.
Great #newtoWHO story. Click through for the rest.
When were you #newtoWHO? Share your story.
And this is why we love this fandom.
Blog Your DOCTOR WHO Story Now with #newtoWHO!
GO GO GO!!!!