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Published on Oct 3, 2012

Dr. 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!

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MENTIONED LINKS

Engadget Story: http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/28/pb...
Society for Public Knowledge: http://publicknowledge.org/


DR.WHO FAN ASSETS

TEAM TARDIS. http://squarewithahorn.deviantart.com...
DR Who Adventure Time http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&...
Doctor, Doctor http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffroni...
Dr Who http://robotv-56.deviantart.com/favou...
Dr Who Pilgrim Style http://sailorvita.deviantart.com/favo...
Dr. Who Cat aka Dr. Mew http://klausmasterflex.deviantart.com...
Who? http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonmonke...
iDaleks -- Doctor Who Cosplay At Dragon*Con 2011 http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/09/04...
The 11th Doctor, Matt Smith http://paulhanley.deviantart.com/art/...
Dr. Who Wallpaper http://hydref.livejournal.com/23006.html
Whovians VI http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamaracr...
Tardis Builders! http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?b...
Dalek Dress and Police Box Dress http://www.flickr.com/photos/lesather...
Eleven + TARDIS cosplay http://doctorwho.tumblr.com/post/1309...
Junior Doctor http://eleventhdoctorcostume.blogspot...
Why I love Doctor Who http://freethoughtblogs.com/nataliere...


MUSIC:
Doctor Who Theme Tune 2005-2007 By Murray Gold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CYDge...
Roglok: http://vimeo.com/musicstore/track/21166
Savant - Ode To Joy http://soundcloud.com/wompworthy/sava...
EatMe http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/3483...
Clockwork - Titan (geometry remix) http://soundcloud.com/wompworthy/cloc...
Chiptune - Kenzalol http://soundcloud.com/chiptune/kenzalol


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