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(YouTube) Video Is Doctor Who a religion? Nah... the show makes way more sense than any religion   ( youtube.com) divider line
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Is Doctor Who a Religion? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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!

Special thanks to Chris Myers for helping with research on this episode!!!!

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MENTIONED LINKS

Engadget Story: http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/28/pbs-d​raws-link-between-digital-music-ethics-a​nd-magic-spells/
Society for Public Knowledge: http://publicknowledge.org/


DR.WHO FAN ASSETS

TEAM TARDIS. http://squarewithahorn.deviantart.com/fa​vourites/?offset=24#/d20uf0a
DR Who Adventure Time http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&sectio​n=&q=dr+who#/d490kxk
Doctor, Doctor http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffronicus​/3760072657/
Dr Who http://robotv-56.deviantart.com/favourit​es/#/d3j895v
Dr Who Pilgrim Style http://sailorvita.deviantart.com/favouri​tes/#/d36vjv3
Dr. Who Cat aka Dr. Mew http://klausmasterflex.deviantart.com/ar​t/Dr-Who-Cat-aka-Dr-Mew-283459146
Who? http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonmonkey/5​631853761/
iDaleks -- Doctor Who Cosplay At Dragon*Con 2011 http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/09/04/15​-awesome-doctor-who-cosplay-photos-from-​dragoncon-2011/2011-0904_dw_cosplay12/
The 11th Doctor, Matt Smith http://paulhanley.deviantart.com/art/The​-11th-Doctor-Matt-Smith-134676294
Dr. Who Wallpaper http://hydref.livejournal.com/23006.html
Whovians VI http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamaracraiu​/7137433109/
Tardis Builders! http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?boar​d=9.0
Dalek Dress and Police Box Dress http://www.flickr.com/photos/lesather/52​14018558/
Eleven + TARDIS cosplay http://doctorwho.tumblr.com/post/1309573​5107/eleven-tardis-cosplay-peacemilly
Junior Doctor http://eleventhdoctorcostume.blogspot.co​m/2010/05/junior-doctor.html
Why I love Doctor Who http://freethoughtblogs.com/nataliereed/​2012/02/29/why-i-love-doctor-who/


MUSIC:
Doctor Who Theme Tune 2005-2007 By Murray Gold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CYDgezeQ​as
Roglok: http://vimeo.com/musicstore/track/21166
Savant - Ode To Joy http://soundcloud.com/wompworthy/savant-​ode-to-joy
EatMe http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/348390/​eatme
Clockwork - Titan (geometry remix) http://soundcloud.com/wompworthy/clockwo​rk-titan-geometry-remix
Chiptune - Kenzalol http://soundcloud.com/chiptune/kenzalol


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