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Praise the Time Lord

PBS’ Idea Channel series of videos this week tackles a topic relevant to the interests of many of you. Specifically, they’re looking at you, Doctor Who fans, and the premise is that Whovianism is a religion.

I’m not going to go into the details; you can watch the video and see how elements of other religions parallel both the show and its fandom/culture. At the very least, it’s an interesting discussion in light of the way religion tends to be a third rail when it comes up on podcasts, and it’s applicable to many other cultural phenomena with rabid fan bases.

(And extra points for the “Marquee Moon” cover on the wall behind Mike Rugnetta. One of the greatest albums ever. Plus, it played a role in my meeting my wife — really! — so there’s that)

HT: Geeks Are Sexy

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