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Is Doctor Who a Religion? [VIDEO]
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:45 pm, October 4th, 2012
In the latest video from PBS’ Idea Channel, host Mike Rugnetta makes the case that Doctor Who is in fact a religion, based on its themes (the nature of good versus evil, explaining the mysteries and wonder of the cosmos), main character (the Doctor is “a supernatural force of capital-G good” who defends and betters humanity and has sacrificed himself for it multiple times), and heavily invested fanbase (who are personally impacted by the show and its “cosmology” and have built a community around it). The characteristics Rugnetta brings up about the Who fandom seem to apply to most fandoms, but it’s still a thought-provoking video.
(via: Geeks Are Sexy)
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