Doctor Who originally ran from 1963 to 1989, gaining a significant cult following. The show was relaunched in 2005 and is still being produced in 2018, with a new actor playing the lead role every few years.
I grew up with Doctor Who, watching it as a child with my dad, who had been watching it since the 80’s. I kind of fell away from it for a while, but as a teenager I once again started watching the show. I started again partly because of the pop culture surrounding it in my school. Everyone watched it, talked about it, “fangirled” over it, and it drew me back in. I also love learning about some of the history behind the fan base; how cons got started, how my father made his old cosplays, how some of the older doctors came back in various adventures later. It made me, and still makes me, feel like I belong to something bigger and more adventuresome than I could ever hope to achieve in the “real world”, and I think that is why I am so drawn to it.
What does Doctor Who mean to you? Are you a fan of the new, the old, or both?