I always look forward to that.
- The Doctor: It's a lot to take in, isn't it? Tiny box, huge room inside; what's that about? Let me explain...
- Rory: It's another dimension.
- The Doctor: It's basically another dimen- what?
- Rory: After what happened with Prisoner Zero, I've been reading up on all the latest scientific theories. FTL travel, parallel universes.
- The Doctor: I like the bit when someone says "It's bigger on the inside!" I always look forward to that. [The Doctor looks annoyed, then grins]
All week long we’ve been celebrating Doctor Who by reminiscing about where we started, who got us into the show, and talking about what being a Whovian means to us. To end our #NewToWho week - let’s share the show with someone new!
Being able to share your love for a show/movie/podcast/brand twitter/fanfic/etc with each other is the best part about fandom, and when you can share your fandom with someone else, it’s a fantastic feeling. It’s also very rewarding, because showing this thing that you love so much to somebody else gives you the opportunity to support them through the roller coaster of emotions they experience as they watch for the very first time. It’s like being #NewToWho all over again!
And don’t forget that one of the best things about Whovians is that ANYONE can be one. You can watch an episode with your parents, or your dog, your cat, your librarian, the person who does your taxes, local zookeeper, a friend who lives on the other side of the world, the ghost that haunts your room sometimes, your friend’s cat (make sure you ask permission,) imaginary friend, adipose plush, literally anybody.
And what better way to introduce someone new to the show than with a surprise #NewToWho digital prize pack? It has reaction gifs for your new Whovian friend to use on Tumblr, a cheat sheet for your friend to learn about the show, some fun trivia facts (just because they’re fun), recipes for your next viewing party, and a special letter from Doctor Who Tumblr. You can download the prize pack here!
So tell us a story about how you’ve shared the show with others in the past or how you plan to do it now, make a post about it using the hashtag #NewToWho, and we’ll be reblogging some throughout the day.
You can grab the entire pack here (53MB zip file.)
You can grab the entire pack as individual files by clicking the links below.
(We tried to keep the images at sizes that would suit most people’s computers, so make sure you’re viewing the images full sized before printing. If you want any of these bigger pop them into your fave photo editor and blow ‘em up!)
I’ve been a Whovian for about 2 years now. I came to the fandom via peer pressure. Several of my friends were into it and spent years telling me I should watch it, but I thought it wasn’t for me.
Then one day out of sheer boredom and with nothing to watch on Netflix, I started watching Doctor Who. It wasn’t love at first sight. I watched the first 3 or 4 episodes that day.
The next weekend I watched a few more, and before I knew it I was binge watching every day.
Then came the collectibles and a few books and there was no looking back. My friends and I now gather to watch every new episode and special.
I consider myself a geek of all trades. If it’s nerdy I probably like it, but the Who community is like nothing else. It’s insanely supportive, especially to new comers, and, just, so much fun to be apart of.