The Doctor Who fandom gets a lot of unnecessary stick these days but it really is one of the best places to be. Well, most of the time. Of course, all fandoms have a bad rep but it's only because their occupants are so god damned passionate about their respective obsession. Doctor Who fans - or 'Whovians', as they're affectionally referred to - are exactly the same. These are the fans who take their devotion to TV's favourite Time Lord to a whole other level as his ongoing liaisons through time and space become a part of their day to day life and extend far beyond the confines of their Saturday night teatime schedule. You either get it or you don't. It's almost like a ritual and members of the Doctor Who fandom take it very seriously. Just journey into the uncharted realms of the 'Doctor Who' tag on Tumblr and it'll all make sense. To all intents and purposes, though, the Doctor Who fandom is unbeatable. Its level of affection knows no bounds and it wouldn't have so many members (70 million and counting!) if it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Want to find out what all the fuss is about? Here are just 26 reasons why Doctor Who has the best fandom in the entire cosmos. You know it makes sense.
Dan Butler is the Doctor Who Editor at WhatCulture.com. When he isn't writing his own articles or editing other people's, he can be found trawling the internet for gifs of Steven Moffat laughing. Contact him via email@example.com.