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8 Things Non-Fans Don't Understand About Doctor Who

You can trust him, he's the Doctor.

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Doctor Who has been a staple of British TV since the early '60s, and in that long tenure we've seen the show undergo countless changes both on-screen and off.

Even after being effectively cancelled in 1989, the Doctor's fans endured, and were rewarded in spades with the 2005 revival, something that brought an entirely new generation into the fold.

The show's fandom has earned a reputation as one of the most fiercely loyal and avid in existence, but that doesn't mean that Doctor Who isn't without its detractors.

Some haven't seen the show and don't care to, and some have watched a little only to decide that it isn't for them, and while that certainly isn't a crime, it does usually lead to a serious under-appreciation of one of the largest and most intricately detailed sci-fi franchises ever conceived.

As a fan of the show, you've probably dealt with at least one of these misconceptions about Doctor Who, and you'll know the frustration that comes with trying to explain exactly what a Time Lord is to someone who isn't overly receptive, so here are 8 of the things that non-fans just don't get about Doctor Who.

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