Whovian n.

a fan of the British television series Doctor Who

SF Fandom

Doctor Who

  • 1982 Whovian Times Sept. 3/3

    Whovians ranging from 2 weeks old to the mid-seventies attended the first annual Doctor Who Fan Club of America’s Whovian Festival.

  • 1986 N.Y. Times 1 Sept. 40/1

    β€˜Dr. Who,’ carried on most public television stations across the country, is quietly scooping up a growing following of dedicated fans…. They are creating a subculture of like-minded folk who call themselves Whovians.

  • 1993 Guardian 3 July (Weekend Suppl.) 62/3

    Obsession is a strange thing. While at the launch of the Doctor Who 30th Anniversary celebrations, a fellow hack suggested that Whovians, Trekkies, groundhoppers and train-spotters should all be grouped together.

  • 1996 SFX May 7/1

    The Who vians want their police box, a Doctor that is like Paul McGann, and they want him to have a companion and to have adventures befitting a Time Lord.

  • 2005 Hotdog Dec. 142/2

    Impatient Whovians who bought the previous bare-bones releases will see the error of their ways in this TARDIS-shaped box of delights.


Research requirements

antedating 1982

Earliest cite

in Whovian Times

Last modified 2020-12-16 04:08:47
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