The story of the moment is that the notionally conservative Doctor Who fandom
has utterly embraced that change.
I think he's sincere in his Doctor Who fandom
, to say the least.
Booy's aim is not to provide a comprehensive history of Doctor Who fandom
but to explore the growth of fans into a complex element within the phenomenon of the show itself.
Although not actively involved with Doctor Who fandom
over the years, he knew various other fans who were professionals in the TV industry, including Russell T Davies, who was asked to bring the show back on TV in 2003.
The book is an example of scholar-fandom, demonstrating what Doctor Who fandom
can learn from academia and vice versa.
People could learn a lot from not only Doctor Who fandom
, but the programme in general - about tolerance, integration and sociability.
38) Like other televised multi-Doctor stories, then, this too thematises its selection from the Who 'database' of previous lead actors, linking its choice of Davison to Tennant's real-life Doctor Who fandom