Who-athon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

who +‎ -athon

Noun[edit]

Who-athon (plural Who-athons)

  1. A marathon of the British science-fiction series Doctor Who.
    • 1993 25 November, Michele Paige Goudie, “Oh geeze, I missed it.”, rec.arts.drwho, Usenet:
      Makes me wish I had a VCR so I could blow the dust off of all my video tapes and have a Who-athon.
    • 2006 4 April, Martin, “Tennant's Extra”, uk.media.tv.sf.drwho, Usenet:
      To set the scene for the new series, UKTV Gold is showing all of the last one, created by Russell T Davies and starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and Billie Piper as his companion Rose. The Who-athon will screen from 11am-6pm on Saturday, and from 11am-6pm on Sunday.
    • 2013, "TV picks of the week: A lesson in Who-story", The New Zealand Herald, 21 November 2013:
      But the Who-athon starts early on Saturday morning, with retrospectives on each doctor and classic episodes starting on UKTV at 6.30am and running throughout the day - and on Sunday, too.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.