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That Doctor Who meme

1. When did you start watching?
I don't remember. Given that I always knew what the TARDIS was, what the Daleks were, who Ace was and that the Doctor was Sylvester McCoy, I probably watched some as a child, but I don't remember. The first one I remember seeing was the Comic Relief special, which probably doesn't count. After that there was the TV Movie on Doctor Who night, and the BBC showed Spearhead from Space, Silurians and Genesis of the Daleks, the latter of which made no impression on me at all.

1a. Why?
The ones that I saw at uni were because I kept hoping the BBC would repeat it so I could see some. And they rarely did. They still rarely do - apart from the new series which is on every day.

2. What was your first episode?
See above.

3. Which episodes have you seen?
All but 17 and a third. Which are two Second Doctor ones, the whole of Trial of a Time Lord, and most of the Fourth Doctor and Romana II, and the Fourth Doctor episodes after Romana.

3a. Favourite?
Ark in Space, The Romans, Carnival of Monsters, The Green Death, Black Orchid.

4. Are your friends/family interested in the show?
My parents both watched as children and watch now. My sister borrows the new series DVDs off me. And there is anyone in the country who doesn't watch it?

5. Which Doctor is your favourite?
Jon Pertwee.

6. Which Doctor is your least favourite?
I don't like the Eighth Doctor in the books much. And I have trouble with Five because he's Tristan.

7. Which TV companion is your favourite?
Ace. Closely followed by (in no particular order) Harry, Jo, Ian, Barbara and Steven

8. Which TV companion is your least favourite?
I could never get that excited about any of the Fifth Doctor's companions.

9. Do you listen to the Big Finish audios?
Yes - I buy all the Seven & Ace ones when they come out, and I also have the UNIT ones, Sarah Jane Smith ones, the first series of Bernice Summerfield, and various other ones.

9a. If so, which is your favourite?
The Chimes of Midnight

9b. Also: which Big Finish companion is your favourite?

10. Have you listened to any non-Big Finish audios?
Yes - the two Three & Sarah ones, and the two SJA ones, if they count

10a. If so, which is your favourite?
None of them in particular

11. Have you read any of the novels or short stories?
Yes - all the Seven & Ace PDAs, all the books with Harry in, some others, and some of the Big Finish ones.

11a. Have you written any of the novels or short stories?
Yeah, right. And pigs might fly too.

11b. Which is your favourite?
System Shock

12. Have you read any of the comics?
No, I've never got the hang of comics. I always wish they'd just take out the pictures so I could read it properly.

12a. You guessed it - which is your favourite?

13. Do you watch any of the spinoffs (e.g. Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures)?
Yes, both

13a. Which is your favourite?

14. Is there any particular episode/book/audio/comic you desperately want to watch/listen to/read?
Past Tense - because it contains the only Harry story I haven't read and I like finishing things.

1. Do you write fanfic for Doctor Who?
Just a tad

1a. If so, post a snippet of a work-in-progress (or several)!
This is from my TARDIS Big Bang fic - and is first draft stuff, so takes no notice of description or what words I use:

"I have to go now," Harry said, standing up. "But I'll challenge you to another game of chess later."

She smiled at that. "That's something to look forward to."

"Maybe you'll even win this time," he said, with a smile.

She stuck her tongue out at him.

"When you do that I have this terrible urge to pour medicine down your throat in response."

2. Do you create Doctor Who icons?
I have, yes

2a. Let's see a sample!
Well, there's my current default for a start. And also quite a few on my icons page.

3. Recommend a fanfic/icon/fanvid/fancomic/fancreation!
I have music videos recs on my site and a whole load of fics favourited at Teaspoon

4. Have you been to any Doctor Who conventions?
No. But I did got a Doctor Who panel at the last Redemption.

5. Have you ever dressed up as a Doctor Who character?
Given that at the Rotaract National Conference in Bristol our District's theme was Doctor Who, that's a yes. I went as Ace as she was easiest to do.

6. Do you own any Doctor Who merchandise?
Apart from books, CDs and DVDs no

7. Are you a fan of Russell T Davies?

7a. Steven Moffat?
Given that of the three episodes of Doctor Who that scared me (Ark in Space doesn't count since it didn't scare me precisely, I just can't watch large parts of it), wrote two of them, and he did Press Gang and Coupling, just a bit, yes.

7b. Paul Cornell?
I don't know that I've really read anything of his, but his blog can be quite interesting (until he changed it to titles only)

8. What say you to Season 6b?

9. The UNIT dating controversy?

10. The Blinovitch Limitation effect?

11. Multi-Doctor episodes?
I liked The Three Doctors and The Two Doctors, but The Five Doctors was shite.

12. What's your favourite Doctor Who technobabble?
Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow, of course

13. Have you watched other TV shows exclusively because of the presence of Doctor Who actors?

14. Have you met any of the actors?
Yes, I met Lis Sladen, I see Peter Davison in the theatre, and Sylvester McCoy has played the spoons on my knee. If you're counting guest stars then I've met quite a few who have been regulars in The Bill

14a. Travelled to any filming locations?
Yes, but not because they were in Doctor Who. I've been to Winspit Quarry because it was in Blakes 7 (and a very good place for a waterfight). I've been through the village where they filmed The Android Invasion because my sat nav thought it was the best way to get to the motorway (it isn't, but then neither is following the signs a good way). The Invasion was filmed over there *points out lounge window* although before they built a housing estate on it. I've been to Cardiff, both before they filmed there, and more recently because I'm on the crew organising the Rotaract National Conference there in 2009. And I've been to London, of course.

15. What do you think of The Curse of Fatal Death?
Better than canon.

16. Do you have any fannish opinions that you think are fairly unpopular?
I don't ship the Doctor at all, which is quite rare. Also that the Daleks are sweet, not scary.

17. What's your favourite pairing?
Harry/Sarah, although also Ian/Barbara, Sarah/Will, Harry/Martha

18. What pairing(s) won't you touch with a really long pole?
Seven/Ace. It just feels wrong. As does Three/Jo.