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Doctor Who Meme

We were informed last night that we had a 2-hour delay today - no surprise there.  What did surprise me was the phone call at 8am this morning (just after I finished breakfast and while I was reading e-mail) which let us know that, due to the country roads being crappy (not his words), school was closed today.  Woohoo!  So, now that I have another day off, I thought I'd start out with the Doctor Who meme that's been doing the rounds. (I like how one flist member described it as an "interrogation" rather than a meme.)

1. When did you start watching?
In 1982, I believe.

1a. Why?
I missed the Tomorrow PeopleTP had been off the air for awhile and I wanted my cheesy British sci-fi.  I'd avoided Doctor Who up to that point cuz dad had warned me about smelly boys living in their parents' basement.  Or some such.

2. What was your first episode?
"Four to Doomsday."  However, I had seen bits of "Genesis of the Daleks" and "The Android Invasion" before then.  When I realized they were Doctor Who, I'd turned them off.  "Four to Doomsday" however surprised me - the toothy guy with the scarf wasn't there, it was some young (cute) blond dude.  And I loved the mouthy Australian.  So I kept on watching.

3. Which episodes have you seen?
All of the existing ones, I believe. 

3a. Favorite?
Original series: "Ghost Light."  Current series: "Blink" with "Empty Child/Doctor Dances" closely following behind.

4. Are your friends/family interested in the show?
Considering most of my friends I found though Doctor Who in the first place... lots of friends like the show.  My sister used to enjoy the series (the Tegan years).  I showed mom and dad "Blink" and they really liked it. I even have a coworker who knows the original series.

5. Which Doctor is your favorite?
Doc7 as played by Sylvester McCoy.  (See icon.)

6. Which Doctor is your least favorite?
I like 'em all. (See icon.)

7. Which TV companion is your favorite?
Turlough and Martha.  (I usually say Benny, but then I remember "Oh, she wasn't a TV companion.")

8. Which TV companion is your least favorite?
Adrip.

9. Do you listen to the Big Finish audios?
Yes.

9a. If so, which is your favorite?
The Fearmonger. (Go Jon!)  The Harvest is also very good.  And my favorite non7th Doc story is The One Doctor.

9b. Also: which Big Finish companion is your favorite?
Hex, though Eveline and Erimem are good too.  Doc8 OTOH - don't like any of his companions.  Or his stories, actually.

10. Have you listened to any non-Big Finish audios?
Yup.

10a. If so, which is your favorite?
Punchline
(BBV) and Death Comes to Time (BBC).

11. Have you read any of the novels or short stories?
Yup.

11a. Have you written any of the novels or short stories?
Nope.

11b. Which is your favorite?
The Left-Handed Hummingbird (Virgin) and Heritage (BBC).

12. Have you read any of the comics?
Not regularly.  I have the 7thDoc compilation (of course).

12a. You guessed it - which is your favorite?
Don't really have one.

13. Do you watch any of the spin-offs (e.g. Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures)?
Watch 'em both.

13a. Which is your favorite?
SJA thus far.  However, I've been enjoying season 2 of Torchwood.

14. Is there any particular episode/book/audio/comic you desperately want to watch/listen to/read?
I never give up the chance to watch "Ghost Light."

Fandom
1. Do you write fanfic for Doctor Who?
Not anymore.

1a. If so, post a snippet of a work-in-progress (or several)!
N/A

2. Do you create Doctor Who icons?
Yes - Doc7 ones, usually.

2a. Let’s see a sample!
   

3. Recommend a fanfic/icon/fanvid/fancomic/fancreation!
I did rather enjoy Time Rift when I saw it. 

4. Have you been to any Doctor Who conventions?
Visions 95-98, Gallifrey '98, '00, '02, ChicagoTARDIS once.

5. Have you ever dressed up as a Doctor Who character?
Nope.

6. Do you own any Doctor Who merchandise?
Yup. Books, DVDs, toys, collectible cards, playing cards (heh heh - can't wait to show them to judiang), etc.

7. Are you a fan of Russell T Davies?
Yup.

7a. Steven Moffat?
I've been a fan of his since his short story in Decalog 2.  My favorite episode of Murder Most Horrid was written by him.  My favorite eps of the new series are written by him.

7b. Paul Cornell?
I've always liked his stuff, but I always liked Kate Orman's better. :-)

8. What say you to Season 6b?
If people want to have it cannon, let 'em.  I'm neither for nor against it myself.

9. The UNIT dating controversy?
Heck, all the goobering up that the Doctor's done with time, it's no surprise they can't get the dates right.

10. The Blinovitch Limitation effect?
Fun gobbledygook.

11. Multi-Doctor episodes?
Also fun gobbledygook.

12. What’s your favorite Doctor Who technobabble?
"Wibbly wobbly timey wimey."

13. Have you watched other TV shows exclusively because of the presence of Doctor Who actors?
Hell yeah.  That's how I watch TV & movies in general - who's in 'em, not what it's about.  Someone says "I'm watching such & such" and my first question is always "Who's in it?"  I've seen mucho stuff with Sylvester McCoy, but I've sought out stuff from all the Docs and many companions. 

14. Have you met any of the actors?
The actors who played Docs5-8, several actors who've played companions.

14a. Traveled to any filming locations?
Never on purpose. (Unless a BBC studios tour counts as "on purpose.")

15. What do you think of The Curse of Fatal Death?
Fun stuff, even the fart jokes.  (I'm easily amused.)  Jonathan Pryce is the best Master evah (even better than Derek Jacobi and DelGOD.)

16. Do you have any fannish opinions that you think are fairly unpopular?
That Sylvester McCoy is the best Doctor.  Heh.  How about that Death Comes to Time is cannon?

17. What’s your favorite pairing?
Eh, that's the realm of one's own imagination.  And my imagination is warped, so I shan't answer. ;-)

18. What pairing(s) won’t you touch with a really long pole?
I love Rose, I love Docs 9 & 10, but the "pairing" got a bit heavy-handed by the end of it.

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