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I've been woeful at this while I've been ill. Sorry about that. This post will bring me up to date.

(a list of the questions and links to all the answers can be found on this entry)

Favourite Writer

Robert Holmes. Witty, political, able to work in shedloads of Hammer Horror references, and one of only two writers prior to Big Finish who was able to write Leela properly.

Favourite Couple

Brigadier Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and Benton, whose love remains true and constant right from The Invasion, through Benton's transition into Doris, and happy old age. It's just a shame they had to invent that "going off to become a secondhand car salesman" line as cover for Benton's transition because of the transphobia of the military at the time.

Favourite Friendship

Androgum!Two and Shockeye. They're just so cute when they are geeking over food.

Favourite Spinoff

SJA. No questions or doubts here. A kids' scifi show in which the cast skews female, the lead character is a strong independent woman in her late fifties, and themes of love, friendship, tolerance and family are thoroughly explored? Hell yes.

Favourite Quote

"What a marvellous butler: he's so violent!" - the Fourth Doctor, City of Death

Favourite Doctor Catchphrase

The Doctor has catchphrases now. Catchprhases are cool? Apparently. I don't like them. Maybe calling the Tardis "old thing" or "old girl" is as near as I'll commit to.

Favourite Doctor Gadget

I don't tend to like the recurring gadgets like the psychic paper and the sonic screwdriver because they are used as lazy story devices by lazy writers. You can't call the Tardis a gadget; she's a LADY. Similarly Bessie. So I suppose that leave us with some of the mad things the third doctor made Heath Robinson style. I'll go with the one in The Time Monster made from a wine bottle a corkscrew various bits of cutlery and some tea leaves. Because the Doctor is a very British Gallifreyan, this gadget does not work unless it has tea leaves.

Favourite Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLcXvmOdwpE - the Mighty Trout. Gotta love him.

Favourite .gif



Favourite Guest Star

Brian Blessed. Note: not my favourite guest character, because I'm not massively fond of Yrcanos, but my favourite guest star. Because Brian is just bloody awesome.

Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] magister
I'd've said there were 3 people could write Leela - Holmes & Chris Boucher who created her and Dicks in Horror of Fang Rock. And Boucher's Holmes' main rival for best writer. Also Douglas Adams, Malcolm Hulke, David Whitaker.

Other than that, I don't think I've any arguments.

Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] eruvadhril
This gif has now become my new bestest gif of all time ever made by anyone ever.

Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
davegodfrey: South Park Me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] davegodfrey
Well there was "reversing the polarity of the neutron flow", and the continual offering of baddie of the week a jellybaby.

There are too many lines that make me smile to be able to choose a favourite. "Ace hand me some of that nitro-9 you're not carrying", "Who are you calling small? *SMACK*", and of course Soldeed calling for his cat, er, alien overlord.

It's that kind of day

Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
missdiane: (Avengers: Loki is a sharp dressed man)
From: [personal profile] missdiane
My brain misfired and I didn't see Dr. Who and when I saw "favorite writer" I read the answer as "Rupert Holmes" and wondered who would think the "Pina Colada Song" was so brilliantly written.

Re: It's that kind of day

Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
missdiane: (Bear hiding eyes)
From: [personal profile] missdiane
*MWAH* Love you too!

I blame my error on being CATatonic

Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
ext_51145: (Default)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
Agreed with most of this:

Favourite Writer:
There are only three Doctor Who writers (if we're only counting the TV show) -- Bob Holmes, Malcolm Hulke and David Whitaker. Everyone else is a "script typer".

Couple: Have to agree

Friendship -- agreed again.

Spinoff -- never really watched enough SJA to judge it, so I have to go with Faction Paradox, but all your reasons here are sound.

Quote -- for me it's either "Oh yes, I'll talk to *anyone*" in Robot, or "you're a beautiful woman, probably" in City Of Death.

Catchphrase -- "Catchphrase? Catchphrase?! CATCHPHRASE?!"

And agreed with all the rest.

Date: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 06:39 am (UTC)
evilawyer: young black-tailed prairie dog at SF Zoo (Default)
From: [personal profile] evilawyer
Robert Holmes -- seconded.
Brian Blessed and his enormous beard -- also seconded.

The ayes have it.

Date: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] po8crg
I didn't much fancy Colin Baker before I saw that GIF.

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