Cavan Scott – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Cavan Scott
My first memory of Doctor Who is watching “Destiny of the Daleks,” and I’ve been watching ever since, although I guess I moved from someone who watches all the time to fandom around the Sixth Doctor’s era.

I am the co-author of Who-ology and have been writing Doctor Who audios for Big Finish and AudioGo with Mark Wright since 2000. I have also written comic strips for Doctor Who Adventures and regularly write for Doctor Who Magazine, this year contributing the ‘Way Back’ articles chronicling the early days of the revival back in 2003.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Dalek.
Because it was such a brave design back there. They could have just gone for a guy in a suit but they went for something completely alien. We’d never seen anything like them. Plus, they were in the first story I watched.
2. The Zygons
3. The Silurians
4. The Cybermen
5. The Mummies from Pyramids

Favorite episodes
1. The Talons of Weng-Chiang
It’s the one I always come back to. I love Victoriana and this was steampunk before steampunk. What’s not to love? Cracking characters, a sparkling script, Tom Baker on top form and Mr Sin. Yes, I even love that giant rat!
2. Horror of Fang Rock
3. Remembrance of the Daleks
4. The Unicorn and the Wasp
5. Doctor Who and the Silurians

Favorite companions
1. Sarah Jane Smith
I know, I know. It’s boring isn’t it. I actually think it’s because of the Target books. The Ark in Space was the first novelization I read and she was in it – as she seemed to be in every single one I picked up. Then I finally saw her in K9 and Company (which I adore even though you’re probably not supposed to) and fell in love with her again, even though she’s strangely spiky in that story.
2. Donna Noble
3. Jo Grant
4. Ace
5. Romana

Favorite Doctors
1. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
Again, boring because he’s the first one I saw and is so iconic. Originally, however I think he scared me more than the monsters, but I liked that. He seemed dangerous.
2. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
3. Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker)
4. Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)
5. Eleventh Doctor (David Tennant)

Favorite TARDIS set
The TV Movie (because its so beautifully thought out)

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
Donna losing her memory of the Doctor.

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
If it’s titles the classic Fourth Doctor because it still makes me catch my breath.

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Robert Holmes

Why Doctor Who endures
Its ability to be light and fluffy one minute, dark and melodramatic the next.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
The Sixth Doctor
There I said it.

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video
Power of the Daleks Re-Imagined