Charles Mohapel – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Charles Mohapel
I began watching Doctor Who on the nearby PBS station in early 1981 when Lionheart was licensing the Tom Baker episodes. But thanks to a friend from the U.K., I also saw episodes with William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Jon Pertwee.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Daleks
2. The Weeping Angels
3. The Silence
4. The Cybermen
5. The Sontarans

Favorite episodes
1. The Girl in the Fireplace
I liked the idea of the Doctor falling in love with Reinette / Madame de Pompadour. It was a moving and heart wrenching story of Love and Love Lost.
2. The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky
3. The Doctor’s Daughter
4. School Reunion
5. Aliens of London and World War Three

Favorite companions
1. Amy Pond
Amy Pond was gorgeous and very feisty.
2. Rose Tyler
3. Sarah Jane Smith
4. Donna Noble
5. Leela

Favorite Doctors
1. David Tennant
I found David Tennant’s Doctor to be the most interesting and complex Doctor.
2. Matt Smith
3. Christopher Eccleston
4. Jon Pertwee

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
The Doctor leaving Rose Tyler behind – we did not know she would return.

Why Doctor Who endures
The synergy between the show runners, scriptwriters, actors, and fans.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
Jon Pertwee’s waistcoat