Chris McIntyre – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Chris McIntyre
I’m the editor of, one of the most popular Doctor Who fansites on the internet. The site has been running since the revival of the show in 2005.

My first real exposure to Doctor Who the during the BBC’s ’90s repeats of early Jon Pertwee episodes. I remember being particularly creeped out by the Autons in Spearhead from Space when I was younger.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Weeping Angels
I decided to make this choice based on scare factor and few can match the impact the Weeping Angels had in their debut episode. Of course, in terms of their iconic nature, the Daleks will always be number one.
2. The Daleks
3. Autons
4. The Cybermen
5. The Midnight Creature

Favorite episodes
1. Dalek (2005)
Trying to settle on one episode out of 50 years is a ridiculously tough task. However, I chose 2005’s Dalek because not only is it a superb episode, but it also reintroduced the Doctor’s most iconic enemy for a whole new generation. Not an easy task, but Robert Shearman did it so well, all in 45 minutes.
2. Blink
3. Spearhead from Space
4. The Empty Child
5. Genesis of the Daleks

Favorite companions
1. The Brigadier
I love the whole UNIT era and the Brigadier’s long and enduring relationship with the Doctor was a highlight.
2. Sarah Jane Smith
3. Amy Pond
4. Wilfred Mott
5. Ace

Favorite Doctors
1. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
This is an incredibly difficult question to answer as each Doctor has been good in their own right. I decided to chose Pertwee purely because he was the first Doctor who drew me into the show. And plus he was a dab hand at Venusian aikido!
2. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
3. Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
4. Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
5. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)

Favorite TARDIS set
TV Movie

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
Rose leaving in “Doomsday”

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
Hartnell (original)

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Robert Holmes

Why Doctor Who endures
It’s a show that can reinvent itself constantly. It can change its lead actors as a built-in part of the show. Stories can be set in the past, the present, the future and everywhere else. The format is incredibly flexible and the adventures know no bounds.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
David Tennant’s blue pinstripe

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video