Earl Dittman – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Earl Dittman
Journalist for Digital Journal.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Daleks
2. The Weeping Angels
3. The Editor
4. The Whispermen
5. Cassandra

Favorite episodes
1. The End Of Time
We see the Doctor at both his most courageous and vulnerable moments. Revealing sides of himself viewers had only caught glimpses of in the past, this episode forces the Doctor to reconcile his past with his current state. An incredible milestone for the series and a stunning goodbye to David Tennant.
2. The Angels Take Manhattan
3. Doomsday
4. The Waters Of Mars
5. The Planet Of The Dead

Favorite companions
1. Rose Tyler
Rose Tyler was the perfect companion to introduce Doctor Who to a new generation of fans. Like the viewer, Rose was always amazed and in awe of the Doctor’s abilities, while always maintaing a healthy dose of skepticism. Rose allowed fans to emotionally invest themselves in the Doctor’s adventures and his emotional plight. Rose assisted devotees in understanding (as much as possible) what made the 9th and 10th Doctors tick.
2. Donna Noble
3. Captain Jack Harkness
4. Amy Pond
5. River Song

Favorite Doctors
1. Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
As an American, David Tennant was the first Doctor I was fortunate enough to see in action – week after week. Sure, I had heard of Doctor Who before its modern reimagining, but I (being completely uninformed at the time) always considered it some strange, old British version of Star Trek on PBS. It wasn’t until I began to catch consecutive Series 2 episodes that I realized what a infectious fun and fascinating character the Doctor really was. After becoming an ardent fan of the 10th Doctor (thanks to Tennant’s wonderfully sublime performances), I was hooked on the entire Doctor Who mythos. I began to watch the older series, remained a fan of the latest and worshipped all things related to DW (particularly Torchwood). David Tennant (who singularly embodied the spirit of the Doctor) was my tour guide on my voyage into the universe of Doctor Who, and to the actor (and the man) I will be forever grateful.
2. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
3. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
4. Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
5. First Doctor (William Hartnell)

Favorite TARDIS set
The set from “The Christmas Invasion.”

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
The last hours of the Tenth Doctor – saying goodbye to his former companions.

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
Asylum Of The Daleks

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Russell T Davies

Why Doctor Who endures
The single greatest strength of Doctor Who? Easy – the relationship between the Doctor and his companions. The Doctor is a larger than life hero, but he is made personable and relatable through the eyes of his companions. You love the Doctor, you are often angered by him, you want hug him one minute and slap him the next. Viewers would not be able to emotionally invest themselves without the feelings and views of the companions. They are hip, reserved, sexy, personable and adventurous. Doctor Who would not have become a global success without the endearing partnership of his companions.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
Clockwork Repair Droids

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video
Doctor Who Regenerations