Gordon Dymowski – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Gordon Dymowski
I’ve been watching Doctor Who since I was eight years old (caught the bug with Tom Baker in “Genesis of the Daleks”); from there, worked towards writing some fanfic in the 1990s, and current write for my own personal blog (http://blogthispal.blogspot.com) as well as for various other outlets (Comic Related, I Hear of Sherlock, and Chicago Nerd Social Club). Also run the Doctor Who Meetup group here in Chicago.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. Cybermen
They’re like us, but only they’ve lost their humanity. They’re kind of relatable….at least, until they attack. Then, they are logical, manipulative, and seeing us merely as vessels for their own propagation.
2. The Daleks
3. The Autons
4. Mara (Kinda/Snakedance)
5. The Weeping Angels

Favorite episodes
1. Talons of Weng-Chiang
It’s a great, heady mix of Victorian atmosphere, science fiction-style elements, and contains strong writing, acting, and design. It is a real gem of an episode.
2. The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
3. The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
4. Earthshock
5. Terror of the Autons

Favorite companions
1. Leela
She’s smart, assertive, and ready to right. What more can a guy want?
2. Jamie
3. Brigadier Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
4. Martha Jones
5. Craig Owens

Favorite Doctors
1. Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)
Although there aren’t a lot of Troughton episodes available, I really like his mix of the mischievous and the malevolent – he’s a plotter, but hides it behind a mask of innocence.
2. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
3. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
4. Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
5. Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)

Favorite TARDIS set
Wooden One (Masque of Mandragora – Robots of Death)

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
Adric’s death in Earthshock.

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
Fourth Doctor 1974 – 1970

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Robert Holmes

Why Doctor Who endures
There’s a little something for everyone – Doctor Who has done a wide range of stories, and if there’s a story that a person doesn’t like….well, soon there will be one that they will like. It’s a diverse range of tales, and always worth watching.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
Second Doctor

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video