Jack Bowman – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Jack Bowman
Award-winning actor, writing, director.

Radio producer for the Wireless Theatre Company.

Co-creator of The Springheel Saga.

Doctor Who reviewer for Blogtor Who and Frost Magazine, Doctor Who contributor to WhatCulture.

Fan since 1983, owner of one full-size NS Dalek (Bronze).

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Cybermen
Because of their human origin – they are the SF equivalent of vampires and parasites.
2. The Daleks
3. The Silence
4. The Yeti
5. Davros

Favorite episodes
1. The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End
Well-structured, sustained pace and direction, excellent ensemble performance, well-balanced, bitter-sweet emotional ending in terms of beats.
2. Fires Of Pompeii
3. Remembrance Of The Daleks
4. The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
5. Tomb Of The Cybermen

Favorite companions
1. Donna Noble
Well-rounded, great character arc that went from broadly comic to genuinely heart-breaking end.
2. Sarah Jane Smith
3. Ace
4. Grace Holloway
5. Clara Oswald

Favorite Doctors
1. Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)
The first one I properly remember as a child, from the start until the end.
2. Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)
3. Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
4. Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)
5. Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)

Favorite TARDIS set
1983-89

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
Rose cut off from the Doctor, and their (supposedly) final goodbye.

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
The Stolen Earth.

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Robert Holmes

Why Doctor Who endures
An unconstrained format – every week, somewhere new.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
9th Doctor

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video