James Dailey – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

James Dailey
I am a TV reviewer for Blogcritics.org, TheTVKing.com, and Seat42F.com.

I’ve only been watching for a couple of years, but have devoured every single episode and special since the 2005 reboot. I have also watched a bunch of the older serials, reviewing DVD releases each month.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Weeping Angels
It’s hard to choose between the Daleks and the Angels, but the Angels won out because both “The Angels Take Manhattan” and “Blink” rank among my favorite episodes of all time.
2. The Daleks
3. The Face of Boe
4. The Silence
5. Sontarans

Favorite episodes
1. The Power of Three
It had an epic feel, set over a long period of time. It highlights parts of the Doctor’s personality we hadn’t seen before, and really brought Amy and Rory to a crossroads.

That being said, it is super hard to chose best episodes or serials! So much to choose from.
2. Journey’s End
3. The Big Bang
4. Blink
5. Silence in the Library

Favorite companions
1. Sarah Jane Smith
She has the perfect combination of intelligence and spunk. She understands the Doctor as no other, and makes a life apart from him after enjoying his company for many years.
2. River Song
3. Donna Noble
4. Captain Jack Harkness
5. Amy & Rory

Favorite Doctors
1. Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
He is “my doctor.” Although I began watching with Christopher Eccleston’s doctor, and I feel Matt Smith’s storytelling has been better, to me, I first connected with Tennant, and will always think of him as the best.
2. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
3. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
4. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
5. Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)

Favorite TARDIS set
The first of Matt Smith’s sets.

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
When Amy chooses to die with Rory, rather than leave with the Doctor

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
Matt Smith’s introduction. Fish fingers and custard!

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Steven Moffat

Why Doctor Who endures
It constantly reinvents itself. Viewers can jump in with any Doctor and still enjoy it, but the more you watch, the more it all ties together and deepens the story. Even as each Doctor is different, he is still the same.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
Amy’s Kiss-o-gram outfit

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video
Inspector Spacetime