Jessica Naki – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Jessica Naki
Writer for ScienceFiction.com and GonnaGeek.com, Co-Host of the podcast All Things Good and Nerdy, Twitter and Tumblr enthusiast under 1nerdycupcake.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Daleks
Not only are they a classic monster, in the newer versions of Doctor Who they have completely taken on a life of their own. They have just an interesting story and one that ties in so perfectly with The Doctor that I have a hard time tearing myself away from them.
2. The Cybermen
3. Vashta Nerada
4. The Weeping Angels
5. The Silence

Favorite episodes
1. The End of Time Part 1 and Part 2
I don’t choose this as a favorite because this is the end of the 10th Doctors (David Tennant) run, I choose this because it is a perfect ending. It brought in the history of The Doctor as well as introduced a new beginning. It made me laugh and cry…emphasis on cry. Wilfred was the best choice as companion during this point as well.
2. Blink
3. Silence in the Library
4. Army of Ghosts/Doomsday
5. The Girl in the Fireplace

Favorite companions
1. Donna Noble
After the romance of Rose and tension with Martha, The Doctor needed a friend, Donna was the best answer to that. She was full of life, snarky and just absolutely wonderful. I would watch series on just adventures of Donna.
2. Martha Jones
3. Rose Tyler
4. Sarah Jane Smith
5. Wilfred Mott

Favorite Doctors
1. Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
He embodied the anger from the 9th Doctor, while bringing in his own character. David Tennant’s passion and his humor and his entire embodiment of The Doctor made you love him. The stories written for him were stories that sold me on his character. He was the person who you wanted to run away and have adventures with. There is no episode in the series that the 10th Doctor appeared in where I was disappointed.
2. Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
3. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
4. Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)
5. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)

Favorite TARDIS set
The Tenth Doctor’s

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
The End of Time Part 2 : While the Doctor visits everyone in his history. Tears for days.

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
Partners in Crime: When Donna and The Doctor see each other for the first time since The Runaway Bride

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Russell T Davies

Why Doctor Who endures
I think the fact that you can sell a different actor playing the same character, keep putting him in new and different situations while appealing to both the science fiction and pop culture audience has completely kept it going for so long. Any other show trying to sell an alien that can just appear in different forms would just come off as campy, but this show sells it. It completely makes sense. Not only that, each Doctor has a different personality, a different story and a different life, yet we still connect them all. Its like reading a comic book, while everyone knows who Batman is, his different writers and artists make him something to continue to read and enjoy.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
Blue Pinstripe Suit and Converse of the 10th Doctor