Keith Miller – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Keith Miller
I’ve been a fan since Day One (I can remember watching the first episode), I ran the Official Doctor Who Fan Club for the BBC for seven years from 1972-79, and I’ve written two books about the experience The Official Doctor Who Fan Club: The Jon Pertwee Years and The Tom Baker Years.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Daleks
They were the only monster that truly scared me. I remember the production line scene from Power of the Daleks where they were all chanting like crazy and I remember feeling rising panic. I thought I would have to leave the room!
2. Zygons
3. Krynoid
4. Wirrn
5. Omega

Favorite episodes
1. Love and Monsters
Brilliantly written by the new Daddy of Who, Russell T Davies. Has it all – laughs, thrills, tears and ELO. Ironically it barely has the Doctor in it.
2. The Three Doctors
3. Planet of the Spiders
4. Pyramids of Mars
5. Bad Wolf

Favorite companions
1. Sarah Jane Smith
Frightened and fiesty at the same time. Not many actresses could do that. Lis Sladen nailed it.
2. Donna Noble
3. Jamie McCrinnon
4. Jo Grant
5. Rose Tyler

Favorite Doctors
1. Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
He single-handedly resurrected the entire show (perhaps with a little help from RTD) with his gritty interpretation of the damaged Time Lord.
2. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
3. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
4. First Doctor (William Hartnell)
5. Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)

Favorite TARDIS set
The original Hartnell set.

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
In real life: The death of Lis Sladen. On the show: the scene where Donna returns from her trips with the Doctor and sees Grandad Wilf putting out the bins and bursts into tears. I gets me every time. I’m misty eyed typing this!

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
The William Hartnell original. They should get it back.

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Russel T Davies

Why Doctor Who endures
Regeneration. If the writers hadn’t been forced to think this up because of Bill Hartnells failing health, I doubt the show would’ve reached five years, never mind fifty.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
The Tenth Doctor’s

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video