Kyle Anderson – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Kyle Anderson
I’ve been a superfan of Doctor Who since 2009 and have written about the series for Nerdist.com since 2010.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Cybermen
I love how cold and unfeeling they are. They actually think, somewhere deep down, that they’re doing people a favor by Cyber-converting them, but until that happens they couldn’t care less about what happens to them. Terrifying.
2. Morbius
3. Silurians
4. Sontarans
5. The Silence

Favorite episodes
1. Inferno
It’s so unsettling. There’s an air of doom throughout the seven parts and the constant hum of the turbine drilling into the Earth’s core creates an unpleasant atmosphere. It’s also incredibly apocalyptic as the Doctor gets to see the parallel universe get destroyed before he’s able to save the regular one. And the performances? Terrific.
2. Time of Angels/Flesh & Stone
3. The Seeds of Doom
4. Midnight
5. The War Games

Favorite companions
1. Liz Shaw
She’s capable, she doesn’t take crap from the Doctor or the Brig, she’s not satisfied with being the tea-fetcher, and above all, she’s not a screamer, which so many were in them days.
2. Sarah Jane Smith
3. Jamie McCrimmon
4. Clara Oswald
5. Ian & Barbara (a team)

Favorite Doctors
1. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
I love that he’s basically James Bond and Q at the same time. I love the whole set-up of the UNIT years and Pertwee’s suave nature and style really make him stand out, as does his sort of contempt for anyone who stands in the way of what’s right. He’ll slap some Venusian Aikido on ya, so you’d better be on the up and up.
2. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
3. Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)
4. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
5. Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)

Favorite TARDIS set
Matt Smith’s TARDIS from Series 5 and 6.

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
The final moments of “The War Games” in which the Doctor is separated from Jamie and Zoe and their memories of their time with him are almost totally erased. Devastating.

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
The Series 7b one is pretty darn awesome.

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Robert Holmes
Number one with a bullet.

Why Doctor Who endures
I think it’s because anyone can relate to the Doctor’s ideal of trying to save the day, being often completely out of his depth, but still using intellect to overcome objectives. He’s a swashbuckling hero who rarely buckles any swash and instead is able to think and talk his way out of situations. He’s an excellent role model for nerdy people.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
The purple suit Matt Smith wears in the most recent episodes. I’d wear that today.

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video
Blue Meaning. It’s hilarious.