Melita Washington – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Melita Washington
I’m a contributor for WhatCulture.com and just a general geek at heart. I’ve watched Doctor Who for as long as I can remember, I’m 45 so it’s been awhile. Mother of two and raising them to be proper Whovians as well!

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Beast
I wanted to say the Weeping Angels, but when you think about a monster, you think of something that scares you. The entire time I was watching the Impossible Planet, I was creeped out. A lot of it originates from the religious overtones that stem from this creature ‘being’ Satan. Then the fact that the Doctor seemed so frightened, was disconcerting in itself. The Beast could read minds, was telekinetic and could possess you. Then the writing that would appear on those possessed. The stuff of nightmares!
2. Weeping Angels
3. The Rani
4. Rutan
5. Daleks

Favorite episodes
1. Pandorica Opens/Big Bang
This is just a brilliant story. I loved that they brought back Vincent Van Gogh. Then River working to get to the Doctor. Bringing Rory back. All of the Doctor’s enemies coming together to try to save the universe from HIM. These two episodes are epic and so well done!
2. Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
3. Smith and Jones
4. City of Death
5. Destiny of the Daleks

Favorite companions
1. Martha
She’s adventurous, self assured and smart.
2. Sarah Jane Smith
3. Ace
4. Rose
5. Captain Jack Harkness

Favorite Doctors
1. Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
I’m the rare person whose first Doctor isn’t her favorite Doctor. My first Doctor was Tom Baker, but David Tennant won me over. The depth of emotion that he portrays in his Doctor makes you wish that a mad man with a box would come and whisk you away. He had so much charisma, but underneath was the weight of being the last of his race. Tennant conveys that and brings so much more to the canvas.
2. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
3. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
4. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
5. Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)

Favorite TARDIS set
Tom Baker

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
Ten’s regeneration. I still cry heaving sobs when I watch that episode.

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
I love the Peter Davison theme, very electronic.

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Steven Moffat
He drives me crazy, but it’s great story telling.

Why Doctor Who endures
Doctor Who speaks to the human condition. It doesn’t matter that he’s flying a phone box. It’s that he’s helping others where ever he goes. And in the end, it’s humanity that shines. The Doctor doesn’t advocate violence. He’s solving the problem with his intellect. That kind of smart story telling lasts because it quality.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
Tom Baker

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video