Paddy O’Meara – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Paddy O’Meara
Musician and writer in Bristol, U.K. Doctor Who contributor for WhatCulture.com. Fan of the show since the age of 9 in 1993, when the BBC ran its “Five Faces of Doctor Who” repeat season, getting me into Doctors 3-7 within the space of a couple of months.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. Davros
All the evil of the Daleks, but with a deeper personality, a back-story shrouded in mystery and that human element that makes him far more unpredictable and dangerous. Michael Wisher’s original performance mesmerized and terrified me as a child.
2. The Daleks.
3. The Master.
4. Sutekh the Destroyer.
5. The Dream Lord.

Favorite episodes
1. Genesis of the Daleks.
Well, it just had to be Genesis. Tom Baker at the height of his powers, Sarah Jane, Harry, a claustrophobic underground city and one of the finest quarries ever used. Michael Wisher as Davros. Perfection.
2. The Daemons
3. City of Death
4. The Three Doctors
5. Remembrance of the Daleks

Favorite companions
1. Ace
She beat up a Dalek with a baseball bat and referred to someone as “Bog-breath”. And yet, as a pre-cursor to the modern companions, she actually had a proper back-story.
2. Jamie McCrimmon
3. K-9
4. Romana I
5. Rory Williams

Favorite Doctors
1. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
Tom Baker really WAS the Doctor. He was incumbent over one of the show’s strongest periods, and had some absolutely fantastic stories. There is a certain magical quality about Tom Baker, particularly to a child!
2. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
3. Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)
4. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
5. Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)