Scott MacDonald – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Scott MacDonald
My name is Scott MacDonald, I write for EuroCultAV.com and Fang of Joy. I have watched Doctor Who for close to 20 years, starting with Tom Baker re-runs when I was a teenager on PBS.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. Morbius
The Brain of Morbius is a wonderful Frankenstein-esque tale with a bizarrely assembled undead Timelord as it’s center.
2. The Melkur
3. Ice Warriors
4. The Daleks
5. The Zygons

Favorite episodes
1. The Keeper of Traken
The Keeper of Traken was not my first Doctor Who memory, unfortunately, that has been lost to my memory. However, when I started buying the classic series on DVD it was the first, and it made an undeniable impact with it’s wonderful dramatic acting, plot twist, and story telling. It was also a great re-introduction to the Master.
2. State of Decay
3. The Daemons
4. The Green Death
5. Genesis of the Daleks

Favorite companions
1. Jo Grant
Jon Pertwee (The Third Doctor) is my favorite of all Doctors, and his greatest companion is Jo. She is funny and daring, and they have a great compatibility.
2. Zoe Heriot
3. Romana II
4. Sarah Jane Smith
5. Harry Sullivan

Favorite Doctors
1. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
Jon Pertwee was the first pre-Tom Baker Doctor I was exposed to. Pertwee’s wit, charm, and charisma combined with the excellent stories and writing of his era made him an easy favorite.
2. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
3. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
4. Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)
5. Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)

Favorite TARDIS set
Fourth Doctor – Alternate set

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
The final moments of Survival.

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
Blink

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Robert Holmes
Who else?

Why Doctor Who endures
Doctor Who is one of the most imaginative, and epic shows in the history of television. It is not simply a science fiction show, but horror, fantasy, drama, and more. It takes influences from film, literature, art, and beyond to create something that continues to excel after 50 years.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
Tom Baker – Season 18 (maroon outfit)

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video