Shelley Duncan – Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Ballot

Shelley Duncan
I’ve been a fan since 1982. I’m certain that Tom Baker should have been my first Doctor, but I recall Peter Davison more clearly. I currently run a fan group in Denver, CO called Mile High Who.

Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The Daleks
The Daleks have always been that ultimate villain, haven’t they? The Doctor defeats them time and again, but they always come back and they always have a plan. There’s always been something terrifying about them, yet they don’t LOOK scary at all, what with a whisk and a plunger. But their voices…. Yes, I think that’s been the thing that always scared me the most.
2. The Weeping Angels
3. The Cybermen
4. The Silurians
5. The Zygons

Favorite episodes
1. The Doctor’s Wife
Throughout the history of the show, the Doctor has expressed many emotions towards his TARDIS. Adoration. Anger. Frustration. Love. But in this one story, just this once, we heard how SHE feels. And that was awesome.
2. The Mind Robber
3. The Chase
4. Midnight
5. Web of Fear

Favorite companions
1. Ace
She was absolutely fearless, taking on a Dalek with a baseball bat. Also, she made her own explosives!
2. Amy Pond
3. Jamie McCrimmon
4. Liz Shaw
5. Rory Williams

Favorite Doctors
1. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
Smith manages to incorporate something from each preceding Doctor into his own and then make it completely original. When he says something a previous Doctor has said, I can almost hear that Doctor saying it. He’s a perfect balance of child-like wonder and terrifying rage.
2. Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)
3. Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)
4. Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)
5. Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)

Favorite TARDIS set
I quite adore the current one.

Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
The end of “The Angels Take Manhattan”. I start blubbering when Amy and Rory jump from the building and I don’t stop. Murray Gold’s music is brilliant here.

Greatest Doctor Who opening sequence ever
My favourite is the opening sequence to “The Snowmen”. Bit of a colourized version of the 2nd Doctor opening, plus the return of the Doctor’s face to the credits!

Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Terry Nation

Why Doctor Who endures
Doctor Who manages to re-invent itself constantly. When ideas start to stagnate, a new writer comes in, does something revolutionary, and everything starts anew. The funny bit is that the ones who were most innovative, the ones who took chances, the ones who “ruined Doctor Who” are the ones who will be remembered the most. Innes Lloyd, Philip Hinchecliffe, Barry Letts, John Nathan-Turner, Russell T. Davies, Steven Moffat. But let us not forget Sydney Newman and Verity Lambert. Ever.

Greatest Doctor’s costume
Matt Smith’s series 7b costume

Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video