I’m one of the hosts of Radio Free Skaro, the most popular podcast on the web. I’ve also worked for Electric Playground, the Canadian TV show about video games and pop culture, as a writer and editor. I’ve blogged about Doctor Who at the Space Channel website, and I’ve made three Doctor Who fan films which have shown at the Gallifrey convention in Los Angeles and have been featured on both the Nerdist and on Anglophenia…
Favorite monster, villain or creature
1. The skeletal Master from Deadly Assassin
The Master, once a suave and confident counterpart to Jon Pertwee’s Doctor, has degenerated into a cadaver motivated purely by malice and his formidable intellect. He ceases to be a mere villain and truly turns into the Doctor’s “best enemy.”
2. The Cybermen
3. The Daleks
4. The Sontarans
5. The Sutekh
1. The Deadly Assassin
The Deadly Assassin has no companions, stuffy old Time Lords and the bulk of one episode takes place in a virtual madhouse called the Matrix (long before the Wachowskis came up with the idea.) It shouldn’t work, but it does. It’s a truly epic story of good and evil fighting for the future of Gallifrey and as a bonus, the Matrix sequences are horrific, surreal and inspired.
3. Genesis of the Daleks
4. Caves of Androzani
5. The Eleventh Hour
1. Sarah Jane Smith
Sarah isn’t a conventional “girls in trouble,” she’s a capable women of action who won’t automatically buy into the Doctor’s sometimes condescending manner.
2. Donna Noble
4. Romana II
5. Harry Sullivan
1. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
Tom Baker was my first Doctor, but he was also someone who was clearly eccentric and different and didn’t care who knew it. Seeing Doctor Who for the first time as a nerdy 12-year-old who couldn’t fight his way out of a paper bag, it was heartening to see this odd man upstaging bureaucrats, bug-eyed monsters, and craven villains using only his mind and his mouth.
2. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
3. Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
4. Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)
5. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
Favorite TARDIS set
Secondary Control Room from the fourth Doctor’s era
Saddest moment in Doctor Who history
Rose on the beach in “Doomsday”
Greatest Doctor Who writer ever
Why Doctor Who endures
Doctor can be, and has been, any number of shows from week to week and from decade to decade. It can tell any story and adapt itself to changing tastes but at its core it is the story of one man who fights to keep the universe safe for all of us.
Greatest Doctor’s costume
Greatest fan-made Doctor Who video