A Facebook Doctor Who Survey

Over the weekend a Doctor Who preferences survey wormed its way around Facebook — what do you like, what don’t you like, what’s overrated, what’s underrated. Seemed like fun. Here are my answers, and if you have comments on any of my choices, leave them at the bottom —

DOCTOR WHO SURVEY

FAVOURITE TV DOCTOR: The War Doctor.

FAVOURITE AUDIO DOCTOR: The sixth Doctor.

FAVOURITE COMIC STRIP DOCTOR: The fifth Doctor.

FAVOURITE NOVELS DOCTOR: The eighth Doctor.

BEST TV DOCTOR WE NEVER HAD: Hugh Grant. Series 1 would have been vastly different with Grant instead of Christopher Eccleston, but damn, I would have liked to see it.

FAVOURITE TV COMPANION: Sarah Jane Smith.

FAVOURITE AUDIO COMPANION: Charlotte Pollard.

FAVOURITE BOOKS COMPANION: Fitz Kreiner.

FAVOURITE COMIC STRIP COMPANION: Izzy Sinclair.

MOST UNDERRATED DOCTOR: The third Doctor.

MOST UNDERRATED COMPANION: Steven.

FAVOURITE CLASSIC SERIES STORY: “Pyramids of Mars.”

LEAST FAVOURITE CLASSIC SERIES STORY: “The Mark of the Rani.”

GUILTY PLEASURE CLASSIC SERIES STORY: “Planet of the Daleks.”

MOST UNDERRATED CLASSIC SERIES STORY: “Battlefield.”

MOST OVERRATED CLASSIC SERIES STORY: “Tomb of the Cybermen.”

FAVOURITE NEW SERIES STORY: “The Girl in the Fireplace.”

LEAST FAVOURITE NEW SERIES STORY: “In the Forest of the Night.”

GUILTY PLEASURE NEW SERIES STORY: “Planet of the Dead.”

MOST UNDERRATED NEW SERIES STORY: “Nightmare in Silver.”

MOST OVERRATED NEW SERIES STORY: This one was hard, and it’s either “The Doctor’s Wife” or “The Waters of Mars,” depending on my mood that day.

FAVOURITE AUDIO STORY: “Doctor Who and The Monopoly Pub Crawl of Doom.”

LEAST FAVOURITE AUDIO STORY: “Zagreus.”

GUILTY PLEASURE AUDIO STORY: “The Holy Terror.”

MOST UNDERRATED AUDIO STORY: “Death Comes to Time.”

FAVOURITE COMIC STRIP STORY: “The Land of Happy Endings.”

LEAST FAVOURITE COMIC STRIP STORY: Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2.

GUILTY PLEASURE COMIC STRIP STORY: “Abslom Daak… Dalek Killer.”

MOST UNDERRATED COMIC STRIP STORY: Winter’s Dawn, Season’s End.

FAVOURITE NOVEL: The Infinity Doctors.

LEAST FAVOURITE NOVEL: Legacy of the Daleks.

GUILTY PLEASURE NOVEL: The Coming of the Terraphiles.

MOST UNDERRATED NOVEL: Asylum.

FAVOURITE SHORT STORY: None spring to mind.

LEAST FAVOURITE SHORT STORY: None spring to mind.

GUILTY PLEASURE SHORT STORY: None spring to mind.

MOST UNDERRATED SHORT STORY: None spring to mind.

FAVOURITE TARDIS INTERIOR: The 1996 Gothic Cathedral

LEAST FAVOURITE TARDIS INTERIOR: The Pertwee era.

FAVOURITE MONSTER: Ice Warriors.

LEAST FAVOURITE MONSTER: None spring to mind.

FAVOURITE REGENERATION SCENE: “The Caves of Androzani.”

LEAST FAVOURITE REGENERATION SCENE: “The End of Time, Part Two.”

FAVOURITE DOCTOR DEBUT STORY: “The Eleventh Hour.”

LEAST FAVOURITE DOCTOR DEBUT STORY: “The Twin Dilemma.”

FAVOURITE MULTI-DOCTOR STORY: Cold Fusion.

LEAST FAVOURITE MULTI-DOCTOR STORY: Prisoners of Time.

FAVOURITE UNIT STORY: “The Invasion.”

LEAST FAVOURITE UNIT STORY: “The Android Invasion.”

FAVOURITE PLANET NAME: Trenzalore.

FAVOURITE MASTER: Sir Derek Jacobi (“Utopia”).

LEAST FAVOURITE MASTER: Eric Roberts.

FAVOURITE DALEK STORY: “Evil of the Daleks.”

LEAST FAVOURITE DALEK STORY: “Into the Dalek.”

FAVOURITE CYBERMAN STORY: “Earthshock.”

LEAST FAVOURITE CYBERMAN STORY: Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2.

CHARACTER WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN A COMPANION: Princess Mary from The Tudors, as played by Sarah Bolger.

COMPANION WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE JOINED THE TARDIS: The Ben & Polly team. I have no real affection for either.

WHO SHOULD PLAY THE 13th DOCTOR?: Romola Garai or Laura Carmichael.

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