1. When did you start watching?
I first watched - or at least can first remember watching Doctor Who whenever the ABC started their repeats from the very beginning. (According to Wiki, this was in 2003) I didn't become a proper fan, though, until 2005 when the New Series started up
Because a friend of mine said her Mum had said it was the sort of thing I would like. If that makes sense.
I started with the new series because I heard the Daleks were back.
2. What was your first episode?
An Unearthly Child, Episode 1. YA, RLY. First episode of New Who was World War Three. It was only the Dalek in the next episode trailer that kept me in.
3. Which episodes have you seen?
All New Who, and a whole random selection of Classic stuff. I can't tell you which stories, because they're all over the place, but the Classic Doctors I've seen the most of are One and Five, I haven't seen any Seven, and I've seen very little of Two or Three.
Girl in the Fireplace. Easy question.
That said, New Who 3 is my favourite overall season, despite reservations on a few aspects. Also, I love The Dalek Invasion of Earth, mostly for the ending (and the Daleks), and The Five Doctors for the hilarity. Time Crash is great, too.
4. Are your friends/family interested in the show?
Friends: Yes, in varying amounts. Some are like me and can cheerfully chat about it for hours, some just watch it when it's on. My family basically knows enough to buy me Dalek tat, and that's it.
5. Which Doctor is your favourite?
Ten. Even when he's being an arse and could use a slap, it's still Ten.
6. Which Doctor is your least favourite?
Nine. "Least Favourite" being the right phrase, here, because I don't especially dislike him, I just have no interest in him.
7. Which TV companion is your favourite?
Mickey and Martha. Also, the Brig BECAUSE HE SO TOTALLY COUNTS. I also have a great fascination with Susan, despite acknowledging that the writing and acting for her was highly rubbish at times. So more the idea of Susan than actual character if that makes sense.
8. Which TV companion is your least favourite?
Rose. I haven't seen them all, but it's Rose. Though if they would just shut the hell up about her for a couple of years, perhaps my antipathy will fade back to just being apathy again.
9. Do you listen to the Big Finish audios?
Not regularly, but I have heard some.
9a. If so, which is your favourite?
Ooh, ohh, that one with the singing, Doctor Who and the Pirates!
9b. Also: which Big Finish companion is your favourite?
I can't really judge that one, sorry to say.
10. Have you listened to any non-Big Finish audios?
I was unaware of their existance until now.
10a. If so, which is your favourite?
11. Have you read any of the novels or short stories?
Yeah, most of the new series ones, a bunch of Target novels, and all sorts of random bits and pieces I've seen around.
11a. Have you written any of the novels or short stories?
Not unless fic counts.
11b. Which is your favourite?
None of them really stick in my head enough to be considered a favourite. That said, I liked one that had the Master and UNIT (and Barbara and Ian show up). Dunno which one it was.
12. Have you read any of the comics?
The last couple of years worth of DWM, yes. Not the other stuff, though I'm looking forward to the IDW Ten and Martha one.
12a. You guessed it - which is your favourite?
That one where Ten rooms with Mickey for a few days. Oh, the glorious slashy subtext.
Also, the one just a month or two ago Death to the Doctor.
Funny how I seem to like the one-shots most.
13. Do you watch any of the spinoffs (e.g. Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures)?
Yes and yes.
13a. Which is your favourite?
If we were just based on the first series of each, I'd say SJA. That said, the best episodes of Torchwood are better than the best SJA ones, but Torchwood makes up for it with some really dreadful episodes.
14. Is there any particular episode/book/audio/comic you desperately want to watch/listen to/read?
The forthcoming IDW Comic. Martha's appearances in Torchwood. The upcoming series of Doctor Who.
1. Do you write fanfic for Doctor Who?
Yes - well, sort of. I've had one fic online, and a couple of ideas that never got more than halfway.
1a. If so, post a snippet of a work-in-progress (or several)!
I haven't actually written any of the Martha in Torchwood thing, since I'm waiting to check characterisation.
And I'm too superstitious to share the other thing, since I don't know if I'll ever get round to finishing it. Sorry!
2. Do you create Doctor Who icons?
I suck at icon making. Translation: No.
ETA: No, I am mistaken. I have made a whole one Doctor Who icon. Well, more Doctor Who fandom icon...
2a. Let's see a sample!
Stunning, ain't it.
3. Recommend a fanfic/icon/fanvid/fancomic/fancreation!
How about I just point people to the lifeonmartha Shippy and Gen rec posts and calufrax.
Oh, and the best Tenth Doctor vid ever.
4. Have you been to any Doctor Who conventions?
Nope. Only convention I've ever been to was a Discworld one.
5. Have you ever dressed up as a Doctor Who character?
I have a Fourth Doctor scarf, and a Martha red jacket, but not as such, no.
6. Do you own any Doctor Who merchandise?
You mean aside from the Sonic Screwdriver, Posters, Daleks, and several action figures?
7. Are you a fan of Russell T Davies?
He has his moments. However, I really think he needs to have someone with him who will offer criticisms which we will actually take on board. Look at the change doing as such did to Torchwood.
7a. Steven Moffat?
All hail the Grand Moff.
7b. Paul Cornell?
He seems like a nice enough guy, and Human Nature is great, but I still loathe Father's Day with a firey passion.
8. What say you to Season 6b?
If you like it, go for it. I don't really care either way.
9. The UNIT dating controversy?
Hasn't SJA gone and sorted that out yet?
10. The Blinovitch Limitation effect?
Fabulous bit of technobabble. Means whatever people want it to mean.
11. Multi-Doctor episodes?
Love them, despite not being the deepest thing around. Which is one reason I think you could make a brilliant Christmas special out of one.
12. What's your favourite Doctor Who technobabble?
The "Didn't want to say magic door" bit in GitF. Or, you know, all the Timey-Wimey device stuff in Blink. Anything Moffat is gold, really.
...And I can't go past reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. Bless.
13. Have you watched other TV shows exclusively because of the presence of Doctor Who actors?
I did for Tennant - Blackpool and Casanova. Though both ended up being surprisingly good, to the point I became a fan of Tennant's outside Who as well.
And I might if Freema has any other stuff coming up. Wonder what she's up to in the gap year.
14. Have you met any of the actors?
14a. Travelled to any filming locations?
Again, unfortunately not.
15. What do you think of The Curse of Fatal Death?
I haven't actually seen it. *flees flist*
16. Do you have any fannish opinions that you think are fairly unpopular?
I think Rose was highly over-rated. And that shipping her with Nine is deeply squicky given all the daddy issues and power imbalance.
Oh, and that whole thing where for S2 Rose might have made thr Doctor happier, but that it wasn't particularly healthy at all.
17. What's your favourite pairing?
In order of favouriteness, Ten/Reinette, Doctor/Master and Doctor/Martha. Or pretty much anyone with Ten or Martha, really.
18. What pairing(s) won't you touch with a really long pole?
Doctor/Rose. Or pretty much anyone with Rose (or Nine for that matter).
Anything that tells me the Doctor or Jack has only one true love.