Day 18: Favorite Regeneration Story (Classic Edition)

I struggled with this one a little bit, if I’m honest. My knee-jerk reaction was to say “The Tenth Planet” because it introduced the Cybermen. But because the focus is actually meant to be about the story itself that leads to the Doctor’s regeneration, that answer doesn’t really work. And you might remember we established in the beginning that just because…

Day 17: Saddest Moment (New Who Edition)

There are so many choices for saddest moment in Doctor Who. It sometimes catches me by surprise, because on the surface the show is a lot of fun. I’m sure to non-Whovians it looks like a show meant for kids that has cool aliens and time travel, etc. But a lot of the show’s themes…

Day 16: Favorite Monster (New Who Edition)

There are a lot of great monsters in Doctor Who, from classics like the Daleks and Cybermen to newer favorites like the Weeping Angels. They are an essential part of the show. Without monsters, the Doctor’s adventures would be a little aimless. What would he do if he didn’t need to constantly save people? The…

Day 17: Saddest Moment (Classic Edition)

One thing I think the Classic era doesn’t get enough credit for is emotional impact. Especially in the days before Tom Baker. And that’s completely unfair because there are several amazing moments that are incredibly sad and beautifully written. The saddest of these are often the goodbyes, particularly for the companions. Think of William Hartnell’s…

Day 16: Favorite Villain (Classic Edition)

I suppose looking at today’s category, some of you will be expecting me to talk about the Cybermen again. And I totally could. I never get tired of talking about them. But there’s a reason I left the word “monster” out of the title here, despite the fact that it’s in the original prompt. My…

Day 15: Ship That Could Never Be (New Who Edition)

Hi everyone! I took some time off of the Challenge because of a busy week at work. Then it turned into almost two weeks. Oops. Does anyone else suffer from writing inertia? When you write every day, it’s easier to keep writing, but when you stop it’s hard to get started again. That’s just what…

Day 15: Ship That Could Never Be (Classic Edition)

(Not to be confused with “NoTP”. We’re keeping things positive here!) As I’ve thought about this, it’s occurred to me that almost ANYTHING you could ship on Doctor Who could be categorized as a “ship that could never be.” Shipping is really not what Doctor Who is meant to be about. Not that that has ever stopped…

Day 14: OTP (Classic Edition)

(or rather, Day 13: Part Two) In my continuing game of catch-up, I’ve had loads of extra time to think and re-think this. It’s pretty easy to come up with OTPs and BrOTPs (or OT3/BrOT3) for each respective Doctor’s era. And there are so many lovely ones. But amazingly, I haven’t wavered on this one…

Day 13: An Episode/Story Ending I Would Change (Classic Edition)

Did you miss me? Just kidding. I’m sorry I suddenly disappeared last week. We had a family emergency last weekend and it’s taken a while to recover. I won’t bore you with the details. Just know that I’m working on catching up finally and hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly! Now, back to the…

Day 14: OTP (New Who Edition)

I didn’t plan for the OTP (one true pairing) to be on Valentine’s Day, I promise. I’m not generally a sappy and romantic person (although this post will probably contradict that). I feel like it’s a bit cliché and predictable, but my OTP is Rose and the Doctor Specifically, the Tenth Doctor. What can I…