Day 21: Favorite Scenery (Classic Edition)

From the days of no budget, extremely wobbly sets, and that weird not-a-real-wall in the TARDIS, choosing favorite scenery is actually an incredibly joyful task. I can hear the New Who fans laughing again, but I’m totally serious. There were some absolutely incredible sets in the old days. And three in particular* stand out in my mind as…

Day 20: Favorite One-Off Character (Classic Edition)

The history of Doctor Who is absolutely chock-full of awesome one-off characters. Some that were initially intended to be one-offs even became recurring characters or companions (Donna, anyone?). But it’s no secret that some stand out more than others. That’s as true today as it ever was, but I think it’s important that we remember…

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 (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…