The Ultimate Doctor Who Top Fives

Random Doctor Who trivia with a numerical theme. And there’s more like it where this came from

Doctor Who has been running for nearly 50 years now. Small wonder then, that when we asked Will Salmon to compile a series of Top Fives for the brand new SFX bookazine, Doctor Who: The Fanzine , he came up with many more than we had room , on sale from 23 November.

Top 5 Things About Being A Doctor Who Fan In 2011

Five : Going to conventions. Getting wildly drunk at the bar, missing all the panels and then copping off with a girl you think is Freema Agyeman, but is actually a bloke called Allan.

Four : Carrying a sonic screwdriver on your person at all times, just in case. You never know when you might need to impress someone with your Whovian ways (probably only in the situation listed above).

Three : Slagging off Torchwood , while secretly enjoying it, and having a crush on Eye Myles/Gareth David-Lloyd (delete where applicable… or you can have both if you’re Captain Jack).

Two : Logging on to Gallifrey Base to discuss the latest episode – and then getting drawn into a 24-page long thread about the canonicity of Lungbarrow .

One : That it’s back on telly. And it’s great! And kids love it. And Matt Smith is a brilliant actor. And Karen Gillan is hot. And what about the Weeping Angels? Etc, etc.

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Top 5 Doctor Who Tweeters

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Five: Arthur Darvill @RattyBurvil

It’s Rory!

Sample tweet: “Got bought a tiger suit for my birthday. Michael Palin spent all morning attacking my tiger feet. He wouldn’t last two minutes in the jungle.”

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Four: Gareth Roberts @OldRoberts953

Who scripter. Goes a bit mad during X-Factor season.

Sample tweet: “I like to imagine the season 19 TARDIS team saying goodnight to each other like the Waltons.”

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Three: Neil Gaiman @neilhimself

Everyone’s favourite grown-up goth.

Sample tweet: “Damp. Cold. Bored. Windswept. BUT in a wonderful graveyard which mostly makes up for the first four.”

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Two: Steven Moffat @ steven_moffat

The grand Moff.

Sample tweet: “Louis (9): ‘I have an imaginary friend in the mirror. He mocks me from spoons.’”

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One: Colin Baker @SawbonesHex

The Sixth Doctor himself.

Sample tweet: “Spent a lovely day with my friends Fred and Jane from Rod Jane and Freddy of Rainbow fame. We laughed a lot.”

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Top 5 Doctor Who Toys

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Five : Remote Control Dalek (Character Options)
Perfect for terrifying cats, dogs or toddlers, the remote control Dalek is a classic. Personally we’d plump for the gold Russell T Davies era model, but you can choose the classic series or Moff era “Lardek” instead, should you wish. Weirdo.

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Four : Plush Adipose (Character Options)
“Partners In Crime” may have been a divisive episode, but one thing we can all agree on is just how cute the Adipose were. And now you can snuggle up to your very own furry bit of fat on those long winter nights.

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Three : Dalek voice changer (Character Options)
Leave your ring modulator at home and exterminate your friends and co-workers convincingly, with this voice-changing Dalek helmet. Not too convincingly mind, given that they will still be able to see the rest of you…

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Two : 11 Doctors set (Character Options)
There have been beautiful limited edition classic Doctor figures for a while now, but boy are they pricey. Hooray then for this ace, mass-market set that houses all 11 Docs in one TARDIS-shaped box for around £50. Bargain!

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One : Sonic Screwdriver (Character Options)
A classic. Whether you choose one of the flashy new ones, or go all retro with the Third or Fourth Doctor’s implement of choice, no fan household is complete without a sonic screwdriver or two.

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