Time to announce the winners of the Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection DVD sets, courtesy of the wonderful people at Roadshow Entertainment. This set contains the legendary Tom Baker story “Shada”, the doco “More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS”, as well as a plethora of extras. I was intending to give away three sets, but there were so many good answers, I’ve had to add another set to this round.
Here’s what people had to do to enter…
“Shada” was written by Douglas Adams, famous for also having written The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If there was a chance for a cross-over between Doctor Who and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which Hitchhiker’s character would you like to see appear in an episode of Doctor Who?
By far the most popular answer was Marvin. He was closely followed by Slartibardfast. Way too many people suggested these two characters for me to give them prizes. Sorry folks.
Top place goes to Dallas, the only entrant to provide the answer that was in my mind when I wrote the question…
The 5th Doctor could visit “The restaurant at the end of the Universe” and order/meet the “Dish of the Day”.
Well done, Dallas.
Next up is an answer I never considered… but which I think is a pretty damn good one. This one is from Steve…
The cross over I’d like to see would be the bowl of petunias. I really need to know why it said, “Oh no, not again.” Only the Doctor can find out.
And in third place we have Tory, who suggested some potentially awesome villains…
I would love to see the white mice cross over. With the Doctor being so involved in the human race and the mice not caring about Earth beyond the capacity to answer the ultimate question, I think the mice could make awesome villains for an episode.
And finally we come to the answer that made me decide to give out another set. Actually, it’s more of an essay than an answer. Take it away Edward…
If there was ever to be a Doctor Who and Hitchhikers cross over, I’d probably most enjoy seeing the people of Krikkit being somehow involved in the Doctor’s life. This is partially because of the origin of the third book in the Hitchhiker’s series being a failed script for a Doctor Who movie “Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen”, which had possibly the strongest plot in the entire Hitchhiker’s series (as Douglas was better at semi-observational humor than he was at plot).
However, I’d prefer these characters as they have more the hallmarks of a Doctor Who companion than any of the Hitchhiker’s protagonists. The protagonists in the Hitchhikers series are wonderfully broken people, with very few discernible positive personality traits, which helps with the humor in Douglas’ writing. Very few would make a positive addition to the Tardis, unlike any one of the Krikkit people, who all show an aptitude for learning, an interest in the world (and sports, they rather like sports), and quite a cheery disposition when not being manipulated by a billion year old destroyed computer.
Of course there were lots of other great answers, and I wish I had enough DVDs to give to each and every one of them. But alas, that’s not how things work.
Don’t forgot to check out my review of Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection. And keep an eye on Viewing Clutter. There’s another Doctor Who giveaway coming soon. And then a Merlin giveaway as well.
Catch ya later, George
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