Listeners in the land down under have voted the Doctor the greatest television character of all time – beating Omar Little (Michael K. Williams) Â from The Wire and Hawkeye Pierce (Alan Alda) from M*A*S*H.
1,500 Regulars to the Boxcutters Podcast, dedicated to all things TV, voted with the Doctor the favourite by a wide margin.
Boxcutters co-host Nelly Thomas spoke of the characters enduring appeal:
The fact he is a complex character but uncomplicatedly for good, which is rare in modern TV. . . he’s certainly an enduring character and there’s an element of comfort and nostalgia there, too.”
At this years Worldcon in Melbourne, Boxcutters also chaired a panel of Doctor Who writers such as Paul Cornell and Robert Shearman who discussed the show and writing in general.
The event also hosted the Hugo Awards where Doctor Who received the nod for Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form for The Waters of Mars.
The Worldcon also played host to a series of panels- from the academic to the personal- on every-one’s favourite time traveller – including: The Case for a Female Doctor, We Are All Fairy Tales: Doctor Who’s Fifth Season, Doctor Who and the Coolification of Nerds, Doctor Who– Humanity’s Fairy Godmother or the Companions’ Prince Charming? Watching Science Fiction, Studying Fairy Tales, and most importantly;Â Is Doctor Who better than Ben 10? (like yeah!)