David Brider (davidbrider) wrote,
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Ask 5 questions meme

Leave me a comment saying "He will knock four times" and I will ask you five questions. Post the answers in your journal so that others can join the fun.

From gipsy_dreamer

1: When did you begin watching Doctor Who, and why do you love it?
My earliest vivid memory (although it's probably been enhanced by repeating this story so many times) is of a time when my sister and I were at the meal table one Saturday night begging to be allowed to go into the front room to see the latest episode of Doctor Who, and finally getting in front of the TV just in time to see the Wirrn fall onto Harry at the end of episode 1 of The Ark in Space. I'd've been five. Presumably the fact that I was so keen to watch it means that I'd already been watching it for some time.

Why I love it? Because at heart, it's good escapist fun. Sometimes there can be a bit of a serious point being made by the writers, but most of the time its purpose is to tell an entertaining and exciting story. And also I find the idea - of being in this amazing machine that's bigger on the inside than the outside and can go anywhere in time and space - to be really hugely appealling. If only something like that could happen in real life!

2: What other sci-fi shows do you enjoy?
Oh gosh. Loads. Allowing for possibly broad definitions (is Chuck sci-fi? I reckon so...)...well, there's the Doctor Who spin-offs - I love Torchwood and The Sarah-Jane Adventures. Then there's...let me see, Quantum Leap, Red Dwarf, Babylon 5, Blake's 7, Red Dwarf, The X Files, Crime Traveller, Firefly, Dollhouse...also, there are several that are more fantasy than sci-fi (Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) - preferably the original, but I can cope with the remake; Strange, if anyone remembers that, Buffy and Angel; Being Human; and of course Merlin); and a few I sort of keep meaning to get round to watching that I'm sure I'd enjoy (the Battlestar Galactica remake - I enjoyed the original, although I was never a big fan; Farscape, the various Stargate series).

Oddly, I've never really been greatly bothered about Star Trek - seen a few episodes from the various series, and I think four of the films, but not a huge fan (although Patrick Stewart rocks, AFAIC).

3: Do you like to eat in or eat out?
Eating in is cheaper, and as I'm a bit of a fussy so-and-so it's easier to prepare something I know I'll like. Although when I've got the money, and am too apathetic/tired to cook, I'm partial to a Nando's or a Pizza Hut. And if I've got the money and am feeling romantic, I'll take Sarah out for a nice meal somewhere.

4: What's your favourite hobby?
Ooh, gosh. These days, I think fandom, whatever form it takes. Getting to know people who share similar interests, both online and through meetings at pubs, conventions, and signings. Sometimes ficcing and vidding and iconing.

Also, in so far as it counts as a hobby, digitising my video and music collections - converting all my old video tapes to .avi files and my records to mp3, so they can be put in the loft never to take up so much space again!

5: What do you do to relax?
Read a book, watch something on the TV, listen to some good music. Or go for a walk in the park. Or spend time with Sarah just chilling out.
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