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Interview meme [Jan. 23rd, 2009|04:04 pm]
dalekboy
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1. Do you know what a wholphin is?

No. Without looking it up, some sort of whale / dolphin cross? If that's what it is, they could have come up with an original name, like draal, or a sharve, or Ned, but they went for the obvious.

Unless it's something else, of course.


2. What is the single immediate image that comes to mind when you think back on Lex's birth?

Right through the birth, I was up talking to Sharon, stroking her face, helping out in any way I could. Except at one point, near the end, when the midwife asked if I wanted to see bub. I wandered down to the other end of the table, to be met with the sight of half a small human head sticking out of my wife's nether regions. I have a bad memory for real-life visuals, but that one just sits there.

Every now and then when I'm dealing with Lex, I remember his little squashed half a head poking out of Sharon. It's odd to think that this child was that head.


3. In 1979 the BBC almost hired George Gallacio as producer of Doctor Who, but went with John Nathan Turner instead. Given Gallacio's role as primary production unit manager during the Hinchcliffe era and his subsequent producing role on The Omega Factor, how do you think Season 18 would have varied from the season we had?

Hard to say... JNT certainly ran off in a very different direction to what had gone before. I don't really remember The Omega Factor and I don't know if I've seen any of his other work. One thing that may have made a major change would have been Tom Baker. He had said he was leaving for a few years in a row, and always been talked out of it. When he tried it with JNT, JNT just said, 'That's a shame, bye!'

Would Tom have left? Who would have replaced him? Who knows?


4. Who plays you in the film of your life?

I never used to have an answer for this question, but now, thanks to Robin Pen, I have to say Steve Buscemi.


5. Tell me - as briefly as you like - a treasured childhood memory.

This is actually the hardest question. I don't have any memories that I particularly cherish from when I was a kid. Lots of memories that are good or bad or between, but no really special ones. I'd been thinking of this ever since I noticed it as a constant amongst your questions, and realised I had no standout special memories that I'd hate to lose.

Bit of a flat ending, that.



I will be away for a few days, so there won't be any quick responses, but if anyone wants me to interview them, I'll try to do so when I return. I don't guarantee interesting questions though.


1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me!"
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your blog or journal.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. And thus the endless cycle of the meme goes on and on and on and on...
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2009-01-23 05:42 am (UTC)
What the hell... interview me!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-23 05:56 am (UTC)
1. What was it that got you into Doctor Who? As in, was it a particular story, character, monster, some other thing that made you want to come back and keep watching?

2. Name a book that you think everyone should try?

3. What drew you to teaching?

4. What is your favourite memory from all your time together with Drhoz?

5. Is Barry White?
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[User Picture]From: vegetus
2009-01-23 06:19 am (UTC)
meme me! :)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-23 06:34 am (UTC)
1. Who is the person that has most influenced your life?

2. What was the turning point that made you stop eating meat/animal products?

3. Name a book that you think everyone should try?

4. Out of your all your relationships, what is your happiest memory with someone?

5. Is Cilla Black?
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[User Picture]From: callistra
2009-01-23 06:37 am (UTC)
Pick me!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 08:49 pm (UTC)
1. Name a book that you think everyone should try.

2. What is your favourite memory of you and John?

3. What were your thoughts after you got home from your first Swancon, where I gave you a special awardy-thing?

4. How do you feel now, about having been awarded the Mum-Fan?

5. Is Ted Dansen?
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[User Picture]From: babalon_93
2009-01-23 06:41 am (UTC)
I am really enjoying this meme, so I'll play too thanks :)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 08:52 pm (UTC)
1. What is a book that you think everyone should try?

2. Are you happy with how you life is going, and why?

3. What is your favourite memory from any of your relationships?

4. Is there anything you are currently missing?

5. Is Stephen King?
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2009-01-23 06:42 am (UTC)
Hey, I'll play!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 08:55 pm (UTC)
1. What is an Anime you think everyone should watch?

2. What is your least favourite thing about living in Canberra?

3. What is your favourite memory of a time spent with someone?

4. What is the furthest you have ridden, and where to?

5. When is it Tuesday Knight?
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2009-01-26 04:53 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2009-01-23 07:00 am (UTC)
Ask me!!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 09:05 pm (UTC)
1. What is one movie you think everyone should see?

2. You are given the opportunity to write/produce a spin-off series of Doctor Who. It can use any characters you like from the old or new series. What do you do?

3. Given all the childhood icons that have died this month, who is someone from film/tv where their passing would be not unwelcome to you?

4. Favourite memory of a time spent with Sonia?

5. Do you think Mathilda May?
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2009-01-29 04:51 pm (UTC)
1. What is one movie you think everyone should see?
I don't think there is one. If there's one thing I learned behind the counter of a video store, it's that there's a perfect movie for every person, but it's going to be a different movie for every person.

I do think more people should try old movies once in a while - stuff that came out before you were born. Films your parents and grandparents like. Everyone should see Singin' in the Rain, and at least one Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie. Everyone should see a decent western once in their life. Everyone should watch a silent comedy by Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. Everyone should watch a German silent film like Metropolis or The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. Everyone should see one of the first few Disney animated features: Bambi, maybe, or Dumbo.

Most importantly, people should watch the films they like, and not take shit from anybody claiming "that movie's rubbish".

2. You are given the opportunity to write/produce a spin-off series of Doctor Who. It can use any characters you like from the old or new series. What do you do?
UNIT, re-developed to work like CTU in 24. High-tech, professional, sleek and plain-clothed. Competent, based in London but set all over the UK. Think of it as a Torchwood with better scripts and less of a pre-occupation with adolescent sexual obsessions. Doctor Who meets Spooks

3. Given all the childhood icons that have died this month, who is someone from film/tv where their passing would be not unwelcome to you?
I honestly can't think of anyone. There are certainly some actors with reputations for being monstrous pricks, but that doesn't mean I'd be happy for them to suddenly die.

4. Favourite memory of a time spent with Sonia?
The one day we spent in Frankfurt, in retrospect. Constant hilarity for about 24 hours.

5. Do you think Mathilda May?
Maybe, but probably not.
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[User Picture]From: king_espresso
2009-01-23 07:37 am (UTC)
Interview me, mate.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 09:09 pm (UTC)
1. What is one movie you wish everyone would see?

2. What is your favourite memory from time spent with Sally?

3. Name a film that you would actually like to see remade - why, and if you want, by whom?

4. Over your life you haven't exactly avoided controversy or been afriad to rub folks the wrong way. What is something you have done that you later regretted?

5. Are there Slim Pickins?
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[User Picture]From: davidcook
2009-01-23 08:19 am (UTC)
I'll join the herd ... question away !
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 09:14 pm (UTC)
1. What is a book you think everyone should read?

2. You generally come across as a fairly quiet guy. Is there some big outrageous thing you wish you could do?

3. Your favourite memory of time spent with Rwrylsin?

4. What is something you really won't miss about the UK?

5. Does Graeme Garden?
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2009-01-23 08:47 am (UTC)
me too!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 09:22 pm (UTC)
1. What is a piece of music you think is so amazing that you wish everyone would listen to it?

2. Given you had issues with day-to-day life before Clara came along, what do you now find to be the most difficult thing about being a mother?

3. Your favourite memory from any relationship?

4. You are one of the few people who has dreams I am interested in. Has there been any dream that was a particular favourite of yours?

5. Is Hugh Laurie?
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2009-01-25 11:20 pm (UTC)
1. What is a piece of music you think is so amazing that you wish everyone would listen to it?

Hmm, that's a tricky one! I suppose either Beethoven's 6th or 9th. Or Allegri's Miserere, one of the most exquisite pieces of music ever written. Or Mozart's Requiem.

2. Given you had issues with day-to-day life before Clara came along, what do you now find to be the most difficult thing about being a mother?
Probably keeping my anxiety in check. And yes, the physicality of it.

3. Your favourite memory from any relationship?
Getting married I suppose! Or D and I chasing each other around the house to tickle each other and collapsing in a heap of giggles.

4. You are one of the few people who has dreams I am interested in. Has there been any dream that was a particular favourite of yours?
I like flying dreams. And horseriding dreams. And hockey dreams. And the sci-fi dreams (had a Doctor Who dream the other night - I was watching the Christmas special, but was also in it. They brought back the Tom Baker doctor, and I wasn't sure whether it was someone who looked like him, or Tom with a cury wig on. Sarah-Jane was in it too, dressed and made up to look younger. At the end of it I turned to the rest of the people watching it and asked 'can anyone make sense of it?')

5. Is Hugh Laurie?
Yes he is!
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[User Picture]From: stephiepenguin
2009-01-23 09:01 am (UTC)
i would be intrigued, but only if you haven't run out of steam.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 09:40 pm (UTC)
1. What piece of art, or what artist, would you love everyone to experience?

2. What, for you, would you consider the most important part of your Chinese heritage?

3. Do you have a favourite memory of you and your partner?

4. What was the deciding factor(s) in your decision to go vegan?

5. Does John Kraft?
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[User Picture]From: azhure
2009-01-23 09:08 am (UTC)
Me?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 10:00 pm (UTC)
1. Given you've been asked about book recommendations... what is a book, or author, you wish would just go away?

2. What was the strongest original influence on your spiritual beliefs?

3. What is your favourite memory of time spent with your partner?

4. If you could have a guaranteed period pain-free and unaffected by illness, say a week, what things would you want to do and experience while you could?

5. Is Oscar Wilde?
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[User Picture]From: transcendancing
2009-01-23 09:16 am (UTC)
Interesting questions or not, I'm still interested :)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 10:13 pm (UTC)
1. What movie would you like to recommend to the world?

2. If you could single-handedly fix one thing that was wrong with the world, what would it be?

3. Favourite memory from your relationships?

4. In a variation of a previous question - If you could only go to one convention in 2010, which would it be?

5. Is Gene Wilder?
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[User Picture]From: meljane
2009-01-23 06:02 pm (UTC)
Those were some cool questions and answers :).

No interview for me :p.
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[User Picture]From: meljane
2009-01-24 04:37 am (UTC)
I've changed my mind ,interview me please ;)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-01-25 10:16 pm (UTC)
1. What is one book you would like everyone to read?

2. Why unicorns?

3. What is your favourite memory of your time with Ken?

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where and why?

5. Is Lee Marvin?
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2009-01-29 04:53 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, and a wolphin is totally a cross between a bottle-nosed dolphin and a false killer whale. Go figure. They're fertile too, so they're actually a viable species in their own right.
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