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...