Monday, June 9, 2014

Themes That Rocked! Challenge Participant Charity Bradford and the World of Dr. Who

Please welcome author Charity Bradford!

Your theme was Dr. Who. What made you choose that theme?

Two reasons. #1 I LOVE Doctor Who and knew it would be a fun topic that I would enjoy exploring for an entire month. #2 My kids love Doctor Who and agreed to help me with the posts. I thought it would be a bonus to share the Challenge with my children.

Which letter was your favorite and why?

This is hard because I must confess I loved almost every letter. Reliving the series through video clips was amazing. Looking back over the episodes knowing where the story was going made everything more emotional. If I had to narrow it down I'd pick--C, R, S and T because they cover my favorite characters.

Which letter was the most challenging?

Q, X and strangely Y were hard. I just couldn't think of anything Doctor Who and had to get creative to make it work. I finally did favorite Quotes, X-tra clips/episodes that I couldn't fit in earlier and thanked YouTube for all the great videos I used during the month.

What is your favorite race or creature from the show?

The Weeping Angels are a great race in the creepiest way, but if I could get a full make-up job I would choose to be Silurian. Every one that I've seen on the show has this aggressively sexy look to them. Plus, who wouldn't want to be a reptilian warrior?

Who is your favorite Doctor?

You keep asking really hard questions! I should qualify this by saying I haven't watched the classic Who series. David Tennant was my clear favorite until series 7. Now Matt Smith is equal if not edging slightly ahead of Tennant. It doesn't have anything to do with the actors as much as the way the story line changed a bit and drew me in even deeper. Both of them made me think about things, laugh out loud and cry. I can't ask for more than that.

What’s your favorite Dr. Who quote?

I have lots of favorites, but here's one that didn't make my Q post--"Don't play games with me. You just killed someone I liked. That is not a safe place to stand. I'm The Doctor and you're in the biggest library in the Universe. Look me up." ~The Doctor, Series 4, Forest of the Dead

Just what is a Silurian?

The Silurians were a sentient race of earth reptiles that dominated the earth before humans. At some point they went into hibernation deep under the earth's crust. The first time I saw them on Doctor Who was series 5 with Matt Smith in "The Hungry Earth". The warrior class woke from cryo sleep when their settlement was threatened by humans drilling into their air pockets. Humanity barely escaped all out war with them thanks to the Doctor's quick thinking.

If you participate next year, do you have a theme in mind?

Yes! My kids already voted and we are going to do A to Z posts from the TV series X-Files.

I’m an X-Files junkie, so that sounds like a great theme. Thanks, Charity!

Co-host Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh is the author of Amazon Best-sellers CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm, and his blog can be found HERE


Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

This is a very fun and interesting interview with the wonderful Charity Bradford! I really have a great, clear idea of how she went about her A to Z on the subject of Dr. Who! Thanks!
I look forward to reading her X-Files series next year in A-Z 2015, or anything else she decides to do for the challenge. Charity: I especially like how you solved X and Y! Awesome thinking on your part! best wishes,

Mason Canyon said...

Great interview. Charity, I love the fact that you participated in the challenge with your children. Looking forward to your X Files posts next year as I'm an X Files fan.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks again, Charity!

Charity Bradford said...

Thanks Jean! I did my best to make sure everything stayed on topic even if I could find a character, creature or episode to talk about. I spent hours on Youtube reliving bits and pieces looking for the right clip for the Letter of the Day.

Charity Bradford said...

I just restarted watching all the X Files from the pilot on. My kids have filled out my A to Z list so I'm watching especially for their favorite parts. It's been YEARS since I watched any X Files--like since their original run. LOL. It's been great fun rediscovering the show so far.

Charity Bradford said...

Thanks for having me Alex!

Jo said...

Haven't watched Dr. Who since it first came out in the UK many years ago. It's a bit like Coronation Street, it just never stops.

Melissa Ann said...

Great interview! This is a great idea for a theme.

Charity Bradford said...

Thank goodness! LOL

Charity Bradford said...

It was tons of fun!

Rajlakshmi said...

now that is indeed an awesome theme :D I love watching Dr Who :)

Tina said...

I can't believe I missed a Dr. Who series...but then again, with so many participant, it's not that strange...
I think it's awesome that you had your kids involved, and it sounds like they're all aboard for next year! Way to plan ahead.
Thanks as always, Alex, for finding such wonderful guests to feature!
Tina @ Life is Good
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Charity Bradford said...

Thanks! And I had to rewatch all of them of course. ;)

Charity Bradford said...

I know I missed tons of great posts during the A to Z. Just too many to get to, but I enjoyed lots of the ones I found. If you ever want to browse my topics, here is the topic link:

Blogging A to Z

Jemima Pett said...

Chris Ecclestone is still my favourite! Thanks for a great interview, and sorry I missed your Challenge posts!

Unknown said...

I loved doing themes this year! Especially with writing for four blogs :D

Heather M. Gardner said...

Great post!
I love The X-Files. I even named my cats Mulder and Scully.
I never got to meet the stars of the show but I did get to go to one convention.
Somewhere in this house is a whole box of magazines/tv guides/and other memorabilia.