Doctor Who Rare Entries Contests

DWRE14: 28 April 2009

Results

A healthy 40 entries still does not sway my decision to give these contests a
rest after me or someone else running them moreorless constantly since the
start of the year. One day, I shall come back...

Among these 40, there of course can only be one winner, and this time it was
Baselsorian, who joined us for the first time in DWCE3, and now triumphs first
time out in a rare entries contest. DoctorBrownCoat is close behind, and Will
"OZOO" James also has a very creditable 120 in a scoreboard with lots of
familiar names in the upper echelons.

Here are the top three answer-slates.

     BASELSORIAN            DOCTORBROWNCOAT        WILL 'OZOO' JAMES      
0    Brain                  Face                   Arm                    
1    Time Beetle            Time Windows           Time Beetle            
2    The Face of Boe        Empress of Racnoss     Face of Boe            
3    Stories in Season 3    Doctors appearing in   Dead companions        
4    The Chase              The Invisible Enemy    Invasion               
5    Inv/Time-Pirate Planet Underworld - Ribos     Vervoids - Time/Rani  
6    Trix                   Heather McCrimmon      Lucie Miller           
7    Dog                    Goat                   Cat                    
8    Abominable Snowmen     Mission/Unknown        The Ultimate Foe       
9    John Cleese            Philip Madoc           Elisabeth Sladen       

To review the scoring:
The scores on the different questions are MULTIPLIED to produce a final score
for each entrant. Low score wins; a perfect score is 1. If your answer to a
question is correct, then your score is the number of people who gave that
answer, or an answer I consider equivalent. A wrong answer, or a skipped
question, gets a high score as a penalty. This is the median of:
- the number of entrants
- the square root of that number, rounded up to an integer
- double the largest number of entrants giving the same answer (right or wrong)
as each other on the question

Here is the complete table of scores. Use a monospaced font to see proper
alignment (this may mean doing 'view source'). Scores of over 500,000 have
been omitted to spare blushes.

RANK     SCORE    ENTRANT             Q0 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9

 1          60    BaselSorian          1  3  1  1  2  1  1  5  1  2 
 2          72    DoctorBrownCoat      2  2  1  1  2  9  1  1  1  1 
 3         120    Will 'OZOO' James    2  3  1  1  1  2  1  5  1  2 
 4         180    Peter Morris         2  1  1  1  1  9  1  5  2  1 
 5         300    Blowfly              2  5  2  1  1  5  3  1  1  1 
 6         450    HolmesBaker          1  1  3  1  1  3  5  2  5  1 
 =         450    NathantheWhovian     5  1  3  1  1  1  3  1  5  2 
 8         576    Wilf                 2  1  1  1  2  3  2  2  2  6 
 =         576    Fortmap              1  4  1  1  1  9  2  2  4  1 
10         672    Magicbaboon          2  1 WR WR  1  2  2  1  1  1 
11         720    Nsullivan            5  1  1  1  1  3  3 WR  1  2 
12         720    Simon Kinnear        1  1  3  2  1  5  2  3  2  2 
13         864    Barnaby Salton       1  2  3  2  1  4  3  2  3  1 
14       1,500    Ed Jolley            5  5  4  1  1  5  1  1  3  1 
15       2,160    Matthew Warren       2  1  3  1  2  9  5  4  1  1 
16       2,592    Ed Rackstraw         2  3  3  2  1 WR  2  1  2  1 
 =       2,592    Ssarl                2  4  2  3  1  9  2  3  1  1 
18       3,360    Chriskelk            2  1  1 WR  1  5  2  1  2 WR 
19       3,456    Daniel McGrath       2  4  1  2  2  9  2  3  2  1 
20       6,480    Jesse Smith          3 WR  6  2  1  9  2  1  1  1 
21       7,200    Biggles              2 WR  4  1  1  3  1  5  1  6 
22       9,450    Jonathan Morris      1 WR  3 WR  1  9  1  1  5  1 
23      11,520    David Ainsworth      2  1  4  2  1  4  3  2 WR  3 
24      11,664    Binro_The_Heretic    3  3  6  2  2  3  2  3  3  1 
25      12,960    Dave Jones           2  3 WR  2  1  1  2  5  3  3 
26      16,200    Paul Sigma           1  5  3  1  1  9  2  4  5  3 
27      23,040    ElectroBoy           2  2  6  3  2  4  1  4  5  2 
28      27,216    Rob Shearman         2  1  3 WR  2  9  2  3  1  6 
29      32,400    Ben Goudie           5 WR  6  3  1  9  2  1  2  1 
30      56,448    Mr Saxon             1  4  4 WR WR  4  3  1  3  2 
31      60,000    Paul Quinn          WR  1  3  2  2  5  5  5  2  2 
32     102,060    Regenerator         WR  3  3 WR  1  9  3  1  1  6 
33     259,200    Starfighter Pilot    3  5  6  1  2  9 WR  4  2  2 
34     302,400    Gordon Ridout        5  5  6 WR  2  9  1  4  2  2 
35     345,600    hcd199              WR WR  4  1  1  9  3  4  4  2 
36     437,400    Lee Johnson          3 WR  3  1  2  9  5  3  3  6 
37                Badgers             WR  2  1 WR WR  9  2  4  4  2 
38                Froo                 3 WR  4 WR  2  9  2  5 WR  1 
39                Beyondthevoid        3  2  4 WR  2 WR  3  4  4  6 
40                James Munro         WR  2  4  2  1  3  5 WR WR WR 

Here is the complete list of answers given.  Each list shows correct answers
in the order worst to best (most to least popular).  >>> indicates that the
"more specific variant" scoring was used.

0. Give an English word from a Doctor Who story or episode title which in its
usual sense also refers to a body part or parts. Plurals and singulars will be
treated as equivalent.

5    Fang (Rock)
3    Eyes (Five Hundred) (Marco Polo #3)
3    Tooth (and Claw)
2    Arm (ageddon Factor)
2    Colon (y in Space)
2    Face (of Evil)
2    Hand (of Fear)
2    Heel (The W____ in Space)
2    Horns (of Nimon)
2    Talon (s of Weng-Chiang)
2    Temple (of Evil) (The Aztecs #1)
1    Brain (of Morbius)
1    Claws (of Axos)
1    Ear (Hand of F___)
1    Head (S____ from Space)
1    Lash (Timel___)
1    Pit (Creature from the)
1    Rib (The R__os Operation)
1    Skull (Cave of S____s) (An Unearthly Child #2)
Wrong
3    Five Hundred Eyes (not a body part)
1    Mind (not a body part)
1    Parting (not a body part)

I went back-and-forth on this one a few times. A couple of potentially ambiguous
phrases slipped through the net here and into the phrasing of the question.
First of all I said "in its usual sense". This was to rule out, for example,
somebody claiming that "rose" could be used to mean "cheek", or that "Androzani"
is a popular slang word for the left side of the shin, "down our way". It didn't
have to be the primary or only sense of the word, and one entrant did query this, 
but I felt unable to provide a clarification which would satisfy them without
effectively rewriting the question rather deep into the competition, or giving
them far too generous a steer. Apart from anything else, the number of common
words for body parts which have no other meanings is vanishingly small, so I
hoped that the entrant would realise that this was a ludicrously stringent
requirement, and that I would accept words like "horn" which could also refer
to a musical instrument or "face" which could also refer to the flat surface
of a geometric solid.

I also stated that singulars and plurals would be counted as equivalent, for
the reason that if the same word occurs in a singular form in one story
title and a plural form in another then I would score these as the same. So,
"Claws (of Axos)" and "(Tooth and) Claw" would be the same answer as far as
I was concerned. My quick pre-contest survey of story and episode titles
yielded the following list of right answers, which I supposed was complete,
or pretty near complete: Skulls, Eyes, Claw, Brain, Hand, Face, Talons,
Fang, Horns, Tooth. All of these were given by somebody, with Fang the clear
winner - I suspect because it's the only one where the word is not used in
the title to refer to a body part - there is a hand in The Hand of Fear but
there's no fang on Fang Rock. I deliberately didn't specify human bodies, so
horns and claws were fine.

In compiling this list, I missed a few perfectly clearly correct, but just
slightly sneakier answers: Pit (as in arm - there's no doubt where "pit
stains" occur for example) and Temple to name just two. Early on, one
entrant ventured Skull, which I initially marked wrong since the word
"Skull" does not appear in any story or episode title, although the word
"Skulls" does. However, a reasonable interpretation of the "plural" clause
in the question exists which lets this answer in, since it implies that any
submission of any singular word is equivalent to any submission of the same
plural word and vice-versa, so this answer was eventually marked correct.

Worse was to come however, as entrants tried their luck with Arm (as in
Armageddon Factor), Head (as in Spearhead from Space) and even Colon (as in
Colony in Space) among many others. Following the example set way back in
DWRE1, I initially rejected these too. In DWRE1 you were asked for "a word
which occurs in at least two Doctor Who story titles." I rejected "ones" as
an answer, despite the appearance of the sequence of letter O-N-E-S in both
The Stones of Blood and The Faceless Ones on the grounds that that word
itself does not "occur" in more than one title.

Since then I have been more lenient. In DWRE10 I accepted i, e and pi as
answers to the question "Give a number which appears somewhere in a story
title" (I like questions about story titles), on the grounds that whereas a
word must be separated from other words by a space to "occur" in a title, a
number need not be thus separated in order to "appear somewhere". This
caused some, not unjustifiable, wailing and gnashing of teeth from one or
two entrants who fell on the wrong side of the fence both times.

So, you'd think I'd have learned my lesson, wouldn't you? But no, the same
issue arose when I asked you for "a character whose name or usual form of
address also appears in the title of a story or episode" in DWRE12. There, I
felt myself bound by the precedent set in DWRE10 to accept Lon (as in
Co-lon-y in Space) and Ian (as in The Silur-ian-s). In this contest, I've
simply asked for "a word from a Doctor Who story or episode title", so I
can't avail myself of an "occurs" or "appears somewhere" prior distinction -
I just have to make a call. I finally decided that it would be unreasonably
capricious of me to reverse the trend of the previous two similar questions,
and so let in Colon, Heel and many others. This ruling also rendered my
previous hand-wringing over plurals moot, since on this basis, the word
"Skull" is clearly a word from the episode title "The Cave of Skulls". I was
also swayed by my own argument against Peter Morris - if a majority of
people interpret a question differently than I intended, then it is at least
worth examining the possibility that the fault may lie with the question and
not with the entrants.

That meant that just five entrants got this one wrong. Three people
submitted "Five Hundred Eyes" which is not a body part, although it is an
episode title which contains a body part, and I've been more than clear
about this in the past. Had an entrant submitted, for example, "Face of
Evil", I might have marked that as "Face" following the rules for DWCE3, but
even marking "Five Hundred Eyes" as "Five" doesn't help these entrants.
Entrants who made this error should also note that "Hand (of Fear)" is a
different answer than "(Hand of F)Ear" (see the next question for more on
this topic). Those entrants could also console themselves with the thought
that "Eyes" would have been the worst-scoring answer in any case, and they
would have got 6 for it if I'd allowed this formulation (as opposed to 10 as
the penalty score).

That just leaves the two metaphysical answers - Mind and Parting. A parting
might have a physical existence but that doesn't make it a body part - it's
a temporary arrangement of body parts, i.e. hairs. You might as well say
that a "stance" or an "expression" is a part of the body. A similar
situation exists where "Mind" is concerned. I am of the opinion that a mind
is a product of the arrangement and working of the structure of the brain,
so this is not a part of the body so much as a consequence of a body
existing. Other people take a different view from mine, and they argue that
minds (and maybe even souls) are real things which exist independently of
brains and cannot be completely explained in terms of the workings of
brains. This is a fascinating debate, but not one we need enter into here.
People who hold this view are known as "dualists" which is short-hand for
"mind-body dualists". In other words, they believe that the mind and the
body are two different and independent, but equally real things. Since
something which is different from and independent of a body cannot also be a
part of that body, this (thankfully!) is still a wrong answer, regardless of
which philosophical stance you adopt.

1. Name a fictional person, place or thing, generally known by a two-word
phrase, one of which words is "Time". (Compound words are permitted.)

5    Time Winds (Warriors Gate)
4    Time Eddy (Three Doctors)
3    Time Beetle (Turn Left)
3    Time Ring (Revenge of the Cybermen)
2    Time Manipulator (Time and the Rani)
2    Time War
2    Time Windows (The Girl in the Fireplace)
1    Flesh Time (Four to Doomsday)
1    Time Bridge (Three Doctors)
1    Time Corridor (Resurrection of the Daleks)
1    Time Dam (The Pirate Planet)
1    Time Jump (Planet of the Spiders)
1    Time Lady
1    Time Log (Keeper of Traken)
1    Time Machine
1    Time Scoop (The Five Doctors)
1    Time Storm (Curse of Fenric)
1    Time Contour (Time Flight)
1    Timelash
Wrong
1    Logs
1    Manipulator
1    Romana
1    Time Commander
1    Time Flight
1    Time Tot (Shada)
1    Transmission of Matter Through Interstitial Time (not two words)

Lots of right answers here, and you were fairly unlucky to get a 2 or
higher. Again, I had intended to limit this to tangible objects, but settled
for the more straightforward "person, place or thing" language which opened
the door to some abstract concepts like "Time War" and "Time Winds". I did
want to see the phrase used in the programme however, and I don't believe
that that "Time Flight" passes this test (and nor did the entrant when I
emailed them about it). As usual, unless I specify otherwise, unbroadcast
stories such as Shada don't count, and I was unable to find any use of the
phrase "Time Tot" in a broadcast episode of Doctor Who. I probably also
should have said that it had to be something we had seen, rather than
including anything whose existence can be inferred.

That didn't stop a couple of people turning right answers into wrong ones by
making the inverse mistake of the previous question and providing only the
non-Time part of the name in their answer. Neither "Logs" nor "Manipulator"
is a thing known by a two-word phrase. I might just have allowed an answer
like "Banjo" if a particular story had featured a "Time Banjo" which
everyone kept calling "the Banjo" but neither "Logs" nor "Manipulator" pass
this test. I should say that placing these two questions consecutively was
in no way a deliberate trap on my part. In fact I shuffled the order of the
questions just before posting for a completely different reason, and I hope
the entrants concerned don't feel too hard done by. They aren't the first to
fall foul of this rule and they doubtless won't be the last, despite its
great prominence in the contest posting. 

It was recently pointed out to me that in a past contest I asked you for "an
episode featuring a regeneration" where I might more conveniently have asked
for a story, since no story features more than one regeneration, and so the
answers would be no different. However, here the different choices for these
two questions are not arbitrary. If you give the answer "Ear" to q0 it makes
no difference whether you are referring to "An Un-ear-thly Child", or "The
Hand of F-ear" or "The Dalek Invasion of Ear-th", whereas an answer "The
Hand of Fear" might mean either "Hand" or "Ear". On the other hand, for this
question it is certainly possible (at least in theory) for an answer [BLANK]
to refer to either "[BLANK] Time" or "Time [BLANK]" and these would be
separate answers.

In an uncharacteristic fit of generosity, I let in plural answers, despite
the question asking for "a person, place or thing", again figuring that the
presence of a clause specifically indicating that plurals counted as
singulars in the previous question could be seen as unfairly misleading
entrants. However, I couldn't find any reference anywhere to a person, place
or thing in televised Doctor Who called a "Time Commander", the entrant's
confident claim that this was a "DC Comics super-villain". The entrant who
submitted Romana was uncertain that I would accept this as a person
generally known as a "time lady" and they were right to be uncertain. 

One or two answers were referred to in different stories, and I have assumed
that two things with the same name are the same thing, given the wording of
the question. I am thinking about making this a general rule for the next
contest, whenever that will be. Views?

2. Name or otherwise identify a character or monster who is said at one
point to be the last of their kind.

6    Delta (last Chimeron)
4    Cassandra (last human)
4    The Doctor (last Time Lord)
3    Eldrad (last Kastrian)
3    Meglos (last Zolfa-Thuran)
3    Scaroth (last of the Jaggaroth)
2    Supreme Dalek (Remembrance)
1    Aggedor (last royal beast)
1    Azal (last Daemon)
1    Dalek (Dalek)
1    Dalek Caan (Evolution of the Daleks)
1    Empress of Racnoss (The Runaway Bride)
1    Face of Boe (Gridlock)
1    Nimon (Horns of)
1    Sezom (Horns of Nimon)
1    Sutekh (last of the Osirans)
1    The Face of Boe (Gridlock)
Wrong
1    Vervoids (not one monster)
1    Vicki (last of her family)

In a reverse of the previous question, there was maybe not quite as much
choice as I supposed when I set this one, figuring that monsters proclaiming
"I am Thorax, last of the Hggliubdiums" or whatever was such a cliché of
Doctor Who that we would be awash with those who were the last of their
kind. It was not necessary for anyone to actually use the words "last of
your/my kind" provided it was clearly established that that's what they
were, and the word "kind" was left deliberately undefined so as not to
unduly narrow the scope, but that doesn't mean I'll stretch it to include
"family" or "passengers on a particular ship" so as to allow Vicki in. On
that basis, literally any character could be defined as the last of some
particular kind. I also couldn't accept "Vervoids" as an answer, since that
doesn't identify which one was the last of their kind. 

Nor was it necessary for the declaration that such-and-such was the last of
their kind to be truthful or accurate, so the Nimon who claims it is the
last of its kind is acceptable, even if this turns out not to be the case.
Sezom, also in Nimon, is the last survivor of the Nimon attack on Crinoth,
which qualifies him. The Black Dalek, also called the Supreme Dalek, which
gets talked to death by the Seventh Doctor, is described by the Doctor as
"alone" with "no
superiors, no inferiors, no reinforcements, no hope" so, again, even though
this is almost certainly not true, and the Doctor knows it, it meets the
criteria of the question. The Dalek in Dalek is more clearly established as
the last of its kind, and subsequent stories jump through quite a lot of
hoops, alternately rebuilding and wiping out the Daleks. One such nadir
exists in Evolution of the Daleks in which Caan is briefly the last
survivor.

3. Name something that Doctor Who has had exactly ten of since 1963.

3    Episodes set on Peladon
2    Arrangements of the theme music
2    Episodes directed by Alan Wareing
2    Episodes of The War Games
2    Stories featuring Mike Yates
2    Toes
1    Characters in the programme title, including spaces
1    Dead companions (including those who were later resurrected)
1    Doctors appearing in the Cyberman infostamp flashback sequence in The
Next Doctor
1    Episodes including the word Daleks in the title and starring Tom Baker
as The Doctor
1    Incarnations of the Doctor
1    RTD-scripted episodes featuring the Tenth Doctor in which Rose Tyler
speaks out loud
1    Six episode stories starring Jon Pertwee in which The Doctor does not
regenerate
1    Stories broadcast, at least in part, in 1967
1    Stories directed by Christopher Barry
1    Stories featuring Ian, Barbara and Susan
1    Stories featuring all of the original regular cast in credited roles
1    Stories featuring either Michael Sheard or Alan Rowe
1    Stories in Season Three
1    Stories in which Christopher Eccleston was credited in the title
sequence
1    Stories which credit Graeme Harper as director
1    Stories with 'of the Daleks' in the title
1    Stories written entirely by Terry Nation
Wrong
2    Fingers (variously 5, 10, 15)
1    Defeats of Mondasian Cybermen (at least 11)
1    Stories broadcast on BBC TV featuring at least one of the first seven
actors to play the Doctor together with cybermen played by at least two
credited actors (9)
1    Stories featuring Turlough (11)
1    Stories running longer than 157 minutes (9)
1    Stories script edited by Simon Winstone (13)
1    Stories which feature William Hartnell as the Doctor and Carole Ann
Ford as Susan (12)
1    Televised stories featuring the character Steven Taylor (11)
1    Voices (at least 11)

Here, answers fell into two types - those who took "Doctor Who" as I
intended it, to mean the BBCTV series which has run since 1963, and those
who took it to refer to the lead character of that series. Taking answers of
the first type first, I don't like answers such as "Stories in Season Three"
or "Doctors appearing in the Cyberman infostamp flashback sequence in The
Next Doctor" which add an extra constraint to the one already supplied, but
I can't see any way of marking them wrong, so I must grumpily let them
stand. I took the same approach in the new-series-only DWRE4 where I asked
the very similar question "Name something there were exactly three of in the
new series" and was forced to accept "Ds in 'Blaidd Drwg Project'" and other
similar atrocities.

The infostamp answer is a version of the answer which I thought might trap
more people, not because I imagined that there would be lots of people
answering with regard to the number of incarnations that The Doctor has been
through, but because there are so many different ways of phrasing that
particular answer which are wrong. "Actors who have played the Doctor" -
wrong, even if you caveat it with "officially" and "on BBC television" you
haven't excluded Richard Hurndall. "Actors cast as the Doctor" again wrong,
since even if you exclude Hurndall, you let in Matt Smith: cast, but not yet
appeared onscreen. Even "Incarnations of the Doctor" I initially thought was
wrong, since it does not exclude the cloned Doctor in The Invisible Enemy
and the blue-suit Doctor in Journey's End. However, on reflection I decided
that this was okay, since "incarnation" has a specific meaning in the
context of Doctor Who which excludes those other versions of The Doctor. I
also considered marking this as equivalent to the "infostamp" answer, but
decided eventually that there was enough difference between them to mark
them differently.

What the presence of this potential answer did do, apparently, is get people
thinking about answers of the second type. What has The Doctor had ten of
since 1963? Given that it is perfectly acceptable to say "Matt Smith is the
next Doctor Who", and given that this is how the character is credited more
often than not (Ob-puzzle: how many Doctors have only ever been credited as
"The Doctor". Answer quickly!!), I accepted this as a reasonable
interpretation of the question, but that in itself didn't mean that you'd
got this one right. "Voices" was an attempt to answer the question in the
second way, while avoiding the "trap" answers referred to above, but it
fails, I'm afraid. Certainly it avoids the Hurndall problem, since within
the fictional world of the programme, we are not meant to think that the
First Doctor who makes it into the Dark Tower with Tegan sounds any
different than the First Doctor who faces down Bennett on the surface of
Dido (even though they clearly do sound totally different). And I might have
been persuaded to overlook, for example, the Mexican accent adopted by the
Second Doctor when impersonating Salamander in The Enemy of the World, the
Welsh accent adopted by the Third Doctor in The Green Death and the Scottish
accent adopted by the Tenth in Tooth and Claw among others, as merely
variations on an existing voice. But I can't overlook the First Doctor's
faultless reproduction of the Toymaker's voice at the end of The Celestial
Toymaker so the count has to be at least 11.

Others who took this approach tried to find something which the Doctor has
always had ten of, and came up with fingers or toes. I initially doubted
that onscreen evidence of ten toes could be found, but the Tenth Doctor's
bare feet can be glimpsed in both The Christmas Invasion and Smith and Jones
and I'm willing to accept that Time Lords don't for instance gain an extra
toe with each regeneration (nothing is said about an abnormal number of toes
at the hospital in Spearhead from Space for instance), so I'll let this one
in. Fingers is far trickier. When he loses a hand to a Sycorax sword, the
Doctor clearly has only five fingers, albeit briefly. When the severed hand
is back in his possession again, he could be said to have fifteen. Were I to
take this further and claim that the result of Marius's cloning or the
biological meta-crisis in Journey's End amounts to a doubling of fingers,
this would rule out toes as well, but I'm not going to go quite that far, so
I'll allow "toes" but not "fingers".

Going back to answers of the first kind, some people clearly just can't
count. No-one reading this forum should be in any doubt as to how I intended
to resolve the ambiguity created by Wikipedia now giving season 23 a single
story number, but in all other ways listing it as four separate stories -
least of all this particular entrant! - and without Trial there are only
nine stories which get past the six episode barrier and so can claim more
than 157 minutes. Another entrant undercounted - Simon Winstone
script-edited 13 stories, unless my usual reference sources have totally let
me down.

Other people were screwed up by flashbacks and cameo appearances which they
neither counted nor excluded in the phrasing of their answer. There are ten
sixties stories which "feature" both William Hartnell and Carole Ann Ford
plus The Five Doctors and Resurrection of the Daleks. Similarly Turlough
"features" in the last four stories of Season 20, The Five Doctors, and
first six stories of Season 21, including his cameo in The Caves of
Androzani for a total of 11. And Steven Taylor makes an 11th appearance in
Resurrection of the Daleks, in the same flashback sequence as Susan and the
First Doctor.

Others were aware of this potential pitfall and so specified "episodes
starring Jon Pertwee" (which, unlike "features", can't be construed as to
include any flashbacks or guest appearances) or "in credited roles" which
likewise rules out uncredited appearances through the use of old footage.

"Defeats of Mondasian Cybermen" defeats itself with its own language, since
at minimum there are two squads of Cybermen in The Five Doctors who are
"defeated" independently of each other (The Master despatches one lot with
their own weapons and a lethal chessboard, and another group is sliced up by
the Raston Warrior Robot), so while I might have accepted "Stories in which
Mondasian Cybermen are prominently featured" (since there are ten of those)
I can't accept this wording (and in fact it may very well be possible to
subdivide other stories into multiple "defeats"). Another entrant had a go
at this and claimed that there were ten "Stories broadcast on BBC TV
featuring at least one of the first seven actors to play the Doctor together
with cybermen played by at least two credited actors." The second clause
successfully rules out uncredited cyber-guest appearances as in The War
Games and cyber-flashbacks as in Logopolis but rules in Richard Hurndall as
the sixth actor to play The Doctor, meaning that the count must stop at the
ninth cyberstory - Attack of the Cybermen. Much as I'd like to, I can't let
in The Next Doctor with its flashbacks to six out of the first seven
performers to play The Doctor, since they don't receive a credit in that
story and so are not actors under rule 4.5.

The entrant who punted "dead companions (including those who were later
resurrected)" availed themselves of a fairly flexible definition of "death".
The list provided was as follows: Katarina, Sara Kingdom, Adric, Kamelion,
Grace, Astrid, Jack, Martha, Donna, Sarah Jane (these last three all in Turn
Left). The definition of "companion" given in the rules is perfectly clear
and it does not include Sara Kingdom, so this answer is apparently in error.
However, the BBC site also includes K9 only once, and so while removing Sara
from this list of dead companions, I would add K9 since he is "killed" and
"resurrected" in School Reunion when Mark III is blown up and replaced by
Mark IV. That brings the total back to 10 and so this answer is correct.

Also a bit of a headscratcher was the answer "arrangements of the theme
tune", which was given twice. Even ignoring countless non-broadcast
variations (I generally applied the same standards and rules to answers as I
expect entrants to do with my questions), this tune has been tinkered with
in any number of ways. The many, many revisions of the original recording
during the sixties and seventies are detailed with the loving care and
attention of a true obsessive by Mark Ayres on this web page.
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Mark_Ayres/DWTheme.htm

Ordinary human beings like you and me might look more kindly on this answer,
figuring that the original 1963 theme was rejigged in 1967 and 1969, then
moreorless left alone until 1980 when Peter Howell took a crack at it. This
was followed by Dominic Glynn's Trial of a Time Lord version and Keff
McCulloch's Sylvester McCoy version. In 1996 John Debney put a new one
together for the TV Movie, and Murray Gold's version debuted with Rose in
2005. Since then, Gold has put together two further arrangements of the
theme, one with the National Orchestra of Wales which was first heard on The
Christmas Invasion and then a new one for Series 4 with more piano and
drums.

And that certainly is ten "arrangements", but to get to that number, you
have to ignore all re-edits of an existing "arrangement", while still
counting as new arrangements the revisions in 1967 and 1969/70 (which
incorporate the 1963 original with new overdubs). You have to ignore the
grafting-on of the "scream" to the end titles from The Ambassadors of Death
onwards, and you have to ignore various other experiments, re-edits and
recombinations, such as the blending of the 1963 and 1980 arrangements at
the end of The Five Doctors, additional overdubs between 1980 and 1985 and
the eccentric edit of the 2005/2006 theme music used at the end of Fear Her
for example. And you have to consider opening and closing versions of the
theme prepared at the same time to be the same "arrangement". All things
considered, I think there are just ten arrangements, but if anyone strongly
feels I've got this wrong, I'll hear arguments. The 1969/70 version in
particular is really just a re-editing of the 1967 version, but it does
sound different, and it's that version which was used for the programme's
"Golden Age" and for around ten years, so it is a significant version in its
own right, as is the first revision of the theme music.

Given the scope of this question, it was surprising to see so many
collisions, and even more surprising to see the three-way collision on
Peladon.

4. Name a Doctor Who episode or story whose title is identical or very
nearly identical to a work of fiction unrelated to Doctor Who. For example,
if there was a Doctor Who story called "Dolly Mixture" and an episode of "On
the Buses" called "The Dolly Mixtures" then "Dolly Mixture" would be a
correct answer.

2    Full Circle (also novel)
2    Kidnap (The Sensorites #5) (also film)
2    Terminus (also film)
2    The Chase (also ST:TNG)
2    The Invisible Enemy (also film)
2    Underworld (also film)
2    Volcano (Dalek Master Plan #6) (also film)
1    Black Orchid (also episode of Taggart)
1    Checkmate (The Time Meddler #3) (also episode of The Prisoner)
1    Crisis (Planet of Giants #3) (also book)
1    Don't Shoot the Pianist (The Gunfighters #2) (also episode of The Big
Easy)
1    Escape to Danger (The Web Planet #3) (also film)
1    Face of Evil (also episode of Petrocelli)
1    Ghost Light (also episode of Sea Hunt)
1    Invasion (The Web Planet #5) (also episode of Sliders)
1    Journey into Terror (The Chase #4)
1    Planet of Fire (also book)
1    Robot (also manga)
1    The Ark (also film)
1    The Final Test (Celestial Toymaker #4) (also film)
1    The Mysterious Planet (also film)
1    The Nightmare Begins (Daleks Masterplan #1) (also episode of Invader
Zim)
1    The Search (The Space Museum #3) (also book)
1    The Seeds of Death (also film)
1    The Three Doctors (also play)
1    The Twin Dilemma (also Nancy Drew)
1    The War Games (also film)
1    The Web of Fear (also episode of Doomwatch
1    Tooth and Claw (also book)
1    Utopia (also book)
Wrong
1    Pier Pressure (Big Finish)
1    Village of the Damned (not a Doctor Who story)

This question was sparked by me noticing that the second result in Google
for "The Twin Dilemma" is a Nancy Drew story. Remembering that "Inferno",
"(The) War Games", "The Runaway Bride" and "Voyage of the Damned" are also
recycled titles, I thought this would be a fun question, and got a very flat
distribution as a reward. I had thought that I needed to allow a little
leeway (so "WarGames" with no space but a capital G could be considered
"almost identical" to "The War Games" with a space and a definite article)
and was necessarily a bit vague in how I phrased the question. Given the
wide array of answers which entrants found, I probably could have specified
absolutely identical and spared entrants the ambiguity (although as it
happened nobody asked me to clarify my stance).

So, you had to be careless or unlucky to get a worse score than 1 here. The
question doesn't explicitly allow stories outside those broadcast as part of
the BBCTV series and so these are not allowed, ruling out the Big Finish
audio Pier Pressure. And "Village of the Damned" is not a Doctor Who story
which was what the question asked for. (Nor is it "almost identical" to the
title of a Doctor Who story in my judgement, but had this entrant submitted
"Voyage of the Damned" and then asserted in an explanatory remark that they
felt this title was almost identical that of the 1960 movie based on John
Wyndham's novel The Midwich Cookoos, then this would have been marked
correct, despite that fact that these two titles are not "almost identical",
because there does exist a 1976 film with the exact title "Voyage of the
Damned" and an erroneous explanation can't invalidate a correct answer.

The only answer which tested this significantly was "Don't Shoot the
Pianist", which was justified with reference to an episode of the TV
adaptation of The Big Easy called "Don't Shoot the Piano Player". This was a
bit beyond what I had in mind when I wrote "almost identical" but I think
it's just about allowable, on balance.

Several of the correct answers have multiple doppelgangers, and I have
indicated only one for convenience, without giving fuller attributions.
Interested readers are welcome to look all or any of them up for themselves.

5. Give a sequence of three consecutive stories which between them feature
no scenes set on Earth.

9    The Power of Kroll - Destiny of the Daleks
9    Underworld - Ribos Operation
5    The Sunmakers - The Invasion of Time
4    Creature from the Pit - Horns of Nimon
3    Androids of Tara - Armageddon Factor
3    The Deadly Assassin - The Robots of Death
2    Terror of the Vervoids - Time and the Rani
1    Full Circle - Warrior's Gate
1    State of Decay - The Keeper of Traken
1    The Invasion of Time - The Pirate Planet
Wrong
2    The Wheel in Space - The Mind Robber

By my assessment, the following sequences of stories all meet the criteria.
o The Deadly Assassin, The Face Of Evil, The Robots Of Death
o The Sunmakers, Underworld, The Invasion Of Time, The Ribos Operation, The
Pirate Planet
o The Androids of Tara, The Power of Kroll, The Armageddon Factor, Destiny
of the Daleks
o Creature from the Pit, Nightmare of Eden, The Horns of Nimon
o Full Circle, State Of Decay, Warriors Gate, The Keeper of Traken
o Terror of the Vervoids, The Ultimate Foe, Time and the Rani

So that's six sequences, of which two contain four stories and one contains
five, giving a total of ten correct answers, all of which were eventually
given, but with a big vote for the season-spanning Kroll-Destiny answer and
another for the similarly cross-season Underworld-Ribos.

The Wheel in Space ends with the Doctor showing Zoe a clip of Evil of the
Daleks on the TARDIS scanner. This was a lead-in to a repeat of Evil, the
first full serial to be repeated on BBC television. Since this clip is set
on Earth, and is at least partly shown full-screen, it has to count and so
Wheel - Mind Robber is a wrong answer. Scotland is also seen briefly in The
Mind Robber. I would also have counted The Mysterious Planet's Ravalox
scenes as set on Earth if anyone had tried to include it in an answer,
regardless of the fact that the planet is no longer called Earth and the
fact that all of the Ravalox material is being viewed from the court room.

6. Name a character who has appeared in at least five full-length official
licensed Doctor Who stories in any medium, but who has never appeared in
television episode of Doctor Who.

5    Frobisher (DWM comic and Big Finish)
3    Bernice Summerfield (Virgin books, Big Finish)
3    Chris Cwej (Virgin books)
3    Iris Wildthyme (BBC Books, Big Finish)
2    Anji Kapoor (BBC Books)
2    Compassion (BBC books)
2    Hex (Big Finish)
2    Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart (Virgin books)
2    Kroton the Cyberman (DWM comic)
2    Roz Forrester (Virgin books)
2    Sabbath (BBC Books)
2    Vansell (Big Finish, BBC Books)
1    C'Rizz (Big Finish)
1    Destrii (DWM comic)
1    Erimem (Big Finish)
1    Fitz (BBC books)
1    Gillian (TV Comic)
1    Heather McCrimmon (DWA comic)
1    John (TV Comic)
1    Lucie Miller (Big Finish)
1    Trix (BBC Books)
Wrong
1    Ssard (Radio Times comic strips)

Again, a badly-worded question, for which apologies. I included the phrase
"full length" to rule out short stories in anthologies and annuals, and just
to make sure that there weren't any sketches, spoofs or adverts which
somebody might try and claim were "official, licensed" stories. But, having
marked a few DWM comics entries correct, I was brought up short when someone
queried what that phrase "full length" meant with regards to the medium of
comics. After a bit of pondering, I concluded that a typical DWM comic story
was "full-length" compared to other similar stories in similar media, and so
allowed not just the DWM comic strip but also the Doctor Who Adventures
comics as well. Having gone that far, I also accepted John and Gillian from
the TV Comic days, but the very short comics written by Gary Russell for the
Radio Times in 1996 after the "success" of the TV Movie obviously don't look
"full-length" next to any of these, so Ssard, the Doctor's Ice Warrior
companion from those strips, is a wrong answer.

What were also not allowed were short stories, and those spin-offs which
didn't appear under the Doctor Who mark. On these grounds, Iris Wildthyme
only just squeaks in. She was created by Paul Magrs and made her first
appearance in the non-Who novel Marked for Life, and first meets the Doctor
in a Short Trips story called Old Flames, but these appearances don't count
towards her tally for our purposes. However, she featured in three BBC
Eighth Doctor books published between 1998 and 2002 (including the 200th,
Mad Dogs and Englishmen) with Paul Magrs writing or co-writing all three. He
also contributed a book for the BBC Past Doctors Range which teamed her with
the Third Doctor, and she gets over the line with her appearance in the Big
Finish drama The Wormery. 

No other answers were so narrowly correct, and many of the qualifying
candidates appeared in multiple media, including the most popular answer,
Frobisher, who appeared in countless DWM comic stories in the mid-eighties
alongside the Sixth and Seventh Doctors as well as a novel and a Big Finish
play.

The entrant who went for Fitz specified "not the original, but the one
created from Kode in the modified remembrance tank in 'Interference', who
appeared in all but 5 of the subsequent BBC Books Eighth Doctor novels".
Before checking all this out to see if MSV marking was called for, I waited
to see if anyone else would go for Fitz, and nobody did.

7. Name a type of animal whose inclusion in an episode of Doctor Who was
achieved, at least in part, by the production team pointing a camera at a
live specimen of that animal.

5    Cat (Survival)
 >>> 1   Kitten (Gridlock)
5    Dog (Mark of the Rani)
 >>> 1   Yorkshire Terrier (Rise of the Cybermen)
 >>> 1   Corgi (Silver Nemesis)
4    Horse (Survival)
4    Rat (Talons of Weng-Chiang)
3    (Indian) Elephant (The Ark)
3    Llama (Silver Nemesis)
2    Arthropod (Green Death)
 >>> 1   Honey Bee (Delta and the Bannermen)
2    Human
2    Monkey (Marco Polo)
1    Boa (The Ark)
1    Crow (The Stones of Blood)
1    Dove (Talons of Weng Chiang)
1    Frog (Four to Doomsday)
1    Goat (Delta and the Bannermen)
1    Monitor Lizard (The Ark)
1    Mouse (Dalek Master Plan)
1    Toucan (The Ark)
Wrong
1    Bat (stock footage and prop only)
1    Owl (Image of the Fendahl)

This is another of those questions, where I was able to come up with
half-a-dozen answers off the top of my head, and imagined crafty entrants
would find more. I didn't expect you to give a species, not wanting to worry
about whether the mice in The Dalek Master Plan are specimens of Mus
musculus or Apodemus sylvaticus. I also wondered if I could trap a few
people with More Specific Variants and indeed this was to the benefit of the
entrant who cited "Kitten" and the detriment of the entrants who cited "Cat"
(since all kittens are cats, but not all cats are kittens). Had no other
story other than Gridlock featured live specimens of Felis catus of any age,
I would not have ruled this way, since both entrants would have identified
the same animals in the same story, but adult cats also appear (famously) in
Survival and probably others besides.

The same thing happened with "Dog", but this time distinguishing between
breeds instead of between juvenile and mature specimens. And the entrant who
named "arthropod" was thinking of the live maggots (fly larvae) which were
used in the filming of The Green Death, but the term also includes the honey
bees seen in Delta and the Bannermen. Three entrants gave "Elephant" as an
answer, one of whom specified "Indian Elephant", but here I can't use More
Specific Variant marking since, as far as I know, only The Ark and Terror of
the Autons feature elephants, and they are Indian Elephants in both cases.

Human was obviously a correct answer, and one entrant commented that they
had almost gone for mammal. Luckily for them they didn't, since with nearly
30 other mammalian submissions, they'd have recorded one of the highest ever
scores for a DWRE question, courtesy of More Specific Variant marking.

One entrant was very nearly too specific for their own good, giving Boa as
an answer, where the snake in The Ark is only ever described as "from
Brazil". Having done a little light Internet research into snake species, I
can tell you that Brazil is home to some species of Boa, and that the snake
shown looks plausibly like a Boa, and the Boas are frequently used in movies
and TV owing to their docile nature, so I'll give the benefit of the doubt
here, unless anyone else has better information as to the exact species of
snake obtained for this story.

Ruled out was the use of sound effects, stock footage and animatronics,
unless augmented by real specimens actually filmed by the production team.
As far as I know, no real bats were used in the making of State of Decay, so
unless anyone else knows better, this is a wrong answer. Similarly, I can
hear owls in Image of the Fendahl, which may or may not have been present on
location, but I don't remember seeing any, so if they were there, they
didn't have a camera pointed at them. In all other cases I was able to
satisfy myself that live specimens were indeed brought into the studio or
filmed on location. As usual, if more than one story qualifies a particular
answer, I have only indicated one, which may or may not have been specified
by the entrant(s).

8. Name any Doctor Who story which credited two people for at least one
behind-the-scenes role, which role at the time was more usually accomplished
by just one person.

5    The Daleks (directors)
4    Evil of the Daleks (script editors)
3    Meglos (writers)
3    The Mark of the Rani (writers)
2    Daleks Master Plan (writers)
2    The Chase (designers)
2    The Deadly Assassin (visual effects)
2    The Edge of Destruction (directors)
2    Utopia/The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords (directors)
1    Mission to the Unknown (designers)
1    The Abominable Snowmen (writers)
1    The Ark (writers)
1    The Armageddon Factor (writers)
1    The Green Death (film camera)
1    The Hand of Fear (writers)
1    The Highlanders (writers)
1    The Green Death (film camera)
1    The King's Demons (music)
1    The Tenth Planet (writers)
1    The Ultimate Foe (writers)
1    The War Games (writers)
1    Time and the Rani (writers)
Wrong
1    Death to the Daleks (Make-up)
1    Inferno (one director credited)
1    The Invasion ('from a story by' not a duplicate credit)

This question was inspired by the double writing credit on Planet of the
Dead, the first such since the programme's return in 2005. Were it not for
this, I might have ruled out writers, or at least ruled out established
writing teams like Pip and Jane Baker, Bob Baker and Dave Martin, and John
Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch, all of which were in fact correct answers,
but nobody went for any of the contributions by The Bristol Boys.

In the programme's turbulent early days, availability of suitable directors
sometimes meant more than one working on a single story. Despite this being
the case for two out of the first three stories, viewing the first season as
a whole, this is not usual at the time, so both The Daleks and The Edge of
Destruction are right answers on this basis. However, if another director
helped out and did not receive a credit as in Inferno then no dice. The
question clearly specifies that two people must be credited. One entrant, as
well as pointing out that depending on how you counted, multiple directors
could be considered the norm for Hartnell stories (you have to pick your
range of stories very carefully to make that work) also contended that
multiple writers was the norm for Troughton stories. This is almost true,
until you limit yourself to multiple credited writers, as the question
requires. Only one writer is credited on The Power of the Daleks, The Wheel
in Space, The Dominators, The Invasion and The Seeds of Death, regardless of
what Wikipedia has to say on the matter.

Possibly contentious is The Invasion. The credits on this story read
"Written by Derrick Sherwin from a story idea by Kit Pedler". Both of these
activities could be described as "writing" but Russell T Davies did an awful
lot of "writing" on The Satan Pit and Eric Saward did an awful lot of
"writing" on The Awakening and neither of them get a "by" or "written by"
credit. Since this is a question about credits, I'm ruling here that Pedler
and Sherwin get different credits for performing different functions. While
it may be unusual to be credited for the "story idea" function, it doesn't
amount to a double credit for one function, which is what the question
requires. The credits for The Invasion are rather sparse, and there are no
other plausible candidate answers.

No such problem arises with The Dalek Master Plan where Terry Nation
receives credit as writer on episodes 1-5 and 7, and Dennis Spooner is
credited as writer on the rest, albeit with the additional credit "From an
idea by" for Terry Nation. Thus, both Nation and Spooner receive credits as
writers and so this is a correct answer. Similarly, although Gerry Davis is
not credited on all episodes of The Tenth Planet, at least one episode gives
the credit "by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis" so there's no problem with that
answer.

This approach also renders moot any discussion about how much actual writing
Lesley Scott did on The Ark. Two writers credited, so it's a right answer.
Also of interest is the fact that the entrant who submitted The King's
Demons did so on the basis of a double credit for make-up. Two make-up
artists are listed on the BBC page for the story, but not on the actual
programme credits. However, Jonathan Gibbs' incidental music on this story
was augmented by Peter Howell who wrote the King's song, but this
distinction was not made in the credits, which simply lists both names under
Incidental Music, making this a correct answer after all. The entrant who
gave Death to the Daleks wasn't so lucky. Again, the BBC site gives more
information than was on the programme credits. Two people may well have
worked on the make-up for that serial as the BBC site claims, but only one
of them received a credit.

No explanation was given at all for The Green Death by the person who
submitted it, but I was able to find a double credit for Film Camera. I'm
not sure how unusual that was, but it certainly isn't necessary for two
people to be credited, so I gave the benefit of the doubt there.

The Ultimate Foe gave me brief pause, since there are three writers credited
on this story, and the question asked for two, but since I didn't ask for
"exactly two", I concede that any role credited to three people is
necessarily credited to two.

9. Name an actor who has appeared in at least one episode of Doctor Who and
who has also appeared in at least one other television series in which the
part they played is named in the title. (First name and surname need not
both appear in the title, but the title must refer to that character by
name.)

6    Hywel Bennett (Shelley)
3    Peter Davison (Campion)
2    Derek Jacobi (I Claudius)
2    Elisabeth Sladen (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
2    Iain Cuthbertson (Charles Endell, Esq)
2    Ian Hogg (Rockliffe's Babies)
2    John Cleese (Fawlty Towers)
2    Martin Clunes (Doc Martin)
1    Brian Blessed (Kiki and Bob)
1    Clifford Rose (Kessler)
1    Don Henderson (Bulman)
1    Felicity Kendall (Rosemary and Thyme)
1    Geoffrey Bayldon (Catweazle)
1    Jason Connery (Robin of Sherwood)
1    Jon Pertwee (Worzel Gummidge)
1    Judy Cornwell (Moddy and Pegg)
1    Kenneth Cope (Randall and Hopkirk, Deceased)
1    Patrick Troughton (Robin Hood)
1    Peter Gilmore (The Onedin Line)
1    Philip Madoc (The Life and Times of David Lloyd George)
1    Ronald Pickup (My Friend Walter)
1    Roy Marsden (Goodbye Mr Chips)
1    Shaun Parkes (Moses Jones)
1    Simon Callow (Chance in a Million)
1    William Russell (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot)
Wrong
1    James Garbutt (The Onedin Line)
1    Judy Holt

Finally we come to the question which might have been phrased as "Name a
Doctor Who actor who played the title role in another series," but I wanted
to be clear about what I was asking for. Let's go through it. It is possible
for a title to refer to one (or more) of its characters without using their
name. So, for example the title "Death of a Salesman" clearly refers to the
character Wily Loman, but does not name him. It is also possible for a title
to incorporate one or more names of one or more characters without actually
referring to any one specific character by name. An example of this might be
"The Brother Karamazov". No actor can claim to be playing "the title role"
and no one person is referred to by name in that title. So, even if either
of these were television series featuring Doctor Who actors, they would not
be correct answers. On the other hand, it didn't have to be a complete name,
nor did the title have to name only one person, so had "Martha, meet Frank,
Daniel and Lawrence" been a TV series with a Doctor Who actor playing
Martha, Frank, Daniel or Lawrence, then this would have been a right answer,
even without surnames being specified.

Some titles, especially of 1970s and 80s sit-coms, use a character's name in
an ambiguous way or to make a pun, such as "Chance in a Million". In this
case, I can just about accept that this refers to Tom Chance, played by
Simon Callow (it certainly doesn't refer to anyone else in the narrative).
Trickier was John Cleese, by way of Fawlty Towers, the title of which refers
to the Torquay hotel which is the main setting. One response to this is that
no character is referred to in the title, which names a building and not a
person. However, the said building shares its name with that of Basil
Fawlty, and since he describes himself as the "owner" we can surmise that it
is named after him and not after his wife Sybil, or them both jointly, so
I'll give this answer the benefit of the doubt too. Also getting the benefit
of the doubt were serials and mini-series - not what I had in mind when I
set the question, but not excluded by my wording either, so Roy Marsden in
Goodbye Mr Chips, for example, is fine (including the fact the "Mr Chips" is
a nickname).

I'm much less inclined to let in James Garbutt who played Robert Onedin in
The Onedin Line. Peter Gilmore who plays James Onedin, sure. It's James who
buys the boat which creates the business and so he names it after himself.
He brings his brother in to help him run it however, and so I don't think
this entrant can claim that the title refers to the Garbutt character. If
I'm wrong and the business is named after the Onedin brothers or family, as
opposed to James Onedin specifically, then the only upshot of that would be
that Peter Gilmore would also be wrong answer, since in that case, the title
would not refer to any one character by name.

Four Doctors are right answers: Patrick Troughton who played Robin Hood in
an obscure 1950s TV series of that name, Jon Pertwee (Worzel Gummidge),
Peter Davison (Campion) and David Tennant (Casanova). Davison was given
three times, Pertwee and Troughton only once and Tennant not at all.

Quite why Hywel Bennett romps home with this one is a bit of a mystery.
Perhaps a lot of people remember Shelley and think that no-one else
remembers he had a small part in The Chase early in his career.

That wraps it up for DWRE14, which seemed to require a lot of explanation
for a not unusually large set of answers. Hope you had fun and do look out
for another contest in a few months' time. As usual, if I have made any
errors or appallingly bad calls, do let me know.

Cheers

Tom

---

Right, two screw-ups by me. Firstly, I listed "The Face of Boe" and "Face
of Boe" as separate answers, when clearly they are the same answer. That
both entrants had made it into the top ten is doubly unfortunate. I can
only apologise for my incompetence.

Also, I went looking for an owl on location in Fendahl and couldn't find
one. Had I looked at the studio footage at the beginning of episode two,
I would have seen it there perfectly clearly.

These corrections having been made, the top of the scoreboard looks like
this.

RANK     SCORE    ENTRANT             Q0 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9

 1          72    DoctorBrownCoat      2  2  1  1  2  9  1  1  1  1 
 2          90    Nsullivan            5  1  1  1  1  3  3  1  1  2 
 3         120    BaselSorian          1  3  2  1  2  1  1  5  1  2 
 4         180    Peter Morris         2  1  1  1  1  9  1  5  2  1 
 5         240    Will 'OZOO' James    2  3  2  1  1  2  1  5  1  2 
 6         300    Blowfly              2  5  2  1  1  5  3  1  1  1 
 7         450    HolmesBaker          1  1  3  1  1  3  5  2  5  1 
 =         450    NathantheWhovian     5  1  3  1  1  1  3  1  5  2 
 9         576    Wilf                 2  1  1  1  2  3  2  2  2  6 
 =         576    Fortmap              1  4  1  1  1  9  2  2  4  1 

No other entrants are affected. Congratulations to DoctorBrownCoat, minor
commiserations to BaselSorian and fresh congratulations to NSullivan. Thanks
to all entrants for taking part.

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