Doctor Who Rare Entries Contests

DWRE7: 29 August 2006

Results

Hi gang, here are the delayed results of DWRE7 which saw first-time 
entrant drzumbo triumph over a field of 34 entrants. 
Here are the top three answer-slates. 

     DRZUMBRO               JOHN DORNEY            GUY LEOPOLD 

0    Greatest Show...       Galaxy 4               Paradise Towers 
1    Dom Issigri            Menelaus               Steinburger P Green 
2    Neil Toynay            Norman Ashby           Guy Leopold 
3    Janley                 Janley                 Kert Gantry 
4    Blood Harvest          Jnr Dr Who & Giant Rob The Five Doctors 
5    Reg Crofts             Alan Breck             Clement Attlee 
6    TARDIS Console         Lead character credit  Broadcast on Sats 
7    Survival               Survival               Robot 
8    Liz Shaw               Sarah's Yellow coat    Rutans 
9    Richard Hartley        Liz Parker             Stanley Myers 

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. 

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

 1         126    drzumbro             1  1  3  2  3  1  1  7  1  1 
 2         140    John Dorney          1  1  5  2  1  1  1  7  1  2 
 3         324    Guy Leopold          1  1  3  1  1  4  3  3  3  1 
 4         336    exterminateallhumans 2  2  1  1  3  1  1 WR  1  2 
 5         360    Dave Jones           2  1  3  1  5  1  1  3  2  2 
 =         360    Simon Kinnear        2  1  3  1  5  1  1  3  1  4 
 7         540    Bazza                2  1  3  1  1  5  2  1  3  3 
 8         672    ...                  1  1  3  2  4  1  2 WR  1  1 
 9         675    Doyle                1  1  5  5  1  3  1  3  3  1 
10         720    Carl Wood            1  1  3  5  4  1  2  3  1  2 
11         864    Jmol                 1  2  3  1  4  1  6  3  1  2 
12       1,120    cols123              2  1  2  2  5  1  2  7  2  1 
13       1,440    yohinnchild          2  1  4  5  1  1  1  3 WR  2 
14       1,536    Jonathan Morris      2  1  4  2  4  4  2  3  1  1 
15       1,920    Wilf                 2  1  5  2  4  1  1  6  2  2 
16       3,240    Beyondthevoid        1  2  3  1 WR  1  6  3  1  3 
17       3,456    timber-munki         2  1  3  2  4  1  3  6  2  2 
18       5,760    Luke Curtis         WR  1  5  1  1  4  6  4  2  1 
 =       5,760    Andrew Hodson        2  2  4  2  6  5  1  3  1  2 
20       6,720    Dave Woodley         1  2  4  1  4  5  3  7  1  2 
21      10,080    Bennunn              2  2  4  5  1  3  3  7  2  1 
 =      10,080    genesisrockz         2  1  4  2 WR  3  1  7  1  3 
23      11,520    Chriskelk            3  2 WR  2  4  1  2  4  1  3 
 =      11,520    Chris Branigan       1  1  4 WR  3  1  2  6  2  4 
25      12,960    Paulbarthur          1  2 WR  1  3  3  1  3  6  4 
26      15,360    Llama Roddy          1  2  4  2  5  2  6  4  1  4 
27      19,440    Lee Johnson          1 WR  5  1  6  1  2  6  3  3 
28      20,160    Fortmap              1  1  4  1  6  5  6 WR  1  2 
29      23,328    Peter Scandrett      3  2  3  2  3  3  3  6  2  2 
30      24,192    Daniel Blythe        1  2  4  1  3  4  3 WR  3  2 
31      31,104    Enter the Zarbi      3 WR  2  2  3  1  1  3 WR WR 
32      34,560    Neil Toynay          1  2  4  2  3  5 WR  4  1  3 
 =      34,560    artyclarty           1 WR  4  5  1  3  2  6  1 WR 
34      75,600    Aloysious            1  1  3 WR  5  2  6  7  3  2 

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. 

I flew in at 6:00am and am in bed with a throat infection, so this might 
be a bit briefer than normal. 

0. Name a story whose exact name features in that story's dialogue. 

3    Rose 
2    Castrovalva 
2    Dalek 
2    Meglos 
2    The Armageddon Factor 
2    The Aztecs 
2    The Moonbase 
1    Battlefield 
1    Black Orchid 
1    Curse of Peladon 
1    Frontier in Space 
1    Full Circle 
1    Galaxy 4 
1    Logopolis 
1    Paradise Towers 
1    Robot 
1    The Ark 
1    The Claws of Axos 
1    The Dominators 
1    The End of the World 
1    The Greatest Show in the Galaxy 
1    The Krotons 
1    The Reign of Terror 
1    The Silurians 
1    The Talons of Weng-Chiang 
Wrong 
1    Shada (not broadcast) 

Rule 4 makes it perfectly clear that unbroadcast stories don't count. 

1. Name a character of whom no footage survives (telesnaps do not count 
as footage). 

2    Flower (The Savages) 
2    Kemel (Evil of the Daleks) 
2    Kuiji (Marco Polo) 
2    Mrs Wiggs (The Celestial Toymaker) 
2    Ping Cho (Marco Polo) 
2    Toligny (The Massacre) 
1    Achilles (The Myth Makers) 
1    Admiral de Coligny (The Massacre) 
1    Anne Chaplet (The Massacre) 
1    Blossom Lefevre (Daleks Masterplan) 
1    Captain Pike (The Smugglers) 
1    Catherine de Medici (The Massacre) 
1    Chenchu (Marco Polo) 
1    Cyclops (The Myth Makers) 
1    Dom Issigri (The Space Pirates) 
1    Garge (Daleks Masterplan) 
1    Ingmar Knopf (The Feast of Steven) 
1    King Priam (The Myth Makers) 
1    Ling-Tau (Marco Polo) 
1    Medok (Macra Terror) 
1    Menelaus (The Massacre) 
1    Mollie (The Highlanders) 
1    Pinto (The Faceless Ones) 
1    Steinburger P Green (Daleks Masterplan) 
1    Troilus (The Myth Makers) 
Wrong 
1    Churchwarden (not named) 
1    Shakespeare (The Chase part one survives) 
1    Station Sergeant (Daleks Masterplan) (not named) 

Big collision on The Myth Makers, Marco Polo and a few others, but lots 
of choice of characters. The entrant who submitted Shakespeare believed 
this would be a correct answer on the grounds that The Doctor's 
meeting with Shakespeare has not yet been transmitted, again falling 
foul of rule 4. Of course, Shakespeare is also seen in The Chase. 

Plus, if I say "Name a character", you have to provide a name. 

2. Give a false name used in the credits of one or more episodes of 
Doctor Who in order to conceal the identity of one or more 
contributors. 

5    Norman Ashby 
4    Leon Ny Tai 
4    Robin Bland 
4    Stephen Harris 
3    Guy Leopold 
3    James Stoker 
3    Neil Toynay 
3    Sydney Wilson 
2    David Agnew 
1    Paula Moore 
Wrong 
1    Peter Agnew (it was David Agnew) 
1    Portreeve (not concealing a contributor's identity) 

One right answer not given was Roy Trommley (Terry Molloy's credit in 
Remembrance of the Daleks). There may have been others. "Portreeve" 
conceals The Master's identity, but he's not a "contributor"; 
had the credits read "Portreeve: Anthony Ainley" there would have 
been no deception. 

Clearly, professional names (like Peter Davison, who was born Peter 
Moffet) are not right answers, but as far as I can tell, the Paula 
Moore pseudonym was only ever used by Paula Woolsey/Eric Saward/Ian 
Levine. Had Woolsey used it on other occasions, this would have been a 
wrong answer. 

3. Name a character killed by a Dalek. 

5    Resno (The Power of the Daleks) 
2    Dr Rajesh Singh (Doomsday) 
2    Janley (Power of the Daleks) 
2    Kennedy (Evil of the Daleks) 
2    Nyder (Genesis of the Daleks) 
2    Roderick (The Parting of the Ways) 
2    Ronson (Genesis of the Daleks) 
2    Vogel (Revelation) 
1    Bywater (Dalek) 
1    DJ (Revelation) 
1    Edward Waterfield (Evil of the Daleks) 
1    Governor Hensell (The Power of the Daleks) 
1    Grigory (Revelation) 
1    Hensell (The Power of the Daleks) 
1    Hyksos (Daleks Masterplan) 
1    Kebbel (Power of the Daleks) 
1    Kert Gantry (Daleks Masterplan) 
1    Kravos (Genesis of the Daleks) 
1    Simmons (Dalek) 
1    Trantis (Daleks Masterplan) 
1    Zephon (Dalek Masterplan) 
Wrong 
1    Controller (Day of the Daleks) (Not named) 
1    Davros (shot but not killed) 

I can't even remember who Resno is, but he/she/it swept the board 
here. Plus, I can only assume that the person who said Davros has only 
seen classic Dalek stories up to Genesis... 

4. Name a Doctor Who story in any medium for which Terrance Dicks 
received sole writing credit. 

6    Robot 
 >>> 3   Doctor Who and the Giant Robot 
 >>>  >>> 1   Junior Doctor Who and the Giant Robot 
5    State of Decay 
4    Catastrophea 
4    Players 
3    Blood Harvest 
3    Timewyrm: Exodus 
1    Christmas Truce (from Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury) 
1    Horror of Fang Rock 
1    The Eight Doctors 
1    The Five Doctors 
1    The Ultimate Adventure 
1    Warmonger 
1    World Game 
Wrong 
1    Doctor Who and The Invisible Enemy (not sole author) 
1    Doctor Who and The Stones of Blood (not sole author) 

The wording of the question was designed to exclude Uncle Terry's 
target novelisations of other people's scripts - the original 
author would generally get a credit inside the book. 

Oddly, for someone with such a long history with the programme, Dicks 
only wrote four solo scripts for it: Robot, Fang Rock, State of Decay 
and The Five Doctors. All were mentioned and other works were generally 
books. 

5. Give the first and last name of any character played by Patrick 
Troughton on television. 

5    Stuart Pendleton (Thirty Minute Theatre) 
4    Clement Attlee (Edward and Mrs Simpson) 
3    Cole Hawlings (Box of Delights) 
3    Harry Porter (Family at War) 
2    Mortimer Tregennis (Sherlock Holmes) 
1    Alan Breck (Kidnapped) 
1    Andrew Ffoulkes (Scarlet Pimpernell) 
1    Arbuthnot Dampier (The Onedin Line) 
1    Bob Dyson (The Naked Lady) 
1    Bob Parker (Z Cars) 
1    Charles Wogan (Clementina) 
1    Eddie Goldsmith 
1    Harry Bangate (Swallows and Amazons Forever) 
1    Israel Hands (Treasure Island) 
1    Jasper Shrig (Detective) 
1    Jim Goody (The Befrienders) 
1    John McBride (Espionage) 
1    John Millen (Survivors) 
1    Lake Settle (The Splendid Spur) 
1    Reg Crofts (The Sweeney) 
1    Roger Riderhood (Our Mutual Friend) 
1    Thomas Howard (Six Wives of Henry VIII) 

Lots of choice, and easy to check on IMDB. 

6. Name any aspect of the programme which remained exactly the same at 
the start of Season 18 as it had been at the end of Season 17. 

6    Dick Mills credited for Special Sound 
3    Broadcast on Saturdays 
3    Lalla Ward played Romana 
2    Progamme is called "Doctor Who" 
2    Every story had multiple episodes 
 >>> 1   Every story four episodes long 
2    Featured The Doctor 
2    June Hudson as costume designer 
2    TARDIS is shaped like a blue box 
 >>> 1   TARDIS is shaped like a police box 
2    Tom Baker plays The Doctor 
 >>> 1   Tom Baker credited as Doctor Who 
1    Lead character credited as "Doctor Who" 
1    Broadcast on BBC1 
1    Chameleon circuit still broken 
1    Episodes begin with cliffhanger reprise 
1    Episodes lasted 25 minutes 
1    No humans on the TARDIS 
1    Randomiser still fitted to TARDIS 
1    TARDIS Console 
1    Tom Baker's eyes are the same colour 
Wrong 
1    John Nathan-Turner was a member of the production team (not 
exactly the same) 

A few marginal calls here on MSV scoring, but I'm satisfied with my 
rulings. How Dick Mills swept the board, I've no idea. 

The shape of the TARDIS was one of the trap answers, since 
Nathan-Turner had a new police box prop built, but the TARDIS does 
still look like a police box / a blue box. 

On the other hand, JNT's position on the production team clear was 
not "exactly the same". 

7. Name a one word story title which cannot be transformed into two 
standard English words by adding a space. (The phrase "adding a space" 
does not imply any other re-ordering of characters.) 

7    Survival 
6    Dalek 
4    Meglos 
3    Castrovalva 
3    Frontios 
3    Robot 
3    Terminus 
1    Rose 
Wrong 
2    Shada (not broadcast) 
1    Battle[ ]field 
1    Kind[]a 

Battlefield and Kinda are obviously wrong. Shada is as wrong as it was 
on question 0 and for the same reason, but "Shad" is also an 
English word. 

The only right answer not given was Enlightenment. 

8. Name something which appeared or was referred to for the first time 
in a script credited to "Robert Holmes", which later appeared or was 
referred to in at least one script by another writer. 

6    The Master 
 >>> 3   The Master's TARDIS 
 >>>  >>> 1   Functioning chameleon circuit 
 >>> 2   TCE 
 >>>  >>> 1   Shrunken dead people 
3    Rutans 
 >>> 1   Rutans war with Sontarans 
3    Space Station Nerva 
 >>> 1   Transmat system 
2    Autons (Terror of the Autons, Rose) 
2    Metebelis III (Carnival of Monsters, Planet of the Spiders) 
2    Sabalom Glitz (The Mysterious Planet, Dragonfire) 
2    Sarah Jane Smith 
 >>> 1   Sarah Jane Smith's Yellow Anorak 
1    51st century Time Agents (Weng-Chiang, The Empty Child) 
1    Drashig (Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space) 
1    Jo Grant (Terror of the Autons, many others) 
1    Liz Shaw (Spearhead from Space, Inferno) 
1    Mind Probe (Space Pirates, Frontier in Space) 
1    Ogron (Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space) 
1    Courtroom in Trial) 
1    Nestene Consciousness 
1    Sontaran Helmet 
1    The Black Guardian 
1    The Key to Time 
1    The Key to the Matrix 
Wrong 
1    Aunt Lavina (Time Warrior only) 
1    Gallifrey (first seen in The War Games) 

MSV scoring means that The Master is the worst answer by some way, 
despite only being submitted by one entrant. The TCE was not named as 
such in Terror of the Autons, but it was seen. That knocks out 
Gallifrey as an answer since it was first seen in The War Games, albeit 
not named until The Time Warrior. 

The entrant who submitted Aunt Lavinia had K9 and Company in mind, 
again falling foul of rule 4. 

The Key to the Matrix sneaks in by virtual of Trial episodes 13 and 14. 

9. Name someone who has composed music for Doctor Who. 

4    Malcolm Clarke 
3    Jonathan Gibbs 
3    Raymond Jones 
2    David Snell (Paradise Towers) 
2    Dominic Glynn 
2    Geoffrey Burgon 
2    Liz Parker 
2    Mark Ayres 
2    Norman Kay 
2    Roger Limb 
1    Cary Blyton 
1    Don Harper 
1    Dudley Simpson 
1    Humphrey Searle 
1    Keff McCulloch 
1    Louis Febre 
1    Richard Hartley 
1    Stanley Myers 
Wrong 
1    Dick Mills (special sound) 
1    J F Mitchell (not composed for Doctor Who) 

Composed music for means you can't include people who wrote music for 
other things, which was later included in Doctor Who. J F Mitchell 
wrote "That's The Way to the Zoo". 

I was forced to include David Snell as a correct answer, despite rule 
4. Paradise Towers is in the scope of the contest and Snell wrote music 
for it. It wasn't used, but it still satisfies all the criteria of 
the question. Luckily, no-one else spotted this loophole or I would 
have been forced to include fan scores (I assume they exist). 

Dudley Simpson was only named once and Murray Gold was not named by 
anyone. 

Many thanks to all who took part. 

I am now going back to bed. 

Cheers 

Tom 

---

Not my most accurate marking. Suffering from a hideous cold and no 
sleep, I just tried to get the results up as quickly as I could. 
Here's what's changed (and also what is staying the same). 

Ogrons: I checked so carefully that Ogrons were mentioned in Carnival 
of Monsters and didn't even think about Day of the Daleks. This 
should be marked wrong. 

Weng Chiang: I'm fairly sure that Greels screams "The Talons of 
Weng-Chiang will shred your fleeeeesh" at one point. Can anyone 
verify? 

Captain Pike: My plan was to check all the answers to this question 
against a list of surviving clips, but in my haste I completely 
neglected to do this. I will do it later today and let you know if 
there are any other rogue answers. For now, this answer at least is 
marked wrong. 

Episodes lasted 25 minutes: Yes, clearly wrong. They were never exactly 
25 minutes long, and were noticeably shorter at the beginning of Season 
18 than at the end of Season 17. Had the answer been "Occupied a 25 
minute broadcast slot" I would have marked it correct. 

TARDIS console: I was deliberately vague about "start of Season 
18". The TARDIS console doesn't have to appear in the first minute 
of the first episode of The Leisure Hive to count. I'm aware that the 
console room was redesigned for Meglos but I thought the console itself 
was the same prop. This stays marked corrected for now. 

The Silurians: By my definition of story title, "Doctor Who and The 
Silurians" it is, so this is a wrong answer. 

Ter[ ]Minus: Ter does not feature in The Oxford Concise Dictionary 
except as an abbreviation. Dictionary.com is a bit too liberal in its 
inclusions for my taste, but it might make more sense to specify this 
in future. I'll mull. This is correct for now though. "Ment" 
likewise, is only given as a suffix. 

JNT: You've got to have quite a lot of chutzpah to claim that JNT's 
membership of the production team stayed exactly the same between Nimon 
and The Leisure Hive. The question did not say "Name a fact which was 
true at the end of the Season 17 and still true at the start of Season 
18", it said "exactly the same". This stays wrong. 

Tom Baker plays The Doctor (1): Peter Davison plays The Doctor at the 
end of Season 18, not the beginning. 

Cliffhanger reprises: Given how loose the wording of the question was, 
I am happy to interpret this answer as "Where cliffhanger reprises 
are appropriate, they are still included". 

Tom Baker plays The Doctor (2): Given the three answers "Lead 
character is credited as Doctor Who", "Tom Baker plays The 
Doctor" and "Tom Baker is credited as Doctor Who", it seemed 
obvious that MSV scoring was going to come into play, but these answers 
are all curiously self-reliant. Having considered treating them all as 
separate answers and treating them all as equivalent answers, I 
eventually reasoned that the last two answers are about Tom Baker being 
the star, and that since he must first be the star in order to be 
credited in the title role, answer 2 was a LSV of answer 3. Answer 1 is 
about who the lead character is and so seemed to better warrant a place 
on its own (since who the lead character is has no relation to who 
plays him or her). Not a perfect solution, but I think the best of a 
bad bunch. 

Here is the revised score table 

RANK     SCORE    ENTRANT             Q0 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 
 1         126    drzumbro             1  1  3  2  3  1  1  7  1  1 
 2         140    John Dorney          1  1  5  2  1  1  1  7  1  2 
 3         324    Guy Leopold          1  1  3  1  1  4  3  3  3  1 
 4         336    exterminateallhumans 2  2  1  1  3  1  1 WR  1  2 
 5         360    Dave Jones           2  1  3  1  5  1  1  3  2  2 
 6         540    Bazza                2  1  3  1  1  5  2  1  3  3 
 7         675    Doyle                1  1  5  5  1  3  1  3  3  1 
 8         720    Carl Wood            1  1  3  5  4  1  2  3  1  2 
 9         864    Jmol                 1  2  3  1  4  1  6  3  1  2 
10       1,120    cols123              2  1  2  2  5  1  2  7  2  1 
11       1,440    yohinnchild          2  1  4  5  1  1  1  3 WR  2 
12       1,536    Jonathan Morris      2  1  4  2  4  4  2  3  1  1 
13       1,920    Wilf                 2  1  5  2  4  1  1  6  2  2 
14       3,240    Beyondthevoid        1  2  3  1 WR  1  6  3  1  3 
15       3,456    timber-munki         2  1  3  2  4  1  3  6  2  2 
16       4,032    ...                 WR  1  3  2  4  1  2 WR  1  1 
17       4,320    Simon Kinnear        2  1  3  1  5  1 WR  3  1  4 
18       5,760    Luke Curtis         WR  1  5  1  1  4  6  4  2  1 
 =       5,760    Andrew Hodson        2  2  4  2  6  5  1  3  1  2 
20       6,720    Dave Woodley         1  2  4  1  4  5  3  7  1  2 
21      10,080    Bennunn              2  2  4  5  1  3  3  7  2  1 
22      11,520    Chriskelk            3  2 WR  2  4  1  2  4  1  3 
 =      11,520    Chris Branigan       1  1  4 WR  3  1  2  6  2  4 
24      12,960    Paulbarthur          1  2 WR  1  3  3  1  3  6  4 
25      15,360    Llama Roddy          1  2  4  2  5  2  6  4  1  4 
26      19,440    Lee Johnson          1 WR  5  1  6  1  2  6  3  3 
27      20,160    Fortmap              1  1  4  1  6  5  6 WR  1  2 
28      23,328    Peter Scandrett      3  2  3  2  3  3  3  6  2  2 
29      24,192    Daniel Blythe        1  2  4  1  3  4  3 WR  3  2 
30      31,104    Enter the Zarbi      3 WR  2  2  3  1  1  3 WR WR 
31      34,560    artyclarty           1 WR  4  5  1  3  2  6  1 WR 
 =      34,560    Neil Toynay          1  2  4  2  3  5 WR  4  1  3 
33      60,480    genesisrockz         2  1  4  2 WR  3  1  7 WR  3 
34      75,600    Aloysious            1  1  3 WR  5  2  6  7  3  2 
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