Day 10: Who is your favorite guest actor to appear in an episode of Doctor Who?
I’m actually not sure what it takes to qualify as a guest actor but I really like Tom Chadbon as Duggan from the classic serial City of Death.
In general, City of Death is probably my favorite serial ever. It’s just so fun and clever. I think Duggan really adds to the experience because the way he immediately resorts to violence nicely contrasts Four’s calm way of dealing with things. Plus his character leads to some great lines. Here are a few (probably not exact).
Doctor: You know, I think something very funny’s going on. You remember that man that was following us?
Doctor: Well, he’s standing behind me, poking a gun in my back.
Doctor: “Why is it that every time I’m trying to talk to someone you knock them unconscious?”
Duggan: You know what I don’t understand?
Romana: I expect so.
Romana: You should go into partnership with a glazier. You’d have a truly symbiotic working relationship.
Romana: I’m just pointing out that you break a lot of glass.
Duggan: You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.
Romana: If YOU wanted an omelette, I’d expect to find a pile of broken crockery, a cooker in flames and an unconscious chef.