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TOP X THINGS YOU PROBABLY KNEW ABOUT – Doctor Who [REVISITED] Part 2

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Continuing on from last week’s exploration of the results of the poll on the Top X Things You Probably Knew About Doctor Who post I break the respondents down by how they described themselves.

If you haven’t visited the original list or done the survey, follow the link above and try that first.  If you have you may be interested in similar pages for Christmas and the TV show The Walking Dead.  Now lets look at the results for the survey for the first 32 who completed it (I’m not counting the 2 who have done it since last week… yet):

Question 1:  What are you like with trivia?

  • I have a horrible memory for trivia.  [3.125% – 1 person]
  • I have some knowledge of trivia.  [75% – 24 people]
  • I am the King/Queen of trivia.  [21.875%  – 7 people]

Question 2:  How much of a Doctor Who fan are you?

  • I am completely obsessed with Doctor Who.  [65.625% – 21 people]
  • I regularly watch Doctor Who.  [31.25% – 10 people]
  • I am aware of the show, haven’t really watched much/any.  [3.125% – 1 person]
  • What is Doctor Who?  [0% – no people]

Obviously, no one didn’t know what Doctor Who was, and only one person hadn’t watched any/much.  Obviously, that skews the results.  Or does it?  Who are the people most likely to stumble upon/read the poll in the first place?  People who are Doctor Who fans mostly.  But it’s good to get the view of someone who knows nothing about the show.

I’m decided to separate out the participates into groups:

  • Category 1 – Aware of Doctor Who/Some Trivia Knowledge – 1 person
  • Category 2 – Regular viewer/Horrible memory – 1 person
  • Category 3 – Regular viewers/Some Trivia Knowledge – 7 people
  • Category 4 – Regular viewers/Trivia King or Queen – 1 person
  • Category 5 – Obsessive/Some Trivia Knowledge – 15 people
  • Category 6 – Obsessive/Trivia King or Queen – 6 people

1. Did you know 103 episodes of the series are lost?

  • Category 1 – Knew.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (3) but 1 found it unsurprising; Didn’t Know (3); Believed it untrue (1)
  • Category 4 – Knew.
  • Category 5 – Knew (13) but 1 didn’t believe it to be true; Didn’t Know (2)
  • Category 6 – Knew (4) but 1 Thought it Unsurprising; Believed it Untrue (2)

2. Did you know Doctor Who began as a children’s educational show?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (6) but 1 found it unsurprising; Didn’t Care (1)
  • Category 4 – Believed it to be untrue.
  • Category 5 – Knew (10), but 1 Didn’t Care; Didn’t know (4); Didn’t Believe it to be True (1)
  • Category 6 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (1); Didn’t Believe it to be True (1)

3. Did you know that Doctor Who employed the BBC’s first ever female producer?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (2); Thought it Unsurprising (1)
  • Category 4 – Knew.
  • Category 5 – Knew (6); Didn’t Know (9) but 1 Thought it Unsurprising
  • Category 6 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (1); Didn’t Believe it to be True (1)

4. Did you know that Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who used to trick pirates?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Knew.
  • Category 3 –  Knew (5); Didn’t Know (1); Believed it to be untrue (1)
  • Category 4 – Knew.
  • Category 5 – Knew (10) but 1 Thought it Unsurprsing; Didn’t Know (4); Believed it to be untrue (1)
  • Category 6 – Knew (6).

5a. Bill Nighy turned down the role of The Doctor?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (1); Didn’t Know (4) but 1 didn’t care; Just Didn’t Care (1); Believed it to be untrue (1)
  • Category 4 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 5 – Knew (3); Didn’t Know (11) but 2 Didn’t Care; Believed it Untrue (1)
  • Category 6 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (1); Didn’t Believe it to be True (1)

5b. Did you know Benedict Cumberbatch both turned down the role of The Doctor? 

  • Category 1 – Knew.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (4) but 1 didn’t care; Didn’t Know (3)
  • Category 4 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 5 – Knew (2); Didn’t Know (11) but 1 Didn’t Care and 1 Thought it Unsurprising; Knew it to be Untrue (1); Just Thought it Unsurprising (1)
  • Category 6 – Knew (2); Knew it to be Untrue (4)

6. Did you know that the Tenth Doctor is married to the actress who played his on-screen daughter?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know
  • Category 2 – Knew.
  • Category 3 – Knew (7).
  • Category 4 – Knew.
  • Category 5 – Knew (15).
  • Category 6 – Knew (6).

7. Did you know the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (2); Believed it to be untrue (1)
  • Category 4 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 5 – Knew (7); Didn’t Know (8) but 2 Thought it Unsurprsing and another 1 Believe it Untrue
  • Category 6 – Knew (2); Didn’t Know (3); Thought it Unsurprising

8. Did you know the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was a Doctor Who writer in the 70s?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (3)
  • Category 4 – Knew.
  • Category 5 – Knew (7) but 1 Thought it Unsurprising; Didn’t Know (7); Didn’t Care (1)
  • Category 6 – Knew (6).

9. Did you know the Daleks were inspired by the Nazis?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (1); Thought  it Unsurprising (1); Didn’t Care (1)
  • Category 4 – Knew.
  • Category 5 – Knew (11); Didn’t Know (2); Thought  it Unsurprising (2)
  • Category 6 – Knew (6)

10. Did you know the Whomobile was added at the request of the Third Doctor?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (1); Didn’t Know (4); Believed it to be untrue (1); Confused by Question (1)
  • Category 4 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 5 – Knew (2); Didn’t Know (13) but 1 Didn’t Care
  • Category 6 – Knew (2); Didn’t Know (3); Didn’t Care (1)

11. Did you know Tom Baker joined a monastery at the age of 15?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (1); Didn’t Know (5) but 1 didn’t care and don’t believe it to be true; Just Didn’t Care (1)
  • Category 4 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 5 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (11)
  • Category 6 – Knew (3); Didn’t Know (2); Believe it to be Untrue (1)

12. Did you know the Fourth Doctor’s iconic scarf was created by accident?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (2); Didn’t Know (4); Didn’t Care (1)
  • Category 4 – Knew.
  • Category 5 – Knew (10); Didn’t Know (5) but 1 Thought it Unsurprising
  • Category 6 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (1); Thought it Unsurprising

13. Did you know the cliche ‘hiding behind the sofa’ was popularized by Doctor Who?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (2); Found it Unsurprising (1)
  • Category 4 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 5 – Knew (5); Didn’t Know (8) but 1 Believed it Untrue, another 1 Thought it Unsurprising; Just Believed it Untrue (1); Just Thought it Unsurprising (1)
  • Category 6 – Knew (6)

14. Did you know Deep Roy is the only Doctor Who actor to also appear in both Star Trek and Star Wars?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (2); Didn’t Know (4); Didn’t Care (1)
  • Category 4 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 5 – Knew (3); Didn’t Know (12) but 2 Didn’t Care and one of those Thought it Unsurprising
  • Category 6 – Knew (2); Didn’t Know (4)

15. Did you know that Ridley Scott almost designed the Daleks?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (1); Didn’t Know (5); Believe it to be untrue (1)
  • Category 4 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 5 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (11) but 2 Didn’t Care and one of those Thought it Unsurprising
  • Category 6 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (1); Didn’t Care (1)

16. Did you know that Stephen Fry wrote a script for Doctor Who that was never filmed?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know
  • Category 2 – Thought it unsurprising.
  • Category 3 – Know (4); Didn’t Know (2); Thought it Unsurprising (1)
  • Category 4 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 5 – Knew (5) but 1 Didn’t Care; Didn’t Know (9) but 1 Didn’t Care; Just Didn’t Care (1)
  • Category 6 – Knew (3); Didn’t Know (2); Thought it Unsurprising (1)

17. Did you know that the Doctor’s regeneration was introduced to overcome the First Doctor’s ailing health?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know
  • Category 2 – Thought it unsurprising
  • Category 3 – Knew (5) but 1 didn’t care; Didn’t Know (2)
  • Category 4 – Knew
  • Category 5 – Knew (11) but 1 Thought it Unsurprising; Didn’t No (3); Just Thought it Unsurprising (1)
  • Category 6 – Knew (6).

18. Did you know that Sylvester McCoy played both the Sixth and Seventh Doctors in his first scene?

  • Category 1 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 2 – Didn’t Know.
  • Category 3 – Knew (4); Didn’t Know (2); Did not Believe it (1)
  • Category 4 – Knew.
  • Category 5 – Knew (11) but 1 Thought it Unsurprising; Didn’t Know (3); Just Thought it Unsurprising (1)
  • Category 6 – Knew (5); Believed it to be Untrue (1)

~ DUG.

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