Name your top six TV shows right now, before reading the questions.
1) Doctor Who
2) Vision of Escaflowne
3) Babylon 5
4) CSI: Miami
5) CSI (Vegas)
Interesting note: sinanju chose all current shows. I don't WATCH that many current shows, and I noted that the "choose" line didn't include a requirement to do so, so I selected a mix of current and favorite shows.
01. Who is your favourite character from #2?
Oooo, that's a hard one. Escaflowne has so many great characters; even side/short term characters like Vargas get great scenes.
I think I'll go with Hitomi, though.
02. Who is your least favourite character from #4?
Of the regulars... Boa Vista, I think. She just hasn't grown on me as a character and sometimes I've found her annoying.
03. What would a crossover between #1 and #5 include?
Heh. I've actually thought about that. The whole cast of CSI: Vegas meeting up with the Doctor and whatever companions he had along. I've often thought that an excellent alternate-history crossover would have the Doctor (#2) injured by something and then having to regenerate, where he'd go to Doc 4 (Tom Baker) instead of 3. Then the CSI team comes along and tries to make sense of the evidence, with this little 5'3" guy injured, falling down, and then a 6'4" person walking away.
I'd have to think about exactly what plot I'd want for a real crossover. Me and Kathleen gamed one out at one point, but it was also a crossover between both of those and FullMetal Alchemist.
04. Who is your favourite ship from #6?
They didn't really HAVE ships, mostly aircraft. Of which the eponymous Airwolf is by far the best.
... oh, you don't mean THAT kind of ship.
This was the 80s. We didn't DO shipping. If pressed, I suppose I'd say Stringfellow and Morella. (I don't do slash, thanksVeryMuch)
05. If you were to set one person from #3 and one person from #6 on a blind date, who would they be?
Heh, heh. That's evil. Babylon 5 meets Airwolf. Ummm... Stringfellow Hawke and Commander Susan Ivanova, I think. Either way there would be fireworks -- the good kind or bad kind would depend on the exact situation...
06. If you could meet one person from #4 and spend the day with them, who would it be, and what would you do?
Dang, that's actually a hard call. Several of the major characters are pretty interesting and would have a lot to show someone in a single day; it would also depend on whether the "day" would include following them around at work. I can narrow it down to either Calleigh or Horatio... but it's a hard, hard call which one. I'd definitely do it on a Filmable Work Day and risk the bullets, explosions, etc., because I'd want to really see them doing the job.
I'd also want to find a way to obtain their Super Image Enhancement software and bring it back.
07. If you could change one thing about #2's plot line, what would you change?
I'd just want to modify the very end to make it clear that one day Hitomi will return to Gaia, when she's finished what must be done on Earth. There are implications of this (to me) but as it stands the ending is ambiguous to many people.
08. Explain a relationship between two people (not necessarily romantic) from show #5, and why you like the relationship between them.
Gil Grissom and Captain Brass. They're close friends -- something that seems rather odd at first, as Brass appears to be your classic hard-ass cop and Grissom is this head-in-the-clouds geek with almost no people skills (and no real interest in acquiring them, either). But Brass sees in Grissom a completely honest, clear-headed (if odd) man that's utterly trustworthy and, in many ways, innocent -- something very, very unusual in most cops' worlds -- while Grissom sees in Brass an honest, straightforward police officer who keeps on going no matter how much crap life throws at him -- and life throws an awful lot at Brass.
09. If the lead title characters (first name in the credits) from #1 and #3 were both drowning, and you could only save one, who would it be?
Oh, definitely the station Commander (either Sinclair or Sheridan) from Bab5. The Doctor will either just use some Time Lord trick to stop his breathing until someone eventually pulls him up, or regenerate later. And he'd tell me to rescue the other guy anyway.
10. If you could change the title characters' order in the credits for #4, what order would you choose?
I don't think I'd change the order; I think they pretty much follow the actual importance of the characters. If I was going to do it just for fun, I'd put Emily Procter (Calleigh DuQuesne) first.
11. If you were able to add a new character, any kind of character you wanted, to the storyline for #6, what would the character be like, and what would their role be?
Hee hee. That would be a character I played in Top Secret game years ago, and who would also provide perfect spinoff material. Dom Santini's niece, Domenica Santini, who pulled a similar stunt to Hawke and ended up with the Roadwraith, a super-motorcycle prototyped by the USMC. She'd fit right into the 80's Super-Tech series (and kick the ass off that pansy "Street Hawk").
12. What happens in your favourite episode of show #2?
Man, there are SO many great episodes of Escaflowne. I suppose it's the episode in which Hitomi and Allen go to rescue Van, who's been captured by Dilandau and Van's brother. We get to see how even Hitomi's running skill has an important part to play in the show, how good Van really is, learn more about all the characters, and watch Dilandau REALLY start to freak when his "beautiful face" is injured (well, if you weren't a PSYCHO, Dilandau, and trying to BACKSTAB someone, maybe it wouldn't have happened, now would it?) (okay, we learn later on it's not really Dilandau's FAULT that he's a total nutjob, but that's not relevant at the time)
13. If you could kill off one of the characters in #1, who would it be and how would you do it?
Hmm. The problem is that there's very few long-term characters in Doctor Who except the Doctor, and he gets better after killing.
If I had to choose one, I suppose it'd be Mickey. He's such a luser. But as he's tried to redeem himself, kill him off in a firefight with something big.
14. If you got the chance to visit the set for either show #3 or show #5, which would you choose?
Babylon 5, no contest. I've SEEN what the set for CSI looks like.
15. If you could date anyone from any of these shows, which show and which person?
Man, that's a hard call. Especially since the way the question's phrased it's hard to say if the question means "character" or "actor". I guess I'll go with "character" because there aren't really equivalent actors in Escaflowne, it being an animated series.
I'm assuming of course for this question that I'm NOT married.
Well, as I don't date casually, really, I have to look at who'd be actually potentially COMPATIBLE with me. Which, much as I like various of the Doctor's companions, and find Calleigh very attractive, and so on, pretty much leaves me with either Sara or Catherine from CSI Vegas. Sara's geekiness and mine are fairly compatible, but Catherine is the sort of woman that might, like Kathleen, push me occasionally out of my geek envelope, which would do me good in the long run, and she seems to have a fairly wide spectrum of tolerance for different types of guys, as long as they're nice guys. So I guess I'd say Catherine Meadows (I think that's her last name) from CSI.