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Vote now for your favourite screen scientist!
TARDIS image courtesy of BBC
Doctor Who is about to face his toughest challenge, battling an old man with an exploding pen, a despotic madman with a penchant for ill-tempered sea bass, and a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania. Not a plotline from the new series of Doctor Who (planned for next year), but a search to find the UK’s favourite screen scientist.

The poll by and the BA, is to tie in with the theme of this year’s BA Festival of Science, ‘the responsibility of being a scientist’. Voters can take part online at where they can choose from a top ten list of screen scientists including Mr Spock, Dana Scully, Q and Dr Strangelove.

The full top 10 list to be voted on is:

Beaker and Dr. Honeydew (Muppets)
Dana Scully (X Files)
Dr Evil (Austin Powers)
Dr Frankenstein
Dr Strangelove
Dr Who
Emmet Brown (Back to the Future)
Frank-N-Furter (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Mr Spock (Star Trek)
Q (James Bond)