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Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?

William Hartnell
0 (0%)
Patrick Troughton
1 (4.3%)
Jon Pertwee
1 (4.3%)
Tom Baker
10 (43.5%)
Peter Davison
0 (0%)
Colin Baker
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Sylvester McCoy
0 (0%)
Paul McGann
0 (0%)
Christopher Eccleston
3 (13%)
David Tennant
6 (26.1%)
Matt Smith
0 (0%)
Peter Capaldi
0 (0%)
Can't decide...
2 (8.7%)

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2014, 02:23:52 AM »
Jon Pertwee for me.

BTW, if you're going to have Paul McGann in the list, you need to include John Hurt.

I just took the main series Doctors from here:

http://en.wikipedia...._Doctor#Series_leads

I didn't consider the others as I didn't figure anyone would bother there.

But, there are quite a few others as well. The list really would have been toooo long.
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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2014, 02:30:02 AM »
I must admit, I did like Matt Smith as the Doctor, he certainly made it his own...but Tennant was by far my favorite.  He could portray massive amounts of emotion without uttering a single word.

From what I have seen (One episode, where they have to rob a bank, and have no idea why because their memories have been wiped), Peter Capaldi isn't all that brilliant...but I shall certainly give him a chance and watch some more of his, even if it is for no other reason than "Hey...It's a Dr Who episode I have never seen) lol

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2014, 04:06:19 AM »
Jon Pertwee for me.

BTW, if you're going to have Paul McGann in the list, you need to include John Hurt.

I just took the main series Doctors from here:

http://en.wikipedia...._Doctor#Series_leads

I didn't consider the others as I didn't figure anyone would bother there.

But, there are quite a few others as well. The list really would have been toooo long.

John Hurt is the only other person who portrayed The Doctor, (in the series), and as such is probably more valid as an entrant than Paul McGann.

The only other person who portrayed The Doctor that I'm aware of is Peter Cushing - that was for two films.

So your list is only short by two names.

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2014, 07:14:02 AM »
Would have been interesting if David Niven had ever been given a crack at it. That role would have been right up his alley.

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2014, 07:43:22 AM »
Would have been interesting if David Niven had ever been given a crack at it. That role would have been right up his alley.

I remember seeing him on one of the talk/variety shows maybe in the 60s.  If not The Mike Douglas Show it was something similar. He told a charming story about being in a street gang at 5 years old.  His job was to drop his bag of marbles on a department store floor. and start crying.  While the employees helped the poor little kid retrieve his marbles his confederates ripped off the merchandise.  :)

I don't know if it was true but the audience loved it.

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2014, 07:55:25 AM »
Jon Pertwee for me.

BTW, if you're going to have Paul McGann in the list, you need to include John Hurt.

I just took the main series Doctors from here:

http://en.wikipedia...._Doctor#Series_leads

I didn't consider the others as I didn't figure anyone would bother there.

But, there are quite a few others as well. The list really would have been toooo long.

John Hurt is the only other person who portrayed The Doctor, (in the series), and as such is probably more valid as an entrant than Paul McGann.

The only other person who portrayed The Doctor that I'm aware of is Peter Cushing - that was for two films.

So your list is only short by two names.

Someone knows the Doctor Who universe much better than I do! :)

Well, it's a bit late now. But hey, I learned a couple things, so not a total write-off!

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2014, 10:45:12 AM »
Christopher Eccleston for me, although Peter Capaldi does a good job. Admittedly, I don't know the first seven Doctors, I started with the "movie".
Smith and Tennant seem to be "female-supported" Doctors, preferred by girls because they're, optically, handsome. I guess that doesn't fit what Doctor Who is about. It's not "Sherlock"!

(Do the non-canonical Doctors count? There was a Rowan Atkinson one...)

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2014, 10:49:52 AM »
From 1:06:43 of Doctor Who 2005 50th Anniversary Special - The Day of the Doctor:

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Originally Aired: November 23, 2013

Peter Capaldi was lined up a long time ago.

Episode included John Hurt as the "War Doctor".

Damn... good ep!  :Thmbsup:

"Circles!!!' What a great hat tip!  :Thmbsup: And such a brilliant ending! Love the curator! (No spoilers for those that haven't seen it!)

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2014, 10:45:12 AM »
Peter Capaldi was lined up a long time ago.

He was lined up long before anyone knew there was going to be a next doctor. In one of the Doctor Who specials that aired on BBC America it was also revealed that it was decided the role was going to be offered to him even before he came in to audition. The story goes that he came in to audition only because he grew up watching the show & loving it as a kid. He figured they were going younger and younger with the Doctors in the new series so he thought he didn't have a chance.

He even told the producers that and they had to struggle to keep straight faces. :)

For me, though, my favorite doctor is David Tennant. I didn't really care for him at first, but warmed to him slowly. It wasn't until the Human Nature/Family of Blood two-part episodes that really cemented it for me, though. Tennant brilliantly conveyed that the Doctor, while usually quite eccentric and carefree, could also be as cold and deliberately cruel as needed in order to stop a threat. Those episodes really added a new layer and dimension to the Doctor for me. More accurately, the last few minutes of the second episode did.

It showed that if you really get him mad, he will finish you and not in a merciful way.

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2014, 11:06:20 AM »
For me, though, my favorite doctor is David Tennant.

It's almost impossible to pick 1. I've not seen a Doctor that I didn't like.

Nobody has voted for Matt Smith or Peter Davidson, but I really liked them as well.
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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2014, 01:31:30 PM »
For me, though, my favorite doctor is David Tennant.

It's almost impossible to pick 1. I've not seen a Doctor that I didn't like.

Nobody has voted for Matt Smith or Peter Davidson, but I really liked them as well.

I voted for Matt Smith in that I couldn't decide between him and tennant so didn't vote.

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2014, 03:35:35 PM »
I'm guessing here, but knowing Peter Capaldi to be a good actor before, I suspect that his performance as liaison for an Alien race in Torchwood cemented the deal of him becoming the Doctor.


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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2014, 04:51:16 PM »
Another BTW, technically Capaldi will be the last ever Doctor unless he starts using the Master's methods of regeneration or they find another way of getting around it.

P.S. Roger Delgado was the best Master ;)

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2014, 05:08:56 PM »
P.S. Roger Delgado was the best Master

+1  He was a heavy with style.

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2014, 08:08:20 AM »
To throw an unofficial Doctor in here: Joanna Lumley (from "Curse Of Fatal Death").

Favourite companion: Leela (sexy, feisty and dumb - for the time).

Favourite villain (there can only be one): The original The Master - "You will obey me. You WILL obey me. You WILL obey ME."

Favourite official doctor: Troughton, followed by Smith and McCoy, then Hartnell.

Least favourite: Colin Baker, then Davison.

Of the "modern" era: Ecclestone was okay; Tennant started good but the stories descended into the maudlin (his farewell, in particular); Smith re-injected zanieness(?); and I have high hopes for Capaldi.

I've been watching since the start, by the way. We are all children of our time.

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2014, 08:31:27 AM »
To throw an unofficial Doctor in here: Joanna Lumley (from "Curse Of Fatal Death").

Favourite companion: Leela (sexy, feisty and dumb - for the time).

Favourite villain (there can only be one): The original The Master - "You will obey me. You WILL obey me. You WILL obey ME."

Favourite official doctor: Troughton, followed by Smith and McCoy, then Hartnell.

Least favourite: Colin Baker, then Davison.

Of the "modern" era: Ecclestone was okay; Tennant started good but the stories descended into the maudlin (his farewell, in particular); Smith re-injected zanieness(?); and I have high hopes for Capaldi.

I've been watching since the start, by the way. We are all children of our time.


Excellent round-up & commentary.

But, as for Leela... I must agree. I really liked her. But I wouldn't say "dumb" there. She had a history, and did very well for it.

And +1 for children of our time. I grew up with Pertwee then Baker, and loved them both. But, we do have our favourites. :)
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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2014, 09:31:44 AM »
We are all children of our time.

Very astute statement.  I've held things in high regard... but when I went back and looked at them with a critical eye, realized they were no better nor worse than what was currently going on.  Perspective and context I think are what make that statement very true.

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2014, 12:52:20 PM »
So, who is your favourite Doctor?

I'm firmly in this camp:

If you don't understand the question, please crawl out from under your rock. :P



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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2014, 04:47:18 PM »

The thing I could never wrap my head around was the concept of The Doctor as the last of a race of Time Lords.  I mean, if these guys are always scampering around in the centuries how are there not any of them left around even if they got killed in the future?

I guess it's a suspend your disbelief thing.  :)

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2014, 02:31:18 AM »
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But, as for Leela... I must agree. I really liked her. But I wouldn't say "dumb" there.

Perhaps, uneducated? Naive? Whichever, she was a good foil and companion for the Doctor. And savage too.

Strangely, although Troughton is my favourite Doctor, nearly all my favourite stories are from the Pertwee and Tom Baker years.

I forgot about my least favourite companions: Rose; Nyssa; Adric; Thurlough; and, Sarah-Jane. I'd put Peri in there too, but she had ... attributes.

Second best villain: Davros. The rest aren't even close.

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2014, 04:58:54 PM »
The thing I could never wrap my head around was the concept of The Doctor as the last of a race of Time Lords.  I mean, if these guys are always scampering around in the centuries how are there not any of them left around even if they got killed in the future?
Because there aren't any Time Ladies?  ;)
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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2014, 08:02:03 PM »
The thing I could never wrap my head around was the concept of The Doctor as the last of a race of Time Lords.  I mean, if these guys are always scampering around in the centuries how are there not any of them left around even if they got killed in the future?
Because there aren't any Time Ladies?  ;)

The Rani - whatever happened to her ... might have to watch all the eps again.

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Never fear though, The Master is back as you've never seen her ;)


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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2014, 05:35:45 AM »
Because there aren't any Time Ladies?
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I guess regeneration isn't as much fun as the other form of reproduction.  :)

But anyway, The Doctor is there and The Master.  But none of the others even when The Doctor diddybops around in time including like, before they were destroyed?  When they pitched the series maybe that was the selling point.  But it doesn't make sense.  :)

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2014, 05:39:49 AM »
They weren't destroyed nor killed, they were just moved into a different universe.
Technically, The Doctor isn't "the last of the Time Lords", he just happened to be the only one who was outside the Moment's sphere.

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Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"?
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2014, 05:44:50 AM »
They weren't destroyed nor killed, they were just moved into a different universe.
Technically, The Doctor isn't "the last of the Time Lords", he just happened to be the only one who was outside the Moment's sphere.

Ok.  But if plucking them out removes them from all time then everything they ever did is gone and the jazz about not changing history is kind of moot.  Sorry.  Don't mean to bog it down in details.  I don't see much TV these days and the TV and movies I watched is starting to feel like another universe.

Fortunately I can pick up a Japanese or Korean TV show here and there with English Subs.