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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Favourite Doctor?
1st Doctor-William Hartnel 2 2.02%
2nd Doctor-Patrick Troughton. 13 13.13%
3rd Doctor-Jon Pertwee 5 5.05%
4th Doctor-Tom Baker 21 21.21%
5th Doctor-Peter Davidson 2 2.02%
6th Doctor-Collin Baker 7 7.07%
7th Doctor-Sylvester McCoy 6 6.06%
8th Doctor-Paul McGann 2 2.02%
9th Doctor-Christopher Eccleston 8 8.08%
10th Doctor-David Tennant 21 21.21%
11th Doctor-Matt Smith 12 12.12%
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Old April 5 2013, 11:11 AM   #31
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4, but really i love most of them except 6 & 7...
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Old April 5 2013, 11:53 AM   #32
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The Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy. An eccentric manipulative imp and chess master that views the universe in a vastly different way to us humans. A truly alien outsider played by a wonderful character actor, who wouldn't fit the traditional leading man role in any other show.

After him I'd rank Tom, Bill, Pat, and Colin as my other favourites. I like all the actors who have played the part, I just prefer certain interpretations over others.
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Old April 5 2013, 12:29 PM   #33
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I like all of them - Pertwee is probably my least favourite but a lot of that is my dislike of the stories of that era. In a great story like Inferno I like him as much as the others.

My top 3 would probably be T Baker, Troughton & Davison and I've gone for Davison since he was my first Doctor.
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Old April 5 2013, 12:57 PM   #34
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Pertwee in Season 7 is probably my favourite characterisation of The Doctor, and the man is a superlative actor. His era seriously degrades during Seasons 8-11 though to the point where a lot of my fondness for him weathered.
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Old April 5 2013, 01:02 PM   #35
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Tom Baker is my favourite Doctor. William Hartnell is my favourite actor out of the 11 though.
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Old April 5 2013, 01:23 PM   #36
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Andrew_Kearley wrote: View Post
Tom Baker is my favourite Doctor. William Hartnell is my favourite actor out of the 11 though.
Troughton and Davison are the best *actors* of the bunch, IMO
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Old April 5 2013, 01:25 PM   #37
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DalekJim wrote: View Post
Pertwee in Season 7 is probably my favourite characterisation of The Doctor, and the man is a superlative actor.
Pertwee was warm and charismatic, but he was a limited actor, with a very narrow range and not much to show off about his acting "bag of tricks". I remember several instances where he saw gurning as his only option to portray the Doctor getting knocked out, he stroke his chin whenever he was supposed to be puzzled by something, not to mention his lisp and his bizarre, stagy body language. Acting-by-shorthand is what he was doing, and there's nothing superlative about that. I've seen that kind of approach onstage quite frequently, but never by a professional actor.
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Old April 5 2013, 01:29 PM   #38
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Pertwee was warm and charismatic, but he was a limited actor, with a very narrow range.
Narrow range!? You think his performances as Worzel Gummidge and The Doctor are similar????

Not that there's anything bad with narrow range. McCoy is my favourite Doctor but I'd admit he generally plays a certain type of character.
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Old April 5 2013, 01:35 PM   #39
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David Tennant's my favorite.
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Old April 5 2013, 01:37 PM   #40
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Narrow range!? You think his performances as Worzel Gummidge and The Doctor are similar????

Not that there's anything bad with narrow range. McCoy is my favourite Doctor but I'd admit he generally plays a certain type of character.
No, the Doctor and Worzel Gummidge are not similar. In my opinion, the fact that he was able to play more or less convincingly two different roles, one of them very broad, doesn't mean he didn't have a limited range.

And yes, having a limited range is very bad for an actor. It didn't just mean that he couldn't play a lot of different roles, it also meant that he couldn't play a lot of different emotions, and that's what acting requires. Of course, as you may remember, I think McCoy is an abysmal actor, so I won't add anything, besides saying that at least Pertwee had some gravitas.
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Old April 5 2013, 01:49 PM   #41
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Sylvester McCoy is far from abysmal. I love his Chaplin-esque touches and the dark mystery he bought to the character. He could be unconvincing sometimes when called upon to shout but that's because it didn't fit his character as well as the brooding menace he bought to it.

I rate Patrick Troughton as being far and away the best actor to have played the part. He's the only Doctor actor I'd put up there with the best of the craft.
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Old April 5 2013, 02:38 PM   #42
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Meh. I think my ordering for the doctors would go like this (Bare in mind Troughton and C Baker keep swapping around)

#1-The 10th Doctor (David Tennant)
#2-The 8th Doctor (Paul McGann)
#3-The 9th Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
#4-The 2nd Doctor (Patrick Troughton)
#5-The 6th Doctor (Colin Baker)
#6-The 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)
#7-The 11th Doctor (Matt Smith)
#8-The 4th Doctor (Tom Baker)
#9-The 5th Doctor (Peter Davidson)
#10-The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
#11-The First Doctor (William Hartnel)
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Old April 5 2013, 02:41 PM   #43
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Not sure if this would really stick for more than a week but I'd rank them during my current mood and whim as:

1) Sylvester McCoy
2) Tom Baker
3) Patrick Troughton
4) William Hartnell
5) Colin Baker
6) Jon Pertwee
7) Matt Smith
8) Christopher Eccleston
9) Paul McGann
10) Peter Davison
11) David Tennant

I like them all though.
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Old April 5 2013, 04:02 PM   #44
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I'm surprised David Tennant's you're least favourite.
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I rate Patrick Troughton as being far and away the best actor to have played the part. He's the only Doctor actor I'd put up there with the best of the craft.
True. I'd add Matt Smith, but I'll reserve my judgement until he finds other roles and we all see what he's capable of.
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