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Old July 14 2013, 12:14 AM   #16
Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

From what i have seen. The doctors I really liked.

1. T. Baker/Smith
2. Trouton
3. Pertwee
4. Tennant
5. Eccelson
6. Hartnell (I can really see how the doctor evolved from his frist rein)
7. Davidson (can't stand tegan (does she ever stop whining) and adric)
8. C baker/ Mccoy ( I have probably only seen one or two from each so I can't really say I dislike them or not)

I sort of rated that on how much I enjoyed the epsodes and the companions. I can't say I hated any of them. I do hope to watch more of the episodes on the internet or as the library buys them. OH I haven't see the movie so I can't say if I like him or not. (though he is very handsome).
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Old July 14 2013, 12:53 AM   #17
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Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

Dick_Valentine wrote: View Post
1. David Tennant

The Era where you realise that Doctor Who fans are no different to those annoying fans of a rock band who loved them when they were underground then cry "Sellout" the second the achieve mainstream popularity.
Tennant's era is classic who gone popular. All the ingredients are there
Except the distinctive mood, pace, and even much of the Doctor's characterisation (they even made a plot point of the huge change).
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but at least Ten made the whole intergalactic adventure into something seemingly to be enjoyed, not feared.
Whether you find Ten's companions' tragic endings relevant to this or not, the fear was always a major ingredient of the enjoyment.
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And worst of all: 7th Doctor.
The show should've ended before it got to this.
Everything from its insipid theme to its am-dram acting actually does more harm to the franchise than good.
Even the unusually inspired storylines with tight writing, and the occasional exceptionally good visual?
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Old July 15 2013, 01:09 AM   #18
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Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

For me it's early Tom Baker.
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Old July 16 2013, 05:35 AM   #19
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Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

my list would be something like this

1.Tom Baker.
2.David Tennant
3.Jon Pertwee
4.Matt Smith.
5.Peter Davison
6.William Hartnell.
7.Patrick Troughton
8.Sylvester McCoy
9.Colin Baker
10.Chris Eccleston
11.Paul McGann.
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Old July 17 2013, 12:23 AM   #20
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Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

Christopher Eccleston is my favorite. He had me way back at 'Rose' when he pulled out the vial of "Anti-plastic!" A close second is Matt Smith as I feel he's done an impressive job of giving the role a real sense of age and depth despite his years. Tennant rounds out the three with a performance that hasn't aged well to my eyes.

Then there's the rest, which I find totally unwatchable.
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Old July 17 2013, 01:10 AM   #21
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Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

This is more a ranking of the actor and his portrayal of the Doctor than the scripts he was given. In fact, quality of scripts was no part of this consideration.

1. David Tennant
2. Tom Baker
3. Chris Eccleston
4. Patrick Troughton
5. Sylvester McCoy
6. Matt Smith
7. Peter Davison
8. Jon Pertwee
9. Paul McGann
10.William Hartnell
11.Colin Baker
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Old July 17 2013, 02:20 AM   #22
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Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

Sylvester McCoy/Seventh Doctor era is my favorite. Ace was a great companion too. I guess it helps that he was "my doctor" in that he was the first one I saw multiple stories of.
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Old July 17 2013, 10:23 PM   #23
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Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

Favorite Doctor: Tom Baker
Favorite Era: Phillip Hinchcliffe/Robert Holmes
Favorite Season: The14th
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Old July 29 2013, 01:41 AM   #24
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Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

I admit I haven't seen all of the Doctors, so I'll reservedly list my list of Doctors, without excluding the possibility of renewing it many months later.

That said, I have seen all of NuWho thus far, and a good chunk from everyone else. I consider not having fully experienced the Eighth Doctor because I understand the Big Finish audios expanded the character greatly.

Anyway, here's my list for now:

11. Colin Baker
10. William Hartnell (too stiff and pseudo-wise for me)
09. Paul McGann
08. Sylvester McCoy
07. Jon Pertwee
06. Matt Smith
05. Peter Davison
04. Patrick Troughton
03. Tom Baker
02. David Tennant
01. Christopher Eccleston
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Old July 29 2013, 06:50 AM   #25
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Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

To liven up this tread. Add your favorite companions as well. There are so many I adore.

First: Barbra, Ian, Susan, Dodo, Viki
Second: Jamie, Zoe
Third: Jo Grant, Brigadier, Sgt. Benton, Sarah Jane
Fourth: Leela, Romana I/II, Sarah Jane, Harry Sullivan, K-9
Fifth: Nyssa, Tegan, Turlough
Sixth: Peri
Eight: Audiobook companions
Ninth: Rose, Mickey, Jack
Tenth: Martha, Jack, Rose, Donna, Lady Christina de Souza
Eleventh: Rory, Jenny, Madame Vastra, Clara. Call me crazy but i never warmed to Amy or River. I kind of just tolerated them
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Old July 29 2013, 10:10 AM   #26
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Re: Favorite Doctor and or Favorite Era

Alright, this is going to be tough. I grew up with PBS rerurns of Pertwee, Baker and Davison, and in a way, they are all "my" Doctor, just as Eccleston and Smith are in the current era. There isn't a single Doctor that I actively dislike, though there are specific ones that are near and dear to my heart for various reasons. Ranking them individually is going to be exceeding difficult.

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

That list is inaccurate in many ways, but it's about as close as I can get to codifying how I feel at this moment. And it's only representative of how much I enjoy the actor's performance and their Doctor's character, not at all about the stories they were in. For many years, I probably would have put Tom at the top of the list, simply because I saw the most of him growing up. But as I've gotten older, the nostalgia of the first time I saw Pertwee has superseded that; likewise, Smith could have ranked at the top, but the...disjointed, frenetic atmosphere of series 7, as well as all the angsty anticipation of his departure, has actually dulled my appreciation. Hopefully that will change sometime in the future.

But what will never change is how, in 2005, Christopher Eccleston grabbed me from his first line. In that instant, he became the Doctor to me, and it was like meeting an old friend again, for the first time. It took me until "The Girl in the Fireplace" to really warm to Tennant, and until the end of "The Eleventh Hour" for Smith to solidify as the Doctor for me. But Eccleston had me at 'hello.' Literally. That's never going to happen again, no matter how good any future Doctors may be. It just can't.

As far as eras, in terms of overall fun of stories, it's the Hinchcliffe era, Pertwee's first year, Moffat's writing during the RTD era, and the first two years of Amy & Rory.

Speaking of which... Companions. That's much easier for me. Rory is number one in my book; by the time "Let's Kill Hitler" rolled around, Rory had thoroughly supplanted Amy and Martha as my favorite new series companions, and he really is my favorite companion of all time. So...

1) Rory
2) Sarah Jane
3) River
4) Jamie and Amy (yes, the Scots tie)
5) Martha
6) Leela and Liz (another tie)
7) The Brig
8) Ace
9) Turlough

Note that I haven't seen any of Jo Grant (barring her appearance on SJA) since I was a kid, so until I see anything from Terror of the Autons through The Green Death again, the jury's going to be out there. I've also never (to my recollection) seen any of Ben & Polly, or Mel, and nowhere near enough Ian & Barbara to render a judgement.

And yes, I know some people don't count River or the Brigadier as companions, but I do. So there. :P
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