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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Favorite Incarnation Of The Doctor
William Hartnell 2 2.06%
Patrick Troughton 10 10.31%
Jon Pertwee 9 9.28%
Tom Baker 22 22.68%
Peter Davison 5 5.15%
Colin Baker 3 3.09%
Sylvester McCoy 2 2.06%
Paul McGann 3 3.09%
John Hurt 1 1.03%
Christopher Eccleston 7 7.22%
David Tennant 16 16.49%
Matt Smith 17 17.53%
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Old February 4 2014, 01:23 AM   #16
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Out of the current era, I would have to say Tennant, from the classic era I would have to go with Davison but then again given my age he would be my Docotor, followed closely by Tom Baker. I've only seen a few Hartnell and Troughton story so it would be unfair to class them, but I would rate Colin Baker at the bottom.
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Old February 4 2014, 01:58 AM   #17
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Tom Baker for me, even if I do find many of the stories during his era a bit too slow and plodding.
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Old February 4 2014, 04:37 AM   #18
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Eccelston is my favorite incarnation.
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Old February 4 2014, 05:10 AM   #19
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I found Pete Davison's Doctor the most interesting as he brought something to the role that really elevated the character.
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Old February 4 2014, 07:59 AM   #20
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I've watched all the modern stuff, but my lack of classic Who knowledge means I don't think I have enough info to vote. I like all the Doctor's I've seen, and honestly its hard to pick between 4, 9 and 10. I also like 11, although maybe a little bit less than than 4, 9 and 10. I thought 8 was good in the move (even if the movie itself was weak). I've also watched The Three Doctors and the Five Doctors, and I liked 1, 2, 3 and 5 in those specials (especially Troughton, he's definately the classic Doctor I want to check out the most after the 4th, who I'm watching right now). The War Doctor was also really good in Day of the Doctor. I've only seen 7 in the movie, and I've seen nothing of 6, but I'm sure I'd like them, too.

That said, if forced to vote, I'd only feel comfortable choosing between 8-11, which I've seen every thing from (not counting 8's audio adventures, but you don't "see" those anyway). So, from that group, If I had to choose, I think I'd have to go with 10. He had my favorite episodes, favorite farewell, and was just overall an awesome Doctor. 9 might have beaten him if he'd had more time, but right now I'd say 10 is probably my favorite Doctor, with 9 and 4 very close. I'm not going to vote, but that's who I'd choose if I had too.
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Old February 4 2014, 09:48 AM   #21
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<GASP>, I love The Aztecs, it's amongst my favorite Hartnells, and certainly my favorite of the Historicals (Though, I recently finally watched Marco Polo Recon, and enjoyed it and I think, I would likely love that Serial if it is ever recovered)
I saw the Aztecs for the first time last year and it blew me away. Didn't shy away from the horror of the time, gave all the leads bar Susan something to get their teeth into, had a palpable sense of threat throughout, had that conversation between the Doctor and Barbara about changing history, and gave the female lead a particularlty strong story, she wasn't just some damsel to be rescued in this (and whilst I haven't seen a whole lot of Hartnell this doesn't seem to be a one off)
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Old February 4 2014, 10:34 AM   #22
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<GASP>, I love The Aztecs, it's amongst my favorite Hartnells, and certainly my favorite of the Historicals (Though, I recently finally watched Marco Polo Recon, and enjoyed it and I think, I would likely love that Serial if it is ever recovered)
I saw the Aztecs for the first time last year and it blew me away. Didn't shy away from the horror of the time, gave all the leads bar Susan something to get their teeth into, had a palpable sense of threat throughout, had that conversation between the Doctor and Barbara about changing history, and gave the female lead a particularlty strong story, she wasn't just some damsel to be rescued in this (and whilst I haven't seen a whole lot of Hartnell this doesn't seem to be a one off)
The Romans is another of the great "Hartnell historicals." All the characters have something to do, whether it's outsmarting Nero, surviving among the gladiators, coping with slavery, browsing the open-air markets... it's one of the best Doctor Who stories, period.

I loved The Aztecs as well, and I think it's safe to say Susan did have her own part in that - being "re-educated" in how proper Aztec maidens are supposed to behave and memorizing all those rules!
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Old February 4 2014, 10:44 AM   #23
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<GASP>, I love The Aztecs, it's amongst my favorite Hartnells, and certainly my favorite of the Historicals (Though, I recently finally watched Marco Polo Recon, and enjoyed it and I think, I would likely love that Serial if it is ever recovered)
I saw the Aztecs for the first time last year and it blew me away. Didn't shy away from the horror of the time, gave all the leads bar Susan something to get their teeth into, had a palpable sense of threat throughout, had that conversation between the Doctor and Barbara about changing history, and gave the female lead a particularlty strong story, she wasn't just some damsel to be rescued in this (and whilst I haven't seen a whole lot of Hartnell this doesn't seem to be a one off)
I love the Hartnell era and this episode firmly cements Ian as a bad ass. When my old roomie and I did a watch through, we would often comment in the post Ian era that "Ian would've kicked this guys ass by now!" when they got into trouble. Guy was one bad ass school teacher.
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Old February 4 2014, 04:11 PM   #24
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Yea, The Romans is pretty good too, though, I appreciate it for it's humorousness more than anything else
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Old February 4 2014, 06:53 PM   #25
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^ McGann isn't your #1?????

Change your AV NOW!!
He would be if he was is more episodes, but even McGann can't come out number 1 with only a (great) 60 minute movie and (great) 7 minute minisode. Plus I grew up with Tennant so there's personal reasons there. Maybe if they make a great McGann prequel series or something one day then he'll replace Tennant in my top spot.

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<GASP>, I love The Aztecs, it's amongst my favorite Hartnells, and certainly my favorite of the Historicals (Though, I recently finally watched Marco Polo Recon, and enjoyed it and I think, I would likely love that Serial if it is ever recovered)
I found it unbearable. If you like Shakespearian plays then you were born to love this, but I loathe them so I obviously wouldn't be very keen on this. The acting was mediocre, that douche with that eye make-up was annoying and the whole story was boring. It's the only full historical I've seen apart from Black Orchid and I wasn't so keen on that. I don't mind serials set in the past but I like a certain sci-fi element to them that's more than just the doctor and his TARDIS.
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Old February 4 2014, 09:25 PM   #26
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Tom Baker, of course.
Agreed, because you know what, he was my Doctor.

Yes, Tom Baker.
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Old February 4 2014, 10:24 PM   #27
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I found it unbearable. If you like Shakespearian plays then you were born to love this, but I loathe them so I obviously wouldn't be very keen on this.
You've made this comparison twice now and I have to ask, how is The Aztecs anything like a Shakespearean play? I don't see the connection at all.

I have to agree with what others have said here, I love The Aztecs, its one of my favorite Hartnell stories. I really wish the show would do more pure historicals once in a while. History can be exciting enough on its own, no need for aliens all over the place
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Old February 4 2014, 10:31 PM   #28
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Jon Pertwee, although Tom Baker was my first.

Second would be Matt Smith or Tom Baker, I suppose.

That's my answer today, at any rate.
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Old February 4 2014, 10:48 PM   #29
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Tom Baker, of course.
Agreed, because you know what, he was my Doctor.
He's not just my Doctor. Far as I'm concerned, he IS The Doctor. Period. Those before him were just warmups. Those after him are just pretenders.

And I am unanimous in this.
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Old February 4 2014, 11:02 PM   #30
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Matt Smith edges out Ecclestone by a hair. If the Ninth Doctor had more good scripts to work with or stayed another year, I don't think there'd be a contest. As it is, Matt Smith was consistently brilliant for his entire run. More than Tennant, he convinced me that the Doctor was old, old and world-weary.
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