Favourite Doctor?

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Favourite Doctor?

  1. 1st Doctor-William Hartnel

    3.0%
  2. 2nd Doctor-Patrick Troughton.

    13.0%
  3. 3rd Doctor-Jon Pertwee

    5.0%
  4. 4th Doctor-Tom Baker

    21.0%
  5. 5th Doctor-Peter Davidson

    2.0%
  6. 6th Doctor-Collin Baker

    7.0%
  7. 7th Doctor-Sylvester McCoy

    6.0%
  8. 8th Doctor-Paul McGann

    2.0%
  9. 9th Doctor-Christopher Eccleston

    8.0%
  10. 10th Doctor-David Tennant

    21.0%
  11. 11th Doctor-Matt Smith

    12.0%
  1. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    Chris Eccleston, but I've liked Eccleston, Tennant, and Smith to varying degrees.
     
  2. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Which one?
     
  3. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    Jon Pertwee. There is no other.


    (Smith has moved into equal second spot with Troughton, however.)
     
  4. The Mirrorball Man

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    Pertwee... was certainly in a class of his own. That's all I'm going to say.
     
  5. Gov Kodos

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    For years I'd have said Baker or Pertwee, depending on the time of day, but having seen a few of the old serials with Hartnel, he has become my favorite. His character often has all the many facets the many actors have chosen to portray, but he blends the darkness, whimsy, Machiavellian, comical, and alien best of all in his portrayal. Other actors and productions often choose a slice of the cake, he was the whole package.
     
  6. Cutter John

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    Another Pertwee vote. Class act.
     
  7. The Mirrorball Man

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    Yes, I think some people don't realize how good he was, probably because of the line fluffs. He had gravitas and good comical timing, as you said, the whole package.
     
  8. Green Lantern

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    Yeah, I find that annoying that it's always the latest thing that's the most popular.


    Also, I'm surprised how popular Pertwee is. I've never been that fond of him.
     
  9. Orac Zen

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    As in all things, to each their own. I will never understand why T Baker and Tennant are so popular, but I don't care in the slightest about it either. As it should be. :bolian:
     
  10. The Mirrorball Man

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    Sure. Anyway I quite like the third Doctor and some of his stories. And Jon Pertwee the man seemed like a nice chap. It's Pertwee the actor I'm not fond of.
     
  11. Lonemagpie

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    4, but really i love most of them except 6 & 7...
     
  12. DalekJim

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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.
     
  13. VDCNI

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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.
     
  14. DalekJim

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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.
     
  15. Andrew_Kearley

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    Tom Baker is my favourite Doctor. William Hartnell is my favourite actor out of the 11 though.
     
  16. Lonemagpie

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    Troughton and Davison are the best *actors* of the bunch, IMO
     
  17. The Mirrorball Man

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    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.
     
  18. DalekJim

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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.
     
  19. Lucky

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    David Tennant's my favorite.
     
  20. The Mirrorball Man

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    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.