For me it is more of an issue of what kind of roles Goldblum was known for at that time. Neurotics, intellectuals, new money yuppy types, etc. There was nothing especially adventurous, exciting or 'romantic' about him, and his leading man days were all but over. In '85 perhaps, but not '95. I don't really see much comparison between Baker and McGann to base your argument on. McGann's Doctor in the TV movie was basically what an American imagines Doctor Who to be if they have never seen an episode. The uninformed imagination jumps straight to H.G. Wells, and McGann is very much in the vein of that. I'm also very aware that this thread is one of the more pathetically geeky moments of my life.