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     Home »  General Doctor Who Chatter »  From 1 to 10 which was your favorite doctor.
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    From 1 to 10 which was your favorite doctor. Views: 1947
     Saturday, September 27 2008 @ 06:26 AM EDT
    This is a hard one for some, easy for others.For the new doctor who fan did you like Christopher Eccleston or David Tennant? I love all the doctors, but I will give you my list.My first was in 1975 and i will air your replys on my next show.Thanks -Robert

    1. Tom Baker
    2. Peter Davison
    3. Jon Pertwee
    4. Christopher Eccleston
    5. Patrick Troughton
    6. David Tennant
    7. Paul Mcgann (more tv time please)
    8. William Hartnell
    9. Sylvester McCoy
    10.Colin Baker

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     Saturday, September 27 2008 @ 07:30 AM EDT
    Here's my top ten (Note I'm including Big Finish in my Rankings)

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

    Big finish has definately moved Colin Baker and McGann up the list. Peter Davison, I must confess has always been a bit of a bland, boring Doctor for me. I think that Troughton and Hartnell are low on the list for me because a) the scarcity of available material b) What I have seen is often overlong and fails to hold interest in the middle of the story. However, there are obviously some really good stories from the first two incarnations.

    In summary, it's not a very fair question


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     Saturday, September 27 2008 @ 08:35 AM EDT
    Oh I understand that it not a fair ?,but it's fun to do,and nice job of bringing up big finish.Thanks-Robert

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     Saturday, September 27 2008 @ 09:46 AM EDT
    I like all the Doctor's in their own rights, I don't dislike any one in particular, even Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy I enjoy, their stories just weren't the greatest. However Big Finish has really been great for those Doctor's.
    The only doctor I dislike slightly is actually Christopher Eccleston.
    I don't know what it is either that I don't like, I call him Doctor Nob head.

    However, I do have favorites, and I'm sure it's no secret to anyone who knows me who those favorites are.

    My favorite doctor is David Tennant, simply because he's my first, having become a fan with the new series half way through series 2.
    My other favorites are Patrick Troughton, Peter Davison and Paul Mcgann.
    I can't put them in any order simply because I can't decide, since I love them all 'relatively' equally.
    I think I love Peter Davison and Paul Mcgan on more of a fangirl level however.

    Surprisingly through, considering that the majority of the stories I've seen have all been from Tom Baker's era, I'm not the biggest fan of his doctor. I love most of his companions at the time alot more... like Romana, Sarah Jane and Harry.

    bye bye david :(
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     Saturday, September 27 2008 @ 04:32 PM EDT

    As anyone knows who asks me which is my favourite, I have always responded "Which ever one I happen to be watching." It was true 25 years ago, it is true today. Having said that, I will attempt to put together a top ten list. This may not be so much a representation of particular actors/Doctors but perhaps more of the era of Doctor Who which they may represent.

    01. Patrick Troughton / Jon Pertwee / Colin Baker (tied)
    02. Patrick Troughton / Jon Pertwee / Colin Baker (tied)
    03. Patrick Troughton / Jon Pertwee / Colin Baker (tied)
    04. Tom Baker
    05. William Hartnell
    06. Peter Davison
    07. Paul McGann (including audio dramas)
    08. Christopher Eccleston
    09. David Tennant
    10. Sylvester McCoy

    Again, I like them all... Looking at this list it is not to say that I disliked Sylvester McCoy, that would be untrue. Though I do think his era suffered in the beginning with silliness coming from other forces interfering with the natural creative progression of the series (i.e. flying buses in space, candyman, etc.).

    Yes, the first three are tied... but in reality the entire list would be pretty much a tie for me for the most part. Hartnell and Davison should probably be tied as well in this list representation, but Hartnell did pioneer the role, so props go to him.

    My "first Doctor" (the one that introduced me to the series and drew me in) is Tom Baker. I first started watching the series in the late '70s with the fourth Doctor.

    The first Doctor or rather the first actor that has played the Doctor that I met is Colin Baker. Having met all of the first seven Doctors except Hartnell, my favourite experiences seeing them live in person would also be seeing Patrick Troughton, Jon Petwee, and Colin Baker together. Magic and pandemonium would ensure when these three gentlemen were together in the same place. How I miss those times.

    Of course this list is subject to change. Like my favourite music, it often depends on my mood at any given time as well.

    Which is my favourite? Which ever one I happen to be watching at the time.


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     Saturday, September 27 2008 @ 06:33 PM EDT
    1. David Tennant
    2. Peter Davison
    3. Sylvester McCoy
    4. Tom Baker
    5. Colin Baker
    6. Paul McGann
    7. Christopher Eccleston
    8. Patrick Troughton/Jon Pertwee [tied]
    9. Patrick Troughton/Jon Pertwee [tied]
    10. William Hartnell

    My only exposure to Pertwee and Troughton are through multi-doctor stories so I tied them and I have virtually no exposure to Hartnell.

    Audio plays are factored in and Tennant was my first Doctor. Like Romana I've seen lots of Tom Baker stories but often I preferred the companion to the Doctor. (After listening to some DVD commentaries he's growing on me)

    "You would make a good Dalek."
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     Sunday, September 28 2008 @ 05:35 AM EDT
    1. Christopher Eccleston - because he was my first Doctor and I think he's a brilliant actor!
    2. David Tennant
    3. Tom Baker - only see 2-3 episodes with him
    5. Patrick Troughton - never seen
    6. Jon Pertwee - never seen
    4. Peter Davison - never seen
    7. Paul Mcgann - never seen
    8. William Hartnell - never seen
    9. Sylvester McCoy - never seen
    10.Colin Baker - never seen

    Have a fantastic life!
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     Sunday, September 28 2008 @ 05:58 AM EDT
    So far I'm seeing a very interesting views on "the list". I agree somewhat with Louis on which ever doctor I'm watching at the time, which is sometimes true.The eyes are the window to the soul,just as an actors soul and heart or love for the role he or she can present .As I said before I like all the doctors,and I've been a fan for 32 years. There is no good or bad, because the actor can only do what is written for them to relay on screen or audio. I'm enjoying this as I hope you are too.Sometimes we like order and put things in there place.All the actors who played the role were one of a kind, and not every actor he or she could do the doctor only the select few.Thanks again to everyone in the post.

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     Sunday, September 28 2008 @ 06:11 AM EDT
    1.=Patrick Troughton
    1.=Tom Baker
    3.=William Hartnell
    3.=Jon Pertwee
    5.Peter Davison
    6.Colin Baker
    7.David Tennant
    8.=Paul McGann
    8.=Sylvester McCoy
    8.=Christopher Eccleston

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     Friday, October 10 2008 @ 03:23 PM EDT
    1. Peter Davison (Saw him second, love him first.)
    2. William Hartnell (All hail, the father!)
    3. Christopher Eccleston (Yes, I want to come with you.)
    4. Paul McGann (Showed them all.)
    5. Slyvester McCoy (Re-energized the show.)
    6. Tom Baker (Love him at first, but the omnipotence got to be too much after a while.)
    7. David Tennant (I like him, but he's not better than sliced bread.)
    8. Colin Baker (Big Finish showed them all he had legs.)
    9. Jon Pertwee (A guilty pleasure.)
    10. Patrick Troughton (Someone has to be last and maybe if there was more material to compare him to, he might be higher up on the list.)

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     Friday, October 10 2008 @ 05:38 PM EDT
    I'll echo Louis' comments about whoever I'm watching at the time, but here goes my list:

    1. Colin Baker
    2. David Tennant
    3. Tom Baker (my first Doctor)
    4. Paul Mcgann
    5. Peter Davison
    6. Jon Pertwee
    7. Sylvester McCoy (liked his portrayal despite the lack of good stories)
    8. Christopher Eccleston (did a fine job, but always has seemed the most un-Doctor like)
    9. William Hartnell
    10. Patrick Troughton

    After a recent re-watch of the McCoy era he could possibly move up my list. He really had a unique way of playing the Doctor, it was just inconsistent from story to story. I'm letting him sink in before I move him, however.

    Glenn a.k.a. "The 11th Doctor"
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     Friday, October 10 2008 @ 06:49 PM EDT

    This could be hard :-)

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

    Cheers, daveac

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     Thursday, October 16 2008 @ 03:49 PM EDT
    1. Tom Baker
    2. Peter Davison
    3. Christopher Eccleston
    4. Patrick Troughton
    5. David Tennant
    6. Colin Baker
    7. Jon Pertwee
    8. Sylvester McCoy
    9. Paul McGann
    10. William Hartnell (but in all fairness, I haven't seen many of his stories)

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     Monday, October 20 2008 @ 03:22 PM EDT
    I'm basing my top ten list, not so much based on stories because, arguably, all the doctors have had their share of good and bad stories (including audio and televised). More than that, I base my opinion on the personality of the doctor and the traits they have that relate to or not (depending on the incarnation). So here goes:

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

    There have been traits and stories I've loved for each incarnation and things I've hated too, so this list is based on a 'who I'd prefer to travel with' kind of thought.

    Check out HOO on WHO, my podcast devoted to the review of Classic series Doctor Who DVD's.
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     Monday, October 20 2008 @ 03:34 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  romana_II]even Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy I enjoy, their stories just weren't the greatest. However Big Finish has really been great for those Doctor's.

    I think you can easily add a certain Mr McGann to that list. Whilst I liked him as the movie Doctor, he's soared on CD.

    More than any of them though, BF has personally given Colin Baker the chance to win this utter sceptic over. I think he's fantastic on audio.

    [Quote  by:  romana_II]

    The only doctor I dislike slightly is actually Christopher Eccleston.
    I don't know what it is either that I don't like, I call him Doctor Nob head.

    I don't actually agree with that, but I did laugh!!

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