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     Home »  The Colin Baker Era »  The least favourite doctor?
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    The least favourite doctor? Views: 2534
     Friday, August 11 2006 @ 08:45 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  BadWolf] Interesting reading this debate!

    Most people say Colin Baker is better than the question asks and make a few excuses for his television work before hailing his work on Big Finish. Some then go on to state that Sylvester McCoy is their least favourite.

    So I have to ask the question: Is nobody bothering with McCoys Big Finish work?

    Well, for me, Colin was my least favorite TV Doc (as I've said), not McCoy, so I felt no need to defend McCoy by going to his Big Finish work. Yes, I've heard his Big Finish work, and like most of it, much as I've liked Colin Baker's BF work.

    I've also seen two episodes of "The Stranger" with Colin Baker, and liked them. I've also heard two or three BBV audios of "The Professor and Ace/Alice" and thought they were good too.

    It's just that I never disliked McCoy as much as the relentless rec.arts.drwho McCoy Hat0Rz, so I felt no need to further defend his work.

    Yes, he had a bad Who situation behind him as did Colin Baker, but I never warmed to Baker's character, while I did, and quite easily, to McCoy's.

    I think Ace helped, because their chemistry was better than almost any Doctor/Companion pair since T.Baker/Sarah Jane or Romana II.

    It was a pretty simple question. Colin Baker is my least favorite, but I did want to temper that by saying that it wasn't entirely his fault, and that his more recent work has been better than his TV work.


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     Friday, August 11 2006 @ 11:54 AM EDT
    I enjoy them all. I think what affected Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy the most was poor writing. I can barely sit through stories like Pardise Towers or The Happiness Patrol. I think Colin Baker had fewer bad stories than McCoy. The one thing I don't like about Colin Bakers' Doctor is his wardrobe. I rather enjoyed his mood swings. William Hartnell's Doctor wasn't above lying and damaging his own equipment to go explore the Dalek city. Patrick Troughton could loose himself in thought and music sometimes, seemingly cutting himself off from his companions. Jon Pertwee's and Tom Baker's Doctor could be very self-righteous at times, although they all could be. Peter Davison came across as a more innocent person and not as forceful at getting his way or expressing his views, he was sometimes more reactive than active.

    I would set them all up equally in stature, ethics, and morality, they just had different personalities to express those views.

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     Friday, August 11 2006 @ 03:17 PM EDT
    My Least Favourite Doctor would probably be Hartnell, although I haven't yet seen any McCoy or McGann Episodes yet.

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     Friday, August 11 2006 @ 03:47 PM EDT

    I feel much the same as not being able to pick a "least favorite" opposed to an "absolute favorite." I really like them all for multitudes of reasons, and they all carry the role in their own unique fashion for the time that they were behind the wheel.

    Same thing applies to Tennant now. He's continuing the grand tradition of giving you "his Doctor." Such was evident that the mark had been made upon seeing "The Girl in the Fireplace." Tennant had fully arrived.

    Still, it's impossible to say there's probably not some Doctors you watch the least of all. Which might support the favorites theorization. Although I don't know - when I was much younger, I found myself disinterested in much of the earlier stuff in the series - yet now, I watch all the Doctors pretty frequently in volume. I might always cling to a few now and again more so than the rest, but I love them all equally and always will.

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     Friday, August 11 2006 @ 04:32 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Magrathea] My Least Favourite Doctor would probably be Hartnell, although I haven't yet seen any McCoy or McGann Episodes yet.

    No McGann episodes only the movie or Big Finish

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     Monday, February 12 2007 @ 03:03 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    No - but it was a pity he didn't have time to mellow.

    That is SO true!

    Looking back, I think it was more coincidence, but at the time, I blamed the 6th Doctor for the fact I left Who behind for a considerable chunk of my life.

    The ironic thing is, as a considerable radio/audio drama fan, it was the missing adventures and Big Finish releases that hooked me back into Doctor Who. Within this medium, I think Colin is exceptional. I think they're all good, but his performances are just brilliant.

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     Monday, February 12 2007 @ 03:11 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  Tardis-Knight]

    The ironic thing is, as a considerable radio/audio drama fan, it was the missing adventures and Big Finish releases that hooked me back into Doctor Who. Within this medium, I think Colin is exceptional. I think they're all good, but his performances are just brilliant.

    And as Colin mentions in interviews - he still looks great on audio!

    Cheers - and welcome to the forums - daveac

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     Sunday, February 25 2007 @ 04:45 PM EST
    he's also the worst dressed doctor.

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