Who is your favourite Who?

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Who is your favourite Who?

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:32 pm

Going from another thread, we were talking about who was your favourite version of Dr Who.

I really like Colin Baker and I don't think I did when he first took on the role. I particularly like the way he treats Peri. :lol: And the way both of them seem to get lot larger as the series progress.
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Postby Jason » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:01 pm

Colin Baker put me off Doctor Who for a long time. I loved Tom Baker and really enjoyed Peter Davidson but just couldn't get on with Colin Baker.

I never really watched much of the Sylvester McCoy era. I think they had moved it to weekday afternoon slots by then.
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Postby Toothy » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:18 pm

That's a tricky one. I particularly liked the Tom Baker version and had a soft spot for Patrick Troughton (can't remember why - maybe it was the penny whistle that did it!). David Tennant is just lovely - sigh! I didn't really see the Sylvester McCoy version so can't comment, although he did come and judge the fancy dress competition at a Star Trek Convention 'in character' and seemed engagingly 'dotty'. Hmmmm. If I had to choose just one... I suppose it has to be Tom. :)
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Postby Statsman » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:03 pm

It would have to be Tom Baker as I grew up with him. Caught a little of John Pertwee but rememebr Tom more.
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Postby rentawitch » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:35 pm

Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and David Tennant.
Was not at all keen on Colin Baker, Peter Davidson, or Sylvester McCoy

Always thought Geoffrey Bayldon (Catweazle) would have been good in the role
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Postby doc brown » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:51 am

Jon Pertwee especially with Sarah Jane as his assistant :D
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Postby VesuvianRuin » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:37 pm

Tom Baker was great but I have to say the new boy, Tennant, is very impressive and arguably better.

I also liked Christopher Eccleston in the role as I thought he brought something new and refreshing to the Dr Who series. The fact that he was a Northerner with big ears also helped! :)
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Re: Who is your favourite Who?

Postby Periwinkle » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:40 am

Tonyblack wrote:Going from another thread, we were talking about who was your favourite version of Dr Who.

I really like Colin Baker and I don't think I did when he first took on the role. I particularly like the way he treats Peri. :lol: And the way both of them seem to get lot larger as the series progress.


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Postby Periwinkle » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:41 am

rentawitch wrote:Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and David Tennant.
Was not at all keen on Colin Baker, Peter Davidson, or Sylvester McCoy

Always thought Geoffrey Bayldon (Catweazle) would have been good in the role


Renta I agree with you entirely!! My my hard to choose between those three. And yes I am old enough to remember William Hartnell - just :oops: oh and the Sea Devils used to terrify me lol
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Postby Butcher » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:40 am

Ok i will list them in order:

Tom Baker (he was my childhoood Doctor and will therefore always be top of the list)
David Tennent
Christopher Eccelston
Jon Pewtwee
Patrick Troughton
Peter Cushing (ok, not one of the ten Dr's But i liked the fims as a kid)
Paul MCGann
Peter Davidson
William Hartnall
Sylevester McCoy
Colin Baker
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Postby LadyL » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:52 pm

Butcher wrote:Ok i will list them in order:

Tom Baker (he was my childhoood Doctor and will therefore always be top of the list)
David Tennent
Christopher Eccelston
Jon Pewtwee
Patrick Troughton
Peter Cushing (ok, not one of the ten Dr's But i liked the fims as a kid)
Paul MCGann
Peter Davidson
William Hartnall
Sylevester McCoy
Colin Baker


I have to admit being blissfully ignorant regarding Dr Who :oops: :oops:

ok, my fault but curiosity makes me wonder during which period the a.m. guys were/are active? :wink:
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Postby Jarmara » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:28 pm

Hubby is a total Whovian, we have daleks and sonic screwdrivers all over the house along with DVD's and videos of every episode he can find and audio cd's of Who stories recorded after the show was cancelled but using the previous actors where they can. They're not bad.

As a child I couln't bear Colin Baker but had a soft spot for Sylvester McCoy and Ace. Favourite would have be Tom Baker though. Do love the 10th doc though, I have high hopes show will improve under Stephen Moffat next year.
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Postby Witch from Lancre » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:05 am

It seems strange that I started watching Dr Who as a child, then my children watched it and now the grandchildren are huge fans.

I think that each actor has brought something different to the role. Times have changed and modern filming techniques have taken the program to new levels which can make it far more exciting.

I love David Tennant and will be sad when he goes. My granddaughters will be heartbroken. I really liked Christopher Eccleston. Tom Baker was terrific.

I did not like Colin Baker whatsoever. Paul McGann's portrayal was a disaster. At the time I didn't think that Peter Davidson was all that great either.

As far as companions go I have never been a fan of Elizabeth Sladden dating right back to her day in rep in Manchester Library Theatre. She always acts herself and it was no different when she played Sarah Jane. I don't like Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones and was delighted to read that she will not be in Torchwood. She has been good in other roles though.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:58 am

Those episodes with Bonnie Langford as Mel are painful to watch - not so much for her overacting, but that SCREAM! :shock: What a pleasant change Ace was. I liked Ace a lot. :D
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Postby Jarmara » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:38 pm

Ace went on to be a dalek killer, according to hubby. Hopefully she had more than the baseball bat by then. I did hear a audio play where Ace had become a rebel queen for a planet suffering under a Big Brother/Soylent Green type government. That was a good one :D
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