Who is your favourite Who?

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Postby chris.ph » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:44 pm

i thought it was logopolis jan :!:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:50 pm

That could well be the title chris - I was just trying to remember where it was! :lol:

Now look what you made me do! :lol: We're both right - kind of :wink: Have a look at the entry under the plot heading on Wiki Logopolis was where Peter Davison took over from Tom Baker apparently and Castrovalva was Davison's first full serial as the Doctor having severe regeneration probs.

I'm absolutely flabbergasted actually - there's no Dr. Who portal on Wiki! :shock:
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:21 pm

i cant believe im sad enough to remember that after 25yrs
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:32 pm

Not really - dear ole Tom B was the Doc for 6 whole years or more wasn't he? It was horrible when he got replaced. :cry: End of an era style of fings :wink: Probably why I couldn't take to PD too well, but the sets for Logopolis and Castrovalva helped - the last great days for the original series *sighs* :D
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Postby MongoGutman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:24 am

Tom Baker 1st, Eccleston a close 2nd and Tennant a close 3rd. Though I grew up watching Jon Pertwee mainly.

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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:14 am

I know sweet FA about Doctor Who, but I'd say it was Peter Cushing. I watched it at the cinema. :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:33 am

You're right - although I don't count proper feature films as Who (so Paul McGann can be an official Doc as it was a BBC film he was in - and Sylvester McCoy was in it for a bit too :wink: )
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Postby Jack Remillard » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:26 pm

I think my favourite Doctors are probably Matt Smith, Sylvester McCoy, Jon Pertwee and Patrick Troughton. :)
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:57 pm

Jack Remillard wrote:I think my favourite Doctors are probably Matt Smith, Sylvester McCoy, Jon Pertwee and Patrick Troughton. :)


Now that is an interesting mix. Very few people rate McCoy but his last series was pretty good. Troughton suffers from the fact a majority of his episodes were wiped (just 19 left of the first 75 and 56 left out of 119 overall) so it is difficult to judge him nowadays and as for Smith well it may well be too early to tell exactly what he is doing with the role. I'll go for Pertwee though
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Postby Beyond Birthday » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:05 pm

The tenth Doctor. I've only seen three.
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Postby Jack Remillard » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:31 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:
Jack Remillard wrote:I think my favourite Doctors are probably Matt Smith, Sylvester McCoy, Jon Pertwee and Patrick Troughton. :)


Now that is an interesting mix. Very few people rate McCoy but his last series was pretty good.

It was! I also thought he was good in Remembrance Of The Daleks and The Greatest Show In The Universe in season 25. I love the scene in Remembrance when he is sitting in the cafe talking to the guy behind the counter and really thinking about what he is doing.

I first got into Doctor Who when I was 10/11 and the last two seasons of the classic series were on. The cunning and mysterious version of the Doctor really captured my imagination. I loved the idea that he might be destined to be Merlin in his personal future. :D

I also really like some of his Big Finish audio plays. I think my favourite is Night Thoughts (though it's a while since I've listened to any).

Troughton suffers from the fact a majority of his episodes were wiped (just 19 left of the first 75 and 56 left out of 119 overall) so it is difficult to judge him nowadays

True, but there is quite a lot still around. :) I think he's great in The Invasion for example. I really liked his scenes with Tobias Vaughn.
and as for Smith well it may well be too early to tell exactly what he is doing with the role.

Well, it's possible that I might change my mind in the future, but at present I'm really enjoying his portrayal. :)
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:10 pm

Ah, then I'm a bit older than you, I remember the end of Troughton when first broadcast but really got into the series with Pertwee, I was 7 when he took over. Revisiting the classic series with the DVDs has been great fun, over three quarters of all 587 still existing episodes have now been released in this format and I'm slowly working my way through them :D
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Postby Jack Remillard » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:09 am

I'm looking forward to the re-colourized DVD release of The Ambassadors Of Death. :) It was supposed to be released this year, but it has apparently been delayed until next year (technical problems to do with the colourizing I think).

I really like that one, I think it's an interesting story. I also find the excessive repetition of the words 'moral duty' quite funny, though I'm probably not supposed to. :D And wasn't British space technology great back in the 70s? :D

Not sure where my VHS tape of that is.
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Postby Rhodeuk » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:40 pm

I know I'm going to court cotroversy but I really think Matt Smith makes an excellent Doctor. Tom Baker is by far the best for my money though.
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Postby Willem » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:26 am

Doctor Who 101

For those among us who don't know anything about the Doctor, this might be helpful :)
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