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December 29th, 2014 138 comments

Who is Your All Time Favourite on Screen Doctor?

You would think will all the polls we have done over the years we would have asked this question before – but we never have, so Who is Your Favourite Doctor?…


  • The TARDIS

    December 31st, 2014 - 12:51pm

    May I ask why Troughton is at the bottom of your list? He is at the top of mine!

  • Anonymous

    December 31st, 2014 - 10:24am

    Poor colin, always last in every poll (When I say last I mean out of the Onscreen doctors, while yeah, The Valeyard technically was a ‘Doctor’ but never mind.)

  • Anonymous

    December 31st, 2014 - 10:21am

    Rose, Dalek, Fathers Day and Parting of the Ways were brilliant…the rest were average at best….RTD’s idea of a new monster was a farting green fool…no wonder CE left after one series.

  • Anonymous

    December 31st, 2014 - 10:18am

    I couldn’t agree more. I see a lot of the 1st and some of the 4th in him. I understand why some fans are finding it hard to adjust to him but they need to…because this is the way forward.

  • hugh johnston

    December 31st, 2014 - 9:50am

    I have been watching Dr Who since I was about 6 years old, I am 58 years old. The actor Peter Capaldi would have to be the best Dr Who since the original Dr. He is not your friend but he is on your side.
    Loved the Christmas special.

  • The TARDIS

    December 31st, 2014 - 7:31am

    Really? I think series one is one of those few series with no sub-par stories! Yes, there were a few “average” ones but none of them were bad. The others for me are series 4, 5 and 8.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    December 30th, 2014 - 8:50pm

    If it’s the 10th Anniversary of the revival, then why not have some more New Series Doctors? I think Matt Smith, David Tennant, and John Hurt should return. Maybe Eccleston if he’s willing.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    December 30th, 2014 - 8:47pm

    I agree. Your vote is for Matt Smith, right?

  • Anonymous

    December 30th, 2014 - 8:40pm

    He is old, agreed. But, mate, you shouldn’t judge by people’s age. You are probably gonna be old someday.

  • Maggots Forever

    December 30th, 2014 - 8:34pm

    1.) Tennant
    2.) T. Baker
    3.) Pertwee
    4.) Capaldi
    5.) Eccleston
    6.) C. Baker
    7.) McGann
    8.) Davison
    9.) Smith
    10.) Hartnell
    11.) McCoy
    12.) Hurt
    13.) Troughton

  • Maggots Forever

    December 30th, 2014 - 8:30pm

    The age means nothing. However in my opinion, the Doctor should always be old.

  • Simon W

    December 30th, 2014 - 8:04pm

    William Hartnell was a little younger than Peter Capaldi when he became the Doctor he had to ware a wig.

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    December 30th, 2014 - 8:00pm

    Exactly… “Too old”, then what is William Hartnell? The excuses these days.

  • CJ

    December 30th, 2014 - 7:33pm

    William Hartnell was old

  • cynthia

    December 30th, 2014 - 6:02pm

    Been watching a long time have a lot of favourites, Peter Capaldi’s not one of them he’s to old

  • paddy

    December 30th, 2014 - 2:45pm

    Colin is hugely underrated imo, but suffered from appaling scripts.
    Pertwee was my first dr (terror of the autons is my earliest tv memory) but he is myleast favourite – too straight and too ‘human’. Also a very poor actor i think.
    Of the latest drs.. I am baffled by the popularity of Tennant but the rest are all great. Matt is my second favourite surpassed only by the peerless Ton Baker.

  • Anonymous

    December 30th, 2014 - 2:20pm

    13 Doctors (inc War Doctor)….the 10th Doctor used his regeneration abilities twice – one of which he channelled off before his appearance changed but people should not mistake the meta-crises half human doctor as an incarnation – it was artificially created as a result of the regeneration energy in the severed hand and is not a true incarnation…it lived/lives parallel to the Doctor and is not part of his timeline and regeneration sequence.

  • the astronaut of death

    December 30th, 2014 - 1:06pm

    Well said

  • Anonymous

    December 30th, 2014 - 12:51pm

    Now you are talking…its the 10th anniversary of the show’s rival next year…what would be more fitting than a multi doctor story with the 8th and 12th.

    Moffat…get writing 🙂

  • CJ

    December 30th, 2014 - 12:49pm

    That be cool!

  • Anonymous

    December 30th, 2014 - 12:41pm

    No real surprises in the poll so far. I haven’t voted myself because I find it very easy to transition with changes in the show and accept and enjoy each Doctor as they come on board…the only one I have really struggled with (and I’ve been watching since 1978), was David Tennant…it took me well into his second series (series 3) to enjoy him play the Doctor….but in the end I didn’t want him to go 😉

    I don’t think there has been a bad portrayal, just some appeal to the masses more than others. However, you can judge era’s of the show based on stories. For example, I grew up with the 5th Doctor (even though I vaguely remember the tail end of the 4th Doctor’s era), so he does mean a little more to me than the others…however, that era was arguably the weakest in terms of scripts (barring one or two classics). The ninth Doctor is another great example…the first Doctor for a new generation, but also the older fans that had waited decades for the shows return…and what a fine actor we had…proof the BBC were serious…however some of RTD scripts during this time were awful and a lesser actor would not have been able to paper over those cracks in quality.

    In terms of imaginative, daring and original scripts that were not afraid twist and add to the show’s well established mythology, in my opinion the 11th Doctor era stands out…and hopefully this will continue into the 12th Doctor’s era.

    Well done Moffat…you made DW interesting again 🙂

  • the astronaut of death

    December 30th, 2014 - 12:34pm

    I think the 8th and 12th doctor need to meet .

  • The TARDIS

    December 30th, 2014 - 8:24am

    Yes. YES.

  • The TARDIS

    December 30th, 2014 - 8:23am

    Oh, this type of poll is always difficult! I find it hard to pick a favourite between Troughton and McCoy. Troughton was a fun and eccentric Doctor and without him proving Doctor Who could survive a drastic change of cast, we wouldn’t have the show now. Plus he got some awesome stories, and Doctor Who has always looked amazing in black and white.
    Oh, but McCoy… He could turn from being funny and bizarre to being cunning and manipulative. Such an under appreciated Doctor. And, despite what “they” may say, he got a lot of brilliant stories. If only he wasn’t cut off before his time.
    following them, on level pegging, are Smith and Capaldi. They effectively represent the two sides of the Doctor’s personality found in McCoy and both have some very good stories under their belts. I don’t know if I’d ever go so far as calling Moffat’s era the Golden Age (I don’t think it is) but it is a very strong era with lots of standout scripts. Every bit as good as RTD’s era, I just marginally prefer the Doctors from recent times.
    Also, a quick shoutout to the amazing Big Finish Doctors. Were it not for Big Finish, Colin Baker and Paul McGann would be right down near the bottom of my running due to their respective eras. But on audio, they’ve really grown. A lot. Enough to prove that both of them are pretty damn perfect Doctors. Bravo.
    This time though, I’m voting Troughton. Don’t know how I’ll fall in the next poll.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    December 30th, 2014 - 7:06am

    Good conclusion. When in doubt, go for the Doctor who appears in your favorite episode.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    December 30th, 2014 - 2:53am

    I like your taste. 🙂

  • Dalek The Supreme

    December 30th, 2014 - 2:51am

    Matt Smith is the Doctor’s character personified for me. He’s a tired old man, and you can see it sometimes during the really serious moments, when his eyes glaze over and he monologues like Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor. He’s eccentric and wild, like Tom Baker’s Doctor, or Patrick Troughton’s Doctor on a sugar rush, his entire demeanor suggests he’s not from this world, with his strange sense of fashion, and of food. His various costumes, even his more casual Series 6/7A costume, are very Doctor-y. He has elements of my three favorite classic Doctors, but also his own spin on it. He features in my favorite episodes, The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang; he stars in my favorite season, Series 5; he has my favorite costume, TARDIS, and Sonic Screwdriver; and there’s something to like in every one of his episodes.

  • The five doctors

    December 29th, 2014 - 11:24pm

    One of my favourites but not top spot that would have to be a mix of David, Matt and Peter Capaldi but just saying it is’nt very fair that everyone else has millions (slightly exaggerated) votes

  • CJ

    December 29th, 2014 - 11:17pm

    So true!

  • Anonymous

    December 29th, 2014 - 10:07pm

    HE IS THE BEST!!!!!!

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