I like to take pictures, make music, and build things. I am big fan of Doctor Who.
Here are the classic Doctors ranked from my most to least favorite. The 5th, 6th, and 7th Doctors are not included because I haven’t seen any of their stories yet. I’ll re-jigger the list once I’ve finished the rest of the series.
Baker’s Doctor is simultaneously serious, silly, frightening, and hilarious. In short, he is everything the Doctor ought to be. Of all the classic Doctors I’ve seen thus far, Tom Baker commands my attention the most. Even less-than-stellar stories are propelled forward with reckless abandon by the sheer force of his personality.
Troughton’s Doctor was a sudden and welcome departure from Hartnell’s grumpy old man. His quirky, scatter-brained approach set the blueprint for Doctors to come, most notably Matt Smith’s Eleventh. The Second Doctor was the first in the classic series to feel like the show I knew and loved.
As the first to play the Doctor, Hartnell is the genesis of the entire character. While his performance is less “Doctor-like” than most of his successors in hindsight, none of those who followed him could have done so without his curmudgeonly, “you’re bothering me”, yet somehow lovable characterization.
Pertwee’s Doctor is the only one I haven’t cared much for. His performance was well-executed but felt the least like Doctor Who of all those I’ve seen up to this point. I may have felt differently about this Doctor had he been the one to follow Hartnell’s First Doctor, but Troughton was so exemplary that Pertwee felt entirely too stable and grounded for me to get attached to him as the Doctor.
the amount of sass in classic who is too much
‘Wait for the Sun’ by Hi-Standard
I had totally forgotten about this song until I heard it on an old mix CD last week.
(to Ian McKellen) You were saying a dream of yours is that you wanted to host a show like this.
Omg, this is adorable.
Watching “The Invasion of Time”, the final story from the 15th season of Doctor Who. I’m only on the first episode but it looks so far to be very good.
Completely Surreal Photos Of America’s Abandoned Malls
Make sure you marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.
— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via nooralogy)