Post by Your Name Post by sadako
For me its more
1) William Hartnell
2) Patrick Troughton
3) Jon Pertwee
4) Tom Baker
You could probably add David Tennat (most of the time), but the rest
range from a bit silly to downright awful casting mistakes. Of course
the lastest version is in an entirely different universe of moronically
bad casting choices. :-(
John Hurt was (IMO) the best since Hartnell, with Eccleston a close
Tennant came to life when Catherine Tate and Bernard Cribbins showed up.
But I do believe that bad writing and sloppy production were responsible
for a lot of failures.
Peter Davison was let down by silly stories and some excruciatingly bad
McCoy's brief cameo was the best thing about the Movie, an miles apart
from his TV character. Which set me thinking that a better producer and
writers would have delivered a very different and far more compelling
character. Not his fault, because for a brief five minutes he gave a
Capaldi was excellent in 'Fires of Pompeii' and 'Children of Earth'... and
a natural choice for The Doctor.
Abysmal scripts, Moffat's obsession with longwinded speeches instead of a
bit of action, and a humourless production focused on 'issues' rather than
adventure and suspense, all contributed to his downfall.
I have high hopes for his finale; not the least because David Bradley
delivers a stunning reconstruction of Hartnell's Doctor... and Moffat is
capable of delivering first rate material, on the odd occasion when he can
But I won't accept a woman as the Doctor.
I might have been persuaded to watch if they'd secured the services of a
decent actress (Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Zoe
Wanamaker, Lesley Sharp...) but the current choice is a run of the mill
soap actress who made little impact in an indifferent whodunnit penned by
A better move would have been a fresh character in a new series.
The groundwaork was done in 'The Doctor's Daughter'... and Georgia Moffett
proved herself more than worthy of fronting a spinoff.