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  • William Hartnell

    1 8.33%
  • Patrick Troughton

    0 0%
  • Jon Pertwee

    0 0%
  • Tom Baker

    6 50.00%
  • Peter Davison

    0 0%
  • Colin Baker

    0 0%
  • Sylvester McCoy

    0 0%
  • Paul McGann

    0 0%
  • Christopher Eccleston

    0 0%
  • David Tennant

    4 33.33%
  • Matt Smith

    1 8.33%
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    My favorite is Baker, then Troughton and Eccleston tie for second place.

    I liked Amy at first- she reminded me a bit of Emma Peel in the first few episodes somehow- but she got annoying fast (imo). I really like Rory though, he might be my favorite companion.
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    I started watching with Tom Baker, but since have watched all of the Doctors. Tom Baker has to be my favorite (oh, that devilish grin!), but I also am really drawn to Eccleston's version. I really liked Sylvester McCoy at the time. Davison and Tennant both grew on me. Pertwee is my least favorite.

    I agree with Z Buck that Rory might be my favorite companion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Bubble View Post
    @Riva In that case I think you're right. ENFP it is for Tennant.

    @Mane As the main writer, I haven't really enjoyed his episodes as much as Russel T. Davies'. Interestingly though I thought the episodes Moffat wrote as guest writer (in particular Blink and The Empty Child) were the best from the respective series.
    see, i think i was disappointed because i expected every episode to be as good as Blink / the empty child / silence in the library / girl in the fireplace, and i agree that relatively to those episodes he as good as the main writer, but i don't think Russel episodes where better, if you look at them, Ruseel's episode's where basically "epic character pieces", and good at showing how awesome the doctor is as a human[oid] dues ex machina, but didn't have the elegant complexity of the Moffat's writing, such as the story arch of the doctor dies, the invisible aliens in suits, the birth of amy's child. When moffat did have character pieces, they weren't the doctor at all, but rather of the characters he meets - van goth's character piece was beautiful in particular, and the new season seems geared towards making the new companion into a character piece on its own right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Buck McFate View Post
    My favorite is Baker, then Troughton and Eccleston tie for second place.

    I liked Amy at first- she reminded me a bit of Emma Peel in the first few episodes somehow- but she got annoying fast (imo). I really like Rory though, he might be my favorite companion.
    My favourite companion is probably Donna. She had the most interesting personality in my opinion and was one of the funniest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eilonwy View Post
    I started watching with Tom Baker, but since have watched all of the Doctors. Tom Baker has to be my favorite (oh, that devilish grin!), but I also am really drawn to Eccleston's version. I really liked Sylvester McCoy at the time. Davison and Tennant both grew on me. Pertwee is my least favorite.

    I agree with Z Buck that Rory might be my favorite companion.
    I was hoping someone would mention McCoy! I always thought he was one of the coolest with his little question mark umbrella. The SFX used for his title sequence looks terribly dated though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    see, i think i was disappointed because i expected every episode to be as good as Blink / the empty child / silence in the library / girl in the fireplace, and i agree that relatively to those episodes he as good as the main writer, but i don't think Russel episodes where better, if you look at them, Ruseel's episode's where basically "epic character pieces", and good at showing how awesome the doctor is as a human[oid] dues ex machina, but didn't have the elegant complexity of the Moffat's writing, such as the story arch of the doctor dies, the invisible aliens in suits, the birth of amy's child. When moffat did have character pieces, they weren't the doctor at all, but rather of the characters he meets - van goth's character piece was beautiful in particular, and the new season seems geared towards making the new companion into a character piece on its own right.
    I certainly had high hopes for him before the series started, but the types of episodes he writes just aren't the same as his older ones. Yes, I do think Moffat is the better of the writers, like you say, more complex and with intricately woven plots; but I think Davies is a better Doctor Who writer. That is, I think Moffat would be better off writing for something else, another drama perhaps, where it would probably be more appreciated. I think Davies was better at writing about the aliens, which it should be about, whereas Moffat has a different take which I don't enjoy as much.

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    Yeah I did like Donna. In an 'on TV, because I can turn the TV off' kind of way- people that reactive irl drive me bonkers- but I did like her more than most companions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Bubble View Post
    My favourite companion is probably Donna. She had the most interesting personality in my opinion and was one of the funniest.


    I was hoping someone would mention McCoy! I always thought he was one of the coolest with his little question mark umbrella. The SFX used for his title sequence looks terribly dated though.



    I certainly had high hopes for him before the series started, but the types of episodes he writes just aren't the same as his older ones. Yes, I do think Moffat is the better of the writers, like you say, more complex and with intricately woven plots; but I think Davies is a better Doctor Who writer. That is, I think Moffat would be better off writing for something else, another drama perhaps, where it would probably be more appreciated. I think Davies was better at writing about the aliens, which it should be about, whereas Moffat has a different take which I don't enjoy as much.
    hmm, i can't argue with you not enjoying it as much...

    but in the old dorky spirit of "[imaginery thing] vs. [imaginery other thing]":

    the silence vs. the bane
    weeping angels vs. judoon
    vashta nerada vs. slitheen
    who's aliens are more awesome?

    and companion wise: martha jones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    hmm, i can't argue with you not enjoying it as much...

    but in the old dorky spirit of "[imaginery thing] vs. [imaginery other thing]":

    the silence vs. the bane
    weeping angels vs. judoon
    vashta nerada vs. slitheen
    who's aliens are more awesome?

    and companion wise: martha jones.
    Yeah out of those options Moffats are better (except Slitheen - I genuinely think they're brilliant), but it's what Davies did with them. I've yet to see an episode quite like the Daleks vs Cybermen or to go back to Slitheen, Aliens of London. It keeps the excitement going. And the stakes always seem a little lower in Moffats (apart from the Big Bang, which IMO was over-blown ). I don't know. It doesn't seem like Doctor Who with Moffat.

    Also, I think both Rose and Donna were better than Amy/Rory. Although Martha was utterly boring.

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