Doctor Who has been going for over 50 years now and the one reason its been able to stay on our TV screens is its ability to change it up every now and again. Not only do new villains, new aliens, new planets and new companions come and go but so does the Doctor, his personality and even the interior of the TARDIS and the sonic screwdriver.
But what makes your Doctor THE Doctor in your eyes?!
Personally my Doctor is Eleven. He wasn’t my first Doctor, he obviously won’t be the last but to me he WAS the Doctor.
I loved how alien he always seemed, he looked at the world like everything was new to him. At the same time though you looked into his eyes and saw the suffering he’d been through. Matt Smith was able to portray the oldest Doctor (to that point) whilst being the youngest of them all, he made me feel like he was really a time traveler with over 900 years of experience.
Eleven also could change very suddenly. He could do big shouty speeches, he could mutter quietly to you in such a hateful way, he could tell you he’s about to kill you with a smile on his face and at all times he just sounded like the Doctor.
The eccentric hand movements and the way that he looked at the world and people. It all just shouted Doctor to me.
Now not everyone see’s him in that light and obviously everyone has their own Doctor. So the question is what makes YOUR Doctor THE Doctor?
Is the first Doctor you watched your Doctor? Or is there something else about him that makes him your Doctor?
Every time I enter a discussion about it people pull up different qualities and personality quirks to determine their Doctor so what little things does your Doctor do that makes him so Doctor-ish?
Is there even a template for THE Doctor? Would a template of Doctor-ish things ruin the future of the Doctor?
12 different men have portrayed him in 12 different ways (well more then 12 if you count all the people to ever play the Doctor!) yet we all agree very much on all of them BEING the Doctor so there must be something other then being cast and called the Doctor in a show called Doctor Who? It wouldn’t have lasted so long if there wasn’t something!