bandit_king_814 (bandit_king_814) wrote,

Writer's Block: Doctor Who?

26-year-old actor Matt Smith was anointed as the eleventh Doctor Who this week. If you were in charge of casting, who would you cast as your ideal Doctor and why?

Frankly, if I had my choice of every actor out there to play the Doctor, and continuity wasn't an issue, along with the other usual logistical issues, I'd bring back Chris Eccleston. Having recently sat thru not one, but TWO marathon sessions of the first New Who series, I feel that his time as the Doc was WAAAY too short. His Doctor was a VERY different Doctor - whereas David Tennant's Doctor was the proverbial Nice Guy, in the end, he was STILL the major force in the series, where it seemed that 95% of the time, he's the one beating alien forces and outwitting the bad guys; with Eccleston's Doctor, the companions got just as much action as he did - a less direct Doctor. Don't get me wrong, The Ninth Doctor had his Crowning Moments of Awesome, but he tended to share them with his companions (Like Captain Jack fighting the Daleks with weapons he KNOWS are ineffective, and who could forget Rose the Bad Wolf?); most of the other Doctors tend to have all the Moments for themselves, with a companion OCCASIONALLY having one. Essentially, what I'm trying to say is, Eccleston's Doctor was much further from a God Mode Stu than most of the others...

...but that's me.
Tags: dr who, writer's block

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