Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: CBR article: why Tennant left the series
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 at 04:13:49 pm GMT (Viewed 73 times)
Reply Subj: Re: CBR article: why Tennant left the series
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 at 12:23:50 am GMT (Viewed 78 times)

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    Maybe, but tennet seemed to be really "the Dr"

Yeah. But that's because you've been kinda cheated with Nu-Who.

You had five years of things jogging along pretty well under RTD. Then you had Moffat, who started strong but quickly lost his way, and you've ended up with the horror of the Chibnall era.

Fans who've been watching since the sixties... we understand what can happen when the show's run correctly.

Bill Hartnell was the Doctor. The one and only. Then along came Troughton, who became popular very quickly. He was succeeded by Pertwee, and he became the new gold standard. The show was more popular than it had ever been. No one could imagine anyone topping that. But Tom Baker strolled in and became the most iconic Doctor ever (Yes, even over and above Tennant). Peter Davison continued the success story.

Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy - like Capaldi - never really had a chance to shine.

But I guarantee you, if Capaldi had been given the same level of material Tennant had, he'd be the one you'd want back today.

Classic series fans have debates about who was the best Doctor, and out of seven actors they have five very strong contenders.

New series fans can't have that debate. Out of five actors, there's really only one candidate. And that's not the actors' fault, it's the showrunners'.

I remember watching as a kid on local Pbs in Detroit the Dr on tv, saw the one with the 3, or was it 5, Dr meeting against the Master? Then no Dr Who until 9th one, but tennatt was the one watched all of the time!

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