Prydonian wrote:I dare say that Tom's quite legendary status has yet to be met by any of those Doctor actors who came after him, including those Doctors in the new series. No matter how popular David Tennant rose in recent seasons, Tom will still always be the best.
Can't add much to this thread, all the greatness has been covered. I reply to this message because I have a bit of a quibble with the comment about David Tennant, who did manage a few witticisms here and there (admittedly sparse, though); two of those remain stuck in my head ("Allons-y, Alonzo!" and, when encountering troops with gas masks, inquired "are you my mummy?")
At any rate, one does have to wonder if witticisms were written in or not, such as Tom's Doctor referring to Madam Nostradamus as a witty little knitter. The onomatopoeia must have been explored on paper first, I'll bet.
And I'll bet both the wit and the swagger of Tom's Doctor served as a model for the subsequent Doctors. He was a model Doctor.