I was born in 1979 and very much a child of the 80s/90s. My earliest recllactions of Doctor Who are from the mid-80s when it aired regularly on PBS stations here in the United States. I don't recall watching it regularly, but I knew enough that it was British and science fiction.
While in college I had a professor named Daniel Trout, who was into many of the geekish things I was myself. Well, one of my friends told me he was a fan of Doctor Who. I thought, 'Oh that's cool. I remember that show somewhat.'. Shortly after, me and my friends were in a grociery store that carried jelly babies. Jackie, my best friend, told me about them being an intrical part on the show. One day I came over to their apartment where they were watching a Tom Baker serial online. It was 'Destiny of the Daleks' I think. I asked which character was the doctor, to which they said the guy with the curly mop and scarf. I said something along the lines, "That's the Doctor? I thought he was an old man.". See back in the 80s I remembered a man with white hair. I am not sure it was the First Doctor or the Third Doctor, because what I saw was in color-unless it was an episode from 'The Three Doctors' or 'The Five Doctors'. It could have been.
I started looking into Doctor Who and watching some of the new and old Who. Naturally, I started liking what I saw from both. If I could pick a preference, I would say it would have to be Classic Who. There's something I feel old British programs have that isn't as apparent today. So anyway, I watched some Tom Baker serials first, but then I discovered the late Jon Pertwee. I can't rightfully explain my immediate attraction. It could be the prescence he carries in those fance smoking jackets and ruffles that he wore, his class, and perhaps that he used martial arts (I am a martial artist in real life). Even so, I realised Jon Pertwee is my Doctor. Tom Baker comes in a close second. What is it I like about Tom's Doctor? He's so wonderfully eccentric and animated. He has that voice, those amazingly blue eyes and that toothy smile. And then there's the scarf.
Is it possible to have two Doctors? If I compiled a list of my top five Doctors, they woud be: Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Matt Smith, Patrick Troughton, and David Tennant. My list could change depending on Doctor 12, but no other Doctor will ever remove Pertwee nor Baker from their number 1 & 2 slots.
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"Courage isn’t a matter of not being frightened, it’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway." - Third Doctor