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Introducing the 11th Doctor

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Today’s the Day people and of course the end of Doctor Who week 😦 (although I’ll post something tomorrow… probably just pictures and videos)

So today its the 11th Doctors turn 🙂

        THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR
                  Matt Smith
            1st January 2010
      

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First Appearance: The End of Time
Last Appearance: He’s leaving this Christmas so the title has yet to been confirmed.
Series: 4
Appearances: 37 stories (42 episodes)
Companions: Amy Pond, Rory Williams, River Song, Craig Owens Clara Oswald

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The 11th Doctor is a brash and lively man but often shows that he is also lonely.
He is aware of his reputation as a fierce enemy to his adversaries. (In the Pandorica Opens he is seen talking to his enemies in the skies above and you can tell that his reputation stalls them… “One who has the Pandorica? Me. Two. Whose coming to take it from me?”)
He has a great deal of affection for his companions especially to Rory and Amy who are his closest friends in the universe.
  The 11th Doctor is often childlike and acts childish at times but there are those moments when he acts his age. (He retired to Victorian London and became grumpy and solitary master he lost Amy and Rory)
  He’s ignorant of human popular culture and does many embarrassing attempts at trying to be cool. (The wedding dance… Hilarious!)
  He is also ignorant of adult activities, especially when he provided bunk beds when the newly married Amy and Rory instead of one big bed. He also takes a sip of wine when he becomes Craig’s new roommate and spits it back into his glass as he doesn’t like the taste.
  His inept at responding to romantic advances, acting really awkwardly when River and Amy try and seduce him, although he does become a bit more mature to the advances, often seen flirting with River Song and later in the series he marries her!
He’s very manipulative and secretive. In “Rebel Flesh” he reveals that he’s known for quite some time that Amy is a flesh avatar when he gets her down in front of Rory. And in “The Girl Who Waited” he is seen manipulating an older version of Amy in order to save the real Amy and locks older Amy out of the TARDIS.
  Although he puts on a show of cheerful arrogance he does secretly believe himself to be a bad person and often displays motions of self loathing for the things he’s had to do in his past.

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Matt is the youngest person to play the Doctor (he was 26 when cast) with Peter Davison being the second youngest Doctor (he was 29 when cast)

This Doctors clothes are the best! In his first proper episode, The Eleventh Hour, he is seen in the tattered remnants of 10’s clothes (which is what prompted Amy to call him “The Raggedy Doctor” as a young girl.) His first outfit was chosen from an array of clothes found in a hospital changing room and consisted of a shirt, brown tweed jacket with elbow patches, bow tie, braces, black trousers and short ankle boots.

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He does briefly don a fez stating; “I wear a fez now… Fezzes are cool”
And briefly in America he dons a Stetson (which River shoots of his head!) Also stating “I wear a Stetson now… Stetson’s are cool”
  In “The Snowmen” when he’s in Victorian London he is seen in a new outfit consisting of a purple-brown cashmere frock coat and a variety of waistcoats, shirt and bow tie (because “Bow ties are cool”)
He also briefly wears Amy’s glasses

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Okay so I really really really really really really really really really really LOVE Matt Smith. I honestly do. He’s a brilliant Doctor and shows so many versatile sides to his character. I like how his darker side comes through in the series and his relationships with his companions are one of total love. I honestly don’t want Matt to leave at Christmas, he is by far my favourite Doctor (Tennant a very close second) and it really hasn’t sunk in that he’s leaving. I Love everything about this Doctor.
  But of course everything comes to an end and its Matt’s time to go (PLEASE DON’T GO!)
  With the 50th special being shown tonight we will see his dark secret come to life and I am so so so excited for this episode!!

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And of course I can’t forget…
Tonight we find out all about the other doctor… the one that he’s tried so very hard to forget….

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And of course Christmas time we will see the new 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi take over from Matt

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Introducing the 10th Doctor

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Eeeeek 1 day left to go! And today its the 10th Doctors turn 🙂

            THE TENTH DOCTOR
               David Tennant
              18th June 2005
            17th January 2010

First Appearance: The Parting of the Ways
Last Appearance: The End of Time
Series: 3 + specials including the 50th anniversary The Day of the Doctor
Appearance: 36 stories (47 episodes)
Companions: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Martha Jones, Jack Harkness, Donna Noble, Astrid Perth, Sarah Jane Smith, Jackson Lake, Rosita Farisi, Christina de Souza, Adelaide Brooke, Wilfred Mott.

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The 10th incarnation of the Doctor was light hearted, talkative, easy going, witty and a definite cheeks manner but apart from all that he also demonstrated a vengeful and unforgiving streak. In his first episode after he regenerated he was seen fighting the leader of the Sycorax, when he turned around the leader tried to attack him from behind, the Doctor pushed a button and the Sycorax leader fell to his death. The Doctor commented that with him “There are no second chances”
  He also showed a strong personal sense of justice which in turn made him quick to anger when he felt the justice had been violated.
  Examples:
  In the Runaway Bride the Doctor drowns the Empress of Racnoss’ children and stoically watches on. He tells Donna that he needs “someone to stop him”
  Also in the Family of Blood the Doctor gives each family member an individual and eternal punishment for their actions.
  All of his actions were also coupled with a deep sense of regret.
 

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This Doctor had a tendency to babble mixing apparent nonsense with vital information. He also used technobabble to describe scientific stuff (“space… its a big ball of timey wimey stuff.”)
  He also rapidly switches moods; one minute he can be manic then angry then nonchalant etc.
  This Doctor was also intensely lonely, describing the ability to live a long life as a curse and he also tells Rose and Donna that they cab spend their whole lives with him, but can’t spend his while life with them because they’ll eventually grow old and die 😥 😥

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Catchphrases: “Allons-y”, “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry”, “Brilliant”, “Oh Yes” and an elongated “Well..”

Appearance
The 10th Doctor wore either a dark brown four buttoned suit with blue pinstripes or a blue four buttoned suit with rust red pinstripes, shirt and tie, light brown faux suede overcoat. He always wore different coloured converses, depending on his suit and was probe to wearing tortoise shell glasses.

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David Tennant was a brilliant, amazing and fantastic doctor. He could make you laugh, make you cry, he could get you angry and he could get you happy and geeky. He was a doctor that you took to heart and every episode was different than the last. And his relationship with Rose… well he clearly loved her and the scene where she gets trapped in a parallel world and you see the sadness in his face… you can’t help but cry. And when he regenerated… god… his last words “But I don’t wanna go” OH MY GOD I CRIED BUCKETS!!
  This is what made him brilliant… you went through all the emotions he went through and when he left I thought no one could replace him but well 11 cane along and….. (okay so that’s for tomorrow!)
  But honestly David was a brilliant Doctor and I can’t wait to see him back in the 50th!

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Introducing the 9th Doctor

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This Blog is dedicated to the 9th Doctor! (Two more days til the 50th! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!)

            THE NINTH DOCTOR
          Christopher Eccleston
             26th March 2005
              18th June 2005

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First Appearance: Rose
Last Appearance: The Parting of the Ways
Series: 1
Appearances: 10 stories (13 episodes)
Companions: Rose Tyler, Adam Mitchell, Jack Harkness

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Christopher Eccleston revived the hit TV show in 2005.
  This doctor was a little bit different to the other doctor’s incarnations as he wasn’t as ‘eccentric’ as the others.
  Christopher wanted to play the role differently choosing to be a stripped down version of the previous doctors. He showed a slightly more darker side to the character and his rough and ready attitude was not to be messed with. He did also show a lighter side especially when joking around with companion Rose.

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The 9th Doctor avoided thinking about his past, focusing solely on the present as his past was painful to think about at times.
  The 9th Doctor could be brutal and confrontational at times. He showed his darker, brutal nature in an episode with a Dalek. Chained and the last of his race the Dalek angered the 9th Doctor so much that we saw a glimpse into his past, showing that he hurt and his past was traumatic.

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But apart from his dark nature this Doctor was brave, wise, brilliant and down to earth. He clearly loves his companion Rose who, on some levels, is a female version of himself (independent, courageous and down to earth)
  Even though Rose was only 19 in some ways she seemed older than her years, showing a mature side at times. The 9th Doctor and Rose made a brilliant team.

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It was however to be short lived as the BBC revealed that Eccleston would not be staying on as the Doctor and so the team had to find someone quick. (You’ll see who it is tomorrow!)
 
2005 was when I started watching Doctor Who and not knowing much about the show I was fascinated by the character and was hooked from the first episodes. He modernized the Doctor, bringing him smack bang into the 21st Century. Even his outfit was trendy and up to date, showing that the Doctor didn’t need to be flamboyant in his clothes to do his duty. (Chris wore Black trousers, black boots with a black leather jacket) Christopher was an amazing Doctor and frankly I wish he’d have stayed on a little longer because I’d like to see how he would have developed the character further.
  I liked his fun sides just as much as his darker side. Showing that the past can still effect people, even when you are a 900 year old Time Lord.

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Introducing the 6th, 7th and 8th Doctor

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Yep its time for the 6th, 7th and 8th Doctor 🙂

             THE SIXTH DOCTOR
                    Colin Baker
              16th March 1984
            6th December 1986

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First Appearance: The Caves of Androzani
Last Appearance: The Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
Series: 2
Appearances: 8 stories (31 episodes)
Companions: Peri Brown and Mel

The sixth Doctor was unpredictable and a petulant egoist who wore garish multicoloured attire which was reflected in his volatile personality.
  His unpredictability was made even wilder by his mood swings, manic behaviour, his bombastic outbursts and unflappable wit.
  The sixth Doctor was supremely confident on his abilities and did not suffer fools gladly.
  His melodramatic wit however eventually subsided as it hid the fact that this incarnation retains the the song moral senses and empathy. (In the Revelation of the Daleks he showed great empathy for a dying mutant)
Underneath his blustering exterior he was actually more determined than ever in his universal battles against evil.
  His use of violence against his foes and his abrasive relationship with his companion Peri were both criticised by fans. The violence however was largely in self defense and his relationship with Peri followed significantly when the TV programme returned from hiatus for Series 23 The Trial of a Time Lord.
  This Doctor was well known for his love of cats and he always wore a number of cat shaped pins.

This Doctor wore a multiple of colours. A red frock coat with green patchwork. Yellow and pink lapels. A white shirt with question marks on each collar. He wore many different variations of waistcoats and cravats. His most famous was a knitted brown waistcoat with a turquoise polka dot cravat.

        THE SEVENTH DOCTOR
              Sylvester McCoy
            7th September 1987
            6th December 1989

First Appearance: Time and the Rani
Last Appearance: Survival
Series: 3
Appearances: 12 stories (42 episodes)
Companions: Mel and Ace

The seventh doctor displayed an affable, curious, knowledgeable, easy going, excitable and charming air.
  As he began to choose his battles and keep a tighter grip on his secrets he also presented a more serious, wistful and a manipulative side to his character. He was prepared to play the fool in order to trick his foes, just like the second Doctor. He was also an adept physical performer and deployed a repertoire of magic tricks.
  His more whimsical tendencies however disappeared over time but he still maintained his fondness for idiosyncratic speeches.
  The seventh doctor was opposed to violence and always managed to talk his enemies into submission.
 
With his off white safari style jacket, red paisley scarf, matching handkerchief, plain white shirt, red paisley tie, yellow fair isle inspired pullover with red question marks, tweed sand coloured plaid trousers, white/brown brogued shoes, panama hat and umbrella with a res question mark handle he was still as “stylish” as the other doctors. Although not quite as colourful as the sixth!

        THE EIGHTH DOCTOR
                Paul McGann
              27th May 1996

First Appearance: Doctor Who
Last Appearance: The Night of the Doctor
Appearance: 2 stories (2 episodes)
Companions: Grace Holloway

The Eight Doctor encouraged those around him to seize life instead of withdrawing from it.
His youthful, wide eyed enthusiasm hid a very old soul with a darker side.
  The eighth doctor starred in the TV movie version of the series and attracted controversy by breaking the long standing taboo against romantic involvement with his companions by kissing Grace Holloway.
  The movie however failed to spark a new TV series of the show but he did continue the eighth doctors adventures in various spin off medias. Although he was the shortest Doctor in terms of the others he was also the longest due to the other medias he was in.

Overview of the movie:

Transporting the remains of his long serving nemesis, the Master, the 7th Doctor is caught in crossfire by gang war fare. He was taken to hospital and efforts to revive him manages to “kill” the Doctor. He’s taken to the morgue where, after several hours, he regenerates into the 8th incarnation.
The Master has cheated death and his spirit takes over the body of a paramedic called Bruce. The Master attempts to steal the Doctor’s remaining lives by opening the Eye of Harmony inside the TARDIS, nearly destroying the earth in the process.
The Doctor and his companion, Grace Holloway, are able to prevent the earths destruction and the Master is sucked into the Eye of Harmony

The Sixth Doctor:

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Introducing the 4th and 5th Doctor

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Carrying on from yesterday’s post today’s is all about the 4th and 5th Doctors!

          THE FOURTH DOCTOR
                  Tom Baker
               8th June 1974
             21st March 1981

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First Appearance: Planet of the Spiders
Last Appearance: Logopolis
Number of Series: 7
Appearances: 41 stories (172 episodes)
Companions: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, Leela, K-9, Romana, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka

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This new incarnation of the Doctor is eager to leave Earth in favour of exploration thus drawing back from continuous involvement with UNIT.
  The fourth doctor had grown tired of working for the Time Lords.
  Despite attempts to avoid them, they continued to send him on occasional missions, including an attempt to prevent the creation of the Daleks, during which he met his new adversary Davros.
  The fourth doctor was most unpredictable in terms of his emotional depth, he was slightly more distant and alien than his previous incarnations.
  The fourth doctor had whimsical charm, off beat humour and a manic grin. He was more aloof and somber than the others. He could also be intensely brooding, series and even callous.
  He had a strong moral code when he faces the dilemma of whether to destroy the Daleks.
  Like the other Doctors he chooses brain over brawn, although he was a strong swordsman and fighter when the needs dictate.
  His most significant relationship is with Sarah Jane and its implied that their relationship is deeper than the other relationships he shared. When Sarah Jane comes back to the series years later the 10th Doctor admits to loving her.

He also like Jelly Babies.

Tom Baker was the longest running on screen Doctor of the series.

Appearance:
Imposingly tall, eyes that boggled, mass of curls and prominently displayed teeth.
He wore a shirt, waistcoat, cravat, trousers, a frock coat (with pockets), wide brimmed hat and most famously his impractically long multi-coloured scarf which was apparently knitted for him by Madame Nostradamus, in which he calls a “witty little knitter”.
  He was the first doctor to refer to his companions as his best friends.

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             THE FIFTH DOCTOR
                Peter Davison
               21st March 1981
              16th March 1984

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First Appearance: Logopolis
Last Appearance: The Caves of Androzani
Number of series: 3
Appearances: 20 stories (69 episodes)
Companions: Adric, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Kamelion, Peri Brown

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This Doctor was more vulnerable, sensitive and reserved than his previous incarnations and often reacted to situations rather than initiating them and he often made decisions by flipping a coin.
  He treated his young companions as part of a team and often participated in situations under the leadership of someone else.
  The 5th Doctors boyish appearance, nervous energy and charm all hid the fact the he was a Time Lord of great age, compassion and experience.
  He could decipher ingredients of a drink by smell alone and rosemary made him sneeze.
  He greatly abhorred violence and often hesitated about taking matters into his own hands.
  Indecision weighed seriously on this Doctor and it did have its consequences. Yet this Doctor was also one of the most courageous of his incarnations.

Appearance
He had a variation of an Edwardian Cricketers kit and was seen carrying a cricket ball in one of his pockets.
He wore a cream coloured frock coat, striped trousers, plimsoll shoes, occasionally a pair of spectacles and frequently wore an optimo style panama hat.
On his left lapel he wore a celery stalk in which he claimed in The Caves of Androzani that the celery would turn purple in the presence of certain gases on the “Praxis” range to which he was allergic.

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Introducing the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Doctor

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Welcome to Doctor Who week! That’s right on Saturday 23rd November we will be celebrating 50 YEARS OF DOCTOR WHO!
That’s right 50 YEARS!

So what better way to celebrate 50 years than by getting to know the previous Doctor’s.

              THE FIRST DOCTOR
              WILLIAM HARTNELL
            23rd November 1963
              29th October 1966

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First Appearance: An Unearthly Child
Last Appearance: The Tenth Planet
Guest starred in The Three Doctors
Number of series: 4
Appearances: 29 stories (134 episodes)
Companions: Susan Foreman, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Vicki, Steven Taylor, Katarina, Sara Kingdom, Dodo Chaplet, Polly, Ben Jackson

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An Early Writers Guide by script editor David Whitaker describes “Doctor Who” as a “frail looking but wiry and tough as an old turkey.”
  William set the premise for the Doctor now with his tremendous knowledge of scientific matters.
  The first Doctor was unable to Pilot the TARDIS as we find that its actually made for 6 pilots!
  The First Doctor was abrasive, patronising and cantankerous towards his human travelling companions yet he shared a deep emotional bond with his Granddaughter Susan.
  He had a streak of ruthlessness too as we see he is willing to lie to get his way and in one case attempt to kill to achieve his goals.
  His first two human companions Ian and Barbara was, well, basically forced upon him and at first he was weary of them but after while he formed a family bond with all his companions and began to enjoy his travels and was always sad to see his companions go.

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Clothes: Edwardian Ensemble with a wooden walking cane with a twisted handle.

          THE SECOND DOCTOR
          PATRICK TROUGHTON
             29th October 1966
                21st June 1969

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First Appearance: The Tenth Planet
Last Appearance: The War Games
Guest starred in The Three Doctors
Series: 3
Appearances: 21 stories (119 episodes)
Companions: Polly, Ben Jackson, Jamie McCrimmon, Victoria Waterfield, Zoe Heriot

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The Second Doctor was nicknamed the “Cosmic Hobo” due to his scruffy and more childlike nature.
  This Doctor was mecurial, clever and always a few steps ahead of his enemies. He was also a calculating schemer and manipulater. He always acted heroically and morally in his desire to help the oppressed.

Catchphrases: “Oh my giddy aunt!”
“When I say run, run!”
He also played the recorder.

The Second Doctors tenure was characterised by a faster pace and a preference towards ‘monster of the week’ style horror stories.
While Troughton’s Doctor would still visit earths past he would always encounter an alien whether in the form of Daleks or Ice Warriors etc.
  During this time Doctor Who began to come under fire for its purportedly violent and frightening content.
  Many episodes featuring the Second Doctor were junked by the BBC. 2 stories from Troughton’s 1st two series- The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Enemy of the World- still exist in their entirety.
10 stories only partially exist (most with 1 or 2 episodes out of 4 or 6)
4 episodes have been lost in their entirety; The Power of the Daleks; Jamie’s first adventure The Highlanders; The Macra Terror and Victoria’s last adventure Fury from the Deep.

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              THE THIRD DOCTOR
                 JON PERTWEE
               3rd January 1970
                  8 June 1974

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First Appearance: Spearhead from Space
Last Appearance: Planet of the Spiders
Guest starred in The 5 Doctors
Series: 5
Appearances: 24 stories (128 episodes)
Companions: Liz Shaw, Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith

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The third Doctor was suave, dapper, technologically oriented and a authoritative man of action who practised Venusian Aikido (karate)
  This Doctor was a scientist who maintained a lab ay UNIT where he enjoyed working on gadgets in his TARDIS.
In his spare times he’s found motoring and his favourite car was a canary yellow vintage roadster that he nicknamed “Bessie”, a construct which featured such modifications as a remote control, dramatically increased speed capabilities and inertial dampers (he also had a hover craft called the Whomobile!)
  This incarnation of the Doctor spent most of his time exiled on Earth, where he grudgingly worked as UNIT’s scientific advisor, he was occasionally sent on covert missions by the Timelords where he would often react as a reluctant mediator.
  Despite occasional arrogance the 3rd Doctor genuinely cared for his companions in a paternal fashion.
  Pertwee was the first Doctor to confront an enemy of physically cornered.

Catchphrase: “Reverse the popularity of the neutron flow”

Appearance: Frilled shirts, velvet smoking jackets on various colours aswell as matching trousers, formal boots, riding boots and dress shoes. Inverness cloaks for his regular appearance. Also was partial to bow ties, cravats and leather gloves.
Quite rightly he was nicknamed “The Dandy Doctor”

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