A bizarre poll has made headline news on Doctor Who sites across the web this weekend – as if there wasn’t enough to talk about!
Surveying 1,000 adults, online market research site www.OnePoll.com somehow concluded that the Doctor – a time travelling alien with a will of iron, a sonic screwdriver, lots of friends and a knack for science – was the most popular doctor on television.
Despite the more than slightly obvious fact that the Doctor isn’t actually a doctor.
A OnePoll spokesman said:
“Doctor Who is a national treasure who has been on our screens for almost half a century now.
”David Tennant reinvigorated this fictional character and the show has seen huge success since.”
Straight behind the Doctor was Christopher Lloyd’s eccentric Dr Emmett Brown the Back To The Future movies, while third was Neighbours’ Dr Karl Kennedy. Fascinatingly, American pediatrician Dr Spock appeared 5th in the poll, despite rarely appearing on TV in the UK since the 1970s…
Like I said, bizarre.