This past weekend the Sunday Express gathered four of the countries leading literary lights and asked one question of Earth shattering importance: Who is your favorite Doctor?
Well, one of those four was one of our own, certified Whovian Jenny Colgan (AKA JT Colgan, author of the novel Dark Horizons) made her case for her favorite in the form of David Tennant.
He combined everything you already loved about the Doctor – his wit, his brains, his joie de vivre and usefulness in a tight spot – and added the cherries on the top: dashing black eyes, a heart-melting grin and really, really good hair.
Jenny’s case covers the fact that Number Ten was the Doctor who really broke the pattern for anything other than friendship in the TARDIS when it came to companions (Paul McGann and that kiss not withstanding)
They tried to play down his instant chemistry with Billie Piper, but it simply could not be denied. She fancied him because you fancied him, your mum fancied him, your granny fancied him, everybody fancied him.
Now, I can hear a million fans screaming that isn’t a legitimate reason for a favorite Doctor, that there is more to it than being cute, and fear not, Jenny agrees with that too.
But there’s another reason Tennant is my favourite Doctor, which is that he starred in some of the greatest episodes there have ever been of Doctor Who, or in fact any television series.
Quite frankly I find that a hard point to argue with. Personally I think that there has yet to be a story to top Midnight, and as such I find that while David isn’t my all time favorite Doctor (an honour that is currently held by Doctor number two- though it does vary from month to month) he is my favorite modern era Doctor, though I refuse to comment on whether his hair has anything to do with that…. well okay, maybe a little bit.
But what do you fine folks feel? It Ten the tops or do you feel that there has been a massive miscarriage of justice here? Leave us a comment below and let us know your number one.