So I saw this, and I love doing these kinds of things (I think it comes from the same psychological root that makes me love filling out paperwork and taking political ideology quizzes), and I FUCKING LOVE DOCTOR WHO.
So here I am - Day 1, Favorite Doctor.
This is incredibly hard for me to decide. I love every Doctor in some way. My tops are the First (I mean, he’s the first), Second (so fucking funny), fifth (more later), and ninth (my first doctor).
Before I get into my “Favorite Doctor” part, I just want to share one of my favorite Doctor Who moments. In the William Hartnell episode “The Meddling Monk” (spoiler alert), the Doctor steals the Monk’s dimensional control, effectively ruining his TARDIS and marooning him in 10th century England.
I saw this and I was like, “Woah - the Doctor don’t fucking mess around”. Like seriously - no courts, no due process, not even a prison term. He took away all his technology, his ship, and abandoned him forever in 10th century England. And why? Because the Meddling Monk broke the first law of time travel.
Cuz, you know, the Doctor certainly isn’t on the run for doing the exact same fucking thing.This is why I love the Doctor - He is one BadAss Motherfucker.
Anyways - my favorite Doctor is probably the 5th. I know, I know, it’s not a popular position. But I’ve seen the 5th Doctor have some pretty badass moments (lots of spoilers forthcoming); In “Resurrection(?) of the Daleks” he almost executes Davros (not just kills - climbs through the door and points a gun at Davros’s head, execution style). At the end of Caves of Androzzani, he hijacks a ship, crashes it into a planet, and dies while saving Peri. At the end of “The Five Doctors”, when he gets appointed President (for the 2nd time), he’s all “You go to Gallifrey and summon the high council immediatley. You have full deputy powers until I return. I shall travel in my TARDIS.” And then flees. Again. In fact, he was just on his game through the entirety of “The Five Doctors”.
And one of the things about the 5th Doctor is that he was so young - much younger than any of his predecessors, yet he had all of the worries and enemies and conflicts of all who came before him.
And that outfit was just sweeeeeeet.