Who is your favorite Doctor Who regeneration

Doctor Who - The eccentric among the aliens

Doctor Who is ancient by series standards, but that doesn't change the fact that the BBC institution has retained its charm over the decades. This time my heart for series goes to the time-traveling Time Lord including Daleks, Cybermen and Co.

The Doctor? Doctor ... who? The question of all questions is (hopefully) never answered. Nevertheless, every Doctor Who fan has a favorite incarnation of the Doctor. Depending on whether you grew up with names like Tom Baker (Doctor number 4) and Peter Davison (Doctor number 5) or came across the series through the new episodes, you will make your choice. My first encounter with Doctor Who wasn't that long ago. A few years ago the series, revived in 2005, ran synchronized with Pro7. That's when I saw her for the first time and was confused. Should that be trash now? A serious children's series? Or is it Sci Fi cult? Everything and much more applies to this BBC veteran. My heart for series That's why I'm giving one of the best sci-fi series that has ever existed on earth, in the universe and especially on Gallifrey.

It's bigger on the inside!
Gallifrey is the home planet of the alien known only as “The Doctor”, who travels through time and space in his blue TARDIS. The Doctor, a Time Lord, gets incredibly old and needs a regeneration every now and then, which can be extremely useful if he gets the laser beam of a Dalek or the respective actor is no longer in the mood for the role. That is why there have been eleven incarnations of the Doctor to date. The current one is played by Matt Smith, whose second season was heralded two weeks ago on the BBC with “The Impossible Astronaut”. The series has changed a lot since it began in 1963. Originally intended as an educational program for younger viewers, it is now an adventure series aimed at children, adolescents and adults. In the ideal case, serious philosophical and ethical questions are brought to man, woman and child in an understandable and entertaining guise.

What has always distinguished Doctor Who is the freedom that the concept of the series offers writers. A Time Lord, a companion, a TARDIS and the possibility of traveling through space and time are the simple ingredients. This has resulted in the series experimenting with different narrative forms and remaining comparatively unpredictable. Therefore there are episodes in which the Doctor hardly plays a role, in which several time levels and parallel worlds are juggled, etc. Doctor Who is like the TARDIS in his best moments. From the outside, the series looks simple, but on closer inspection it has many surprises to offer.

On the I ... ginger?
However, everything stands and falls with the Doctor. In 2005, the series, which initially fell asleep at the end of the 80s, was kissed awake by Russell T. Davies. Since then she has let loose three in her own way excellent incarnations of the Doctor on the televisions of our globe. There was the latently megalomaniac Christopher Eccleston (number 9) with his leather jacket, the eccentric David Tennant (number 10) with chucks and now the child-friendly Matt Smith (number 11), whose credo “Bow ties are cool!” suggests its appearance. A good doctor can turn mediocre episodes into great entertainment, which is often necessary with such a long-lasting series. Making the twentieth confrontation with the Daleks, the Doctor's archenemies, look interesting after 46 years is, after all, a real achievement.

The combination of excellent episodes and well-humored actors is of course ideal. The individual writers each bring their own personal touch to the action. So at Russell T Davis we can always prepare for the impending end of the world and very big feelings, while Steven Moffat, who took over the series with Doctor Number 11, likes to play with the narrative conventions.

David Tennant is my Doctor
My favorite Doctor remains David Tennant, who is also characteristically the middle thing between the adult Christopher Eccleston and the playful Matt Smith. But all three have their place in my personal highlights from the last few seasons. This includes, for example, “Father’s Day”, in which Rose (Billie Piper) prevents her father's death and has to come to terms with the fact that the space-time continuum cannot be manipulated so easily. Another favorite is “The Girl in the Fireplace”. There the Doctor meets Madame de Pompadour on a spaceship, of all places, has to protect her from clockwork aliens and learn a sad lesson about transience. “Human Nature” shows us what life is denied to the eternally traveling Doctor and in “Blink” a still unknown Carey Mulligan is terrorized by terrible angel statues that only move when she is not looking.

The list of my favorite Doctor Who episodes is already very long, although I only know the new series since 2005. “Silence in the Library”, “Midnight”, “The Waters of Mars” and “Vincent and the Doctor” are further examples of the dramatic and narrative potential this series has, despite or precisely because of it for the whole family is rotated. But the best thing is that there is so much to discover in the Doctor Who universe. If you know the new seasons, there are eight more incarnations of the Doctor before you.