David Tennant Is Geek Smash Readers’ Favorite Doctor!
The results are in, and David Tennant is the “People’s Doctor”.
It really is no surprise that the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant was chosen as the winner of Geek Smash’s “Which Doctor Is Your Favorite?” survey. He received 29% of the votes. Christopher Eccleston, The Ninth Doctor, came in second with 14%. Fourth Doctor Tom Baker followed close with 12% The current, Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, came in with 8%.
Why, though? What makes David Tennant more special than Eccleston? Okay, I personally like the Ninth Doctor. He’s more macho, more of a soldier than his successors (I’m not too familiar with the classic Doctors just yet). Considering the long hiatus through the 90′s, and the fact that David Tennant’s reign as the iconic Time Lord was longer than the other, newer Doctors, I think he is still stuck in everybody’s mind as being THE Doctor.
He generally portrayed the Doctor as having a light-hearted, talkative, easy-going, and cheeky manner, often showing his vengeful side as well. There were times when the baddies didn’t follow his ‘one warning’ code, and he was unforgiving. What I think struck a chord with most fans, especially the ladies, was his hipster-like fashion sense. He wore skinny suits with tennis shoes. And hearts melted when he wore his dark-rimmed glasses. There was also his hair, all up and spiky and well-groomed. He had the tendency to babble. Sometimes he mixed nonsense with vital information, like when he described non-linear temporal physics as “a big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff.” It got people all twitterpated.
Most of the young ladies I hang out with, and are fans of Doctor Who swear that Tennant is their favorite because “He’s so hot.”
Friend and fellow Geek Smash writer Chris Neal said, when asked why he likes David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor over the other Doctors, “I don’t know… He’s goofy, yet serious… (shrugs)… He’s just awesome.”
Another friend of mine, who shall remain nameless (and buried in the woods somewhere) stated he voted for Dr. Dre because “Doctor Who is stupid.”
What do you guys think? Even if you didn’t vote, send us you comments. Let’s have a debate. Which is your favorite Doctor?