Monday, 22 April 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 22nd April 2013
Back in 2011, the website IGN announced their list of favourite Doctors from Doctor Who with David Tennant's Tenth Doctor coming top of the list.
The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is IGN's description of the Tenth Doctor and David's characterisation of him, along with the reasons that the website chose him as their favourite:
The Tenth Doctor
Portrayed by: David Tennant
Tenure: 2005–2010 (now they need to add 2013!)
Signature Look: Pinstriped suit and tie, long tan overcoat, Converse sneakers
Notable Companions: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Martha Jones, Capt. Jack Harkness, Donna Noble
Favorite Quirk: Wore glasses, though he doesn't need them.
Putting shallowness aside for the moment (I'll come back to that, trust me), David Tennant wins as the best Doctor of them all not just because of his emotional range and commitment to the role (although those are both standout qualities), but for raising the profile of Doctor Who to new, global heights. During his tenure, and for the first time, the show grew so much in popularity overseas that the broadcast window had to be shortened to combat the downloading of new episodes in countries where they hadn't yet aired.
Following after the melancholy, emotionally scarred Ninth Doctor, Tennant's Tenth Doctor was a sweeter, more lighthearted version, with the ability to turn on a dime and become deadly serious – and quite menacing when he had to be – in an instant.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that he's tall, dark and quite easy on the eyes (see, I told you I'd get to the shallow stuff eventually). Really, though, it all comes down to this: If the TARDIS landed in my back yard tomorrow, which Doctor would I want to step out and invite me on board? I'd have say the Tenth, no contest.