Tennant's Favorite Doctor?Edit
In the Time Crash mini Tennant said one line that raised my interest but I have not yet been able to find such information on this. "...'Cos you know what, Doctor? You were my Doctor." - Quote source. After hearing that I honestly wondered if he was making a personal reference that Peter Davison is his favorite Doctor. -- Tarun 18:02, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
- Where did you find that information? I searched but never found anything close to relevant. -- Tarun 16:51, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
- One of the Doctor Who Confidential, I think. -<Azes13 18:52, 24 May 2008 (UTC)>-
- He never says in a Confidential that Davison is his favorite. He says he was watching at that time, and lauds Davison with praise. He's beaming and quite excited about acting with Davison in the Time Crash Confidential. But, no, he doesn't say "Davison was my favorite" that Confidential or any other. Now, in the Time Crash Confidential, Moffat, at one point, speaks for Davison and says that Davison is likely Tennan's Doctor, because of the time frame the young Tennant was watching the program. Indeed, Tennant has referred to the Davison years as "my era" when speaking about when he had contact with the show, but it's clear he's also including the Tom Baker years into that mix.
- It is considerably easier finding citable sources for the Tom Baker side of the argument. According to WalesOnline, Tom Baker is his favorite Doctor (See point #77). Another place where you'll find a flat statement that Baker was his favorite is in a a 2005 interview with david-tennant.com, Unfortunately, the flat statement comes not from him, but the interviewer. The actual quotes in that article are what Tennant usually says, suggesting the fact that he watched the whole of the Baker years from the beginning, that Logopolis was pivotal, and that he carried on watching the Davison years. The in-character note from the Tenth that the Fifth was "his Doctor" is at least matched by Tennant saying to Jon Culshaw in Episode 10 of the third series of Confidential that he must be partially channeling Tom Baker because of how much he watched of that era as a kid.
- But as for finding a clear, simple statement by Tennant on his favorite Doctor, I've never found one. He's very cagey about it, almost suggesting that he probably doesn't want to be on record one way or the other.
- Another telling thing. When you type in "tennant's favorite (or favourite) doctor" into a Google search, we're the first site that pops up. That indicates we're the main source of that phrase. Which is bad on the "truth" scale. There is simply too much ambiguity on this issue to state with authority that Davison really is Tennant's favorite. I'm therefore removing the language from the article. CzechOut ☎ | ✍ 19:51, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
Big Finish Audio's Edit
Should we list the audio drama's he has been in or just his general roles ? Dark Lord Xander 12:26, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
- Yes, I think as this is the Doctor Who wiki we should list his links through his Doctor Who work. --Tangerineduel 03:46, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
"Tennant first Doctor born after show was well-established"Edit
The page contained the following statement:
- Although Tennant is not the first Doctor actor to be born after the start of the classic series -- that distinction belongs to Eccleston -- Tennant was the first to be born after the series had become well-established on television.
That's obvious bias towards 1970s Doctor Who. It was pretty damned "well-established" by William Hartnell. He was the first — and for a decade — the only Doctor to have posted an episode in the Top 10 of all programs for a week. And in terms of raw ratings, Hartnell pulled just as many eyeballs in front of the set as Tennant has been able to do. Tennant's is more impressive, arguably, because there were fewer channels back in Hartnell's day. But still, the show was very well established long before Tennant was born. Indeed, The Daleks had already completed its initial broadcast by Eccleston's actual birthday, and clearly it's The Daleks which "established' Doctor Who. The show had an average of about 10 million viewers from the January 1, 1964 through to Eccleston's birthday on the 16th of February. "The Brink of Disaster" pulled a 9.9 million rating on the day before his birthday. And on 13 February the BBC gave final permission for the entirety of Season 1 to be made. It was both a consistent performer and one with a relatively secure future by the time he popped out of the womb. CzechOut ☎ | ✍ 20:48, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
I don't think it is necasssary to put in other films he has been in because it wouldn't relate to doctor who. Any thoughts? 220.127.116.11 17:27, June 1, 2010 (UTC)
- Yes, it is. This article is about David himself, not just about his time on Doctor Who. The Thirteenth Doctor 20:05, June 1, 2010 (UTC)
- I'd agree with The Thirteenth Doctor, though I would say that we'd write that part of the article a little differently than, say, Wikipedia. Whereas Wikipedia would emphasize his most notable appearances outside Doctor Who, we'd tend to be slightly more biased in showing the way in which his career outside of Doctor Who has intersected with Doctor Who actors and crew members. Thus, his more obscure work, like Learners, is notable on this wiki because: a) it was filmed while he was actively still contracted as the Doctor and b) his casting resulted from Jessica Hynes' stint on Human Nature. Likewise, The Company of Friends, in which he actually plays a somewhat small role, is actually important to this wiki, because that was an early meeting between Tennant and Fenella Woolgar, without which she likely would not have been cast in The Unicorn and the Wasp. It's really important, in my view, to establish connections between actors and crew members outside DW, not only because such things are just interesting to our readers, but because sometimes they actually have a direct impact on the behind-the-scenes development of DW itself. CzechOut ☎ | ✍ 12:38, June 2, 2010 (UTC)
Real name misspelled Edit
David's real name is McDonald, but the caption under the photo misspells is as MacDonald. I'm not sure how to correct it. Can someone who knows how change it? 18.104.22.168 17:56, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
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In Perfect HarmonyEdit
- I've restored the image.
- Looking at it, I think it was deleted because it wasn't tagged with a copyright tag. Please tag it with an appropriate copyright tag or it will be deleted again. I've tagged it with a proposed deletion, which can be removed when the correct tag is added. --Tangerineduel / talk 14:48, August 3, 2012 (UTC)