Doctor Who celebrates a half century of existence on November 23, 2013. The following are eleven random facts paired with eleven (known) Doctors.
11 Random Doctor Who Facts
William Hartnell wore a wig during his tenure as the First Doctor.
Patrick Troughton and Hartnell were originally expected to alternate the role due to Hartnell’s declining health.
Jon Pertwee’s Doctor is often compared to James Bond based on the type of stories during his era.
Tom Baker’s Doctor was – and still is – the quintessential Doctor for many fans. This is especially true for American fans.
Peter Davison was the first Doctor to appear in live action footage post-2005.
Colin Baker’s Doctor was present during one of the most turbulent times for the program.
Sylvester McCoy portrayed both the 6th and 7th Doctors for the regeneration scene.
The 1996 television movie received respectable rating in the UK but did not do so in the US. The attempted revival was unsuccessful.
Rose Tyler provided the audience with something never before experienced in Doctor Who. We were able to see the companion’s family.
David Tennant’s 10th Doctor quickly became popular. His final words – “I don’t want to go” – mimiced the thoughts of millions of fans.
Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor takes center stage for the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor.
What are some of your random Doctor Who facts? Do you know something that seems to be lost to Doctor Who history?
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