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I have been a huge doctor who fan for almost a year. I have watched every episode of the new series religiously. My favorite moments are when the doctor shows his darker side. Eccleston was only on for a year, so he never got to explore this side of The Doctor. Tennant got to toy around with this aspect a few time. So far Matt Smith hasn't really got to take a stab at this. however I think that we did get to see a glimpse of this in the episode "The Beast Below." It was only a hint, but it still sticks out in my mind as a key moment. At the End of the episode, when is getting ready to kill the star whale, and Amy is trying to talk to him, That moment, where he becomes angry and lashes out, it wasn't a big moment, not as poignant as tennant's moment during family of blood. But it stills sticks out in my mind. It was more of a glimpse of the darker side of the doctor.
This Is my favorite moment because it makes you curious, and somewhat scared to see the truly dark side of the doctor.
So, what is your favorite moment where the doctor shows his darker side?
Much of the episode Dalek was about the darker side of Eccleston's Doctor. He pretty much lost the plot due to his time war experiences, and wanted it destroyed under any circumstances. Only Rose's intervention at the end made him stop and reflect.
There's also Donna's persuasive speech at the the end of The Fires of Pompeii, where he wouldn't have saved the family had she not been there.
One of the recurring themes of Doctor Who is that he needs human companions for more than just to stave off his loneliness, he sometimes needs a different moral perspective.
When Colin Baker grabs his companion by the throat in The Twin Dillema (his debut story).
That freaked me out more than anything I'd seen on the show till then - and since. Heads and shoulders above Number 10's little turn at the end of Waters of Mars (where he rants until Adelaide decides he's off his tree and wanders in for a bit of quiet and suicide). That episode in particular show the difference between The Doctor being damaged or flawed and him being a dick.
If I remember correctly, Colin's Doctor was created at a time of lowering ratings and the writers wanting a more serious, darker tone...
...so they made the Joker-Doctor. Now I truly believe there has NEVER been a bad Doctor, the Sixth's Doctor run was....wow....just...wow....
But hey, can you blame him? Who DIDN'T want to kill Peri?
...indeed. Baker's treatment by the BBC hasn't been forgotten........
Currently enjoying the radio triptych starring S McCoy's doc, this will hopefully finally get me "into" his incarnation..........fingers crossed
Wait til you hear a certain future Doctor...playing a Nazi.....
well, that wasn't strictly true now was it Gift?? wink wink etc, the minute he spoke, it all fell into place, am looking forward to the las part.... Have to ask was Klein in The Curse of Fenric??
I strongly believe that companions like the forever whining Peri and the unbearable Mel played a major part in the show's downfall. That and almost no budget. Yes, Michael Grade, the effects do look shit but who's fucking fault is that?