Qray wrote:What was your take on Christopher Eccleston's portrayal of the Doctor? Though I like Eccleston, when I first heard about him being cast as the Doctor, I thought it was an odd choice. But once I saw him, I enjoyed Eccleston's "sub commander" version of the Doctor and was sorry to see him go.
I think Matt Smith as the Doctor is another odd casting choice and like you, I'm not so sure it'll turn out well, but I'll also have to wait and see how he does.
Very refreshing to meet an incarnation of the Doctor who enjoyed wearing a black leather jacket. Now that's awesome. Eccleston grew on me, and by the end, I liked the relationship forming between him and Rose. However, you can't deny that Tennant and Piper had this mind blowing natural chemistry together, which translated very well with the Doctor and Rose.
The Doctor character has always been an older (not always old) gentleman with a distinguished personality and towering presence. Now, suddenly, the Doctor is young (in body). How is anyone older than the Doctor (again, in body) supposed to take him seriously? People naturally look up to the older, more experienced, guy in the room. How is anyone going to do the same with the younger, still experienced, guy in the room? I just hope this doesn't become Doctor Who 90210!