Worzel Gummidge, the scarecrow who comes to life in a Calvin-&-Hobbes-esque fashion. Whereas I was young enough to only catch Pertwee's Doctor in repeats and so he'd lost street cred with me already. Having said that, one of the most genuinely scary Dr Who stories ever was, for me, Planet Of The Spiders, with Jon Pertwee as the Doctor. Tellingly though, it was his last, with the irrepressible Tom Baker taking over after this.
I don't know what to make of the people who voted for Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy or Paul McGann. I stopped watching during that time so when I did see these actors they just looked like twits in silly costumes. Eccleston was where the Doctor first started to creep back into my consciousness, as his role coincided in my my mind with him getting a fair bit of critical attention for some of his other more dramatic roles. Perhaps that was why he was so short-lived. And perhaps people felt that he didn't stick with it long enough to be credited with their vote. Pure speculation of course, but it is interesting to see how fast actors move on from the role these days compared to the Golden Age of Tom Baker who hung around for seven years.
As for David Tennant, the putative second-best Doctor ever, I just don't know. I still don't watch the show so I have no opinion at all on either him or the
Do any of my Gentle Readers care to illuminate me as to why they voted the way they did?
p.s. New poll up. Vote now or I'll make an ill-defined threat.