The Official Shalka!Doctor Thread Sept 21, 2010 20:27:07 GMT
Post by reversethepolarity on Sept 21, 2010 20:27:07 GMT
Because, quite honestly, he is just too awesome to be ignored. There have been quite a few alternate Doctors and I was going to make a thread just encompassing all AU Doctors, but I decided that AU!9 was simply too amazing to not get his own little thread all to himself. Besides, he's the most canon of the AU lot, so why not give him his own corner of fame?
Anyway, for those of you who don't know, REG!Doctor (so named because of his actor, Richard E. Grant) was the official incarnation of the 9th Doctor before the new RTD series started up with Chris. He was the Doctor in an Webseries called 'Scream of the Shalka,' which you can watch HERE.
This series was simply marvelous, though. The Doctor was great. He was sarcastic, hilariously funny at times, and traveled with a Robot!Master for no apparent reason whatsoever. (Well, actually, we ALL know what his purpose was. = ) ) This Doctor was very Sherlock Holmesy, and I liked that. He was intelligent and a little detached, but still went around being the Hero. And there's clearly a backstory to him that we don't know and wish we did. He's haunted by something. He's traveling alone, opposes the idea of getting Alison as a companion, and just seems generally darker. It was and element I enjoyed a lot. Not to mention that he was kind of a major snob and could be very arrogant and aloof, a lot like the First Doctor.
Plus, in Shalka, we not only get Derek Jacobi (Yana) as the Master again, but David Tennant makes an appearance. (Neither of them had been on Doctor Who at this point, not television-wise, anyway.) And so does UNIT, which is just always a kick.