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The Classic Era

  • The First Doctor
    • The series starts up with its original "old man Doctor", a gradnfatherly (if curmudgeony) older gentleman played by William Hartnell
      • Season 1
      • Season 2
      • Season 3
  • The Second Doctor
    • When William Hartnell elected to leave the show, taking its lead actor out of the running, the producers had to come up with a solution and quick. Their idea, which became an iconic part of the series: the Doctor regenerates on death into the next actor, Patrick Troughton.
      • Season 4
      • Season 5
      • Season 6
  • The Third Doctor
    • Jon Pertwee became the third man to play the Doctor, turning the character into a dapper man of action (as befit the spy serials common to the era).
      • Season 7
      • Season 8
      • Season 9
      • Season 10
      • Season 11
  • The Fourth Doctor
    • The most famous of the Doctors, Tom Baker took over the role and gave it the longest stint in history, seven years as the iconic, be-scarfed explorer.
      • Season 12
      • Season 13
      • Season 14
      • Season 15
      • Season 16
      • Season 17
      • Season 18
  • The Fifth Doctor
    • Peter Davidson's character was more indecisive, more boyish, taking a different turn from Tom Baker's role to remake the series for a new generation.
      • Season 19
      • Season 20
      • Season 21
  • The Sixth Doctor
    • The most hated of the Doctors, Colin Baker's turn as the character was abrasive and rough, a difference from the previous men that was too hard for audiences to take, and he was quickly pushed out of the show.
      • Season 22
      • Season 23
  • The Seventh Doctor
    • The final man to take on the role of the Doctor in the original run, Sylvester McCoy saw the series to its end, a whimsical but secretive character with more depth and interest than Colin Baker's turn.
      • Season 24
      • Season 25
      • Season 26
  • The Eighth Doctor
    • Leading the first attempt to relaunch the show, Paul McGann took over the role for a single TV movie that was supposed to launch the series in America, but failed to get much traction.

The Modern Era

  • The Ninth Doctor
    • The lead actor for the sucessful relaunch, Christopher Eccleston's Ninth Doctor was troubled by the Time War that happened right before his regeneration, a dark time that he kept hidden (even if that darkness lurked behind his eyes).
  • The Tenth Doctor
  • The Eleventh Doctor
  • The Twelfth Doctor
    • Another Doctor that isn't as well liked among all the fans, Peter Capaldi's Doctor was meant to start off a new cycle of lives for the Doctor, so his turn was a riff on the original Doctor, making him more of a curmudgeon than the young explorers of the last few turns.
      • Series 8
      • Series 9
      • Series 10
  • The Thirteenth Doctor
    • The first woman to take on the role, Jodie Wittaker took over as the Doctor to lead the character, and her companions, though a new era for the show.
      • Series 11
      • Series 12
      • Series 13
      • Special 1
      • Special 2
      • Special 3

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