+ 0 Votes Well the best production has to be the current series OH Smeg Updated - 1 year ago With Mat Smith playing the Doctor though David Tennant was considered by a lot of people to be a very good Doctor, Personally I like William Hartnell the original Doctor which was filmed in Black & White but that's just me. On the other hand the Script Writers back in the John Petwee and Tom Baker Days where much better and they stayed with Dr Who Cannon unlike the current generation of Script Writers who have gone a long way from what was originally exposed in Dr Who. Today for instance there are no new enemies like the Darleks or Cybermen and even when there are Cybermen today they are radically different to the Old Days where a Glitter Gun would kill them, though Flying Darleks are a defiant advantage. Col + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer HAL 9000 Moderator 1 year ago And yet the Pilot exists. Go Figure it was never shown though bits of it where used years latter in some of the then Current Generation of the Doctor. Like the 3 Doctors or latter the 5 Doctors. I did once a televised screening of the Pilot with the Good Doctor in his Time Bubble but that was the only time it was ever broadcast here and that was a very long time ago, though officially the Dr Who Fan Club deny it's existence or that it was ever broadcast so I'm really not sure where it came from or how it got broadcast, maybe it was a filler to fill in time when something went wrong but it defiantly wasn't scheduled and I was very lucky to see it. Col + 0 Votes as much as i love Matt Smith PurpleSkys Moderator 1 year ago I loved David Tennant more. His Doctor was more dramatic where Matt's is more fun. I don't remember the old Drs all that well, but it would "float my boat" if one of the sci-fi stations over here would rerun them for me . I do think that sometimes as much as the story may be about the Doctor, it's often more about his companion. I loved Rose, Billie Piper, as David's companion. And with Amy, Karen Gillan, as Matt's, she keeps him in check so to speak. I also can't wait to see what all happens with River Song, Alex Kingston; she's not a companion but there is definitely a potentially good story brewing there. + 0 Votes Best to start with the new series.. CayenneUK Updated - 1 year ago I have been a Doctor Who fan since it started in 1963. Personally I still don't think William Hartnell (Doctor #1) can be beaten as he set the mould. But for newcomers, I would recommend starting with the new series that started in 2005(ish) with Chris Ecclestone. My favourite ep would be "Dalek", followed just behind by "Fathers Day". But starting with the opening ep "Rose" is as good a starting point as any. Of the classic series, I would recommend the Tom Baker stories - especially the ones made when Douglas Adams was script editor. In case you are a hard sci-fi fan, be aware that this is more sci-fantasy! It doesn't always make sense, but is a great romp! + 0 Votes thx ronatola 1 year ago thx for the recs guys + 0 Votes Your best choice... TheSquareRootOf 1 year ago This answer is going to depend heavily on how much depth you want to the story... To me, there is no question you should start with the modern series. There are two different start points you could jump into though. Personally, I recommend option A, but it IS a lot of watching and requires some patience in the beginning. Option A) Start at Series 1 with Christopher Eccleston and watch from Series 1 - Series 7. This is a lot of watching but in my opinion will give you the best story. Series 1 and part of Series 2 has a fair bit of cheesy stuff in it, but if you can put that aside or even learn to enjoy it, you'll have a much greater appreciation for the show. The David Tennant era is some of the best TV writing out there and really builds the character of the Doctor. Jokes are thrown around in the current series that still reference back to series 1 and 2, etc. Option B) Start at Series 5 with Matt Smith. This was a good reboot point in the show and you're not going to feel entirely in the dark if you come in at Series 5. There is an excellent story there, and because the production quality gets better with every series so you will enjoy the quality a bit more than say Series 1. Series 1, however, is not awful quality or anything - just a bit more cheesy. I am willing to bet if you take option A David Tennant will win your heart for favorite doctor. If you take option B, even if you go back and get the whole story by watching the other series later, Matt Smith will probably win your heart. At least that has been the case for most people I've talked with. The point is, once you start watching you'll get hooked! I've introduced the show to many people over the years and I don't know a single one that hasn't enjoyed it. It is worth noting that you might also want to check out Torchwood. It add's a lot of information to the story and at times is darker than Doctor Who. It's definitely not your "family oriented" TV show. However, Torchwood is only going to make sense if you watch it in the order it was released and bounce back and forth between Doctor Who and Torchwood, starting at Doctor Who Series 1. It references series 1 - 4, so you would really need to be committed to starting at the beginning of Who. Again, if it were me, I'd start at Series 1 of the modern series. Give it a chance for two series and you'll be hooked - especially the Series 2 finale. Best of luck and I hope you enjoy! + 0 Votes Start with the original HypnoToad72 1 year ago Hartnell. The show has changed its format several times, but the original vision was made in the Hartnell era. Later eras would adapt the format, but the first year or two are pretty much the most innovative, since they created all that has been taken for granted since. The Tom Baker era is the most popular, and offers a lot of innovations as well. Pretty much ALL eras have their innovations and great points (no argument), but if I was a newbie, I'd want to see the show from the beginning and see how it grew, developed, and changed over the passage of time.