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“A cold, alien wanderer in the fourth dimension? A puckish sprite who revels in making mischief for the wicked?”

is he mr. mxyzptlk?

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A puckish sprite who revels in making mischief for the wicked?

Clearly that’d be the second/Patrick Troughton Doctor.

A cold, alien wanderer in the fourth dimension?

Hmm. First Doctor? Or is that one of the New Who Doctors?

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Fourth Doctor. They make a pretty good case that underneath the clowning, there’s never been a less human Doctor.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on October 5th, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Is “Robert Smith?” his real name? :-)

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Actually, it is. He had it legally changed to include the question mark. It helps differentiate him from (among others) the lead singer of the Cure and the former Vikings running back.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on October 6th, 2015 at 10:08 am

Oh, cool! Wonder if he was tempted to go with “THE Robert Smith” at any point…

Side note: where the heck is this week’s Televisualist?!?? :-(

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Fourth Doctor. They make a pretty good case that underneath the clowning, there’s never been a less human Doctor.

And yet this is the Doctor with the most famous/consequential ethical call in the entire series, debating himself whether it was ethical to exterminate the Daleks before they even got started.

I shall have to locate and read this book, obviously.

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DistantFred said on October 7th, 2015 at 3:09 am

Gravy- MGK is currently on vacation in Europe, so I suppose he just skipped a few weeks doing the TV reviews.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on October 8th, 2015 at 1:09 pm

THAT’S NO EXCUSE :-(

Okay I guess it is. Maybe he could send in a “This Week in European Television” column though? :-)

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on October 8th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

To return to the proper topic…. I do seem to remember that the Fourth Doctor was very fond of speeches about “that’s what makes you humans so special” and the like.

Maybe not the most emotionally distant Doctor, but you were often reminded he wasn’t an Earthling.

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@The Unstoppable Gravy Express: They pointed to that sort of thing, yes. Speeches like, “You’re human–I’m a Time Lord. I walk in eternity,” and other lines that make it clear that he may like humans, but he’s never been less like a human.

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