The 8th Doctor: Consummate Bad-Ass.
This is a sketch-card I did as a commission for a fellow Whovian who shares my love of the 8th Doctor. She asked for 9 and 10 as well, but 8 got me ranting like the Doctor Who fanboy I am.
If you take ALL Doctor Who into account, my favorite Doctor is the 8th Doctor. Yes, the movie was horrible. Yes, it had Eric Roberts as the villain. Yes, it even had WILL FUCKING SASSO in it…
…but Paul McGann was fucking AWESOME. He was a great Doctor who was saddled with the unfortunate circumstances of being The Doctor in a TV movie so Americanized by the BBC, that it lost all the charm of the BBC series. Yet he played The Doctor so freaking well, that it almost made up for how awful the rest of the movie was. He was like a guy in a life-vest, trying to push up the Titanic underwater…and almost saving it. He also did this without the use of a Sonic Screwdriver or The Tardis (for most of the movie, anyways).
Now, here are some reasons why you should LOVE him:
While Doctor Who was suffering from it’s “Dark Ages” (The time it was no longer on TV in a non-rerun form), Paul McGann’s Doctor kept the character alive through radio dramas, audio books, and comics. 
The 8th Doctor fought in the Time War. 
He befriended a Cyberman. 
He was a GOD to a tribe of Daleks. 
He fought Omega and won. 
He ABSORBED AN ANGRY FRAGMENT ON THE TIME VORTEX AND LAID WASTE TO AN UNSTOPPABLE LEGION OF CYBERMEN TAKING OVER THE EARTH. 
He stopped a crazy religion headed by an immortal samurai from laying waste to the entire universe, then kept him from using an artifact of immeasurable power to reshape the universe as he saw fit.
This is just the shit I can remember off the top of my head.
He was the longest-running Doctor at nearly TEN YEARS…and he wasn’t even given a proper regeneration at the end. He walked off into the sunset after saving the Earth. Again. 
Ok, end of lunatic rant. But, seriously, check out the stories with the 8th Doctor. Especially the comics. 

The 8th Doctor: Consummate Bad-Ass.

This is a sketch-card I did as a commission for a fellow Whovian who shares my love of the 8th Doctor. She asked for 9 and 10 as well, but 8 got me ranting like the Doctor Who fanboy I am.

If you take ALL Doctor Who into account, my favorite Doctor is the 8th Doctor. Yes, the movie was horrible. Yes, it had Eric Roberts as the villain. Yes, it even had WILL FUCKING SASSO in it…

…but Paul McGann was fucking AWESOME. He was a great Doctor who was saddled with the unfortunate circumstances of being The Doctor in a TV movie so Americanized by the BBC, that it lost all the charm of the BBC series. Yet he played The Doctor so freaking well, that it almost made up for how awful the rest of the movie was. He was like a guy in a life-vest, trying to push up the Titanic underwater…and almost saving it. He also did this without the use of a Sonic Screwdriver or The Tardis (for most of the movie, anyways).

Now, here are some reasons why you should LOVE him:

  • While Doctor Who was suffering from it’s “Dark Ages” (The time it was no longer on TV in a non-rerun form), Paul McGann’s Doctor kept the character alive through radio dramas, audio books, and comics. 
  • The 8th Doctor fought in the Time War. 
  • He befriended a Cyberman. 
  • He was a GOD to a tribe of Daleks. 
  • He fought Omega and won. 
  • He ABSORBED AN ANGRY FRAGMENT ON THE TIME VORTEX AND LAID WASTE TO AN UNSTOPPABLE LEGION OF CYBERMEN TAKING OVER THE EARTH. 
  • He stopped a crazy religion headed by an immortal samurai from laying waste to the entire universe, then kept him from using an artifact of immeasurable power to reshape the universe as he saw fit.
  • This is just the shit I can remember off the top of my head.

He was the longest-running Doctor at nearly TEN YEARS…and he wasn’t even given a proper regeneration at the end. He walked off into the sunset after saving the Earth. Again. 

Ok, end of lunatic rant. But, seriously, check out the stories with the 8th Doctor. Especially the comics. 

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    The Doctor that time forgot. It makes me sad that just because he wasn’t in TV form that most people didn’t get to...
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    My. Thoughts. EXACTLY. HOLY SHIT. HE IS TEH MOST EPIC DOCTOR EVER.
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  7. geekshowink said: Not to be two huge of a geek, but the 4th Doctor never faced Omega. 1 -3 fought him in the THREE DOCTORS 5 fought him in THE ARC OF INFINITY 6 fought him in the book Search for the Doctor Okay done being a hypergeek…
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