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Why is David Tennant the best Doctor?
Well, this may not be the best time to admit this, but while I do hold a special place in my heart for Ten, Eccleston will always be “my” Doctor. But what is it that makes Tennant the most popular of the modern Doctors on Doctor Who, perhaps only rivaling Tom Baker for most popular Doctor ever? Could it be his prestigious acting background? Or the fact that he decided at age 3 he would grow up to be an actor and be in Doctor Who? Let’s ask Discworld novelist, Sir Terry Pratchett. When Pratchett toured the release of Dodger, he and his assistant Rob Wilkins did a Q&A at Barnes & Noble Union Square in NYC, and Pratchett revealed his opinion about Doctor Who: David Tennant is the best Doctor Who of ever. I happened to capture this moment on video, and it shortly thereafter exploded all over the interwebs.
What are the best An Idiot Abroad season 3 quotes?
If you don’t know, Karl Pilkington is the most quotable person there is. I recently did a Fun Box feature on Pilkington quotes. The first two seasons of Pilkington’s travel program An Idiot Abroad sees Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant sending Pilkington around the world on his own. In season 3, he’s joined by actor Warwick Davis. With this added feature of having a traveling companion, Pilkington’s annoyance manifests itself in hilarious quips, not unlike what you heard in The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm, the show that discovered his genius (or idiocy?). Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from season 3:
Warwick Davis: Star Wars was a film I did 30 years ago and it started my career. Without it, I wouldn’t have a career. I’m remembered for playing an Ewok, but I’m remembered for a lot more, but all you see me as is a bear.
Karl Pilkington: All right, an Ewok. That to me is a bear because Ewoks don’t exist. It’s that sci-fi fantasy world again. It’s just made-up SHIT. Do you like Harry Potter? It’s the same thing.
Warwick Davis: Of course I do. I was in all 8 of them.
Karl Pilkington: Were you?! I haven’t seen that either.
Ricky: Sorry, you’re saying this in front of him?
Warwick: I’m standing right next to him, Ricky.
Karl: That’s what humans do: We evolve. We learn to stand up. We learn to light fire. We learn to say “What is THAT?”