A staple of Doctor Who is the huge number of different Doctors that weve seen throughout the programmes fifty year history. Sometimes theyre clones, sometimes theyre alternate versions of him, and very rarely theyre Victorian maths teachers who think theyre the Doctor. And with the introduction of John Hurt as the newest Doctor, as part five of my monthly countdown to Doctor Whos fiftieth anniversary, we take a look back at the alternate Doctors...
1. Dr Who
Who Played Him?
When Did He Appear
The non-canon films Dr Who And The Daleks and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD in the 1960s
This is definitely the Doctor that is most removed from the character as we know him. Rather than being a Time Lord from Gallifrey who chooses to be called the Doctor, hes a human scientist named Dr Who who invented a time machine called Tardis.
Despite these massive changes to the characters backstory, Dr Who still bears some similarities to William Hartnells Doctor and a terrific performance by Hammer Horror star Peter Cushing still makes watching this Doctor great fun so long as you dont take it too seriously and can accept the liberties that have taken with the character.