Former Doctors being cuties to get into the 50th anniversary [x]
DELIGHTFUL BALLS OF WHEEEEEEE
HOW HAS TUMBLR NEVER MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS ONCE A REALLY HOT DOCTOR WHO
(AND THE ADORABLE OLDER DOCTORS ARE TOTALLY SMITTEN WITH HIM????)
HE’S WEARING A CRAVAT!!!!! HE LOOKS ALAN RICKMAN WATERED DOWN FOR BASIC CABLE, WHICH IS STILL KIND OF ALAN RICKMANISH!!!!!
HE’S LETTING HIS COMPANION TURN A DIAL WITH HER DELICATE LADY HANDS!!!!
EMBROIDERED WAISTCOAT, ROGUE CURL STRAYING FROM HIS COIFFURE, AND HIS SLEEPY MARK RUFFALO EYES ARE CALLING ME INTO THE PHONE BOOTH
WHO IS THIS CREATURE AND WHY IS HE STILL ATTRACTIVE LIKE 90 YEARS LATER?????
WHAT?!?!??!! THAT’S A DOUBLE BREASTED LEATHER COAT!!!!!
TUMBLR, WHAT ON EARTH!!! WHAT DID THIS MAN DO THAT HE IS NOT A GOD AMONG YOU, THE WHOVIAN CONTINGENT??! if he did something terrible i will understand, and let’s be real it’s like 99.999999% likely that he did something terrible, but———what is a paul mcgann????
HOW DID YOU NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DELIGHT AND WEIRDLY HOTASS HOTASSNESS THAT IS PAUL MCGANN, DUDE. HOW. HOWWWWWW.
HE DOES THE CRAVAT THING FAIRLY OFTEN ACTUALLY:
As well as rocking the long hair with delicate glossy curls that in no way detract from his amazingly androgynous yet manly yet gentle yet powerful gaze:
And he was also in a little movie called Withnail & I like TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO and he and Richard E. Grant have creepily not aged at all:
Oh and my favorite part about him which sadly is hard to link to but is the fact that you’d expect him to have this kind of nice tenor voice or something, but NOPE he’s got this basso profundo husband material voice that grinds out of, I don’t even know, maybe his toes or maybe out of the center of the Earth’s molten core, it’s like any minute now he’s going to bust out a Shakespearean monologue and you’d totally be okay with that because he could probably get you off with the St. Crispin’s Day speech. JUST SAYIN’.
As far as I can tell his sin was being the Doctor who starred in a fairly mediocre - and AMERICAN - TV-movie version of Dr. Who in ‘96 that was supposed to spur a TV show, but for whatever reason (I think a combo of ratings, rights, and the UK freaking out over the idea of Dr. Who being made in the US) the show never happened. So that TV movie is all we get of Eight, aside from the tie-in novels (of which I may have read all of them. Spoilers: I read all of them). It had some greatness, like Grace the Age-Appropriate-Seeming Companion (as opposed to some wispy 19-year-old) and Chang Lee the Good-Hearted Sort-of-Criminal-But-His-Heart’s-In-The-Right-Place, and oh my god ERIC ROBERTS as the Master, just chewing every piece of scenery he could get his hands on and being hilarious. But sadly, not enough greatness for us to get McGann instead of Eccleston (who I love! but like, I could’ve done with a few years of Eight before moving on to NIne), even though apparently Moffat was inspired by McGann’s performance as Eight and thought it was cool. WHATEVER, still bitter after all these years.
Basically McGann is the George Lazenby of the Dr. Who franchise but he is still gr11 and weirdly beautiful and I have seen an embarrassing amount of his back catalogue because of that weirdly beautiful face.