There are a couple of rules when it comes to comic books: The only thing better than Something-Woman is Captain Something, and the only thing better than that is Doctor Whatever.  Though I occasionally doubt the validity of the MD/PhD’s of the likes of Otto Octavius, there’s no question that being a Doctor is awesome, especially if it comes without all the cumbersome learning, and/or surgical procedures, which leads us to today’s higher learning query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) stipulates that, if you choose a certain Gallifreyan, you must identify ONE incarnation of said Time Lord (’cause I said so), asking: Who is the greatest fictional doctor (medical or otherwise) in all history?


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  1. The Rowan Atkinson version of The Doctor from “The Curse of Fatal Death”. Why? Because it was Mr. Bean/Edmund Blackadder as The Doctor, how awesome is that?

    Or several of the doctors of Star Trek. Leonard McCoy, Julian Bashir, Voyager’s EMH and Phlox are all awesome. Of all of them, I really enjoy the EMH because it was interesting watching him struggle to become more than just a mere program and evolve into an individual, which says a lot considering I otherwise didn’t care that much for “Voyager” in general.

    Of course, there is something to be said for John Dorian’s creation, Dr. Acula.

  2. Malone_hasco on

    Top 3 comic book doctors:
    1. Doctor Doom
    2. Doctor Fate
    3. Doctor Strange, honorary mention Doctor Mid-Nite

    Top 3 Film and TV doctors
    1. Doctor Who
    2. Doctor McCoy
    3. Doctor Watson, honorary mention Doctor Jekyll

  3. Dan Langsdale on

    I’m still amused by Doctor Doogie Howser growing up to become the evil-yet-toneful Doctor Horrible.

  4. Dr. Sheldon Cooper, hands down!

    But I’ll second the vote for Doctor Edmund Blackadder from ‘The Curse of the Fatal Death’..

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