Comparing the 50-somethings shows just how fragile Billy Hartnell was for his age. (To be fair, that probably had more to do with arteriosclerosis, the show’s 48-episode/year work schedule, and post-Verity Lambert producers resenting his salary being 4 times more than his costars.) Hartnell loved being the Doctor and didn’t want to go.
One thing’s for certain: our rebel Time Lord’s enjoyed 2,000 years of white privilege.
|Source: TARDIS Data Core, Wikipedia, TARDIS Regenerated|
|The Doctor||Actor||Date of Birth||Debut Air Date||Age|
|First (1963-1966)||William Hartnell||8 January 1908||23 November 1963||55|
|Second (1966-1969)||Patrick Troughton||25 March 1920||29 October 1966||46|
|Third (1970-1974)||Jon Pertwee||7 July 1919||3 January 1970||50|
|Fourth (1974-1981)||Tom Baker||20 January 1934||8 June 1974||40|
|Fifth (1981-1984)||Peter Davison||13 April 1951||21 March 1981||29|
|Sixth (1984-1986)||Colin Baker||8 June 1943||16 March 1984||40|
|Seventh (1987-1989)||Sylvester McCoy||20 August 1943||7 September 1987||44|
|Eighth (1996)||Paul McGann||14 November 1959||27 May 1996||36|
|War Doctor (1996)||John Hurt||22 January 1940||23 November 2013||73|
|Ninth (2005)||Chris Eccleston||16 February 1964||26 March 2005||41|
|Tenth (2005-2010)||David Tennant||18 April 1971||18 June 2005||34|
|Eleventh (2010-2013)||Matt Smith||28 October 1982||1 January 2010||27|
|Twelfth (2014-present)||Peter Capaldi||14 April 1958||23 August 2014||55|
Research led me to this 8-page comic book (full comic | process), written by Scott Gray and drawn by Roger Langridge, was published in Doctor Who Magazine #272 (1998.) The Beige Guardian kidnapped all eight Doctors, forcing them to defeat their past enemies at once.