Originally Posted by Silock
I couldn't get past the first episode of the reboot. The stupid mannequin hand had me face palming. So dumb. I wanted to like it, but I just couldn't.
I felt the opposite. I loved that Eccelson episode. His first episode seemed like a fitting tribute to Jon Pertwee's first episode as Doctor Three, because he faced the Autons as well. It's worth noting that Rory used to be an Auton, and the effect of the hand laser is the exact same as the Pertwee days. I love that about the DW continuity. Also, Pertwee finding his "outfit" for the first time in the hospital was also repeated by Paul McGann and Matt Smith.
Back to Eccelson- I thought his series was great. He was a tougher Doctor who probably (along with McGann's Doctor) lived through the Time War at some point after 8 was most likely killed during it. Empty Child is one of my favorite Doctor Who Episodes (are you my mommy?), along with all the Dalek episodes of that season. Eccelson telling the Daleks "no,"at the end was awesome. Although Eccelson and his "daft old face" isn't my favorite Doctor, he's definitely up there.