We have ourselves a bit of a cool phenomenon. Two Peter’s birthdays one right after another. Today it’s Peter Davison! Apparently you have to have a Peter or Baker in your name to become the Doctor.
Peter Davison’s Doctor was quite a departure from the well loved fourth doctor. Davison’s Doctor was an all around good guy with a very kind heart.
A bit bumbling, like in good ol’ fashion Doctor style. He takes on many companions and has a hard time getting one in particular to the airport.
Despite Davison’s fifth Doctor being a good guy, we see a tragic event. One that had not really been seen by the audience of Doctor Who before, a companion dies. Companions have left, the Doctor has left companions, the Doctor has been heartbroken by leaving companions on a friendship or romantic level, but before Adric, no companion had ever died.
Adric may have become to be an annoying companion, but he was quite a genius. A wizard at numbers that even the Doctor acknowledged at times to be just as quick as him. Yet, Adric was a kid and had the impulses of a kid.
Peter Davison is lovely off screen as well. If you are a fan of David Tennant, you should know that he is David’s father-in-law. Trippy.
He is very kind to Peter Capaldi, and before the 50th you could see Capaldi smiling with a smile that looked like it had been botoxed on, he is such a fangirl. Peter, meet Peter. With a birthday just the day before you Capaldi. 😀