"Doctor Who" has clocked more than 50 years, transporting fans through time and space on remarkable adventures. Here's a look back at the Time Lord's regenerations over the years. (BBC)Link
William Hartnell, right, played the First Doctor from 1963 to 1966. (Getty Images)Link
Patrick Troughton played the Second Doctor from 1966 to 1969. (BBC)Link
Jon Pertwee played the Third Doctor from 1970 to 1974. (Evening Standard / Getty Images)Link
Tom Baker, center, played the Fourth Doctor from 1974 to 1981. (BBC)Link
Peter Davison played the Fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984 (BBC)Link
Colin Baker played the Sixth Doctor from 1984 to 1986. (BBC)Link
Sylvester McCoy played the Seventh Doctor from 1987 until the show's cancellation in 1989.Link
Paul McGann played the Eighth Doctor in 1996. (BBC)Link
Christopher Eccleston played the Ninth Doctor in 2005. (SyFy)Link
David Tennant played the Tenth Doctor from 2005 to 2010. (BBC)Link
Matt Smith has played the Eleventh Doctor -- the Time Lord's current incarnation -- since 2010. (BBC)Link
“Doctor Who” toplines a television heavy lineup for Comic-Con International’s final day, July 21. The schedule also sees the dramas “Breaking Bad” and “Sons of Anarchy” and cult comedies “Community” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” taking the stage in Hall H, the event’s marquee 6,500-seat auditorium.
Actors Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will both be present at the tribute to the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who,” which kicks off at 12:30 p.m. “Doctor Who” lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and writer/executive producer Mark Gatiss will talk about the series and the upcoming anniversary special, “An Adventure in Space and Time,” which will premiere on BBC America Nov. 23 and will star David Bradley as the first Doctor, William Hartnell.
Smith last month announced that after four years of portraying the time-traveling hero on the long-running British sci-fi adventure series, he will leave “Doctor Who” following the show’s 50th anniversary special in November. The character will regenerate in the Christmas special.
“‘Doctor Who’ has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke,” Smith said in a news release at the time. “I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.”
Hall H will be the site of a tribute to another imminent TV departure — the acclaimed AMC drama “Breaking Bad” launches its final run of episodes Aug. 11. Appearing in San Diego to discuss the series at Comic-Con will be creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan and cast members including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R. J. Mitte, and Bob Odenkirk.
The hour-long panel begins in Hall H at 11:15 a.m.
Cult comedy will be represented with two panels: one devoted to “Community,” featuring the series’ cast along with executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna and co-executive producer Andy Bobrow, and another devoted to ”It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the quirky FX comedy starring Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito.
The FX drama “Sons of Anarchy” will round out the Hall H program with a panel presentation featuring the series’ outspoken creator Kurt Sutter, executive producer/director Paris Barclay and the full cast: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie and Jimmy Smits. The panel begins at 3:50 p.m.
For a complete look at the July 21 lineup, visit the Comic-Con International website.
– Gina McIntyre | @LATherocomplex
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