My favourite doctor is definitely Dr Who. I've loved Dr Who ever since I used to watch it in black and white while hiding behind the couch - it was scary but it was good. Being scared meant that I cared what happened to the characters, not that the show was too violent.
Infact, Dr Who was rarely violent. The Doctor taught us to use our minds to figure things out. He prefered a bag of jelly babies to a gun, and it usually seemed to work. Dr Who taught me to be curious - he always seemed to be poking his nose into everybodies business but in a delightfully guiless way. Curiousity, enthusiasm and fun was the epitomy of what I found in the Doctor.
When I was creating the Travel Buddies for the State Library of Queensland, this was the first concept set I considered essential to life-long learning. Muncha, shown above, embodies the qualities of confidence, energy, enthusiasm, curiousity and funloving. He has more in common with Dr Who than may first appear.