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Old 18-12-2010, 22:19
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To no particular end, I thought I would survey the number of one-word titles for each Doctor's episodes. I have not included Shada (never completed or televised), Mindwarp (not shown under that title), 42 (a numeral rather than a word) or Dreamland (not a live-action episode). Here are the results.

First Doctor - 8 (Kidnap, Crisis, Flashpoint, Conspiracy, Inferno, Checkmate, Airlock, Volcano)

Second Doctor- nil

Third Doctor - 1 (Inferno)

Fourth Doctor -4 (Robot, Underworld, Meglos, Logopolis)

Fifth Doctor - 7 (Castrovalva, Kinda, Earthshock, Snakedance, Terminus, Enlightenment, Frontios)

Sixth Doctor - 1 (Timelash)

Seventh Doctor - 3 (Dragonfire, Battlefield, Survival)

Eighth Doctor - nil

Ninth Doctor - 2 (Rose, Dalek)

Tenth Doctor - 5 (Doomsday, Gridlock, Blink, Utopia, Midnight)

Eleventh Doctor -
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Although Hartnell barely edges out Davison at 8 to 7, it must be noted that most of the Davison one-word titles are either fictional proper names or double words compounded just for the occasion. It could also be said, however, that Hartnell had an unfair advantage with so many episodes per season and all having individual titles at least for a while.

What all this means, if anything, I can't begin to say.
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Old 18-12-2010, 22:22
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As a child of the 80s, the Davison one-word-titles always seemed impossible dramatic and thrilling. Hartnell wouldn't have any at all if you went by story titles rather than episode titles. Maybe one-word-titles don't look good in B&W?
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Old 18-12-2010, 22:45
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As a child of the 80s, the Davison one-word-titles always seemed impossible dramatic and thrilling. Hartnell wouldn't have any at all if you went by story titles rather than episode titles. Maybe one-word-titles don't look good in B&W?
But story titles for those early Hartnells were never shown, only the episode titles. That's what I'm on about.
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Old 18-12-2010, 22:47
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If I'm ever bored (and trust me that happens a lot) then I always look at random and pointless stats such as these

Series 1 finale consisted of five words (The Parting of the Ways)
Series 2 had one word (Doomsday)
Series 3 had four words, (Last of the Timelords)
Series 4 had two words (Journeys End)
Specials had six words (The End of Time: Part Two)
Series 5 had three words (The Big Bang)

And then I realised that each series finale has a different number of words in the title, before realising that I must be more bored than is humanly acceptable
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Old 18-12-2010, 22:51
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With Troughton's Era, every single story aside from Fury From The Deep started with 'The'. Hence no single story titles......

Just thought I should mention it!!!!


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Old 19-12-2010, 09:49
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With Troughton's Era, every single story aside from Fury From The Deep started with 'The'. Hence no single story titles......

Just thought I should mention it!!!!


can we have an episode called "The The" as a homage?
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Old 19-12-2010, 12:13
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can we have an episode called "The The" as a homage?
Or "The..." to create suspense!
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Old 19-12-2010, 12:50
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Has anyone done the analysis on "The [X] of [Y]"?
As in, "The Curse of Fatal Death"?
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Old 19-12-2010, 13:15
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The X of Y is the ultimate title format. All those classics: The Talons of Weng-Chiang, the Horror of Fang Rock ... lovely ...
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Old 19-12-2010, 14:28
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can we have an episode called "The The" as a homage?
I'll write to Steven Moffat immediately!!!!

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Old 19-12-2010, 15:22
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There should definitely be an episode called "The Thing of Somewhere".
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Old 19-12-2010, 16:56
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There should definitely be an episode called "The Thing of Somewhere".
And one called Repetition of the Daleks.
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Old 19-12-2010, 17:03
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Planet, Doom and Death/Dead often appear in it. Daleks always have Something of the Daleks. Although I like that. Also, yes, the X of Y

The Death of the Dead

The Doom of the Daleks

The Title of the Daleks

Generic Dalek episode title..................of the Daleks!
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Old 19-12-2010, 17:35
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Going by some of the more popular named stories, how about The Seeds Of The Terror Planet?

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Old 19-12-2010, 17:40
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....... the latest Whos have one word scripts !
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Old 19-12-2010, 20:54
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Planet, Doom and Death/Dead often appear in it. Daleks always have Something of the Daleks. Although I like that. Also, yes, the X of Y

The Death of the Dead

The Doom of the Daleks

The Title of the Daleks

Generic Dalek episode title..................of the Daleks!
The Fear of Doom

Terror of the Death

Rehashment of the Daleks
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Old 19-12-2010, 21:19
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Old 19-12-2010, 21:29
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Old 20-12-2010, 09:17
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Old 25-08-2011, 21:35
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Should have updated this pointless thread long ago after Gangers was renamed The Almost People. To date the Eleventh Doctor has had no one-word titles unless you count Space and Time.
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Old 25-08-2011, 22:12
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OT, but vaguely connected (via one-word monsters), The Autons are the only monsters to begin two Doctor's tenures - in 'Spearhead from Space' & 'Rose'.
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Old 25-08-2011, 23:46
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can we have an episode called "The The" as a homage?
Only if they get a stereotypical old times Yorkshireman to announce it. "Coming up next on BBC One, t'Doctor has some trouble in T'T'."

OT, but vaguely connected (via one-word monsters), The Autons are the only monsters to begin two Doctor's tenures - in 'Spearhead from Space' & 'Rose'.
Both Bakers managed to cram Cybermen, Daleks and Sontarans into their first years though. I think that, after Hartnell, only Pertwee has managed to get through an entire first year with wholly original foes.
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Old 26-08-2011, 12:04
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Thank you! There's not been enough threads for us INTPs lately.

Can we now rate them in order?
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Old 26-08-2011, 13:16
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Thank you! There's not been enough threads for us INTPs lately.

Can we now rate them in order?
Damn, is that why I made this thread? Yes, I suppose that's my INTP-ness showing. Rate away if you wish!
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Old 26-08-2011, 13:32
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can we have an episode called "The The" as a homage?
or... "The The Of The The"

That's got me all excited and anticipatory now.
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