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Old 01-02-2011, 13:08
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Started this one because I think we might have a bit more general consensus on the best stories but we'll see......

Best:

1) The Web Of Fear
2) The Abominable Snowmen
3) The Tomb Of The Cybermen
4) The Power Of The Daleks
5) The Evil Of The Daleks

(An honourable mention to The War Games which is just outside!)

Worst:

1) The Underwater Menace
2) The Space Pirates
3) The Macra Terror
4) The Dominators
5) The Krotons
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Old 01-02-2011, 13:10
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This is a tough one - will have to think about this one a bit more!
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Old 01-02-2011, 13:14
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Bit harder with certain episodes missing but....

Best:
1. The Abominable Snowmen
2. The Invasion
3. Tomb of the Cybermen
4. The Web of Fear
5. Evil of the Daleks

Worst:
1. The Space Pirates (least fave story ever)
2. Underwater Menace
3. The Dominators
4. Enemy of the World
5. The Krotons
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Old 01-02-2011, 13:18
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Worst was easy, best was a lot tougher

Best -

Power Of The Daleks
The Highlanders
Web Of Fear
The Mind Robber
The War Games

Worst -

The Underwater Menace
The Wheel In Space
The Dominators
The Krotons
The Space Pirates
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Old 01-02-2011, 13:21
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*sees the forum being cluttered with "Best & Worst" threads*



Can't we have ONE best & Worst thread for ALL Doctors???!!!



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Old 01-02-2011, 13:26
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It's a bit late now and anyway it's not like the forum is a hive of activity at the moment.
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Old 01-02-2011, 13:27
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This is very difficult, having to rely on the soudnstrack CDs ... most of which I have only heard once!


In no spaffic order:

WORST:
Evil of the Daleks
The Highlanders
The Dominators
The Abominable Snowmen
The Space Pirates

I hated Evil. It's like a virgin's knickers: on and on and on. It never ends. Jamie and a Mute Ethnic wander round some corridors for bloody hours, with blades falling from ceilings and trapdoors opening beneath them. Rubbish. It's "capture/escape/capture/escape" for episode after episode. I am sure people are only excited about it because they've never seen it. The 1960s stuff is fun, but a lot of the Victorian stuff drags terribly.

The Abominable Snowmen is also overlong, with lots of capture/escape stuff. When it's good, it's great, but when it's bad it just drags.

The Highlanders would be utterly forgotten if it wasn't for Jamie's first appearabnce.


BEST:
Power of the Daleks
The Faceless Ones
The War Games
Fury from the Deep
The Wheel in Space

The Daleks are dead scary in Power. The Faceless Ones is fascinating, and feels so nice and modern. The story's a bit far fetched (one Scouse teenager is the only person to have noticed planeloads of people disappearing), but it's got energy, unusual locations and a nice range of characters.

Just bubbling under are The Web of Fear and The Invasion. Invasion doesn't make top five because it's a smidge long.
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Old 01-02-2011, 13:28
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*sees the forum being cluttered with "Best & Worst" threads*



Can't we have ONE best & Worst thread for ALL Doctors???!!!



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Perhaps once everyone's done we should have a "best and worst best-and-worst threads" thread.
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Old 01-02-2011, 13:29
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*Can't we have ONE best & Worst thread for ALL Doctors???!!!
That would just descend into "X Producer is crap, X Doctor is rubbish" arguements, surely?
At least in this thread people aren't likely to cause a punch up about the relative merits of Peter Bryant vs Innes Lloyd ...
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Old 01-02-2011, 13:30
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Can't we have ONE best & Worst thread for ALL Doctors???!!!



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Old 01-02-2011, 13:43
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Oh my giddy aunt, another tricky one! Here goes:

Best:

1) The Mind Robber (best who story ever!)
2) The Web of Fear (tense and gripping)
3) The War Games (a real epic)
4) The Moonbase (incredibly creepy in places)
5) Evil of the Daleks (the Daleks at their manipulative best)

Worst:

1) The Dominators (deeply, deeply dull)
2) The Space Pirates (deeply, deeply dull and daft)
3) The Wheel in Space (not bad, but not particularly good)
4) The Ice Warriors (not bad, bit slow)

Again, as with Hartnell, I simply don't have a fifth 'worst'. I was pushing it at four. I love sixties Who...
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Old 01-02-2011, 13:52
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When I put The Highlanders in my best I almost added - and yes Chuff I know you won't agree here! Your Highlanders dislike is well known!! I really like it though, a nice fun story, and I'm not a big fan of Jamie's at all.

Faceless Ones was considered for my favourites list but I can't forgive it for getting rid of Ben & Polly!!!
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Old 01-02-2011, 14:04
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That would just descend into "X Producer is crap, X Doctor is rubbish" arguements, surely?
At least in this thread people aren't likely to cause a punch up about the relative merits of Peter Bryant vs Innes Lloyd ...
Innes Lloyd worked on some great stories but made some dubious decisions.
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Old 01-02-2011, 16:42
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*sees the forum being cluttered with "Best & Worst" threads*



Can't we have ONE best & Worst thread for ALL Doctors???!!!



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It's nice to have a thread on each Doctor's stories, plus it saves other Doctor's threads being hijacked!
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Old 01-02-2011, 16:46
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it saves other Doctor's threads being hijacked!
Ah. Would this be a bad time to mention Peter Cushing, then?
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Old 01-02-2011, 16:53
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I suspect the majority of people on this forum haven't seen most of these (like myself) so it might be a little more nostalgia and hearsay-driven, but here goes...

Best (in no particular order)

The Mind Robber
The Invasion
The Abominable Snowmen
The Tomb of the Cybermen
The Evil of the Daleks

Worst (in no particular order)

The Krotons
The Dominators
The Highlanders
The Space Pirates
The Faceless Ones
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Old 01-02-2011, 16:53
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Ah. Would this be a bad time to mention Peter Cushing, then?
Perhaps the Hartnell Thread would be more appropriate!
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Old 01-02-2011, 17:07
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I suspect the majority of people on this forum haven't seen most of these (like myself) so it might be a little more nostalgia and hear-say-driven, but here goes...

Best (in no particular order)

The Mind Robber
The Invasion
The Abominable Snowmen
The Tomb Of The Cybermen
The Evil of the Daleks

Worst (in no particular order)

The Krotons
The Dominators
The Highlanders
The Space Pirates
The Faceless Ones
"The Mind Robbers" is IMHO the best Troughton story to survive in its entirety -
especially the brief re-casting of Jamie, and how The Doctor reacts to it!

As for "The Space Pirates" - imagine if ALL of its episodes had survived!
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Old 01-02-2011, 17:30
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The Best:

The Invasion
Tomb of the Cybermen
The Web of Fear
Evil of the Daleks
Power of the Daleks
The Mind Robber
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Old 01-02-2011, 18:03
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"The Mind Robbers" is IMHO the best Troughton story to survive in its entirety -
especially the brief re-casting of Jamie, and how The Doctor reacts to it!

As for "The Space Pirates" - imagine if ALL of its episodes had survived! :eek:
Have to agree here. In contrast to the previous Story, The Seeds Of Death, it really does absolutely drag. The Doctor and crew are missing for large parts of the surviving episode 2 and listening to the audio is a great cure for sleeplessness.

However, Milo Clancey gives the story some redemption if nothing else.
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Old 01-02-2011, 20:52
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Best is anything with Wendy Padbury in it, worst is anything without her.
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Old 01-02-2011, 21:01
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Best is anything with Wendy Padbury in it, worst is anything without her.
Even over the magic of the interweb, i can see the twinkle in your eye at the mention of Ms Padbury!
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Old 01-02-2011, 21:33
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Even over the magic of the interweb, i can see the twinkle in your eye at the mention of Ms Padbury!
I bet the end of Part 1 of The Mind Robber with her in the TARDIS console is his favourite Episode!!!!
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Old 01-02-2011, 21:39
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*sees the forum being cluttered with "Best & Worst" threads*



Can't we have ONE best & Worst thread for ALL Doctors???!!!



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i like this better...it makes a change from the forum being cluttered with negative, depressing thread titles...

thinking on my Troughton picks, very tough calls to be made!
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Old 01-02-2011, 21:46
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Top 5:
The Invasion
The Mind Robber
The War Games
The Web of Fear
The Seeds of Death

Bottom 5:
The Space Pirates
The Wheel in Space
The Moonbase
The Dominators
The Krotons

Breaks my heart a little that so many episodes of the Troughton era are forever lost...
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