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Doctor Who: resolving the unresolved issues

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Well, after posting and analysing the Best of Who and Worst of Who polls, the obvious next thing to do is combine them. So, a definitive final judgement by Livejournal: the best of the best, the worst of the worst, and deciding whether those stories that got two or more votes in each poll are Good or Bad.

Poll #1226425 Best and Worst of Who
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 51

So which is the worst of these stories?

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The Chase - First Doctor pursued by Daleks through history and space
0 (0.0%)
The Gunfighters - First Doctor in the musical Wild West
1 (2.4%)
The Underwater Menace - Second Doctor and the fish people
1 (2.4%)
The Mutants - Thid Doctor in a parable about colonialism
0 (0.0%)
The Horns of Nimon - Fourth Doctor reworks Theseus
0 (0.0%)
Time Flight - Fifth Doctor and time-travelling Concorde
4 (9.8%)
Timelash - Sixth Doctor and HG Wells
5 (12.2%)
Time and the Rani - Seventh Doctor's first story
9 (22.0%)
The Movie
6 (14.6%)
The Long Game - Ninth Doctor and parable of broadcasting
2 (4.9%)
Love & Monsters - Tenth Doctor is barely in this one
10 (24.4%)
Fear Her - Tenth Doctor, children's drawings and the 2012 Olympic
3 (7.3%)

And which is the best of these stories?

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth - First Doctor in a future London, bye bye Susan
2 (4.3%)
The Mind Robber - Tardis explodes, Second Doctor battles fictional characters
4 (8.5%)
Inferno - Third Doctor shifted o a parallel world
2 (4.3%)
Genesis of the Daleks - Fourth Doctor tries to prevent Davros starting it all
12 (25.5%)
The Caves of Androzani - Fifth Doctor, gunrunners, androids and regeneration
6 (12.8%)
Revelation of the Daleks - Sixth Doctor and Davros, and dubious burial practices
0 (0.0%)
Remembrance of the Daleks - Seventh Doctor and Davros, and back to 1963
1 (2.1%)
The Movie
0 (0.0%)
The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances - Ninth Doctor in the Blitz, and hello Jack
10 (21.3%)
Blink - barely has the Tenth Doctor in it, mostly in DVD easter eggs
10 (21.3%)

Good or Bad? The Movie

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GOOD
16 (39.0%)
BAD
25 (61.0%)

Good or Bad? Father's Day (Ninth Doctor and rents in the structure of time)

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GOOD
40 (78.4%)
BAD
11 (21.6%)

Good or Bad? The Claws of Axos (Third Doctor and non-flying spaghetti monsters)

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GOOD
16 (47.1%)
BAD
18 (52.9%)

Good or Bad? Kinda (Fifth Doctor and psychic snake)

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GOOD
21 (65.6%)
BAD
11 (34.4%)

Good or Bad? The Happiness Patrol (Seventh Doctor and the Candyman)

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GOOD
18 (47.4%)
BAD
20 (52.6%)

Good or Bad? An Unearthly Child (First story of First Doctor)

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GOOD
40 (97.6%)
BAD
1 (2.4%)

Good or Bad? Invasion of the Dinosaurs (Third Doctor and prehistoric reptiles in London)

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GOOD
17 (53.1%)
BAD
15 (46.9%)

Good or Bad? The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Fourth Doctor in Victorian London, with rats)

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GOOD
33 (84.6%)
BAD
6 (15.4%)

Good or Bad? Black Orchid (Fifth Doctor playing cricket)

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GOOD
29 (80.6%)
BAD
7 (19.4%)

Good or Bad? The Mark of the Rani (Sixth Doctor, Rani and Master in the nineteenth century)

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GOOD
17 (50.0%)
BAD
17 (50.0%)

Good or Bad? Timelash (Sixth Doctor and HG Wells)

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GOOD
7 (22.6%)
BAD
24 (77.4%)

The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit (Tenth Doctor and the Devil)

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GOOD
32 (64.0%)
BAD
18 (36.0%)


And yes, I will probably do one about the audios next.

Comments

( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
livii
Jul. 20th, 2008 08:35 am (UTC)
For the "worst stories", I loved: The Chase, The Gunfighters, Time and the Rani, Fear Her

Liked: The Horns of Nimon, The Long Game, Love & Monsters until the Abzorbaloff showed up and the utterly distasteful ending

Didn't like: the Movie (though I liked Eight)

Haven't seen the rest. Fandom, you're so out of whack. ;)
mizkit
Jul. 20th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)
I'm enjoying these best and worsts far too much for somebody who hasn't seen most of the series' run. :)
mscongeniality
Jul. 20th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
For some of the 'Good or Bad' questions I couldn't answer because I genuinely believe that some of the stories are both.
redfiona99
Jul. 20th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
I see my beloved Love and Monsters is probably going to lose. Bah, humbug!
valentinite
Jul. 20th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
I feel sort-of bad for picking L&M as worst when one thirty-second edit would put it just in the mediocre category. (Yes, it's the implied-oral-sex line. It squicks me enough that I'm thinking of it the whole time if I try to rewatch.)

The Movie would be the one to take its place; I just rewatched it, and it was *worse* than I remembered. Yuck.
mizkit
Jul. 20th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
That, in fact, is what puts it over the edge of irredeemable for me. Gah. *stands in solidarity with you*
studyofrunning
Jul. 20th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
You're telling me City of Death failed to get two votes for best? Or can I just not read?
studyofrunning
Jul. 20th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
I just double-checked, and...you're telling me City of Death failed to get two votes for best, but the movie was more popular?
nwhyte
Jul. 20th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
No. City Of Death got 11 votes for Best of Four, but Genesis of the Daleks got 13 so it wins. By contrast the TV movie got only 10 votes for Best of Eight, but of course there is no competition so it gets to the next round automatically.
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