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The DWM top 200

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Doctor Who monthly's latest issue publishes the results of a reader poll of all 200 Doctor Who stories to date, ranked in order of popularity. (The article also includes scores for the two Dalek films and other ephemera, but never mind that). The top stories are difficult to argue with, though I am sorry that the best of the black and white era doesn't feature higher. The bottom of the list is impossible to dispute, with The Twin Dilemma coming last by a very significant margin.

There is plenty of discussion going on elsewhere, but my idea for turning this into a meme is to do the list with the stories which you think should be ranked much higher in blue and the stories that you think should be ranked much lower in red, for whatever definition of "much" you feel happy with. (LJ's rich text posting will let you do this; also there's always the option of typing <font color="red">...</font> and <font color="blue">...</font> around the text you want to alter). I've cut-n-pasted the list from here, but also added which Doctor is in each story. If you haven't seen all of them, I encourage you to do this anyway but just put the ones you haven't seen in italics.

001. The Caves of Androzani. (5)
002. Blink. (10)
003. Genesis of the Daleks. (4)
004. The Talons of Weng-Chiang. (4)
005. The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances. (9)
006. Human Nature / The Family of Blood. (10)
007. Pyramids of Mars. (4)
008. City of Death. (4)
009. The Robots of Death. (4)
010. Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways. (9)
011. The Girl in The Fireplace. (10)
012. Turn Left. (10)
013. The Stolen Earth / Journeys End. (10)
014. Remembrance of the Daleks. (7)
015. Dalek. (9)
016. The Seeds of Doom. (4)
017. Terror of the Zygons. (4)
018. The Evil of the Daleks. (2)
019. Earthshock. (5)
020. The Deadly Assassin. (4)
021. Power of the Daleks. (2)
022. Army of Ghosts. (9)
023. Web of Fear. (2)
024. Silence in the Library. (10)
025. Tomb of the Cybermen. (2)
026. Horror of Fang Rock (4)
027. Last of the Time Lords (10)
028. The Ark in Space (4)
029. The War Games (2)
030. The Curse of Fenric. (7)
031. The Invasion (2)
032. Inferno. (3)
033. School Reunion (10)
034. The Daemons (3)
035. The Impossible Planet (10)
036. Spearhead From Space. (3)
037. The Daleks. (1)
038. The Five Doctors. (1,2,3,5)
039. The Green Death (3)
040. The Brain of Morbius (4)
041. Fury from the Deep (2)
042. The Daleks' Master Plan (1)
043. Midnight. (10)
044. The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1)
045. Doctor Who and the Silurians (3)
046. Revelation of the Daleks. (6)
047. The Time Warrior (3)
048. The Christmas Invasion (10)
049. Fathers Day (9)
050. The Sea Devils (3)
051. Terror of the Autons. (3)
052. Tooth and Claw. (10)
053. Logopolis. (4)
054. The Unquiet Dead. (9)
055. The Tenth Planet. (1)
056. The Fires of Pompeii. (10)
057. The Aztecs. (1)
058. The Three Doctors. (1,2,3)
059. The Abominable Snowmen. (2)
060. The Mind Robber. (2)
061. An Unearthly Child. (1)
062. Carnival Of Monsters. (3)
063. Rose. (9)
064. The Shakespeare Code. (10)
065. Marco Polo. (1) - I'm actually watching the recon of this at the moment, and it is really good.
066. Smith and Jones. (10)
067. The Stones of Blood. (4)
068. Rise of the Cybermen. (10)
069. Kinda. (5)
070. The Keeper of Traken. (4)
071. Day of the Daleks. (3)
072. Enlightenment. (5)
o73. Image of the Fendahl. (4)
074. Gridlock. (10)
075. The Time Meddler. (1)
076. Ghost Light. (7)
077. The Visitation. (5)
078. The Ice Warriors. (2)
079. Planet of the Ood. (10)
080. Survival. (7)
081. Warriors Gate. (4)
082. The Curse of Peladon. (3)
083. The Unicorn and the Wasp. (10)
084. Planet of Evil. (4)
085. The Masque of Mandragora. (4)
086. The Massacre. (1)
087. State of Decay. (4)
088. Castrovalva. (4)
089. Planet of the Spiders. (3)
090. The Ambassadors of Death. (3)
091. The Sontaran Stratagem. (10)
092. The Mind of Evil. (3)
093. Resurrection of the Daleks. (5)
094. The End of the World. (9)
095. The Androids of Tara. (4)
096. The Hand of Fear. (4)
097. The Romans. (1)
098. Partners in Crime. (10)
099. Planet of the Dead. (10)
100. The Crusade. (1)
101. Full Circle. (4)
102. Mawdryn Undead. (5)
103. The Sontaran Experiment. (4)
104. Frontios. (5)
105. The Ribos Operation. (4)
106. Robot. (4)
107. The Next Doctor. (10)
108. The War Machines. (1)
109. The Pirate Planet. (4)
110. The Awakening. (5)
111. The Seeds of Death. (2)
112. The Moonbase. (2)
113. Frontier in Space. (3)
114. Voyage of the Damned. (3)
115. The Runaway Bride. (3)
116. The Face of Evil. (4)
117. Black Orchid. (5)
118. Planet of the Daleks. (3)
119. The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. (7)
120. Snakedance. (5)
121. Destiny of the Daleks. (4)
122. The Faceless Ones. (2)
123. The Android Invasion. (4)
124. Vengeance on Varos. (6)
125. The Two Doctors. (2,6)
126. The Myth Makers. (1)
127. The Rescue. (1)
128. Death to the Daleks. (3)
129. The Claws of Axos. (3)
130. Revenge of the Cybermen. (4)
131. Invasion of the Dinosaurs. (3)
132. Aliens of London. (9)
133. Mission to the Unknown. (no Doctor but during first Doctor's era)
[The Ultimate Foe (6)]
134. Planet of Fire. (5)
135. Doctor Who The TV Movie. (8)
136. 42. (10)
137. The Macra Terror. (2)
138. The Idiots Lantern. (10)
139. The Enemy of the World. (2)
140. The Doctors Daughter. (10)
141. Boom Town. (9)
142. The Trial of a Time Lord. (6)
143. New Earth. (10)
144. The Reign of Terror. (1)
145. The Highlanders. (2)
146. Battlefield. (7)
147. The Sun Makers. (4)
148. The Mark of the Rani. (7)
149. The Leisure Hive. (4)
150. The Lazarus Experiment. (10)
151. The Celestial Toymaker. (1)
152. Evolution of the Daleks. (10)
[Terror of the Vervoids (6)]
153. Love and Monsters. (10)
154. The Ark. (1)
155. The Invasion of Time. (4)
156. The Wheel in Space. (2)
157. The Chase. (2)
158. Edge of Destruction. (1)
159. The Smugglers. (1)
160. The Keys of Marinus. (1)
[Mindwarp (6)]
161. Attack of the Cybermen. (6)
162. The Savages. (1)
163. Planet of Giants. (1)
164. The Invisible Enemy. (4)
165. The Long Game. (9)
[The Mysterious Planet (6)]
166. The Krotons. (2)
167. Nightmare of Eden. (4)
168. The Armageddon Factor. (4)
169. Terminus. (5)
170. The Happiness Patrol. (7)
171. Colony in Space. (3)
172. Galaxy 4. (1)
173. Four to Doomsday. (5)
174. The Power of Kroll. (4)
175. The Gunfighters. (1)
176. Silver Nemesis. (7)
177. Arc of Infinity. (5)
178. The Web Planet. (1)
179. The Monster of Peladon. (3)
180. Delta and the Bannermen. (7)
181. The King's Demons. (5)
182. The Mutants. (3)
183. The Sensorites. (1)
184. The Creature from the Pit. (1)
185. Warriors Of The Deep. (5)
186. Dragonfire. (7)
187. The Time Monster. (3)
188. Meglos. (4)
189. The Horns Of Nimon. (4)
190. The Space Museum. (1)
191. The Dominators. (2)
192. Fear Her. (10)
193. Paradise Towers. (7)
194. The Underwater Menace. (2)
195. The Space Pirates. (2)
196. Time-Flight. (5)
197. Underworld. (4)
198. Time and the Rani. (7)
199. Timelash. (6)
200. The Twin Dilemma. (6)

The worst injustice is The Daleks' Master Plan coming as low as 42nd; I think this is probably because few have settled down to the whole 12-episode saga in a frame of mind to appreciate it. I will never understand the popularity of Remembrance of the Daleks, but the most over-rated story in the poll for my money is The Faceless Ones, which if it weren't for Pauline Collins should have been in the last ten, and in no way deserves even the rather low rank of 122nd.

Comments

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drplokta
Sep. 26th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Numbers 10 and 11 are attributed to the wrong Doctors -- should be 9 & 10 respectively. Not sure if there are any other similar errors.
nwhyte
Sep. 26th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Fixed that; I'm sure there are others!
qatsi
Sep. 26th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Day of the Daleks is (3) and Underworld is (4), aren't they?
nwhyte
Sep. 26th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Yep!
londonkds
Sep. 26th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
I think it is a huge injustice and proof that the wrong sort of people are voting that Love and Monsters, Fear Her and The Happiness Patrol are all in the bottom quarter. Especially Love and Monsters.

Edited at 2009-09-26 08:56 pm (UTC)
redfiona99
Sep. 27th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
Yay, it's not just me that loves L&M. You're also right that there are far, far worse stories that Fear Her.
davesangel
Sep. 27th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
I only saw The Happiness Patrol when it was first screened, but I remember really enjoying it at the time.

And agreed on Love and Monsters, I really like that episode and can't understand all the hatred towards it...
wwhyte
Sep. 26th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
You're not a big fan of 3, are you? I like the idea that you consider even 9% from the bottom to be insufficiently harsh for The Mutants.

I'm a bit surprised not to see you blue Warriors' Gate.
nwhyte
Sep. 26th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
The only stories worse than The Mutants are Timelash and The Twin Dilemma. Trufax.

I didn't feel as strongly about the Warrior's Gate ranking as about some of the others!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 25th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
The entire of the Third Doctor's era seems extremely harshly treated by the DWM poll, especially as this era really cemented Doctor Who as quality drama.
Classics like: Terror of the Autons, The Daemons, (why would one put that in red, particularly when it is already quite low for a classic story?) The Claws of Axos and even Day of the Daleks are rather low down on this poll. However, I confess I have never liked the "Mutants."
It's good to see the Fourth Doctor's previously underrated story "Horror of Fang Rock" at 26, but why so low for "Masque of Mandragora" and "Image of the Fendahl"?
(Anonymous)
Jul. 1st, 2011 11:25 am (UTC)
what to buy next?
I just bought the peladon double - monster is great for watching the young and spunky Liz, bless her memory - however now I am confused...I'm condiering buying Trial of a Timelord as I think Mark of/2 docs are pretty awesome (apart from the rani's ep 4) however I agree wholeheartedly regarding "Time And"...but way way down there? The Mutants cannot be that bad can it? I think The Silurians/Spearhead/Inferno comprise the best season ever of Who...but I have no recollection of story 2. But. Pertwee's doctor is the greatest, except mabe Troughton and Tennant. IMHO!! So: I'll be buying Ghost Light, Curse of Fenric and the Zygons, which I only ever read the novelisation of - alors, they better be good!! Excelsior :0
iainjcoleman
Sep. 26th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
We watched The Twin Dilemma last night for the first time, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not great, and the costume design alone would put it in the bottom quartile of Who stories, but the worst ever? No. It's not even the worst Colin Baker story (Attack of the Cybermen and The Mysterious Planet are both worse), or the worst story of season 21 (Warriors of the Deep, by a long chalk).
nwhyte
Sep. 27th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
I think part of the shock factor for the awfulness of The Twin Dilemma is that it came immediately after Caves of Androzani. Reasonable people may disagree about whether Androzani deserves the top spot it got in the DWM poll; you and a few others may disagree about whether The Twin Dilemma really deserves the bottom spot; but nobody at all (apart from John Nathan-Turner, apparently) could disagree as to which ranks above the other.
strictlytrue
Sep. 26th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
For some reason that I can't adequately explain, I've always had a soft spot for The Mutants (I'm not even much of a Pertwee fan either).

Based on what I've seen, I always think The Space Pirates gets too much of an unfair kicking, too.

Girl in the Fireplace and Blink (which I thoroughly enjoyed but don't think it's that fantastic) could do with being swapped round, and I don't seem to be quite as much in love with Talons of Weng Chiang as everyone else, but otherwise, a fairly sensible list.
nwhyte
Sep. 27th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
We might love The Space Pirates more if more of the visuals survived. (Have you listened to the whole thing, or just the one surviving episode?) As it is, we have the awful diction of Milo Clancy and the tedious and implausible plot, with the Doctor and companions barely making a difference. It's a more serious effort at space opera than anything in the Pertwee era, but it fails in a lot of different ways!
strictlytrue
Sep. 27th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Only seen the surviving episode - I had heard about the awful Milo Clancy accent, and the fact that the Doctor and co are just mucking about, but I had been unprepared for the beautiful visuals. I'm prepared to forgive certain Who episodes a lot if they look pretty.
wwhyte
Sep. 27th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
I can't believe you blued The Invasion even though nothing happens after the episode 6 cliffhanger.

My version here.
nwhyte
Sep. 27th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
It's got one of the most sapphic scenes in all of Who, which is worth a lot; and I do like the ending, and the redesigned Cybermen.
redfiona99
Sep. 27th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
I think especially re: the last three episodes of 10, that it's the usual skew of people liking the things they saw most recently more than they would in ten years time.
goatsfoot
Nov. 28th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Thanks for that, bookmarked to prioritise more classic eps to watch (and the Twin Dilemma... lol). DWM readers have a bit more taste than OG's poll in 03 I think it was.

I still think Talons is a bit s**t.

Also, I can't find Utopia on this list!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
Utopia
Utopia, along with The Sound of Drums, is probably together with Last of the Time Lords even though not shown. While on that note, I also think Talons is a bit meh. And I know there will be backlash from this but I thought Blink was totally overrated. I'd put it in the 70s or 80s at least. And my personal favorite would be Inferno. Pertwee is my favorite doctor and this one proved that to me at least. Plus you can't go wrong with an evil Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in an eye patch.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
Midnight should be much MUCH higher. although it was a typical Russell moment to have all this build up and conflict over a monster and then say "i don't know what it was"
(Anonymous)
Jul. 15th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)
Creature from the Pit = 4th Doctor
The Chase = 1st Doctor
Runaway Bride = 10th Doctor
Voyage of the Damned = 10th Doctor
Castrovalva = 5th Doctor
Army of Ghosts = 10th Doctor
:)
stevoli
Jul. 22nd, 2010 10:35 am (UTC)
This is an interesting list. Caves of Androzani was the first dr who story i remember watching, so i'm glad it's number 1. I agree with others that blink is very overrated, compared to human nature or girl in the fireplace (in terms of the new series).
I also think Curse of Fenric deserves a higher standing, the best seventh doctor episode by far.

And as for Twin Dilemma.....I've always had a strange liking for this story. It's not the best, but it's certainly not the worst!

Btw....Mark of The Rani is a Colin Baker story, not Sylvester.





Mark of the Rani a sixth doctor story, not seventh.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 21st, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
114. Voyage of the Damned and 115. The Runaway Bride are 10.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 13th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
All this hate for Sylvester McCoy's era is outrageous. Sure, Time and the Rani, Dragonfire, Silver Nemesis, and Battlefield deserve the places they got, but Paradise Towers, Delta and the Bannermen, and The Happiness Patrol shouldn't be so low. And Greatest Show in the Galaxy? 119? No, it should be around 40 or 50. Glad Fenric and Remembrance got high ratings.

Other quips include the Sun Makers at 147 (so wrong), The Face of Evil so low (also so wrong), The Curse of Peladon is too low and Vengeance on Varos was fantastic.

The Silurians and The Sea Devils are much too high. I hate those episodes. Silurians was boring and Sea Devils had no plot and ripped off of Silurians. Stupid.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 26th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
I agree with all of this, except that i think Silurians deserves to be seen as well as it is (though the music is questionable), and Silver Nemesis and Battlefield are both underrated in my opinion as well.
The Peladon stories are much better than they are rated in this list, as is the Invasion of Time, whilst The Claws of Axos, Revenge of the Cybermen and The Seeds of Doom are all overrated. Then again my favourite classic Doctor is Sylvester McCoy, which isnt a very popular opinion, so i think maybe there's something odd about me rather than the general consensus.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 22nd, 2011 08:28 am (UTC)
Putting Inferno at no.32 is a crime against humanity.
bozo_tyrannus
Nov. 7th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Meme
My version of the meme here
http://bozo-tyrannus.livejournal.com/
(Anonymous)
Mar. 24th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
I seriousley can't beleve that The Horns of Nimon is 189th. I only watched it today and i thorght it was good, very good in fact.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
Black Orchid sould be bottom 10
(Anonymous)
Sep. 23rd, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
My favourite is The Invasion. Warriors of the Deep, Attack of the Cybermen and The Invasion of Time are extremely underrated. Remembrance of the Daleks is very overrated, there are much better Dalek episodes like The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Planet of the Daleks and Revelation of the Daleks.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 29th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
I believe the problem with Doctor Who polls in which many of the new series stories are voted so high is because allot of the newer fans have never gone back and watched classic Doctor Who. ;-)
(Anonymous)
Nov. 6th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
A lot of Tennants stories are pretty overrated here. I liked the stolen earth, but it should be around 50. Last of the Time Lords should be arround 150 for its really awful last episode with the gollum doctor and the fairytale solution. But Midnight should be higher.
I also think Remembarance is too high, while Curse of Fenric and Ghostlight are way too low. And why is Dragonfire that low? Yeah, it has obvious flaws, buts its a overall good story and we get rid of one of the worst companions and get one of the best.
I don't see why Revelation is Colins most liked story. The Dalek stuff was good, but two brits imitating americans made my ears bleed. My favourite from his run was actually Mindwarp.
I don't like Pertwee that much, so for me a lot of his stories could rank a bit lower to me.
With the other doctors most stories are at the right place for me.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 18th, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
The War Games should be at number one, Fear her should be absolute last and Monster of Peladon should be in the top 50. otherwise, good list
(Anonymous)
Dec. 9th, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
This may shoch other dr who fans, seeing how low this episode came, but I for me, I would go as far to say it was my second favourite. I am talking a Battlefield. I will try to justify myself. Although it's not a great doctor who tradgedy story like The Caves of Androzani(which by the way I ranked 3rd, i'm not totally out of the ordinary) nor is it a great doctor who comedy(although there isn't many) like The runaway bride, but it is one of the best dr who adventures, which many dr who stories are. Because it say's everything about the doctor's chararistic's, and this story has many revelations, like when he is about to kill Ansylin, although I know some of that dialogue is copyed from the Happiness Patrol, it turns the tables on the doctor, there for makes it in to a full circle. Then when you think the tension is over The Brigadier points a gun at him! and his mother leaves him for dead which comes up later, when he shows up alive. Another great scene I think is at the end when the doctor talks Morgaine out of setting off the bomb brilliantly wriiten and acted, then it is followed by the revelation of that the woman that has wanted a rekonning with Arthur, king of the Brits, was actually in love with him, and he with her, but is gone. It is also brilliantly played by the main actors, Sylvester McCoy(My second favourite dr, although sometimes i question, if he is better than David tennant, because he can go from being physically comic, to very serious in a convincing way, of when he is around different people, or when a situation has changed) Sophie Aldred(Who has that brilliant sequence in the chalk circle, of trust and tension, and defensiveness, which she has always has from her background), Nicholas Courtney(His last hour, and he gives it his all) and Jean Marsh(whom has previously played as other characters on dr who, in major storylines, like the Dalek's masterplan, she gives gravitas to this role, in a great way that doesn't come over at all as hammy acting, she is much like sheila hancock who played in happiness patrol). It even sets up a new unit, led by a new brigadier, who is a woman like Magambo, from Turn Left and Planet of the Dead.

This episode also has some great action sequences(a little cheesy, I admit) and the destroyer looks brilliant, I think better than some cgi monsters in the new series.

I think the episodes that should be but lower, are the ones not included in the top 200, like The vampires in venice, and the curse of the blackspot, as well as other matt smith episodes, although has done a few great episodes, they're have been some really simple episode story lines, with no drama to them, or meat to them. I think they give episodes based in the past a bad look. But mu number one is also not on the top 200, but it would be David Tennant's final call, for reason's i'll not explin as i have given them in why I loved Battlefield of, brilliant main actors(David, Berney, Jon 'n' Tim)Revelation scenes(Who dies?, Lived too long) So there you go, i have other preferances on the top 200, but they're my main ones i would like to get out there.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 9th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
This may shoch other dr who fans, seeing how low this episode came, but I for me, I would go as far to say it was my second favourite. I am talking a Battlefield. I will try to justify myself. Although it's not a great doctor who tradgedy story like The Caves of Androzani(which by the way I ranked 3rd, i'm not totally out of the ordinary) nor is it a great doctor who comedy(although there isn't many) like The runaway bride, but it is one of the best dr who adventures, which many dr who stories are. Because it say's everything about the doctor's chararistic's, and this story has many revelations, like when he is about to kill Ansylin, although I know some of that dialogue is copyed from the Happiness Patrol, it turns the tables on the doctor, there for makes it in to a full circle. Then when you think the tension is over The Brigadier points a gun at him! and his mother leaves him for dead which comes up later, when he shows up alive. Another great scene I think is at the end when the doctor talks Morgaine out of setting off the bomb brilliantly wriiten and acted, then it is followed by the revelation of that the woman that has wanted a rekonning with Arthur, king of the Brits, was actually in love with him, and he with her, but is gone. It is also brilliantly played by the main actors, Sylvester McCoy(My second favourite dr, although sometimes i question, if he is better than David tennant, because he can go from being physically comic, to very serious in a convincing way, of when he is around different people, or when a situation has changed) Sophie Aldred(Who has that brilliant sequence in the chalk circle, of trust and tension, and defensiveness, which she has always has from her background), Nicholas Courtney(His last hour, and he gives it his all) and Jean Marsh(whom has previously played as other characters on dr who, in major storylines, like the Dalek's masterplan, she gives gravitas to this role, in a great way that doesn't come over at all as hammy acting, she is much like sheila hancock who played in happiness patrol). It even sets up a new unit, led by a new brigadier, who is a woman like Magambo, from Turn Left and Planet of the Dead.

This episode also has some great action sequences(a little cheesy, I admit) and the destroyer looks brilliant, I think better than some cgi monsters in the new series.

I think the episodes that should be but lower, are the ones not included in the top 200, like The vampires in venice, and the curse of the blackspot, as well as other matt smith episodes, although has done a few great episodes, they're have been some really simple episode story lines, with no drama to them, or meat to them. I think they give episodes based in the past a bad look. But mu number one is also not on the top 200, but it would be David Tennant's final call, for reason's i'll not explin as i have given them in why I loved Battlefield of, brilliant main actors(David, Berney, Jon 'n' Tim)Revelation scenes(Who dies?, Lived too long) So there you go, i have other preferances on the top 200, but they're my main ones i would like to get out there


Okay one more thing, I think the seventh, fith, first are very underated, most of their's are in the bottom quartile! I think thier episodes show a lot of originality and drama, as thier series are known for, as when they're revied in dwm, for having tensions between the companions and the doctors, like Ian and Barbara being kidnapped, Adric being a casuality, and Ace being manipulated in a long game. i could go on, I tink that Peter Davison is a doctor who tries to find a peaceful soloution to things, but on his last series gives up on that idea, and ends up fighting for everything, but losing people in the process which creates and drama and he becomes an action hero. I hope what i say doesn't turn people off these doctors, because they are generally good. and although I really do like the tenth, ninth and I quite like the fourth doctor they get all the limelight which bugs me a little, but i guess most fans won't have seen anything from the old series. and the fourth doctor is the hay day of doctor who, because everyone says he is so he is! But he does have good episodes, I admit.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 10th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
I just remembered I meant Mordrid!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 10th, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
Why is tomb of the cybermen so low? It is easily one the best ever!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2013 09:43 am (UTC)
'The Caves of Androzani' was brilliant, but I wouldn't put it at number one (it is in my top 10 though). And I think some stories low down, such as 'Arc of Infinity', 'The Android Invasion' and 'The Sontaran Experiment' are extremely underrated.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 14th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
Last of the Time Lords
Last of the Time Lords is so high because Utopia and the Sound of Drums are so good so it makes it that high. On its own its awful.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 17th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
how the hell inferno and deadly assassin arent in the top ten is beyond me
(Anonymous)
Apr. 22nd, 2013 11:37 pm (UTC)
I think that the Android Invasion should be in the top 20. I just watched it and it was awesome. But Terror of the Zygons? BORING.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 12th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
Mistakes
How come Journey's End is above Remembrance? That story was a like a piece of 'romantic' fanfic, with too much crammed in.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 8th, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
I know right!
Yeah I don't think thats right. I felt it copied what Davies had done for doomsday which was say that a companion would die and technically kill them, but not really. Whilst Remembrance of the Daleks has everything.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 24th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC)
"The Ambassadors of Death" is waaay too low. It's one of my all time favorites. And honestly, "The Brain of Morbius" was placed at only 40?!? Ugh, fandom and do NOT agree. "Caves of Androzani" was great, but it is not my #1. I don't even think I would make it to my top 15. Anyway, rant over, I'm just going to do the typical fan thing and say something along the lines of "my opinions are right, fandom is wrong, blah blah blah Daleks."
wwhyte
Oct. 26th, 2013 04:39 am (UTC)
Would you consider retrospectively bluing The Enemy of the World?
(Anonymous)
Nov. 23rd, 2013 04:01 am (UTC)
Only 124 for Vengeance on Varos??????? That's outrageous and for me it is unacceptable. I really don't understand why only 1 CB story get in the top 100, I love many of his stories. And Vengeance on Varos is a masterful story.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 28th, 2013 06:04 am (UTC)
There's no way that The Seeds of Doom is better than Terror of The Zygons.
There's no way that The Seeds of Doom is better than Terror of The Zygons.
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