October 10th, 2013

doctor who

50 years of Who: 1975


Robot (last 3 episodes)
The Ark in Space
The Sontaran Experiment
Genesis of the Daleks
Revenge of the Cybermen
Terror of the Zygons
Planet of Evil
Pyramids of Mars
The Android Invasion

Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon (3)
Doctor Who and the Cybermen (2)
Doctor Who and the Giant Robot (4)
Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons (3)
Doctor Who and the Green Death (3)
Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders (3)
Doctor Who - The Three Doctors (1,2,3)
1976 Doctor Who Annual (4)
Terry Nation's Dalek Annual 1976

The first Who from 1975 that I encountered: The first bit of Season 12 I remember catching was Episode 4 of Robot (I was 7, and puzzled why Jon Pertwee was no longer the Doctor), but after that we caught most of the stories as they were broadcast. The second episode of Revenge of the Cybermen was on my 8th birthday.

My favourite Who from 1975: Several total classics here. I think The Ark in Space is the best single story, but Genesis of the Daleks has so many excellent moments, of which my favourite is the scene where the Doctor forces Davros to cancel Dalek production, and is then nobbled by Nyder.

Moving swiftly on from: I can't warm to The Sontaran Experiment. The violence is gratuitous and the resolution too pat.

So, what was your favourite of the above? What is the best bit? (And if you like, what is the worst bit?)

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