October 12th, 2013

doctor who

50 years of Who: 1977


The Face of Evil
The Robots of Death
The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Horror of Fang Rock
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers

Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters (3)
Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom (4)
Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth (1)
Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos (3)
Doctor Who and the Ark in Space (4)
Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius (4)
Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil (4)
Doctor Who and the Mutants (3)
Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin (4)
Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang (4)
Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora (4)
1978 Doctor Who Annual (4)
Terry Nation's Dalek Annual 1978

The first Who from 1977 that I encountered: By this stage I was really hooked and avidly watched Leela's debut in the first episode of The Face of Evil on 1 January, and I think caught every other episode this year as it was first broadcast. I was 9.

My favourite Who from 1977: Those first four Leela stories are a really impressive arc. The Talons of Weng Chiang loses points for racism, but it and The Robots of Death are both fantastic. I'll also shout for Ian Marter's novelisation of The Ark in Space (and most of the other books evoke fond memories).

Moving swiftly on from: The giant prawn. And the cigarette factory.

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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