November 1st, 2013

doctor who

50 years of Who: 1997


Eternity Weeps (7)
The Room With No Doors (7)
Lungbarrow (7)
The Dying Days (8)
So Vile a Sin (7)
The Eight Doctors (8,1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
Vampire Science (8)
The Bodysnatchers (8)
Genocide (8)
War of the Daleks (8)
Alien Bodies (8)
Burning Heart (6)
A Device of Death (4)
The Dark Path (2)
The Well-Mannered War (4)
The Devil Goblins from Neptune (3)
The Murder Game (2)
The Ultimate Treasure (5)
Business Unusual (6)
Illegal Alien Mike Tucker and Robert Perry (7)
The Roundheads (2)
Decalog 4: Re-Generations
Decalog 5: Wonders
Oh No It Isn't! (Benny)
Dragons' Wrath (Benny)
Beyond the Sun (Benny)
Ship of Fools (Benny)
Down (Benny)
Deadfall (Benny)
Ghost Devices (Benny)
Mean Streets (Benny)

The first Who from 1997 that I encountered: It only barely counts, but I read Decalog 5: Wonders back in 2004, less than six months after I started bookblogging, and one of a very few Who books that I read in the wilderness years. If we are only counting fiction with the Doctor in, then it's The Dying Days which I read in 2005.

My favourite Who from 1997: The New and Missing Adventures kept up quality to the end. My favourites from the list are The Dying Days and The Dark Path; I'll also give a shout to Beyond The Sun.

Moving swiftly on from: Actually I enjoyed all of these, though I may lose credibility in some quarters by admitting that Alien Bodies did not really work for me.

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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