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50 years of Who: 1979

1979:

TV
The Power of Kroll   (last 2 episodes)
The Armageddon Factor
Destiny of the Daleks
City of Death
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon (first 2 episodes)

Books
Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear (4)
Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy (4)
Doctor Who and the Robots of Death (4)
Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl (4)
Doctor Who and the War Games (2)
Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks (4)
Doctor Who and the Ribos Operation (4)
1980 Doctor Who Annual (4)

The first Who from 1979 that I encountered:  I was glued to The Power of Kroll, despite its flaws, and the Armageddon Factor likewise. I was 10. But we were out of the country for the second half of the year so missed Season 17 entirely.

My favourite Who from 1979: There really is no contest, si there? I am not among the sizeable camp that sees City of Death as the best Doctor Who story ever, but I'll happily agree that it stands head and shoulders over anything else produced that year.

Moving swiftly on from: The rest of Season 17, especially the Mandrells. (And, "Lord Niiiimooon!!!")

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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Comments

inuitmonster
Oct. 19th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
I have never really felt the love for the City of Death, but then I have never rewatched it either.

Destiny of the Daleks - probably the most ponderous old Dr Who Dalek story (that I have seen).

The Armageddon Factor was for a long time my official favourite ever Dr Who story and I think it would probably hold up to a repeat viewing and would make for a good end to a re-watch of the entire Key to Time.

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