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50 years of Who: 1984

1984:

TV
Warriors of the Deep
The Awakening
Frontios
Resurrection of the Daleks
Planet of Fire
The Caves of Androzani
The Twin Dilemma

Books
Doctor Who - Mawdryn Undead (5)
Doctor Who - Kinda (5)
Doctor Who - Snakedance (5)
Doctor Who - Enlightenment (5)
Doctor Who - The Dominators (2)
Doctor Who - Warriors of the Deep (5)
Doctor Who - The Aztecs (1)
Doctor Who - Inferno (3)
Doctor Who - The Highlanders (2)
Doctor Who - Frontios (5)
1985 Doctor Who Annual (6)

The first Who from 1984 that I encountered: Again, I had a clash with music lessons, but caught some of Warriors of the Deep in January. I was 16.

My favourite Who from 1984: It took me a while to come round to it, but definitely Caves of Androzani.

Moving swiftly on from: The Twin Dilemma. Deservedly last in most polls of all Who stories. (Though we are fortunate to have been spared The Prison in Space and Mission to Magnus.)

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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inuitmonster
Oct. 19th, 2013 01:26 pm (UTC)
My recollection of that year's Dr Who stories is that Caves of Androzani is one of the great Dr Who stories, Resurrection of the Daleks, Frontios, and the Awakening are pretty good, and the rest are pretty poor.
redfiona99
Oct. 19th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
Caves of the Androzani was the first Davidson I ever saw when it was repeated on BBC2. Me and the cousins would probably have been 8, 9 and 10 and I remember it really unsettled us, in the good way.
londonkds
Oct. 19th, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
"Caves of Androzani", "Frontios", and quite a way behind, "The Awakening" are the worthwhile ones for me. "Planet of Fire" isn't very good but is about the best that a story with such a ridiculous load of compulsory elements could be.

"Warriors of the Deep" is not quite as bad as "The Twin Dilemma", but it should be shown to any new-school fan who might be tempted to believe the attempts of some deeply misguided people to rehabilitate the continuity-heavy JNT stories in the light of RTD's much more intelligent use of old monsters.
conbrunstrom
Oct. 20th, 2013 07:28 am (UTC)
Androzani. The Fifth Doctor expires wishing he'd been given a few more meaty Robert Holmes scripts to chew on.
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