Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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Doctor Who top five

Meme from calapine:

Five least favourite stories:
Restricting it to those I have seen or listened to recently, which I actually think are disastrous rather than merely unimpressive:
  • Battlefield (oddly enough I saw Ben Aaronovitch in Forbidden Planet in London on Friday)
  • The Mutants
  • The Space Pirates
  • The Idiot's Lantern
  • The Twin Dilemma (Actually I haven't seen this since its first broadcast but it was so awful then that it sticks in the mind)

Five favourite stories:
Very difficult to restrict this to five. Ask me again in a few weeks and I may have a different view.
  • Genesis of the Daleks!
  • The Deadly Assassin!
  • The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances!
  • School Reunion
  • The Daleks' Master Plan

Five least favourite female companions:
This was pretty easy to choose. There are any number who were just average, or a little below or above, but these are the ones I find especially awful or disappointing.
  • Jo (blonde and screams)
  • Victoria (brunette and screams)
  • Mel (have never actually seen any of her episodes, and no desire to)
  • Ace (nice concept, but not really delivered)
  • Katarina (essentially a one-line character)

Five favourite female companions:
Again fairly easy; but ask me again in a few months, I have a feeling that Evelyn Smythe may get in there.
  • Sarah Jane Smith - the one I grew up with
  • Martha Jones - is getting off to a good start
  • Zoe - cor!
  • Romana - a real match for the Doctor
  • Susan - with whom it all starts

Five least favourite male companions:
This and the next category are very difficult to choose from since there only are, what, a dozen male companions, so almost all of them ought to be put in one list or the other if you're doing the meme properly.
  • Kamelion (need one say more?)
  • Mike Yates (may reflect my lack of knowledge of mid-Three stories)
  • Turlough (never saw the point)
  • Ben (chirpy Cockney cliché and man of limited action)
  • Adam if he counts; Adric if not.

Five favourite male companions:
  • The Brigadier (even in his silliest most Blimp-ish moments, adds a certain gravitas)
  • Mickey (actually got a proper plot arc, much more than Rose)
  • Ian (does the man of action bit and essentially is the first viewpoint character)
  • Steven (gets pushed around, but pushes back)
  • Harry (comic relief, but one I watched way back)

Five favourite villains:
I think this includes also monsters, and possibly non-humans generally; the Draconians and the Aridians, as humanoid races with intersting stories behind them, just failed to make the cut.
  • Davros (at least the Davros - the greatest villain in the greatest story)
  • The Master in all five (or six) versions
  • The Daleks
  • Scaroth, last of the Jagaroth
  • Mr Finch, AKA Brother Lazarus

Five favourite Doctors:
Easy.
  • Four (the one I grew up with, and surely the best)
  • Nine (superb re-establishment of the character)
  • One (superb establishment of the character)
  • Ten
  • Two
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