This comes from my cousin and his friends. They want to know what a good sample of old stories would be. Please let me know what suggestions you have on any part of this.
Criteria: 1. At least 1 story per Doctor. 2. Stories should be representative of the era in both style and quality. 3. When possible, select average stories. 4. Backstory for the current series breaks any ties. 5. Doctor order for first 7 stories: 4,5,6,7,1,2 3.
Here is what I have: State of Decay The Visitation Revelation of the Daleks (yeah, not exactly average) Battlefield The Dead Planet The Invasion (bit off, but, IMHO, necessary) Terror of the Autons -------------------- An Unearthly Child (E1 only) The Aztecs The Dalek Invasion of Earth The Tenth Planet The Tomb of the Cybermen The War Games The Curse of Peladon The Three Doctors Genesis of the Daleks (Every Dalek story since uses this) The Brain of Morbius The Deadly Assassin The Sun Makers Nightmare of Eden Mawdryn Undead Planet of Fire The Trial of a Time Lord (P 1, 8, 12, 13) Dragonfire
Last Edit: May 21, 2018 20:14:48 GMT by lousingh: Clarification
4) Genesis of the Daleks 5) The Caves of Androzani 6) Nothing 7) Nothing, ( if you twist my arm Silver Nemesis, but IMHO it was a minor return to some sort of form in a sea of dross) 1)The War Machines, ( I would have gone for The Savages if it existed) 2) The Web of Fear 3) Terror of the Autons
To me the Classic Series was getting patchy by the end of Tom Bakers run with occasional classics, much the same with Peter Davidson. After that, well enough said really, I don't want to cause too much upset in the ranks. 😉
I wanted a representative and average example in part because I want my nephew and his friends to get a real feel of the series. I hope they become fans of the series, warts and all. He did say that he and his friends were going to take these recommendations are starters and go on from there.
I'd like to think that since they think shows like iCarly, VicTorious, and Hannah Montana are "good", that a "representative sample" of Doctor Who would be good.
As I thought about it, I realised I need to split the stories up a bit as follows; minimally, a cross-section of Doctor Who looks like:
Hartnell: 1 historical, 1 SF Troughton: 1 base under siege, 1 other Pertwee: 1 exiled, 1 not T. Baker: 1 each from Hinchcliffe, Williams, and JN-T Davison: 1 original, 1 derivative C. Baker: 1 solid story McCoy: 1 "Dark Doctor" type story
Also: Background on The Doctor himself, Daleks, Cybermen, Time Lords, the Master, etc.
For 4, 7, and 3, the first story is my first choice. The second story is the close second.
4 - The Masque of Mandragora or Planet of Evil (Robot-Image of the Fendahl). The Pirate Planet (Underworld-Logopolis) 5 - The Caves of Androzani (I personally think the most representative episode of his era is Enlightenment, but that requires context.) 6 - The Two Doctors 7 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy or The Curse of Fenric 1 - The Rescue 2 - The Faceless Ones 3 - The Green Death or Doctor Who and the Silurians
1st Dr - Dalek Invasion Of Earth, The Romans, The Chase, The War Machines.
2nd Dr - Power Of The Daleks (Colour animated), Moonbase, Tomb Of The Cybermen, Enemy Of The World, Web Of Fear, Invasion, Seeds Of Death, War Games.
3rd Dr - Spearhead From Space, Silurians, Ambassadors Of Death, Inferno, Day Of The Daleks, Three Drs, Frontier In Space, Green Death, Invasion Of The Dinosaurs.
4th Dr - Ark In Space, Terror Of The Zygons, Seeds Of Doom, Deadly Assassin, Face Of Evil, Robots Of Death, Talons Of Weng Chiang, Horror Of Fang Rock, Invasion Of Time, Destiny Of The Daleks, City Of Death, Keeper Of Traken.
5th Dr - The Visitation, Black Orchid, Earthshock, Black Guardian Trilogy, Kings Demons, Five Drs, The Awakening.
6th Dr - Attack Of The Cybermen, Vengenance On Varos, Two Drs, Revelation Of The Daleks, Trial Of A Timelord.
7th Dr - Time And The Rani, Delta And The Bannermen, Remembrance Of The Daleks, Happiness Patrol, Silver Nemesis, Greatest Show In The Galaxy, Battlefield, Ghostlight, Curse Of Fenric.
8th Dr - Shada Webcast, Night Of The Dr.
9th Dr - Rose, End Of The World, Dalek, Empty Child/Dr Dances, Bad Wolf/Parting Of The Ways.
10th Dr - Tooth And Claw, School Reunion, Girl In The Fireplace, Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday, Human Nature/Family Of Blood, Blink, Utopia, Turn Left, Waters Of Mars.
11th Dr - Eleventh Hour, Victory Of The Daleks, Time Of Angels/Flesh And Stone, Vampires Of Venice, Vincent And The Dr, Pandorica Opens/Big Bang, A Christmas Carol, Drs Wife, Lets Kill Hitler, Wedding Of River Song, Angels Take Manhattan, Name Of The Dr, Day Of The Dr, Time Of The Dr.
12th Dr - Deep Breath, Into The Dalek, Listen, Time Heist, Kill The Moon, Mummy On The Orient Express, Dark Water/Death In Heaven, Magicians Apprentice/Witches Familiar, Under The Lake/Before The Flood, Zygon Invasion/Inversion, Face The Raven, Heaven Sent/Hell Bent, Husbands Of River Song, The Pilot, Smile, Knock Knock, Oxygen, Eaters Of Light, World Enough And Time/Dr Falls, Twice Upon A Time.