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08 December 2009 @ 03:06 pm
Doctor Who - the classic series  
I think it's about time I did a list of all the classic series stories I've watched/heard. Feel free to yell at me for not watching a certain serial of your liking.

An Unearthly Child
The Daleks
The Edge of Destruction
Marco Polo
The Keys of Marinus
The Aztecs
The Sensorites

The Reign of Terror
Planet of Giants
The Dalek Invasion of Earth

The Rescue
The Romans
The Web Planet
The Crusade
(Lost in Time)
The Space Museum
The Chase
The Time Meddler
Galaxy 4
Mission to the Unknown
The Myth Makers (recon)
The Dalek's Master Plan
The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
The Ark
The Celestial Toymaker
The Gunfighters
The Savages
The War Machines
The Smugglers
The Tenth Planet (recon)

The Power of the Daleks (recon)
The Highlanders (recon)
The Underwater Menace (recon)
The Moonbase (Lost in Time/recon)
The Macra Terror (recon)
The Faceless Ones (recon)
The Evil of the Daleks (recon/audio)
The Tomb of the Cybermen
The Abominable Snowmen
The Ice Warriors (audio)
The Enemy of the World (audio)
The Web of Fear (audio)
Fury from the Deep (audio)
The Wheel in Space (audio)
The Dominators
The Mind Robber
The Invasion
The Krotons
The Seeds of Death
The Space Pirates
The War Games

Spearhead from Space
The Silurians

The Ambassadors of Death
Terror of the Autons

The Mind of Evil
The Claws of Axos
Colony in Space
The Daemons
Day of the Daleks
The Curse of Peladon
The Sea Devils

The Mutants
The Time Monster
The Three Doctors

Carnival of Monsters
Frontier in Space
Planet of the Daleks
The Green Death
The Time Warrior
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Death to the Daleks
The Monster of Peladon
Planet of the Spiders

The Ark in Space
The Sontaran Experiment
Genesis of the Daleks
Revenge of the Cybermen
Terror of the Zygons

Planet of Evil
Pyramids of Mars
The Android Invasion

The Brain of Morbius
The Seeds of Doom
The Masque of Mandragora
The Hand of Fear
The Deadly Assassin
The Face of Evil

The Robots of Death
The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Horror of Fang Rock
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
The Invasion of Time
The Ribos Operation
The Pirate Planet
The Stones of Blood
The Androids of Tara
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor

Destiny of the Daleks
City of Death
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
Full Circle
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
The Keeper of Traken


Four to Doomsday
The Visitation
Black Orchid

Arc of Infinity
Mawdryn Undead
The King's Demons
The Five Doctors
Warriors of the Deep
The Awakening
Resurrection of the Daleks
Planet of Fire
The Caves of Androzani

The Twin Dilemma
Attack of the Cybermen
Vengeance on Varos
The Mark of the Rani
The Two Doctors
Revelation of the Daleks
The Mysterious Planet
Terror of the Vervoids
The Ultimate Foe

Time and the Rani
Paradise Towers
Delta and the Bannermen
Remembrance of the Daleks

The Happiness Patrol
Silver Nemesis
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
Ghost Light
The Curse of Fenric

Doctor Who: The Movie
Rachel: Oh buggerpurple_bug on December 8th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Severe Romana deficiency detected! Get thee some Key to TIme immediately.
Just Pat: golden godnentari on December 8th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
It's funny that you should say that, because I've ordered the Key to Time box set this weekend - it's way above the amount of money I limit myself to spend on Doctor Who every month, but with Christmas approaching I'm allowed a little luxury, right?
brewsternorthbrewsternorth on December 8th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Ohyes! (And Key to Time is a corker.)
Rachelpurple_bug on December 9th, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
Definitely worth it. Early Christmas presents to myself are my guilty pleasure :o) Year before last I got a big box of goodies from the Big Finish sale :o)
The Ribos Operation was the first Classic serial I saw, so it's special to me, but even without bias, it's brilliant :o) Rather more talky than action, but Four being talky is always fun. And Romana I is wonderfully haughty :o)
Then there's The Pirate Planet, of course. If you haven't heard about THE BEARD OF THE SKY DEMON!!! then you soon will :oD
Just Pat: cutie pienentari on December 9th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
I think I'm overdoing it on the early Christmas presents to myself, though - I went to Lisbon today to tend to some job-related issues, and came back with a book on Monty Python and the complete Blackadder box set. Never mind the fact that I already had all four seasons on DVD. *grins*

No, I had never heard of the BEARD OF THE SKY DEMON!!!, but you've got me curious now... :P
primsong: twoprimsong on December 8th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
What, you haven't seen The Romans yet? Or The Mind of Evil? Or the Sea Devils???! Ack - go forth and view! (at least you've seen that marvelous tale, The Mind Robber - yay)

Talons of Weng-Chiang is another most excellent romp with Four as Sherlock Holmes as well.
Just Pat: Freudnentari on December 8th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Those are all in my wish list, so it's just a matter of being able to buy them in the near future. And I think The Mind Robber is probably the serial I've watched the most - I wonder why...
brewsternorth: dignity always dignitybrewsternorth on December 8th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Definitely needs moar Three and Four ("Ambassadors" and "Inferno" are good, "Time Monster" is unmissably lolarious, as is "Power of Kroll" and "Horns of Nimon"). "Shada" is a partial recon due to BBC strike action at time of filming. (Unless you go for the BBC/Big Finish version with Eight instead.)

Do see "Ghost Light" and "Curse of Fenric" - the plots themselves make nooo sense, but the way the tales are crafted is interesting.

And long "Daleks' Master Plan" is long, but try and see it.
Just Pat: Sara Kingdomnentari on December 8th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to seeing all of those. I don't know why I missed so many episodes from Ace's era when I first discovered Doctor Who years ago (I started watching with Arc of Infinity and watched it all up to Remembrance of the Daleks) but I'm sorry because I know I missed a lot.

And yes, The Daleks' Master Plan has been high in the list of stories I'd love to get my hands on for ages. So far I've only watched the three episodes available in the Lost in Time set, but I wish I could see the whole thing - not only because I'm a sucker for anything Kevin Stoney was involved in (well, maybe not Revenge of the Cybermen), but also because I love Katarina and Sara Kingdom to bits.
Classic Who Twitter Blogclassicwhoblog on June 5th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
WHY I DO BELIEVE I KNOW YOU FROM indeedsir! (This is princesshannah4, the Jooster macro-maker from last year, writing from my Doctor Who account)
[dreamwidth]: 5-D • there are no boundariesriverdresses on December 8th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
I love how you're the only other creature I know that's seen or heard ALL of Two's era. & of course, if it hadn't been for you, I never would be the second one that I know of! :P

& YES, YOU NEED TO SEE The Sea Devils & The Talons of Weng-Chiang - Three is AWESOME in the first (& chases after Delgado!Master on a jet ski!) & The Talons of Weng-Chiang was my first Leela serial & the one that made me forgive her for replacing Sarah Jane - she is AWESOME LIKE WHOA in it. & her table manners are just appalling & we love her for it. ♥

(also? NEEDS MOAR ROMANA. :P & WHY don't I have a Leela/Romana icon?!)
Just Pat: savagenentari on December 9th, 2009 07:46 am (UTC)
*bows* I love to share, you know that. :D

They're in my wish list! *smiles* As I said in a comment above, this month I decided to go crazy and ordered the Key to Time box set, but those will definitely be my purchase in the near furutre.

(PS: So much hate for LJ right now - I'm getting notifications of other people's replies to my comments in their own entries, but none to comments left in my own journal! Grr... I've seen other people complaining of this as well, so I imagine the same has been happening in yours too.)
[dreamwidth]: 5-D • with her nose in a bookriverdresses on December 9th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
::glomps:: & I'll always appreciate it, as you know! ♥

& OMG YES, I SEE THAT YOU'VE ACQUIRED THE KEY TO TIME BOXSET! ::is a bit jealous:: Enjoy it! & do tell me what you think of Romana I, of course. ^-^

(& GAH, YES, LJ IS BEING VERY MEAN WITH THE COMMENTS. I'm slowly starting to get some in my actual inbox, but half the time, I'm not sure if anyone's actually answered or left me any comments! It's positively enraging, not to mention frustrating. ::kicks LJ::)
Just Pat: Grr...nentari on December 10th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)

I shall, of course. I've already loved Romana I in her Companion Chronicle, but that's clearly post-Key to Time, after Romana's attitude and relationship with the Doctor had changed considerably from their adventures together. It will be interesting to see her still fresh out of the academy and locking horns with him.

(I KNOW! I'm only now receiving the comments you replied to 12 hours ago, some of which I've already replied because I remembered to check the threads when I arrived home. It's completely infuriating! :/)
vrrrrt: DW: Three n Jovrrrrt on December 9th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
There's some great episodes you haven't seen, but that just means you've got lots to look forward to! Carnival of Monsters doesn't seem to get much acclaim, but I think the writing in it is brilliant, and it also has Ian Marter in a different role.
Just Pat: smilenentari on December 9th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)
There's some great episodes you haven't seen, but that just means you've got lots to look forward to!
Yes, definitely!

Ooh, I knew Ian Marter was in an earlier serial, but I didn't know which one - thanks for letting me know. :D
tamanth: six = magnificenttamanth on December 9th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
Oooh, lots of Second Doctor love. <3
But you have to watch Shada! It's written by Douglas Adams, and while the script was kinda... not filmed for the most of part 3 and 4, and Baker has to narrate the story, parts 1 and 2 are utterly enjoyable and very Adams-y.
And sdfghjhgf CURSE OF FENRIC. Go watch that too. :P

edited for spelling faiiiiil

Edited at 2009-12-09 04:22 am (UTC)
Just Pat: Twonentari on December 9th, 2009 07:53 am (UTC)
Two is MY Doctor, so it's logical I'd try and watch/hear as much as I could of him.

I have the Shada novelization, so even if I can't find the filmed material, I'll be able to get the story, I think.
tamanthtamanth on December 11th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, Shada is one of the epsiodes that I can't find either... I have it CD-R but with my upload speed it'd take until 2012 to, well, upload. :/
And you'Re probably not missing much with the novelization - Adams is a storyteller after all.
Just Pat: Victoria profilenentari on December 11th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
The novelization wasn't written by Adams, but I don't think that makes much difference - I've seen from other examples that Adams' touch is still strongly felt even when things end up written by others.
Stellastarsstellastars on December 10th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Well, since The Romans was the first Classic Who ep I fell in love with, I have to insist that you see it. Also, The Chase is critical for Barbara-Ian viewing.

And then, there are a few serials that I just have an odd inexplicable love for, including The Mind of Evil, The Brain of Morbius, and The Robots of Death. You should see them, too! ;-)
Just Pat: Barbaranentari on December 10th, 2009 08:24 am (UTC)
Sadly, I don't think The Chase has been released on DVD yet (at least I didn't find it while browsing Amazon), otherwise I would have added it to my wish list. The Romans is there, though, just waiting for me to purchase it in the future. Thanks for the other recs, too! :D
Classic Who Twitter Blogclassicwhoblog on June 5th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
asdfhjklahsklgfhlsa So much more than me... o__o
Just Pat: Naked Benton!nentari on June 5th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
Well, I have been watching the show for ten years now...
Classic Who Twitter Blogclassicwhoblog on June 5th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, that would explain a lot. ^^;

Just Pat: Naked Benton!nentari on June 6th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
I haven't watched a lot of the '80s serials since then, so even though I've crossed them out my memory is a bit fuzzy.

All hail Unexpected Naked Benton! :P