I think Aliens of London isn't too bad, albeit showcasing RTD's soap opera fetish, media obsession and reset button laziness too much. I'd say it's the best first 2-parter of a series in his era. I'd definitely take it over the Cybermen, Dalek and Sontaran 2-parters.
I don't know why I like the Cybermen 2-parter so much yet so many others with relatable tastes don't. The parallel universe stuff feels like a nice, great adventure, the Cybermen were quite shocking at the end of part one, and the rest is very exciting base infiltration stuff with very well done corridor sneaking, RIGHT PAST THE CYBERMEN, where the corridors are well-made to look kinda alien. And a sweet climax after the pro haxing, I wasn't expecting that RTD less great as usual black person whose name I can't remember staying there, I was very satisfied with that unexpected closure. Oh yeah Mickey
. It did pass my mind but I dismissed it as too ridiculous.
"Why aren't all the scripts as good as this?"