Top 5 Episodes/Serials?

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Green Lantern, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Zeppster

    Zeppster Commodore Commodore

    Apr 2, 2006
    Talons of Weng Chiang
    Genesis of the Daleks
    Doctors Wife
    Girl in the Fireplace
    The Invasion(of the Cybermen)

    There's also a bunch of other eps that deserve mentioning. Dalek, Tomb of the Cybermen, Ice Warriors, Spearheads from Space, The Ark in Space, The Sun Makers, The Empty Child/Doctor Dances, Tooth and Claw, Silence of the Library/Forests of the Dead, and probably about a dozen others that I really loved.
  2. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 11, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland
    Warriors' Gate and Ghost Light are special even if I don't know what happens a lot of the time.

    The Rings of Akhaten is similarly powerful if unsubtle in its endless singing, and does manage to further the story in between well enough, its not like the stories above are the kings of exposition, they rather spend the time for more detail, which this story does not have as much, while doing the equivalent of singing in the background.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2013
  3. EliyahuQeoni

    EliyahuQeoni Commodore Commodore

    Dec 24, 2007
    Redmond, Oregon, United States of America
    Off the top of my head:

    1. An Unearthly Child - The episode, not the whole serial. Once the TARDIS lands in the past, the story goes downhill, imo.
    2. The Deadly Assassin
    3. Remembrance of the Daleks.
    4. Girl in the Fireplace
    5. Blink
  4. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

    Mar 14, 2000
    In no particular order:

    Tomb of the Cybermen
    Genesis of the Daleks
    The Robots of Death
    The Silurians / The Sea Devils (which I regard as a continuum).
  5. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Dec 13, 1999
    NJ, USA
    I watched Tomb of the Cybermen last night, this would probably be in my top 10, though it does suffer somewhat with datedness. This episode would make a GREAT big budget movie.

    Genesis of the Daleks is also a great episode, easily in the top 10!

    Honorable mentions: Horror of Fang Rock: This feels like it shouldn't be good..but it is!

    I liked Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit, Time of the Angels/Flesh and Stone, The Water of Mars, Silence in the Library, Vincent and the Doctor, 42....

    I think from my recent sporadic rewatching of old episodes that I prefer the old Cybermen to the Daleks, and certainly to the new series versions.

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2013
  6. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    I loved the Five Doctors. Having new doctors revisit that era might be interesting
  7. Turbo

    Turbo Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 1, 2004
    1. The Tomb of the Cybermen
    2. The Girl in the Fireplace
    3. Remembrance of the Daleks
    4. Terror of the Autons
    5. The Doctor's Wife