Worst Tom Baker story?

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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Wonkakid on April 4th, 2011, 6:57 pm

I have to save Robot. Plenty of dialog nuggets in that one, such as:
"Now: assuming I'm right, and I invariably am..."
"You may be *a* doctor but I am *the* Doctor. The definite article, you might say."
(In reply to: "I suppose it all seems very elementary to a scientist of your standing, Doctor.") "Yes, it does, rather. But never mind. You've got to start somewhere."

There are still plenty of gems in the list below, which is now:

The Sontaran Experiment
Revenge of the Cybermen
The Masque of Mandragora
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
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
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Graceful Leonard on April 5th, 2011, 11:20 am

OK, I'm going to save The Sontaran Experiment. It's a bit short, but no story that has the Tom/Lis/Ian combination, plus a sontaran, can be considered bad.

So the list is now...

Revenge of the Cybermen
The Masque of Mandragora
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
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
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Toothy Grin on April 5th, 2011, 12:34 pm

I've saved the wonderful The Keeper Of Traken.

Revenge of the Cybermen
The Masque of Mandragora
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
Full Circle
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Wonkakid on April 5th, 2011, 1:33 pm

Wonkakid wrote:I have to save Robot.

When I got home late last night I decided to dig out my Robot DVD (I often like to fall asleep to DW). Another reason that I love this one is that Tom establishes his Doctor right from the start and he/we never look back. Very nicely done.
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Graceful Leonard on April 7th, 2011, 6:37 pm

I'm saving The Masque of Mandragora. A little slow paced, but some nice historical details, and Tom/Lis on good form.

Remaining list:

Revenge of the Cybermen
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
Full Circle
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby jbateman on April 8th, 2011, 9:53 am

Removed: Full Circle

Revenge of the Cybermen
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Wonkakid on April 8th, 2011, 9:57 pm

I liked Underworld, so saving it.

List is now:

Revenge of the Cybermen
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
The Ribos Operation
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate

I see this coming down to The Creature from the Pit, The Horns of Nimon (although I liked the beginning) and Warriors' Gate -- never really liked that one for some reason. I hated how time shifted so abruptly.
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Graceful Leonard on April 9th, 2011, 12:03 pm

Wonkakid wrote:I see this coming down to The Creature from the Pit, The Horns of Nimon (although I liked the beginning) and Warriors' Gate -- never really liked that one for some reason. I hated how time shifted so abruptly.


My money is on Warrior's Gate. I thought it was a mess.

Anyway, I'll save Revenge of the Cybermen this time around because it features 'the dream team'. Not one of the best, but still...

List is now:

The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
The Ribos Operation
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Wonkakid on April 9th, 2011, 4:28 pm

Graceful Leonard wrote:Anyway, I'll save Revenge of the Cybermen this time around because it features 'the dream team'. Not one of the best, but still...

Although Robot was the first story in the new series, I think ROTC was actually the first TB Who shot. Am I correct in that?
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Toothy Grin on April 9th, 2011, 8:02 pm

I've saved the last truly creepy Dr Who story, Image of the Fendahl.

The Invisible Enemy
The Sun Makers
The Ribos Operation
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
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