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Tom's stories in order of popularity

Postby John on November 5th, 2009, 12:37 pm

Tom Bakers stories in order of popularity as voted for by readers of Doctor Who Magazine.

003. Genesis of the Daleks.
004. The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
007. Pyramids of Mars.
008. City of Death.
009. The Robots of Death.
016. The Seeds of Doom.
017. Terror of the Zygons.
020. The Deadly Assassin.
026. Horror of Fang Rock
028. The Ark in Space
040. The Brain of Morbius
053. Logopolis.
067. The Stones of Blood.
070. The Keeper of Traken.
o73. Image of the Fendahl.
081. Warriors Gate.
084. Planet of Evil.
085. The Masque of Mandragora.
087. State of Decay.
095. The Androids of Tara.
096. The Hand of Fear.
101. Full Circle.
103. The Sontaran Experiment.
105. The Ribos Operation.
106. Robot.
109. The Pirate Planet.
116. The Face of Evil.
121. Destiny of the Daleks.
123. The Android Invasion.
130. Revenge of the Cybermen.
147. The Sun Makers.
149. The Leisure Hive.
155. The Invasion of Time.
164. The Invisible Enemy.
167. Nightmare of Eden.
168. The Armageddon Factor.
174. The Power of Kroll.
184. The Creature from the Pit.
188. Meglos.
189. The Horns Of Nimon.
197. Underworld.
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Re: Tom's stories in order of popularity

Postby pattie anne on November 5th, 2009, 1:34 pm

Looks like the 'olde boy' did quite well on that particular list. And so glad to see my FAVE "The Deadly Assassin," made the TOP 20. :P Yes, I know, I know, just bairly. But you only have to be CLOSE in horseshoes and grenades, AND Dr Who. Still, ta, for the sharing of The List.
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Re: Tom's stories in order of popularity

Postby John on November 5th, 2009, 1:42 pm

pattie anne wrote:you only have to be CLOSE in horseshoes and grenades, AND dr who.


Heh, heh. I'd never heard that expression before, Pattie, I rather like it! I must use it in a conversation at some point today. :lol:

Still, I'm sorry to see so many of my favourites so far down the list :( , but I guess they can't all be at the top.
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Re: Tom's stories in order of popularity

Postby tracy on November 5th, 2009, 5:21 pm

John wrote:
pattie anne wrote:you only have to be CLOSE in horseshoes and grenades, AND dr who.


Heh, heh. I'd never heard that expression before, Pattie, I rather like it! I must use it in a conversation at some point today. :lol:

Still, I'm sorry to see so many of my favourites so far down the list :( , but I guess they can't all be at the top.


thats great news about the vote toms going to be chuffed to bits
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Re: Tom's stories in order of popularity

Postby tracy on November 5th, 2009, 5:23 pm

toms no 1 fan wrote:
John wrote:
pattie anne wrote:you only have to be CLOSE in horseshoes and grenades, AND dr who.


Heh, heh. I'd never heard that expression before, Pattie, I rather like it! I must use it in a conversation at some point today. :lol:

Still, I'm sorry to see so many of my favourites so far down the list :( , but I guess they can't all be at the top.


thats great news about the vote toms going to be chuffed to bits


i love all the storys tom has done cant fault .they are all my fave
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Re: Tom's stories in order of popularity

Postby Captain Rum on November 5th, 2009, 11:28 pm

053. Logopolis.
067. The Stones of Blood.
070. The Keeper of Traken.

My top 3 Tom stories all together on the above list but 27 places difference on the full list, I'm amazed these three aren't any higher. The one I'm not a big fan of ("Warriors Gate") is higher than I thought it would be....so it's swings and roundabouts :D
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Re: Tom's stories in order of popularity

Postby John on November 5th, 2009, 11:37 pm

Captain Rum wrote:053. Logopolis.
067. The Stones of Blood.
070. The Keeper of Traken.

My top 3 Tom stories all together on the above list but 27 places difference on the full list, I'm amazed these three aren't any higher. The one I'm not a big fan of ("Warriors Gate") is higher than I thought it would be....so it's swings and roundabouts :D


Season eighteen. A lot of fans just do not like season eighteen.

Some people cite the changes JNT made (including Tom :lol: ), and some people just couldn't get on with Chris Bidmead's vision for the show.

Admittedly, it's also my least favourite season.
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Re: Tom's stories in order of popularity

Postby Captain Rum on November 6th, 2009, 12:00 am

John wrote:
Captain Rum wrote:053. Logopolis.
067. The Stones of Blood.
070. The Keeper of Traken.

My top 3 Tom stories all together on the above list but 27 places difference on the full list, I'm amazed these three aren't any higher. The one I'm not a big fan of ("Warriors Gate") is higher than I thought it would be....so it's swings and roundabouts :D


Season eighteen. A lot of fans just do not like season eighteen.

Some people cite the changes JNT made (including Tom :lol: ), and some people just couldn't get on with Chris Bidmead's vision for the show.

Admittedly, it's also my least favourite season.









Of course when I say 27 I meant 17, so much for being a part-time maths tutor, good job it's not full time :oops: :lol: It's just that story with me, I don't mind the rest in that season at all, you do get an occasional story that just don't get on with, just one of those things. There are still some good performances in it though :D
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Re: Tom's stories in order of popularity

Postby John on November 6th, 2009, 11:10 am

Warriors Gate is a little sureal at times, but I love the imagery; Daryl Joyce did a fantastic job with the direction, it's a shame he was never invited back to do another.

The story feels strange to me, it's so utterley different to anything that went before it, and for me it holds a strange sense of finality, if you know what I mean.

I wasn't at all satisfied with Romana's exit though, far too rushed, I gather Lalla felt the same.
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Re: Tom's stories in order of popularity

Postby Toothy Grin on November 6th, 2009, 11:28 am

I don't think Genesis is Tom's best ever story, I find it a bit overrated. I agree that Underword is his worst, it's one of the few Dr Who stories that bores me. My own top ten would be: 1. City of Death 2. The Ark in Space 3. The Robots of Death 4. The Seeds of Doom 5. Pyramids of Mars 6. The Pirate Planet 7. The Keeper of Traken 8. Horror of Fang Rock 9. Logopolis 10. The Ribos Operation.
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