Worst Tom Baker story?

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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby metalheadjay on February 24th, 2011, 10:00 pm

The "Tom Baker era" is the best. Want to know why? Here's the answer: Because even the weaker stories have something memorable and noteworthy about them. Hardly the case with the other Doctors(especially the ones that came after him). I will play this game though. The story I choose to save from the remaining list is "The Robots Of Death".

List as of now:


Robot
The Sontaran Experiment
Revenge of the Cybermen
The Seeds of Doom
The Masque of Mandragora
The Hand of Fear
The Face of Evil
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Pirate Planet
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
Destiny of the Daleks
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
Meglos
Full Circle
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
The Keeper of Traken
Logopolis
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Wonkakid on March 7th, 2011, 3:11 pm

Hello -- first post to the Baker board.

I'm saving "The Face of Evil," one of my favs.

Robot
The Sontaran Experiment
Revenge of the Cybermen
The Seeds of Doom
The Masque of Mandragora
The Hand of Fear
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Pirate Planet
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
Destiny of the Daleks
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
Meglos
Full Circle
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
The Keeper of Traken
Logopolis

Best,

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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby MCH on March 7th, 2011, 8:55 pm

Welcome Wonkakid,

Pull up a chair and enjoy the festivities at Tom's table.

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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Doctor John Smith on March 10th, 2011, 8:43 am

Well looks like I'm going to have to save Logopolis again! :lol:

Robot
The Sontaran Experiment
Revenge of the Cybermen
The Seeds of Doom
The Masque of Mandragora
The Hand of Fear
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Pirate Planet
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
Destiny of the Daleks
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
Meglos
Full Circle
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
The Keeper of Traken

Peace!

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The Doctor: (looking up at Harry) And stupid!

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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby metalheadjay on March 19th, 2011, 11:20 pm

Saving "The Seeds Of Doom". The list as of now:


Robot
The Sontaran Experiment
Revenge of the Cybermen
The Masque of Mandragora
The Hand of Fear
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Pirate Planet
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
Destiny of the Daleks
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
Meglos
Full Circle
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
The Keeper of Traken
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Doctor John Smith on March 22nd, 2011, 11:31 pm

Saving simply for Tom's performance as both protagonists - Meglos....

Robot
The Sontaran Experiment
Revenge of the Cybermen
The Masque of Mandragora
The Hand of Fear
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Pirate Planet
The Stones of Blood
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
Destiny of the Daleks
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
The Doctor: I tell you, Brigadier, there's nothing to worry about! The brontosarus is large and placid!
Harry Sullivan: (to the Brigadier) This the patient, sir?
The Doctor: (looking up at Harry) And stupid!

The Doctor & Harry Sullivan - Robot
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Wonkakid on March 24th, 2011, 4:33 pm

Have to save Destiny of the Daleks. Can I get an amen for Hand of Fear, someone?

The list is now:

Robot
The Sontaran Experiment
Revenge of the Cybermen
The Masque of Mandragora
The Hand of Fear
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Ribos Operation
The Pirate Planet
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 bcm77 on March 24th, 2011, 4:48 pm

I'll save "The Hand of Fear" :)

I agree with metalheadjay that even the lesser of Tom's stories have some entertainment value as Tom was always great even if what was going on around him wasn't.
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby metalheadjay on March 29th, 2011, 11:49 pm

Right on, bcm77. I really thoroughly enjoy every Tom Baker story, so this is quite difficult for me. Anywho, I'm going to save my favorite story from the "Key to Time" season and that is "The Pirate Planet".


The list is now:

Robot
The Sontaran Experiment
Revenge of the Cybermen
The Masque of Mandragora
The Hand of Fear
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 4th, 2011, 6:12 pm

I'll save Hand of Fear because Sarah Jane is fab, and this is her big moment, with a very touching finale wonderfully played by Lis and Tom.


The list is now:

Robot
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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