Worst Tom Baker story?

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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Prydonian on April 13th, 2011, 10:41 pm

Hmm, I actually would not have saved Nightmare of Eden if it had been me. Anyways, I choose to save State of Decay, The list now reads thus:

The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
The Creature From the Pit
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
Warrior's Gate
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Toothy Grin on April 14th, 2011, 10:48 am

Can't believe someone's saved the dreadful Underworld, that's easily the worst Tom story. Anyway, I'm gonna save The Leisure Hive, even though it's one of Tom's poorest performances, the stylishness of the story saves it.
The list now reads:
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
The Creature From the Pit
The Horns of Nimon
Warrior's Gate
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Wonkakid on April 14th, 2011, 7:55 pm

Underworld was a fine story -- I'd never call it dreadful. Indeed, there's only one story that I'd call dreadful. It's still in the list below, although I've saved The Armageddon Factor, another fine story.

The list is now:
The Power of Kroll
The Creature From the Pit
The Horns of Nimon
Warrior's Gate

I think we can all see where this is going. I've heard people defend nearly every TB story in my time except for one. We all know the one I'm talking about. No need to mention names.

As an aside, both The Power of Kroll and The Horns of Nimon had redeeming qualities. I liked, at least, how HON began. POK is always a funny one for me because DW used to air at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday nights here in Chicago. My brother was always making fun of me for watching it. He happened to walk in while the Swampies were doing their ritual dance and chanting "Kroll." My brother just looked at me and said "Dude, really? Even you have to admit..." etc, etc.

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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Toothy Grin on April 15th, 2011, 10:48 am

Okay, let's get this wrapped up. A new day, another story to save and I'm gonna save The Power Of Kroll, a story I've always found to be rather entertaining if I've had a few beers. :)

Only 3 left!
The Creature From the Pit
The Horns of Nimon
Warrior's Gate
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Prydonian on April 15th, 2011, 7:47 pm

I, Prydonian, choose to save The Creature From the Pit this time around, as it was the one where I fell in admiration for Lalla Ward.


That leaves:

The Horns of Nimon
Warrior's Gate


Oh the suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts...
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Wonkakid on April 15th, 2011, 8:59 pm

I'm putting The Creature From the Pit back in and saving The Horns of Nimon ;-).

The Creature From the Pit
Warrior's Gate

RFC
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby MCH on April 15th, 2011, 9:14 pm

I'll save the creature from the pit. I thought it highly entertaining watching those guys dancing around and grunting like a bunch of Neanderthals, lol.

That leaves, warriors gate.

There, we are done! Yay!

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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Toothy Grin on April 15th, 2011, 10:31 pm

Rather surprised Warriors' Gate's come last. It usually gets quite highly praised by Dr Who fans. It's not a particular favourite of mine though, there's something rather offputting about it. It's a strangely cold story that always leaves me feeling rather detached and Tom just looks like he wants to be somewhere else the whole time.
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Wonkakid on April 16th, 2011, 1:56 pm

Putting The Creature From the Pit back in and taking WG out ;-).
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Re: Worst Tom Baker story?

Postby Graceful Leonard on April 16th, 2011, 4:38 pm

I knew it would be Warrior's Gate. It's junk!
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