The 54th anniversary of Doctor Who is almost upon us (Next week on the 23rd of November) and Lewis is celebrating by ranking his top 54 doctor who episodes from classic who and new who. Here's part 1:
54. The Sea Devils
The Third Doctor is perhaps my favourite era of Doctor Who. The show's most consistent era. I mean, the Tom Baker era had the early "Golden years" of the show however his era slipped down in quality after Leela left, even though we got the city of death in the latter Baker period. The Sea Devils is a wonderful effort however it gets no further than 54th in my chart! There are a LOT of classics!
53. Doctor Who and the Silurians
Another Third Doctor classic featuring his first companion, Liz Shaw, played by Caroline John and the UNIT gang. This story features the sea devil's marine cousins the Silurians who bid to get back the Earth from the humans by any means necessary. It's a great watch and a story about leadership and combat. It's the original story which follows this silurian themed plot.
52. The Ambassadors of Death
The story which followed doctor who and the silurians and the consequences of the Brigadier's actions at the end of the previous story. I believe the Ambassadors of death is a fantastic story, like all the stories from Jon Pertwee's first season (Which all make this chart) but it may be one you'd be surprised to see in my top 54 stories of doctor who history.
51. Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Despite the dodgy effects (It's of it's time) and the repetitive cliffhangers, the Invasion of the Dinosaurs has an intriguing tale to tell, and I believe it is one of the most underrated doctor who stories. It has a wonderful plot and a tale of deceit and betrayal and the most interesting element is-well, if you haven't watched it, I won't spoil it. One I'd recommend!
Possibly one of the most bizarre and abstract doctor who episodes but I love it's craziness. It's a fantastic story and I would say one of the strongest from Peter Davison's era of the show-which I think on the whole isn't the strongest of all eras.
49. Asylum of the Daleks
The opener to series 7 of the revived era of the show is a wonderful one-and perhaps one of the best dalek stories of the modern era, as well as being one of the best new who openers. It delivered tons of surprises on first watch, such as the first appearance of Jenna Coleman as Oswin, who had already been announced as the new companion.
48. Father's Day
This is perhaps the strongest hour for Rose (Billie Piper) and perhaps one of the strongest achievements of series one-which was a fantastic series and perhaps the most consistent of new who. Father's Day is a wonderful piece which selects many emotions and connotes some intriguing themes.
47. Terror of the Autons
Although not as strong as the original auton story, the Spearhead from space, Terror of the Autons is a wonderful story which has a lot of points to note. It's Jo Grant's (Katy Manning) first story and it's also Roger Delgado's first appearance as the Master. It's also the episode which featured such gruesome yet hilarious moments such as the above scene "Death by plastic chair."
46. The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
In my opinion, series 2 wasn't the strongest of series due to some of the episodes that featured inside of it. However, the Impossible planet and the Satan Pit was one of the strongest two part stories of the revival and was defiantly one of the strongest stories in series 2. There's not much that annoys me, but there are a few things that could be improved.
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