IT'S CALLED ENTERTAINMENT: Great Plaid Musings

IT'S CALLED ENTERTAINMENT: Great Plaid Musings

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Doctor Who - Deep Breath, Into the Dalek and Robot of Sherwood



Debut stories of each Doctor in order of how much I enjoyed them:

1. Doctor Who (TV Movie) by Matthew Jacobs
2. The Eleventh Hour by Steven Moffat
3. Spearhead From Space by Robert Holmes
4. The Power of the Daleks by David Whitaker
5. Deep Breath by Steven Moffat
6. Castrovalva by Christopher H. Bidmead
7. The Christmas Invasion by Russell T. Davies
8. Rose by Russell T. Davies
9. Time and the Rani by Pip Baker and Jane Baker
10. Robot by Terrance Dicks
11. An Unearthly Child by Anthony Coburn
12. The Twin Dilemma by Anthony Steven






1. The End of the World by Russell T. Davies
2. Paradise Towers by Stephen Wyatt
3. The Silurians by Malcolm Hulke
4. The Daleks by Terry Nation
5. The Ark in Space by Robert Holmes
6. Into the Dalek by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
7. The Beast Below by Steven Moffat
8. Attack of the Cybermen by Paula Moore (Paula Woolsey and Eric Saward)
9. Four to Doomsday by Terence Dudley
10. New Earth by Russell T. Davies
11. The Highlanders by Elwyn Jones and Gerry Davis




Here is my now traditional list comparing the Doctor's respective third stories.

1. The Sontaran Experiment by Bob Baker and Dave Martin
2. The Unquiet Dead by Mark Gatiss
3. Vengeance On Varos by Philip Martin
4. Kinda by Christopher Bailey
5. Robot of Sherwood by Mark Gatiss
6. Victory of the Daleks by Mark Gatiss
7. The Edge of Destruction by David Whitaker
8. Tooth and Claw by Russell T. Davies
9. The Ambassadors of Death by David Whitaker, Trevor Ray, Malcolm Hulke and Terrance Dicks
10. The Underwater Menace by Geoffrey Orme
11. Delta and the Bannermen by Malcolm Kohll

Monday, September 8, 2014

Doctor Who - The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor

Here's my list of favorite 37th stories:

1) The Name of the Doctor by Steven Moffat
2) Full Circle by Andrew Smith

Here's my list of favorite 38th stories:

1) The Day of the Doctor by Steven Moffat
2) State of Decay by Terrance Dicks

Here's my list of favorite 39th stories:

1) The Time of the Doctor by Steven Moffat
2) Warriors' Gate by Stephen Gallagher


Doctor Who - Nightmare in Silver

Here's my list of favorite 36th stories:

1) Nightmare in Silver by Neil Gaiman
2) The End of Time by Russell T. Davies
3) Meglos by John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch

Doctor Who - The Crimson Horror


Here's my list of favorite 35th stories:

1) The Waters of Mars by Russell T. Davies and Phil Ford
2) The Leisure Hive by David Fisher
3) The Crimson Horror by Mark Gatiss

Doctor Who - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS


Here's my list of favorite 34th stories:

1) Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS by Steve Thompson
2) The Horns of Nimon by Anthony Read
3) Planet of the Dead by Russell T. Davies and Gareth Roberts

Doctor Who - Hide


Here's my list of favorite 33rd stories:

1) The Next Doctor by Russell T. Davies
2) Hide by Neil Cross
3) Nightmare of Eden by Bob Baker

Doctor Who - Cold War


Here's my list of favorite 32nd stories:

1) The Stolen Earth by Russell T. Davies
2) Cold War by Mark Gatiss
3) The Creature from the Pit by David Fisher

Doctor Who - The Rings of Akhaten


Here's my list of favorite 31st stories:

1) City of Death by David Agnew (Pseudonym for Douglas Adams, Graham Williams and David Fisher)
2) Turn Left by Russell T. Davies
3) The Rings of Akhaten by Neil Cross

Doctor Who - The Bells of Saint John


Here's my list of favorite 30th stories:

1) Midnight by Russell T. Davies
2) The Bells of Saint John by Steven Moffat
3) Destiny of the Daleks by Terry Nation

Doctor Who - The Snowmen


Here's my list of favorite 29th stories:

1) Silence in the Library by Steven Moffat
2) The Snowmen by Steven Moffat
3) The Tenth Planet by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis
4) The Armageddon Factor by Bob Baker and Dave Martin

Doctor Who - The Angels Take Manhattan


Here's my list of favorite 28th stories:

1) The Angels Take Manhattan by Steven Moffat
2) The Power of Kroll by Robert Holmes
3) The Unicorn and the Wasp by Gareth Roberts
4) The Smugglers by Brian Hayles

Doctor Who - The Power of Three

Here's my list of favorite 27th stories:

1) The Power of Three by Chris Chibnall
2) The Doctor's Daughter by Stephen Greenhorn
3) The War Machines by Ian Stuart Black and Kit Pedler
4) The Androids of Tara by David Fisher

Doctor Who - A Town Called Mercy

Here's my list of favorite 26th stories:

1) The Savages by Ian Stuart Black
2) The Stones of Blood by David Fisher
3) A Town Called Mercy by Toby Whithouse
4) The Sontaran Stratagem (The Poison Sky) by Helen Raynor

Doctor Who - Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Here's my list of favorite 25th stories:

1) Planet of the Ood by Ketith Temple
2) Dinosaurs on a Spaceship by Chris Chibnall
3) The Pirate Planet by Douglas Adams
4) The Gunfighters by Donald Cotton

Doctor Who - Asylum of the Daleks

Here's my list of favorite 24th stories:

1) Planet of the Spiders by Robert Sloman and Barry Letts
2) Asylum of the Daleks by Steven Moffat
3) The Fires of Pompeii by James Moran
4) The Ribos Operation by Robert Holmes
5) The Celestial Toymaker by Brian Hayles and Donald Tosh

Doctor Who - The Wedding of River Song

Here's my list of favorite 22nd stories:

1) The Wedding of River Song by Steven Moffat
2) Death to the Daleks by Terry Nation
3) The Massacre by John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh
4) Voyage of the Damned by Russell T. Davies
5) Underworld by Bob Baker and Dave Martin

Doctor Who - Closing Time

Here's my list of favorite twenty-first stories:

1) The War Games by Malcolm Hulke and Terrance Dicks
2) Last of the Time Lords (Utopia, The Sound of Drums) by Russell T. Davies
3) The Daleks' Master Plan by Terry Nation and Dennis Spooner
4) Invasion of the Dinosaurs by Malcolm Hulke
5) The Sun Makers by Robert Holmes
6) Closing Time by Gareth Roberts