He uses the following color codes: Episode ### - Recommended serial Episode ### - Good serial Episode ### - Normal Serial Episode ### - Boring or Bad Serial
The fourteen stories that I own are coded as follows on his list:
14. The Face of Evil (Chris Boucher/Pennant Roberts, 1977) 13. The Sun Makers (Robert Holmes/Pennant Roberts, 1977) 12. Terror of the Zygons (Robert Banks Stewart/Douglas Camfield, 1975) 11. The Masque of Mandragora (Louis Marks/Rodney Bennett, 1976) 10. The Time Warrior (Robert Holmes/Alan Bromly, 1973) 9. The Invasion of Time (Graham Williams and Anthony Read/Gerald Blake, 1978) 8. Horror of Fang Rock (Terrance Dicks/Paddy Russell, 1977) 7. The Seeds of Doom (Robert Banks Stewart/Douglas Camfield, 1976) 6. The Ark in Space (Robert Holmes/Rodney Bennett, 1975) 5. The Robots of Death (Chris Boucher/Michael E. Briant, 1977) 4. Pyramids of Mars (Lewis Greifer and Robert Holmes/Paddy Russell, 1975) 3. The Deadly Assassin (Robert Holmes/David Maloney, 1976) 2. Genesis of the Daleks (Terry Nation/David Maloney, 1975) 1. The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Robert Holmes/David Maloney, 1977)
I hope this list will generate some discussion as this forum has been pretty dead lately.
TAlons of Weng Chiang is one of my favourites, I would definitely recommend it. but Terror of the Zygons, which he only considers 'normal' (a rather odd description for Dr Who I think) is another one I would recommend. and Seeds of Doom.
Don't agree with him about The Invisible Enemy, which I love. also The Visitation is another one I like very much, despite him only considering it 'normal', likewise Claws of Axos and Abomnable Snowmen. ANd how can Abominable Snowmen be a 'prequel' to Web Of Fear, when it was made first?