Is he right about that? What say you all?
Let's weigh in on our least favorite and most favorite episodes.
Do, please, if you can, explain your answers.
The worst episode in my opinion is The Last of the Time Lords. It feels rushed, there's not enough Doctor and there really are no consequences for anything. The set-up was grand...I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed Utopia and The Sound of Drums. For a couple of hours there...I thought we might have a good Master story at long last. But there was no delivery on anything. And, as I had predicted, the Master was a lot of noise but no substance in the end. That's pretty much how all of his stories went in Old School Who, too. He's a non-starter, a braggart and he's always defeated rather easily in the end. Not worth weeping over in my opinion.
Second place goes to Planet of the Dead...relatively pointless and not as much fun as it pretended to be...it was rather like a family holiday to Dubai, during a sandstorm...and don't even get me started on the magical thinking in that one. But, it isn't completely unwatchable. DT makes a good point about it being a nice introduction to the Doctor, as long as you are willing to hold all of your questions and just pick up on the new concepts. I have episodes I do not like for some reason or other...JE for the ending...Girl in the Fireplace for what I considered amazing misunderstanding of character development at that point. But, I think I only found Last of the Time Lords to be unwatchable.
My favorite episode...? Oh...that is much tougher! I think overall...it is Father's Day. I like the Doctor/Rose relationship there and I enjoyed the monsters and while the fix was easy...the show allowed a full range of emotions to play out so that we came to truly appreciate Pete Tyler. Second place is Fear Her. It warms my shipper heart and makes a great case for the companion being a vital part of the team. I also like Turn Left and The Doctor Dances.
Okay...how about you guys? Was there a bad episode? What did you feel was the worst episode?
"We never did a bad episode?" RTD says about DW.
August 2nd, 2009