Doctor Who

A time-traveling alien, with the power to assume a new body and personality with each incarnation, has adventures going back decades.  Yes, I went through The Simpsons and decided to give Doctor Who a try.  Let’s see how far I get in this show…

The First Doctor

William Hartnell was the First Doctor, when the show was largely meant to be educational or something along those lines.  He’s pompous and superior in a way that makes him the most interesting character on the show.

An Unearthly Child

  1. An Unearthly Child
  2. The Cave of Skulls
  3. Forrest of Fear
  4. The Firemaker

The Daleks

  1. The Dead Planet
  2. The Survivors
  3. The Escape
  4. The Ambush
  5. The Expedition
  6. The Rescue

The Edge of Destruction

  1. The Edge of Destruction
  2. The Brink of Disaster

The Keys of Marinus

  1. The Sea of Death
  2. The Velvet Web
  3. The Screaming Jungle
  4. The Snows of Terror
  5. Sentence of Death
  6. The Keys of Marinus

The Aztecs

  1. The Temple of Evil
  2. The Warriors of Death
  3. The Bride of Sacrifice
  4. The Day of Darkness

The Sensorites

  1. Strangers in Space
  2. The Unwilling Warriors
  3. Hidden Danger
  4. A Race Against Death
  5. Kidnap
  6. A Desperate Venture

Planet of Giants

  1. Planet of Giants
  2. Dangerous Journey
  3. Crisis

The Dalek Invasion of Earth

  1. World’s End
  2. The Daleks
  3. Day of Reckoning
  4. The End of Tomorrow
  5. The Waking Ally
  6. Flashpoint

The Rescue

  1. The Powerful Enemy
  2. Desperate Measures

The Romans

  1. The Slave Traders
  2. All Roads Lead to Rome
  3. Conspiracy
  4. Inferno

The Web Planet

  1. The Web Planet
  2. The Zarbi
  3. Escape to Danger
  4. Crater of Needles
  5. Invasion
  6. The Centre

The Space Museum

  1. The Space Museum
  2. The Dimensions of Time
  3. The Search
  4. The Final Phase

The Chase

  1. The Executioners
  2. The Death of Time
  3. Flight Through Eternity
  4. Journey into Terror
  5. The Death of Doctor Who 
  6. The Planet of Decision

The Time Meddler

  1. The Watcher
  2. The Meddling Monk
  3. A Battle of Wits
  4. Checkmate

The Ark

  1. The Steel Sky
  2. The Plague
  3. The Return 
  4. The Bomb

The Gunfighters

  1. A Holiday for the Doctor
  2. Don’t Shoot the Pianist
  3. Johnny Ringo
  4. The OK Corral

The War Machines

The Second Doctor

Patrick Troughton took over the role of the Doctor in 1966, leading to a different version of the character than had been played by William Hartnell.  This Doctor was more childishly comical, but much smarter than he lets on when he needed to be.  Troughton arguably was the most important Doctor in the show’s history as his work made the concept of recasting the Doctor every so many years plausible.

The Power of the Daleks

The Tomb of the Cybermen

The Enemy of the World

The Web of Fear

The Wheel in Space

The Dominators

The Mind Robber

The Invasion

The Krotons

The Seeds of Death

The War Games

The Third Doctor

Jon Pertwee’s time as the Doctor caused some drastic changes.  The show shifted to color, produced less episodes per season, largely kept the Doctor stuck on Earth as an associate adviser to UNIT to save some money, and took on a more action-adventure theme over the broader comedy of the Second Doctor’s era.

Spearhead from Space

Doctor Who and the Silurians

The Ambassadors of Death

Inferno

Terror of the Autons

The Mind of Evil

The Claws of Axos

Colony in Space

The Daemons

Day of the Daleks

The Curse of Peladon

The Sea Devils

The Mutants

The Time Monster

The Three Doctors

Carnival of Monsters

Frontier in Space

Planet of the Daleks

The Green Death

The Time Warrior

Invasion of the Dinosaurs

Death to the Daleks

The Monster of Peladon

Planet of the Spiders

 

The Fourth Doctor

The Fourth Doctor is probably the guy everybody who isn’t a big fan of the show pictures if they have any idea what the Doctor looks like.  Really long scarf, floppy hat, mass of curly hair, all on a tall dude.  Yeah, that’s Tom Baker’s longest-running Doctor.

Robot

The Ark in Space

The Sontaran Experiment

Genesis of the Daleks

Revenge of the Cybermen

Terror of the Zygons

Planet of Evil

Pyramids of Mars

The Android Invasion

The Brain of Morbius

The Seeds of Doom

The Masque of Mandragora

The Hand of Fear

The Deadly Assassin

The Face of Evil

The Robots of Death

The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Horror of Fang Rock

The Invisible Enemy

Image of the Fendahl

The Sun Makers

Underworld

The Invasion of Time

The Ribos Operation

The Pirate Planet

The Stones of Blood

The Androids of Tara

The Power of Kroll

The Armageddon Factor

Destiny of the Daleks

City of Death

The Creature from the Pit

Nightmare of Eden

The Horns of Nimon

The Leisure Hive

Meglos

Full Circle

State of Decay

Warriors’ Gate

The Keeper of Traken

Logopolis

The Fifth Doctor

Fifth Doctor Peter Davison was the youngest Doctor at the time he was cast, and the first who was already a well-known TV actor.  His Doctor comes across as basically a nice young man with some upper class manners.

Castrovalva

Four to Doomsday

Kinda

The Visitation

Black Orchid

Earthshock

Time-Flight

Arc of Infinity

Snakedance

Mawdryn Undead

Terminus

Enlgihtenment

The King’s Demons

The Five Doctors

Warriors of the Deep

The Awakening

Frontios

Resurrection of the Daleks

Planet of Fire

The Caves of Androzani

The Sixth Doctor

Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor was probably the opposite of his immediate predecessor in every way possible.  Vain, arrogant even by the standards of the Doctor, and a know-it-all, this Doctor may have been one of the least popular when he first appeared, and his tenure was among the shortest, but Baker never gave it less than his all and it shows.  If only his stories were better written…

The Twin Dilemma

Attack of the Cybermen

Vengeance on Varos

The Mark of the Rani

The Two Doctors

Timelash

Revelation of the Daleks

The Trial of a Time Lord

The Seventh Doctor

At the end of the original run, Sylvester McCoy took on the role of the Doctor, here a character who was alternately a bit silly or very Machiavellian.  Or sometimes both at once.

Time and the Rani

Paradise Towers