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PostSubject: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:13 pm

I'm only through 3 season of Pertwee, but what do you consider his best story?

All this talk of The Ambassodors of Death has me interested now.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:42 pm

I don't like to use terms such as "best," since that's so subjective. I think my favorite, though, is The Sea Devils. It covers all the bases in terms of the things that define the Pertwee Era: good UNIT action (by Havoc!), the Doctor attempting to find peaceful solutions, the Master generally mucking everything up, cool monsters...
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:14 pm

I have a bunch of favorites, naturally. I can't pick just one.


The "Pertwee Posse" Thread has lots opinions and a poll.

http://whona.realtvboard.com/t7452-join-the-pertwee-posse
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:29 pm

For me, it's Daemons... but Ambassadors and Inferno are right up there too.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:51 pm

My favs are either Inferno or The Sea Devils. I have not seen The Daemons, Mind of Evil, or Ambassadors of Death. As far as I know, I have seen all the rest.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:55 pm

Planet of the Daleks.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:01 pm

IMHO, Pertwee is one Doctor whose stories are all enjoyable on some level. Best?

Spearhead from Space
Inferno
(all of Season 7, really)
Terror of the Autons
The Mind of Evil
The Daemons
The Sea Devils
The Green Death

If I had to pick one, I think I'd go with Inferno.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:37 pm

All of them!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:43 pm

So you have to pick ONE as the best story. I choose one that has not been mentioned yet,

The Claws of Axos

"What?", you say. Here is why I choose it.

It is only 4 episodes long.
It has The Master.
It has funky monsters.
It has such a 70's vibe with the Axon ship and music.
It has a moral message that isn't so heavy handed.
It has Jo Grant
It has UNIT and The Brig.
It explores time travel in some respects as well as the TARDIS
And most of all, it is a fun little romp!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:06 pm

You know, Claws does get overlooked a lot. And I really love that episode. And it has a CIA agent looking for the Master....which to me always meant he had done something in the United States during some off screen adventure.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:42 am

I'd like give a shoutout to Frontier in Space.

Another all-time favorite.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:06 pm

The Time Warrior has always been a top pick of mine. Cracking Holmes script, atypical (historical) setting, excellent introduction of the Sontarans (and Sarah Jane).
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:21 pm

sskinner wrote:
The Time Warrior has always been a top pick of mine. Cracking Holmes script, atypical (historical) setting, excellent introduction of the Sontarans (and Sarah Jane).

And Boba Fett!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:17 pm

Ronpur wrote:
sskinner wrote:
The Time Warrior has always been a top pick of mine. Cracking Holmes script, atypical (historical) setting, excellent introduction of the Sontarans (and Sarah Jane).

And Boba Fett!

Actually, he was introduced in The Space Museum...
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:16 am

sskinner wrote:
Ronpur wrote:
sskinner wrote:
The Time Warrior has always been a top pick of mine. Cracking Holmes script, atypical (historical) setting, excellent introduction of the Sontarans (and Sarah Jane).

And Boba Fett!

Actually, he was introduced in The Space Museum...

Of course! I keep forgetting that, but it isn't Pertwee, lol!!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:42 pm

Ronpur wrote:
All of them!!!!

Well...of course...!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:31 pm

Whichever one I happen to be currently watching!

If you need a specific answer, I'll go with Doctor Who and the Silurians, but I do love them all.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:36 pm

Sorry I cant pick one best one... your talking about the finest era of Doctor Who.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:00 pm

inferno for me- I love a proper parallel universe story
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:34 pm

I am 3 eps into The Daemons, and digging it quite a bit so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:06 pm

Didn't care for the Daemons, personally. Probably my least favorite Pertwee story.

My favorite is probably Frontier in Space.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:43 pm

I also love Axos. Proper icky space monster that absorbs people. Almost like The Blob, but mixed with tentacles. Rarely has there ever been a 'spaghetti monster' in Who, and Axos is it. And then some. Makes me hungry for lasagna.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:59 am

'Silurians', 'Inferno', and 'Ambassadors' are my top three favourites. I couldn't possibly narrow it down to just one!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:23 pm

Ted47 wrote:
I'm only through 3 season of Pertwee, but what do you consider his best story?

All this talk of The Ambassodors of Death has me interested now.

I think it has to be Inferno, because the Doctor really is in peril, and what happens is shown to affect him a lot. The Dæmons and Carnival of Monsters are very good as well, but I think the former is very much the cast's story – Inferno is perhaps Jon Pertwee's best performance.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Pertwee Story?   Wed May 20, 2015 3:07 pm

Let's revisit the awsomeness that is Jon Pertwee...!
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