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     Sunday, July 17 2005 @ 01:17 AM EDT
    Hey everyone! I figured since we had a poll for favorite Doctor, that I'd start a thread for favorite villian. There are so many to choose from as well. Daleks, Cybermen, The Master, Omega, Ice Warriors, Silurians, Sontarans, Autons, Sliveen, and the list goes on. I'd like to hear from the Doctor Who fans on this board who their favorite villians are. Which villians people feel were the most affective, added the most to the series, and were the greatest threat to the Doctor. I hope to get a bunch of responses on this. Post away!

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     Sunday, July 17 2005 @ 04:07 AM EDT

    Excellent topic!

    Yes, there have been so many villains over the years... from Autons to Zygons!

    The ones that work best I feel are those that have some sort of reasoning and motive for doing what they are doing. Whether it is Count Scarlioni (Julian Glover) in City of Death... It doesn't necessarily mean they are my favorites, but they tend to work best as opposed to villains that are evil for the sake of being evil.

    Some villains just work because of actor/actress playing the part sells it. Such as Valentine Dale playing the Black Guardian. While the notion of Black and White Guardians may not really fly in my opinion, Dale really has a screen presence for the part during the whole Turlough story arc.

    Roger Delgardo as The Master... Wow. He really pulled it off I think. This is someone I would be nervous taking an elevator ride with alone. (Though in real life, RD was a very sweet person as others have accounted that worked with him before his untimely death). He I would say is my favorite Master.

    Bruce Purchase playing the Captain in The Pirate Planet is another example of marrying the right actor with the right part. His and The Doctor's confrontational exchange is fairly impressive.

    Well one can go on and on here...

    Without any rhyme or reason, here are some of my favorite villains:

    The Master (Delgardo)
    Ogrons (they are not real deep, but make good henchmen)
    Sea Devils/Silurians
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    hmm... I am sure there others... Other than the ones I previously mentioned in this posting, I am sure there are many others that left out... such as Zygons (for their organic space craft)...


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     Sunday, July 17 2005 @ 12:55 PM EDT
    My favorite villians would have to be the Cybermen. They've got an established history, and a clear motive. Its not that they're evil, its that their need to survive exceeds all others. Their second objective is to turn all other humans and beings into cybermen/cybernoids. As well as securing more homeworlds in order to spread the cyberrace. Also, the way the cybermen have been used in the show has shown them both as lackies (though they have their own agenda) and as the main aggressors from the begining. Sometimes few in number, and sometimes enough to take over a planet. Sometimes with their Cyberleader, othertimes not. They've been partially responsible for the first doctor's regeneration, the death of Adric, have broken into the Tardis on more than one occasion, and have been encountered throughout time by the Doctor. Even coming back for more after their home planet was destroyed. Gotta love those cybermen.

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     Sunday, July 17 2005 @ 03:53 PM EDT

    Yes, that is why I included the Cybermen in my list. The story and concept of the Cybermen is a great one. Thankfully, the show has constantly evolved their 'look' to make their appearance more convincing.

    The concept worked so well that the Cybermen must have served as the 'inspiration' for (if not the down right copy of) the Borg in Star Trek. Once again, DW was ahead of it's time.

    And I don't think we have seen the last of them either Wink

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     Monday, July 18 2005 @ 11:03 PM EDT
    My favorite villain is the Master as played by the late great Anthony Ainley (perhaps because he's the one I had in mind when I wrote "I Am The Master")...

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     Friday, July 22 2005 @ 10:47 PM EDT
    The Cybermen, Autons, Sea Devils.

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     Tuesday, July 26 2005 @ 01:53 AM EDT
    Hey Ken. I know why you like the Cybermen and all, but could you elaborate on why you like the Autons and the Sea Devils? I think they're awesome too, but I'd love to know why you think so. Thanks.

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     Thursday, December 22 2005 @ 03:46 PM EST
    The Master was the best villian (even if you have to put up with Survival and the TV movie).

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     Thursday, December 22 2005 @ 05:05 PM EST
    hey, everybody, I'm new and glad to be here.
    For me, my favorite villain was a one-off baddie. I loved Sutek (spelling?), from Pyramids of Mars. That was my introduction to doctor who, and I love the thought of an alien that has wormed its way into earth mythology as a higher being. I also love the Daleks and the Cybermen, etc, but Sutek was only seen the one time, as far as I am aware, and because of that, he is a little bit more special to me. I loved the traps and puzzles that the Doctor had to figure out before he could get to Sutek's lair/prison. Whereas the cybermen and daleks, and even autons, etc had elaborate backstories of their planet, it was cool to me that Sutek was connected to Earth's past, representing an Egyptian god, which gives him a little bit more of a personal connection to our reality. It doesn't feel as inaccessable as the previous aliens becuase we have all of these hieroglyphics of this Egyptian deity dating back thousands of years.
    Who else besides Sutek would have those cool robotic mummies as his grunts? The Master? I don't think so. Hey, Russell T Davies, bring back Sutek. Ralp Fiennes, anyone?

     Thursday, December 22 2005 @ 08:19 PM EST

    Eldrad must live! Twisted Evil

    Eldrad-Evil Genius of the Month!

    All hail Kastria!


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     Saturday, December 24 2005 @ 08:15 PM EST
    As a kid, I always thought Syl was freakin' CREAPY. Especially that lusty sound he makes with his tongue. Yikes! Twisted Evil

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     Monday, December 26 2005 @ 11:36 PM EST
    What a question!

    I'm a Dalek fan. I like the backstory, and even though Davros is over the top, he and his pepperpots almost always guarantee a good show. I think the story "Dalek" from the new series really solidifies how incredibly frightening they are.

    I also love Roger Delgado as the Master. I grew up with Anthony Ainley, and while he was quite good, Roger Delgado stole every scene he was in. He took an eventually overusued character and still managed to use his talent to make him menacing. As a contrast, just think of Travis in Blake's 7. He was a terrific character in the beginning who quickly lost any sort of clout after a few appearances.

    As for my favorite giggle-inducing villians, the orange bubble-wrap beasts of Omega's in the Three Doctors win, though they are closely followed by the hissing Green Death maggots. What, you thought I was going to pick the Creature from the Pit? Seriously, I have standards you know...


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     Tuesday, December 27 2005 @ 02:50 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  PolyphonicAsthma] As a kid, I always thought Syl was freakin' CREAPY. Especially that lusty sound he makes with his tongue. Yikes! Twisted Evil

    I think that is exactly what they were going after with the character, so I would say they succeeded.

    Sil... a greedy slimy tongue-waggling slug... but lovable... but not huggable (OK, now I know I am over-exhausted Laughing Out Loud ).


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