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     Monday, February 12 2007 @ 06:00 PM EST
    heres my pertwee top ten:

    1 Inferno
    2 The Sea Devils
    3 The Ambassadors of Death
    4 The Mind of Evil
    5 The Green Death
    6 the Silurians
    7 Carnival of Monsters
    8 The Time Warrior
    9 Spearhead from Space
    10 The Daemons

    Such a beautiful thing is always good that it is fascinating. However, a good thing is beautiful always.
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     Tuesday, February 13 2007 @ 07:03 PM EST
    "Inferno" is right up there, probably my favorite.

    I also like "Carnival of the Monsters"

    "The Mind of Evil" is one I also like a lot.

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     Tuesday, February 13 2007 @ 07:12 PM EST
    Perhaps not my absoulte fave of #3 but since I have not seen it mentioned here.

    The Time Monster

    We have Doctor/Master dynamics, Timelords showing their immunity to certain time effects, TARDIS inside TARDIS,
    and the B movie greatness of Ingrid Pitt Cool .

    What's not to love?
    Mike M.

    I'm a Time Traveler, I point and laugh at archaeologist.
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     Tuesday, February 13 2007 @ 10:37 PM EST
    Yay! Finally someone else who sees something in "The Time Monster". A lot of fans hate that story, but I think it's a fun romp for the full Pertwee "family" of characters. Its plot is utter nonsense, of course, but a) its plot withstands scrutiny better than 50% of the classic stories ever made; and b) the acting and dialogue do wonders for shoring up its somewhat shaky foundations. Yeah, it'll at least leave you wondering how many times Doctor Who can do the fall of Atlantis. But, c'mon: baby Benton, people. How can ya get too stroppy with a story that gives you baby Benton?

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Tuesday, February 13 2007 @ 11:06 PM EST

    Yes, I neglected to mention the Baby Benton, but I also didn't mention a Mounted Knight, Roundheads, A V1 rocket, and a Minutar. But yes, there is something to this story beyond the obvious. Perhaps the sentimentality of the penultimate Delgado appearance, or possibilties introduced with 2 TARDIS units in the story. But plot and monster... Uh, well did I mention that it contains the secret of life?

    I'm a Time Traveler, I point and laugh at archaeologist.
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     Wednesday, February 14 2007 @ 12:14 AM EST

    The best (worst) acronym in the history of Doctor Who— Transmission of Matter Through Interstitial Time (TOMTIT)!

    edit: was in The Time Monster

    Daleks don't accept apologies! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!
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     Wednesday, February 14 2007 @ 12:47 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat]
    The best (worst) acronym in the history of Doctor Who— Transmission of Matter Through Interstitial Time (TOMTIT)!


    Laughing Out Loud LOL Laughing Out Loud Yeah, that needs an award or something!


    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Thursday, February 15 2007 @ 11:33 AM EST
    for what its worth he is my top 10
    1.Inferno
    2.The Sea Devils
    3.The Daemons
    4.The Three Doctors
    5.Spearhead From Space
    6.The Green Death
    7.The Claws of Axos
    8.Day Of The Daleks
    9.The Time warrior
    10.Terror Of The Autons

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     Sunday, July 01 2007 @ 08:56 AM EDT
    Pertwee's era is the one I've always had least interest in, I found him hard to warm to. But there are a few stories I have a lot of affection for:

    1. "The Time Warrior" was the first Target novelisation I ever read, and from memory it might have almost been my first exposure to Doctor Who in any medium. I still remember how thrilling I found that book to be as a kid.

    2. I love "Carnival of Monsters" - one of the first examples I can think of of circularity-based stories, which are one of my favourite SF devices (though a bit cliche now).

    3. The Autons were always my favourite Doctor Who villain just behind the Cybermen, but I don't remember actually watching either of their stories until I was much older. Again, I assume my associations of them came from reading the Target novelisations (particularly Terror of the Autons, I think).

    4. Who couldn't love The Three Doctors? When I had to direct a multi-camera studio exercise in film school a few years ago, I chose a scene from The Three Doctors: "Jo, it's all quite simple, I am he and he is me..."

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     Sunday, July 01 2007 @ 10:22 AM EDT
    Mind of Evil, Terror of the Autons, Sea Devils, Amb. of Death are some of my favs

    "There comes a time, Timelord, when every lonely little boy must learn how to dance"
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     Tuesday, September 18 2007 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    Inferno
    The Daemons
    The Sea Devils
    The Time warrior
    Day Of The Daleks
    The Three Doctors
    Spearhead From Space
    Carnival of monsters
    The Claws of Axos
    The Spiders

    and my own film with him in lol


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     Tuesday, January 22 2008 @ 10:07 PM EST
    I'm a hude fan of the third Doctor and really enjoy every story.
    I guess my favorite would have to be The Deamons,followed by The Silurians.I think season 7 is just amazing!

    I'm aware that the third Doctor has fallen from grace in recent years,at least here in the U.K,& i can never understand why?

    I remember a time when everyone thought the Pertwee years was a pinacle in the shows history and i'm interested in finding out why most people have turned away from that era.

    I still think that it holds up very strong in any era,and that shows in the new series.For me it is more closely related than any other.

    It was in the Third Doctors time that we first approched the stories from earth and for the first time we had a thought that there might be something more to the Doctors friendship with a companion.
    I think that is really ground breaking,and we never saw anything like that repeated at least until the Paul McGann movie.

    I would also like to say i love the Master.
    For me one of the great things about the show is the mystery.
    I think its just great we don't know the full story behind their relationship,why one can't kill the other,etc.
    It just gives an extra death to the chracter.I just hope they leave it a secret for a bit longer.

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     Wednesday, January 23 2008 @ 11:07 AM EST
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    I'm aware that the third Doctor has fallen from grace in recent years,at least here in the U.K,& i can never understand why?


    Firstly - welcome to the forum.

    Have you listenned to PodShock Epi 98 on the third doctor - there were a lot of his fans on there - myself included.

    However people were upset by him being exiled on Earth - but in fact due to Gallifrey ordering him about he did visit a few planets.

    Cheers, daveac

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