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    Which stories of Jon Pertwee did you you like and why? Views: 731
     Sunday, October 12 2008 @ 02:18 AM EDT
    So which ones was it the green death or the sea devils, maybe the daemons or inferno. what do you feel was the one you liked or what was his best.

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     Sunday, October 12 2008 @ 06:00 AM EDT
    That very much would depend what day you asked me, but for all it's worth, I'm pretty strongly of the opinion that Pertwee's era was generally as good as Doctor Who ever got. I don't think it's just because as a boy it was Pertwee's era that got me into Who, the stories were great.

    As Doctor Who, Pertwee was the simply magnificent (as he also was as Worzel - although I guess there aren't 9 other Worzel's to compare him to). The whole Dandy thing works so wonderfully well. The companions were equally great, we had Bessie, wonderful writing, UNIT, colour; it's just got bundles going for it. It stands up as a real gem in a classic era for UK TV.

    I could give you a list of stories that would mirror everyone else's, but that would probably be both obvious and boring. I will add this though; I'm not a great Inferno fan. Don't get me wrong it's ok - I just feel the whole Parallel worlds thing is a bit tedious.

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     Sunday, October 12 2008 @ 08:11 AM EDT
    The Daemons wins it for me. It's highly deriviative of Quatermass and the Pit, but for me that's no bad thing as QATP is just about my favourite ever piece of television.
    For purely aesthetic reasons I like Spearhead from Space just because it's all shot on film and has a consistent look missing in most Doctor Who. It also has similarities to Quatermass II so maybe I just like Quatermass remakes Big Grin.

    Like most people I'm a big fan of the recurring characters of the Pertwee era so any serial featuring the Brigadier (ok that's most of Pertwee's serials then) or particularly The Master are a pleasure to watch.

    As for Inferno I think it's one of the few longer stories which finds an interestng way of padding out the story when many of the other longer serials stall in the middle. How can you not love Nicholas Courtney in an eyepatch? Big Grin

    I grew up watching Doctor Who in the McCoy era but Pertwee was my favourite Doctor when Who was repeated in the early nineties. I now prefer Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker but I'm still a big fan of Pertwee's take on the part.

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     Sunday, October 12 2008 @ 01:24 PM EDT
    "The Green Death" is definitely one of my favorites as is "The Daemons", but for me my all time favorite is "Inferno". I'm a sucker for alternate universe stories where we actually see an alternate universe. The recent Cyberman story arc in the new series didn't diverge enough from our universe to make it appealing enough to work. "Inferno" does it with the evil Brigade Leader and poor Liz Shaw not realizing her full potential and just trying to be a good little soldier.

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