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The First Doctor Story Tournament THE FINAL

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« on: January 19, 2011, 09:48:30 am »

Hi all,

Following on from the extremely successful quizzes in "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy" for NuWho,
I've been given the nod to have a bash at finding the best Classic story for each of the first 7 (sorry 8, you only got one televised shot - SADLY) Doctors.
My plan is to do a run for each Doctor in turn, and then a final round to determine what the best overall classic Doctor story is.
As the poor guy only had the TV movie, I'm giving him a bye to the final round.

I hope I do this ok, but if I stumble, I'm sure Ice can zip to my rescue!!

So, this round is for all of the adventures of The First Doctor, listed as per the BBC classic site.
I've ommitted "pilot" as it's An Unearthly Child, no point listing it twice.

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Here are the rules.

- Please put votes in BOLD so they are easier to count
- If you would like to change your vote, make a new post announcing your change. Do not edit your original post.
- Vote changes will not be allowed after Round 2.
- Iceman put this rule in effect because it will add another difficult dimension and that keeps people from flip flopping too much. So get all your vote changing out in the first 2 rounds.
- In the event of a tie, a 1 hour extension will be given and someone who has not voted already will vote. Only the first vote within that hour time period counts. If 2 or more people vote, all the votes but the first one will be null and void. If no one votes within the hour then I will flip a coin.

If you have questions please pm me with them. I hope you enjoy this tournament! The winners of each round will be included in this post with links to each daily match and the first match will be in the post below.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 10:08:35 am »

And here....we....GO!!

Here's the Bracket for anyone who's interested: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?edit=1&tid=385375&tclass=

Please remember to BOLD your vote if you type anything else in the post.

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Round 1
Battle 01

An Unearthly Child Vs The Reign of Terror

An Unearthly Child

"Have you ever thought what it's like to be wanderers in the fourth dimension? Have you? To be exiles...?"

First Transmitted:

An Unearthly Child - 23/11/1963 17:15
The Cave of Skulls - 30/11/1963 17:15
The Forest of Fear - 07/12/1963 17:15
The Firemaker - 14/12/1963 17:15

Plot

Schoolteachers Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton become intrigued by one of their pupils, Susan Foreman, and visit her home address - a junkyard at 76 Totter's Lane - where they meet her grandfather, the Doctor. The Doctor and Susan are aliens who travel through time and space in their ship, the TARDIS, which looks like an ordinary police box but actually houses a huge gleaming control room. The TARDIS takes them all to a Palaeolithic landscape where they encounter a tribe that has lost the secret of fire.

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The Reign of Terror

"The events will happen, just as they are written. I'm afraid so, and we can't stem the tide. But at least we can stop being carried away with the flood!"

First Transmitted

A Land of Fear - 08/08/1964 17:15
Guests of Madame Guillotine - 15/08/1964 17:15
A Change of Identity - 22/08/1964 17:30
The Tyrant of France - 29/08/1964 17:15
A Bargain of Necessity - 05/09/1964 17:30
Prisoners of Conciergerie - 12/09/1964 17:30

Plot

The TARDIS materialises not far from Paris in 1794 - one of the bloodiest years following the French Revolution of 1789. The travellers become involved with an escape chain rescuing prisoners from the guillotine and get caught up in the machinations of an English undercover spy, James Stirling - alias Lemaitre, governor of the Conciergerie Prison.

You have approximately 24 hours to vote for either An Unearthly Child or The Reign of Terror
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 10:27:45 am »

An Unearthly Child just because it kick started this whole thing Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 10:45:54 am »

For the same reason as Peri, which means pretty much any story would have got booted here, I choose An Unearthly Child
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 11:14:51 am »

An Unearthly Child

But only because I am not so familiar with the other
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 01:01:45 pm »

The Reign Of Terror
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 01:12:02 pm »

I'll have to go with An Unearthly Child because it's the only one I've seen. Perhaps the duration of this tournament would be a good time for me to get stuck into the First Doctor's eps so I can join in  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 01:17:38 pm »

I would say thats an excellent idea. The First Doctor had some amazing adventures
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 01:24:41 pm »

An Unearthly Child the opening of that episode makes me smile....a lot Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 02:00:32 pm »

I'll have to go with An Unearthly Child because it's the only one I've seen. Perhaps the duration of this tournament would be a good time for me to get stuck into the First Doctor's eps so I can join in  Smiley

I'm in the exact same boat, PRG. Shameful, but true.
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 04:26:08 pm »

An Unearthly Child Reign of Terror was a good one, but this is classic, especially the first part.
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 04:31:10 pm »

An Unearthly Child
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2011, 05:26:58 pm »

An Unearthly Child

Its the only one I have seen
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2011, 08:23:08 pm »

An Unearthly Child
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2011, 03:58:44 pm »

When is this going to round 2?
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2011, 05:46:21 pm »

Just updating it now, wasn't able to update from work as our systems blow!  Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2011, 06:12:54 pm »

An Unearthly Child wins by a landslide, 10-1.
Not much of a shocker there!

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Round 1
Battle 02


The Dalek Invasion of Earth Vs Marco Polo

The Dalek Invasion of Earth

"One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine. Goodbye, my dear. Goodbye, Susan."

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World's End - 21/11/1964 17:40
The Daleks - 28/11/1964 17:40
Day of Reckoning - 05/12/1964 17:40
The End of Tomorrow - 12/12/1964 17:40
The Waking Ally - 19/12/1964 17:40
Flashpoint - 26/12/1964 17:55

Plot

The TARDIS materialises in London sometime after the year 2164. Dalek invaders are now ruling the Earth with the aid of humans converted into zombie-like Robomen, but they are opposed by a group of resistance fighters led by the wheelchair-using Dortmun.

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Marco Polo

"You are asking me to believe that your caravan can defy the passage of the sun? Move not merely from one place to another, but from today into tomorrow, today to yesterday? No Ian, that I cannot believe."

First Transmitted

The Roof of the World - 22/02/1964 17:15
The Singing Sands - 29/02/1964 17:15
Five Hundred Eyes - 07/03/1964 17:15
The Wall of Lies - 14/03/1964 17:15
Rider from Shang Tu - 21/03/1964 17:15
Mighty Kublai Khan - 28/03/1964 17:30
Assassin at Peking - 04/04/1964 17:30

Plot

Arriving in Central Asia in 1289, the Doctor and his companions join the caravan of the famous Venetian explorer Marco Polo as it makes its way from the snowy heights of the Pamir Plateau, across the treacherous Gobi Desert and through the heart of imperial Cathay.

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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2011, 06:15:51 pm »

Marco Polo

I am basing this wholy on the story outline and the fact I REALLY want to see it, though obviously I havent. I also like the other one though too Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2011, 06:20:31 pm »

I'm voting The Dalek Invasion of Earth - purely because that quote is an all time classic!
I feel bad for Marco Polo as it's supposed to be a belter and we'll never know (cheers BBC!)

(from wiki); Although no clips from this serial survive, a condensed 30-minute reconstruction was included on The Beginning, using production photographs, telesnaps and parts of the soundtrack (which survives and has been released on CD in its entirety).
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2011, 06:23:23 pm »

Dalek Invasion Of Earth
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