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Best Introductory Story

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Question: Choose one
An Unearthly Child - 1 (6.3%)
The Power Of The Daleks - 0 (0%)
Spearhead From Space - 3 (18.8%)
Robot - 0 (0%)
Castrovalva - 1 (6.3%)
The Twin Dilemma - 0 (0%)
Time and the Rani - 0 (0%)
The Movie - 0 (0%)
Rose - 2 (12.5%)
The Christmas Invasion - 0 (0%)
The Eleventh Hour - 9 (56.3%)
Total Voters: 16

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« on: August 28, 2012, 10:18:27 pm »

Which Doctors introduction story is the best?
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 10:20:57 pm »

I've gone with Rose. I don't think it is the best story of the bunch but I do think it does the best job of introducing the Doctor.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 11:10:29 pm »

I've only seen NuWho so I can only choose between 3, but The Eleventh Hour is just awesome - one of my favourite episodes!
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 11:51:36 am »

Of the ones I've seen I'm going with Rose. I loved the way that the 9th Doctor was introduced, very well done.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012, 01:25:02 am »

Spearhead for me. I love it. It completely reboots the show, brings in amazing new character, villains and a new Doctor, introduces stories in colour and is the first in a run of amazing stories. Total winner
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 04:37:47 pm »

I went with Castrovalva. It's not the best but I love it and it's Five, who I love, so that's why it got my vote. Perhaps not the fairest way to do it though Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2012, 11:54:14 pm »

I've gone with Spearhead from Space. It completely revamped the show and was just a great story.
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 02:36:40 pm »

I've gone with Spearhead from Space. It completely revamped the show and was just a great story.

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 11:45:41 am »

Definitely The Eleventh Hour
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 02:50:48 pm »

It has to be An Unearthly Child - difficult to overstate the importance of this particular 25 minutes of TV to the whole cultural DNA of Science Fiction. Yes, the other 3 episodes are not the most thrilling, but that very first introduction, with Ian and Barbara following Susan back to Totters Lane and entering the TARDIS for the first time - that is something special. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 08:45:29 pm »

The Eleventh Hour here too.
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 08:40:13 am »

I voted Eleventh Hour, but barely - best of the New Who intros (though Rose served its purpose in getting me hooked!), and only winning over Spearhead by a hair. I really, REALLY liked Spearhead. I haven't seen all the others yet. I did like Robot well enough, but it wasn't anything spectacular. Time and the Rani I saw out of sequence, so I'll reserve judgement until I come back around to it. Unearthly Child was good and obviously set the stage for EVERYTHING, but I don't think it really compares to later introduction stories. It can't be.

The movie...we won't go there. The acting was fine, I loved Paul McGann in it. But as a whole, just, no.

The next one I'll be seeing is Castrovalva. I'm starting Tom Baker's last season in just a few minutes Sad
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 10:37:59 am »

I wasn't altogether keen on Spearhead from Space. Revamping the Doctor as a kind of Dick Barton Special Agent didn't work for me, though I did really like the second half.
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2013, 02:31:35 pm »

I went with The Eleventh Hour mainly because it was my first exposure to Who and it caused me to go back and re-watch the series starting from 2009 and began my 'obsession'.  (I have seen some of the classic series at this point too!)  And besides all that, it's a fantastic episode Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2013, 09:48:33 pm »

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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2013, 06:17:25 am »

I really want to change my vote to Castrovalva. I absolutely LOVED every minute of it. I thought I'd be in a funk with the end of 4, but 5 doesn't let that happen, not for one minute.
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2013, 11:00:25 am »

There are a lot of good ones to choose from, but The Eleventh Hour got my vote. It was awesome and the first one I watched, so it had to win my vote.
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