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Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1-5 Recap

Doctor Who TV is running new series pitting all the revival episodes against each other to decide your dream run. This will be done on an episode by episode basis. The first week of voting has now run so here’s a chance to catch up before we move on to the next set of episodes.

Episode 1

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Episode 2

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Episode 3

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Episode 4

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Episode 5

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Join us on Monday for episode 6.

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JJ2000
JJ2000

List of the Episodes:

1. The Eleventh Hour

2. Day of the Moon

3. The Unquiet Dead

4. The Girl In The Fireplace

5.Flesh and Stone

All brilliant! Most of the episodes on the list were good, easiest to choose from was episode one, although they were all good. Episode 5 was the hardest as 5 are so good.

















chinnysandshoes
chinnysandshoes

1. Partners in Crime

2. The Beast Below

3. The Unquiet Dead

4. The Doctor's Wife

5. Flesh and Stone

d3stroid
d3stroid

1.

The Time of Angels

 5.

Polyphase
Polyphase

Wow, Episode 5 is a bad time of the series. None of those are very good, Had to pick the Poison Sky mainly for the ending :)

AaronPorter1
AaronPorter1

1. Asylum of the Daleks, 2. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, 3. A Town Called Mercy, 4. The Girl in the Fireplace, 5. The Angels Take Manhattan 




Malohkeh
Malohkeh

I think it's reasonable to assume that the winner for episode five will contain weeping angels...

Matthewfupp
Matthewfupp

1. The Impossible Astronaut


2. Day of the Moon

3. A Town Called Mercy

4. The Time of Angels

5. The Angels Take Manhattan 

The Finn
The Finn

For me: PIC, TSC, TUD, TGITF, TRF.



SEDAKRO XIV
SEDAKRO XIV

01 - The Impossible Astronaut - With Asylum Of the Daleks coming very close...

02 - Day Of The Moon

03 - A Town Called Mercy

04 - The Time Of Angels

05 - Flesh And Stone






Mr 11
Mr 11

1. Asylum of the Daleks

2. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

3. The Unquiet Dead

4. The Time of Angels

5. Flesh and Stone

elmaestroreturns
elmaestroreturns


1. Eleventh Hour

2. The End of the World

3. A Town Called Mercy

4. The Doctor's Wife

5. The Angels Take Manhattan




PeterGecko2
PeterGecko2

1. The Impossible Astronaut

2. Day of the Moon

3. Gridlock

4. The Time of Angels

5. The Angels Take Manhattan

twoheartsonemind
twoheartsonemind

1. The Impossible Astronaut

2. Day of the Moon (very close second place to The Beast Below and The Shakespeare Code)

3. A Town Called Mercy

4. The Doctor's Wife

5. Flesh and Stone

Oncoming_Badger
Oncoming_Badger

1. The Eleventh Hour

2. The Beast Below

3. Gridlock

4. The Time of Angels

5. Flesh & Stone

Unibot
Unibot

1. The Eleventh Hour (Rose is a close second) 

2. Beast Below 

 3. Planet of the Ood. 

 4. The Girl in the Fireplace 

 5. Angels take Manhatten.









KirbyForce1
KirbyForce1

1.) The Eleventh Hour. 2.) The Fires of Pompeii. 3.) School Reunion. 4.) The Power of Three. 5.) Rise of the Cybermen.






LambogirlRusty
LambogirlRusty

What awesome picks! Very hard on a couple. Thanks for posting

These polls, I love to see what my fellow whovians think!

Trustmeiamthedoctor
Trustmeiamthedoctor

This is how I rated

Episode 1: Eleventh Hour - The first doctor who episode I watched intentionally and the first episode to get me in the hook. Brilliant episode! (Impossible Astronaut  and Asylum were very close behind though)

Episode 2: Day of the Moon - It was a brilliant continuation from the wonderful story of Impossible Astronaut and those hash mark = Creepy. One of very few episodes of Doctor who that I found really creepy. (I also loved the End of the World and Fires of Pompeii but DOTM just edged out)

Episode 3: Gridlock - for me this was the weakest bundle of episodes. Gridlock won by quite a margin as I find the urgency and concept of this episode very intriguing and also DT had a brilliant performance. 

Episode 4: Girl in the Fireplace - Probably some of the best episode of the lot. However it came down to this and The Doctors wife. Went with GITF because I find it very poetic and that ending just gets me everytime. I also find clockwork droids more interesting than the House.

Episode 5: Angels take Manhattan - Some really good episodes like WW3, Flesh and Stone, and Angels. But the Amelia and Rory's swansong just hit all the right notes for me.

sontaran17
sontaran17

1) The Eleventh Hour 2) Day of the Moon 3) Gridlock 4) The Power of Three/ The Girl in the Fireplace 5)The Angels take Manhatten



TheNightmareChild sees into your soul!
TheNightmareChild sees into your soul!

I honest to God can't remember which one I voted for in all of these polls the last time.  Because for these polls, I prefer a go with your gut kind of strategy in terms of which episode I choose, and I end up choosing which episode on that particular day is my favorite, but it's usually by a pretty slim margin which episodes among the ones I love that I love more than another.  My opinion is pretty unnuanced most of the time: I tend to be a love it or hate it kind of person and I don't expend too much thought on which one I like or hate more than another.  So my favorite episode among all of these choices could change from day to day.  So, in the long term, I think I'm going to be pretty useless for these polls.  But for the purposes of giving people a means by which to arbitrarily judge my fanhood, for this article, my list is as follows: The Impossible Astronaut, The Fires of Pompeii, The Planet of the Ood, The Time of Angels, and Flesh and Stone.  And even now, I'm still torn between Flesh and Stone and Rise of the Cybermen, and I'm not sure that I didn't choose Flesh out of obligation because I chose Time before.


Nightmarish
Nightmarish

The Eleventh Hour, Day of the Moon, A Town Called Mercy, The Girl in the Fireplace, The Angels Take Manhattan(though it was close)

Malohkeh
Malohkeh

1. Asylum of the Daleks (yeah, it won't win, but I love it to bits)

2. Day of the Moon (Moffat!)

3. Planet of the Ood (surprisingly emotional and eloquent)

4. The Doctor's Wife (does it need saying?)

5. The Angel's Take Manhattan (hits all the emotional points with elegance and ends two (or, arguably, three) companions' arcs in beautiful fashion).

LaraHarris
LaraHarris

Partners In Crime. (With TIA a near miss)

Tooth and Claw. (with DOTM *very* close)

School Reunion.

The Girl in the Fireplace. 

Rise of The Cybermen.

Benvenfold
Benvenfold

The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon / A Town Called Mercy / The Girl In The Fireplace / The Angels Take Manhattan

TheCapaldiMasterplan
TheCapaldiMasterplan

1. The Eleventh Hour / 2. The Beast Below / 3. A Town Called Mercy / 4. The Girl in the Fireplace and The Doctor's Wife / 5. Flesh and Stone



TheDreamer
TheDreamer

Episode 1: The Impossible Astronaut (The Eleventh Hour a close 2nd, though)

Episode 2: Day of the Moon

Episode 3: A Town Called Mercy

Episode 4: The Doctor's Wife

Episode 5: Flesh and Stone



I've had an Accident
I've had an Accident

1. The Eleventh Hour 2. Day of the Moon 3. Victory of the Daleks 4. Aliens of London 5. The Angels Take Manhattan






TheBiPunishment
TheBiPunishment

The Impossible Astronaut, Tooth and Claw, A Town Called Mercy, The Doctor's Wife, The Poison Sky.


Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd
Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd

1.The impossible astronaut 

2.Tooth and claw 

3.Planet of the Ood 

4.The Doctor's wife

5.Rise of the Cybermen 


Antee991166
Antee991166

1. Smith & Jones

2. Fires of Pompeii

3. Gridlock

4. Time of the Angels

5. Flesh & Stone

The Living Angel
The Living Angel

1, Asylum of the Daleks 

2, The End of the World 

3, Gridlock 

4, The Doctors Wife 

5, The Angels Take Manhattan





Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

1. The eleventh hour

2. The end of the world

3. A town called mercy

4. Aliens of London/ The girl in the fireplace/ The doctor's wife

5. World war 3

I suspect there will be a lot of ties from series 1 and 7 from me coming up :-)

TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

1. The Impossible Astronaut

2. The Fires of Pompeii

3. A Town Called Mercy

4. The Doctor's Wife

5. The Angels Take Manhatten

Bollyknickers
Bollyknickers

1. The Eleventh Hour

2. The Fires of Pompeii

3. Gridlock

4. The Doctor's Wife

5. The Poison Sky 


Vividier
Vividier

For me its been: Rose, The End of the World, Gridlock, The Time of Angels, and The Angels Take Manhattan :) I think for my 6th on Monday it'll have to be Dalek :D

TheNameOfTheDoctor
TheNameOfTheDoctor

1. Eleventh Hour

2. Tooth and Claw

3. School Reunion

4. The Doctors Wife

5. The Angels Take Manhattan :)

Regenerated Catterson
Regenerated Catterson

1. The Eleventh Hour

2. Day of the Moon

3. School Reunion

4. The Doctor's Wife

5. The Angels Take Manhattan 



Ryan Nicholson
Ryan Nicholson

1. Partners in crime

2. Fires of Pompeii

3. School reunion

4. Girl in the fire place

5. The angels take Manhattan

shyx111
shyx111

1. The Eleventh Hour (=The Impossible Astronaut)

2. Day of the Moon

3. Gridlock

4. The Doctor's Wife

5. Flesh And Stone

Rio Rio
Rio Rio

1: The Impossible Astronaut

2: Day of the Moon

3: Victory of the Daleks

4: The Time of Angels

5: Flesh and Stone

pikus87
pikus87

1) Rose 

2) The Fires of Pompeii 


3) Gridlock 


4) The Doctor's Wife 


5) Evolution of the Daleks

Stradiwhovius
Stradiwhovius

1) The Eleventh Hour 

2) Day of the Moon 

3) A Town Called Mercy

4) The Girl in the Fireplace

5) The Rebel Flesh 

This is shaping up to be one bizarre dream series...

Mikeyboss182
Mikeyboss182

1. The Eleventh Hour

2. The Shakespeare Code

3. The Unquiet Dead

4. The Girl in the Fireplace

5. The Poison Sky

Galax
Galax

Episode 1: The Impossible Astronaut & Day of the Moon

Episode 2: The Fires of Pompeii

Episode 3: Gridlock

Episode 4: The Girl in the Fireplace

Episode 5: The Angels Take Manhattan






WhovianAvenger
WhovianAvenger

So far, my choices have been: The Eleventh Hour, Tooth and Claw, Gridlock, The Doctor's Wife, and The Poison Sky




Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

I so hard there's too many good episodes:-( I'm sticking mainly too series 1 and 7 which are my favorite and even then I feel guilty.