The Eruditorum Press Doctor Who Poll Results: 200-101


And now at last to the meat of the poll.

200: The Sixth Doctor: The Last Adventure (6 Points, 1 First Place, 1 Non-Televised)

199: The Turing Test (6 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

198: The Tides of TIme (6 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

197: Seeing I (6 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

196: The Marian Conspiracy (6 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

195: The Dying Days (6 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

194: The Time Travellers (6 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

193: The Room With No Doors (6 Points, 5 Non-Televised)

192: Lucie Miller/To the Death (6 Points, 7 Non-Televised, 2 Downvotes)

191: Just War (6 Points, 4 Non-Televised)

190: The Seeds of Death (6 Points)

189: Black Orchid (6 Points, 1 Downvote)

188: The Christmas Invasion (6 Points, 2 Downvotes)

187: Frontier in Space (6 Points, 1 Last Place, 1 Downvote)

186: TARDIS Eruditorum (7 Points, 1 First Place, 2 Non-Televised)

I'd have had fifteen points if I'd counted all the things that were entries of TARDIS Eruditorum here. Keep that in mind when we get to 138th place.

185: This Town Will Never Let Us Go (7 Points, 1 First Place, 1 Non-Televised)

184: Master (7 Points, 7 Non-Televised)

183: Davros (7 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

182: The Iron Legion (7 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

181: The Well-Mannered War (7 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

180: Deadline (7 Points, 5 Non-Televised)

179: Set Piece (7 Points, 5 Non-Televised)

178: The Year of Intelligent Tigers (7 Points, 5 Non-Televised)

177: Shada (7 Points, 1 First Place)

176: Death of the Doctor (7 Points, 3 Non-Televised)

175: Planet of the Spiders (7 Points)

174: The Tomb of the Cybermen (7 Points, 1 First Place, 11 Downvotes)

This was 23rd in the most recent Doctor Who Magazine poll. 

173: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (8 Points, 1 First Place, 3 Non-Televised)

172: Festival of Death (8 Points, 7 Non-Televised)

171: ...ish (8 Points, 7 Non-Televised)

170: Dark Eyes (8 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

169: The Book of the War (8 Points, 6 Non-Televised)

This is arguably the highest placed Faction Paradox book.

168: The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (8 Points, 5 Non-Televised)

167: Full Circle (8 Points, 1 First Place)

166: The Keeper of Traken (8 Points)

165: State of Decay (8 Points)

Something of a consensus regarding Season Eighteen there.

164: The Curse of Peladon (8 Points, 1 Downvote)

What do you reckon the odds are that the downvote was aiming for Monster of Peladon and missed?

162: Campaign (9 Points, 1 First Place, 3 Non-Televised)

163: The One Doctor (9 Points, 8 Non-Televised)

161: The Daleks' Masterplan (9 Points, 1 Downvote)

160: The Name of the Doctor (9 Points, 1 Last Place, 5 Downvotes)

159: The Infinity Doctors (10 Points, 8 Non-Televised)

158: Hide (10 Points, 1 Last Place, 3 Downvotes)

157: A Good Man Goes to War (10 Points, 2 Last Place, 12 Downvotes)

156: The Eleventh Doctor Comic (11 Points, 11 Non-Televised)

Combined a bunch of votes for individual issues and various parts of the series here.

155: The Scarlet Empress (11 Points, 1 First Place, 6 Non-Televised)

154: Continuity Errors (11 Points, 10 Non-Televised)

153: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street (11 Points, 8 Non-Televised)

152: The Macra Terror (11 Points)

151: The Day of the Daleks (11 Points, 1 Downvote)

150: The Dæmons (11 Points, 3 Downvotes)

149: Terror of the Autons (11 Points, 1 Last Place)

148: The Daleks (11 Points, 5 Downvotes)

147: Asylum of the Daleks (11 Points, 1 Last Place, 2 Downvotes)

146: The Web Planet (11 Points, 1 Last Place, 6 Downvotes)

145: Smith and Jones (12 Points)

144: The Time Warrior (12 Points)

143: Doctor Who and the Silurians (12 Points, 1 Downvote)

142: The Space Museum (12 Points, 1 Downvote)

141: Boom Town (12 Points, 2 Downvotes)

140: The Unicorn and the Wasp (12 Points, 2 Last Place)

139: Shada (Gareth Roberts Novelization) (13 Points, 13 Non-Televised)

As promised, all non-televised votes for Shada went to this, which made it Shada's highest placing.

138: Walls (13 Points, 1 First Place, 8 Non-Televised)

The person who gave it first place (who was notably not Jack) is the reason this beat out Roberts, and thus also at fault for any resultant Twitter fights.

137: The Glorious Dead (13 Points, 1 First Place, 7 Non-Televised)

136: Transit (13 Points, 1 First Place, 7 Non-Televised)

135: The Beast Below (13 Points, 1 First Place, 1 Last Place)

134: The Stones of Blood (13 Points)

133: The Sea Devils (13 Points)

132: The Fires of Pompeii (13 Points)

131: The Web of Fear (13 Points, 1 Downvote)

130: The End of the World (13 Points, 1 Downvote)

129: Frontios (13 Points, 1 Downvote)

128: Human Resources (14 Points, 14 Non-Televised)

127: The Massacre (14 Points)

126: School Reunion (14 Points)

125: Deep Breath (14 Points, 1 Downvote)

124: Voyager (15 Points, 1 First Place, 9 Non-Televised)

Highest-placed comic.

123: Last Christmas (15 Points, 1 Downvote)

122: The Dalek Invasion of Earth (15 Points, 1 Last Place, 2 Downvotes)

121: Army of Ghosts/Doomsday (15 Points, 8 Downvotes)

The least-hated Tennant finale.

120: The Kingmaker (16 Points, 15 Non-Televised)

119: The Androids of Tara (16 Points, 1 First Place)

118: The Tenth Planet (16 Points)

117: The Pirate Planet (16 Points, 1 Downvote)

116: The Rings of Akhaten (16 Points, 1 First Place, 6 Downvotes)

115: Battlefield (16 Points, 1 Last Place)

114: The Time of the Doctor (16 Points, 5 Last Place, 10 Downvotes)

This is almost the exact same level of hatred as The Ultimate Foe.

113: The Chase (17 Points, 1 First Place, 1 Downvote)

One of the more surprising successes - this is actually the most popular Hartnell-era Dalek story. 

112: The Rescue (17 Points)

I'll leave you to imagine how distressed I'd have been if this and The Chase had been reversed.

111: Vengeance on Varos (17 Points, 1 Downvote)

110: Amy's Choice (17 Points, 1 Downvote)

109: The Five Doctors (17 Points, 4 Downvotes)

108: Doctor Who and the Pirates (18 Points, 14 Non-Televised)

107: The Natural History of Fear (18 Points, 13 Non-Televised)

106: Interference (18 Points, 15 Non-Televised, 1 Last Place)

105: A Death in the Family (19 Points, 17 Non-Televised)

104: Damaged Goods (19 Points, 17 Non-Televised)

One specified the Big Finish version. One specified not the Big Finish version.

103: The Left-Handed Hummingbird (19 Points, 17 Non-Televised)

Kate Orman's highest placing.

102: The Snowmen (19 Points, 2 First Place, 3 Downvotes)

101: The Myth Makers (19 Points, 1 First Place)


Back tomorrow for slots 100-51.


Chris C 4 years, 3 months ago

Shame Hummingbird didn't crack the top 100, nearly there though.

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unnoun 4 years, 3 months ago

I did it! I voted for Walls!

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Kiki Basco 4 years, 3 months ago

And you're going to make The Celestial Toymaker pay for it?

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Lev C 4 years, 3 months ago

I was the first-place vote for Scarlet Empress! Enjoying this breakdown a lot, Phil.
Love that one last place vote for Interference. Wouldn't be a Miles book otherwise.

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Acar 4 years, 3 months ago

I downvoted The Curse of Peladon and meant every word. I was bored senseless by it.
I never went back to watch The Monster of Peladon, despite spending £16.99 of my Christmas money on the double VHS. I was 11, but that is still no excuse.

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Jack Graham 4 years, 3 months ago

History shall vindicate you.

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Jack Graham 4 years, 3 months ago

The above comment was supposed to be a direct reply to unnoun.

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Jack Graham 4 years, 3 months ago

Hooray! This proves that I am best than Gareth Roberts. What matters it that he's a published author deemed fit to novelise Douglas Adams, and a widely-respected professional TV scriptwriter?


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Glenn 4 years, 3 months ago

I'm glad my vote for "Jack's Doctor/Felix fic from the Christmas podcast" brought some small amount of vindication despite a stifling disinclination to look up the title.

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Russ L 4 years, 3 months ago

There's a fair ol' swathe of my votes out of the way in that section, then.

P.S. I am actually a robot. Fooled it.

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Jane 4 years, 3 months ago

A much better showing for Natural History of Fear.

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Kiki Basco 4 years, 3 months ago

Out of curiosity, since you mention the Doctor Who Magazine rankings as a point of comparison in these entries: how many entries are there in those polls? Since I'm pretty sure they don't include fanfiction and YTPMVs, for all I know being 23rd in a DWM poll is roughly equivalent to being 174th in the EP rankings.

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Elizabeth Sandifer 4 years, 3 months ago

200-something. Most recent one went through Time of the Doctor.

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Przemek 4 years, 3 months ago

"The Time of the Doctor" is still way too high on the list.

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calico 4 years, 3 months ago

Indeed. It should be lower down on the *next* list.

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Roddy 4 years, 3 months ago

Time of the Doctor is impressively marmite - possibly the most so far.

I also like that Interference beat Planet of the Spiders.

Wonder which writer (with, say, 5+ entries) will have the highest average placing - reckon Cornell's in with a shout, given he's got quite a few to come & doesn't have the RTD/Moffat problem of having lots of stories that are hated, along with the acclaimed ones.

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Elizabeth Sandifer 4 years, 3 months ago

For a while Time of the Doctor was unquestionably the Marmite King of the poll, hovering around 0 with a remarkably high level of votes, but the later voters favored it pretty solidly and it ended up solidly in the black. And right behind The Chase, which is pretty funny.

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Przemek 4 years, 3 months ago

Now that I think about it, I really hate Marmite, so it all fits.

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Roddy 4 years, 3 months ago

I guess I'd still expect a properly marmite story to be in positive points because there were more chances to upvote than downvote.

Anyway, that's splitting hairs - fun poll!

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Dan 4 years, 3 months ago

The Tides of Time was also in the 120-way tie. Although it's called Tides of Time there (but linked to the same page by Sean Dillon).

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Dan 4 years, 3 months ago

Hmm. What happened to placing 364?

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Aylwin 4 years, 3 months ago

Without wanting to be the bearer of mildly annoying tidings, I think The Krotons got missed off the list entirely.

Since that presumably wouldn't have happened if it had got any votes of any sort, does that mean it's the only televised story still in existence that nobody had any strong opinion of at all?

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Dan 4 years, 3 months ago

According to the poll, there were only two TV stories with no votes at all, which were The Savages and The Smugglers. Maybe The Krotons will be in top 100. It was part of The Five Faces of Doctor Who season, and there aren't many Troughton stories that have been broadcast on BBC TV after the sixties.

Be interesting if that had actually affected its placing.

I'm looking forward to Phil's debrief when all this is over.

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Elizabeth Sandifer 4 years, 3 months ago

Nope - I just missed it when I scanned for unvoted for stories. That's much more of a surprise than The Savages and The Smugglers. Though the good news is that adding it means I don't have to renumber nearly as much to deal with the Tides of Time problem above. Will go do the necessary monkeying now.

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Dan 4 years, 3 months ago

Thanks. I'm not sure if you've seen the last of this particular problem.

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Elizabeth Sandifer 4 years, 3 months ago

I hadn't; was also missing The Faceless Ones. Reasonably sure I'm good now.

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