The Sixth Doctor easily dominates this side of the Main Range for me. The Marian Conspiracy, The Holy Terror, Project Twilight, The One Doctor, Jubilee, Doctor Who and the Pirates, Davros - all classics of the highest calibre and arguably amongst the best stories Big Finish has ever put out. Of course, the Eighth Doctor has some equally amazing stories out of the first 50 Main Range releases - The Chimes of Midnight and Neverand being my personal two favorites - the Fifth Doctor has Spare Parts - which is the very story that got me into Big Finish! - and Creatures of Beauty - a release I really need to listen to again sometime again - and, finally, the Seventh Doctor himself has two really astounding stories, those being The Fires of Vulcan and Master, but it's really not until later releases that I think any of the other Doctors would acquire a catalog to even BEGIN to compare with the Sixth Doctor's.
Post by davygallagher on Jan 13, 2019 22:33:53 GMT
I'll limit myself to 5 on each, any more is too sprawling and doesn't curate enough.
Holy Terror - Untill The Doctor Falls my all time favourite DW story in any medium. And The Pirates - Also in my top 5 of any medium - funny, heartbreaking and stunningly fresh. The MR would never do this now. Neverland - A wonderful setup...it's not its fault if the resolution is awful. ...Ish - The perfect blend of Doctor and story, it feels like only Colin could do this one Davros - Mostly for the lovely mundanity of Davros and THe Doctor getting a 9-5 job together.
An amazing run of stories and, as other posters have pointed out, it was really difficult not to tick every story (bar one or two 'infamous' titles I suppose).
Definitely think this was one of the most creative and inventive periods of BF and it is clear how much of the early stories were used by Russell T Davies in the reboot of Doctor Who. Some stories ended up being wholesale adaptations (Spare Parts the most obvious), while elements of others ended up in other stories - Torchwood and the Forge spring to mind.
Baker is the real stand out star here. His Doctor gets the reboot and treatment that he deserved. One of the real surprises from the early days of BF is that the Sixth Doctor would be the one with the strongest stories - amazing to think that when people recall how divisive his character/portrayal of the Doctor was during the 1980s.
'Well now I know you're mad. I just wanted to make sure."
1st 30 votes (6.44%) 034. Spare Parts 2nd 27 votes (5.79%) 029. The Chimes of Midnight 3rd 22 votes (4.72%) 043. Doctor Who and the Pirates 22 votes (4.72%) 4th 20 votes (4.29%) 049. Master 5th 19 votes (4.08%) 040. Jubilee 6th 18 votes (3.86%) 016. Storm Warning 025. Colditz 8th 17 votes (3.65%) 027. The One Doctor 9th 16 votes (3.43%) 006. The Marian Conspiracy 009. The Spectre of Lanyon Moor 048. Davros 12th 12 votes (2.58%) 014. The Holy Terror 017. Sword of Orion 023. Project: Twilight 15th 11 votes (2.36%) 002. Phantasmagoria 012. The Fires of Vulcan 030. Seasons of Fear 033. Neverland 044. Creatures of Beauty 20th 9 votes (1.93%) 038. The Church and the Crown 046. Flip Flop 22nd 8 votes (1.72%) 005. The Fearmonger 007. The Genocide Machine 011. The Apocalypse Element 022. Bloodtide 045. Project: Lazarus 047. Omega 28th 7 votes (1.50%) 003. Whispers of Terror 050. Zagreus 30rd 6 votes (1.29%) 008. Red Dawn 024. The Eye of the Scorpion 035. ...ish 33rd 5 votes (1.07%) 020. Loups-Garoux 028. Invaders from Mars 039. Bang-Bang-a-Boom! 36th 4 votes (0.86%) 001. The Sirens of Time 010. Winter for the Adept 015. The Mutant Phase 031. Embrace the Darkness 032. The Time of the Daleks 41st 3 votes (0.64%) 018. The Stones of Venice 021. Dust Breeding 026. Primeval 037. The Sandman 042. The Dark Flame 46th 2 votes (0.43%) 004. The Land of the Dead 013. The Shadow of the Scourge 036. The Rapture 49th 1 vote (0.21%) 019. Minuet in Hell 50rd 0 votes (0%) 041. Nekromanteia