As the Peter Capaldi era draws to a close, which were the Twelfth Doctor's twelve best stories?
Please vote here and let DU democracy decide! Thanks for taking part.
1. You can vote for your 12 favourite stories, or fewer if you choose. 2. Two-episode stories count as a single story for voting purposes; the 'Monks Trilogy' counts as three separate stories, following the BBC episode numbering. 3. The Series.Episode codes and the CX codes used here for the Christmas Specials are used for convenience; they are not official codes. 4. A placeholder name was used for the 2017 Christmas Special 'Twice Upon a Time' - and I can't edit the poll now we know the name, so we're stuck with the placeholder, sorry! 5. You can change your votes at any time until the poll locks, for example to vote for 'Twice Upon a Time' after viewing. 6. The poll will lock as the chimes of midnight begin to toll Twelve times, at the beginning of January 6th 2018 (GMT). Which is, of course, Twelfth Night...
Great! It's interesting that the first "unique" Capaldi episode, "Listen", only has 10 votes at the time of my comment. I remember it got a lot of buzz when it aired, but I felt at the time it was a bit underwhelming, so it catches my eye now that it's not really got momentum on this poll
Top for me is Mummy on the Orient Express, followed by Heaven Sent and Listen, but in no particular order the other nine are:
Deep Breath, Dark Water/Death in Heaven, Last Christmas, Magician's/Witch's, The Zygon Inva/ersion, Face the Raven, The Husbands of River Song, The Pilot and Thin Ice.
Quite a few have some big problems, but they're the ones that stand out in my mind. For instance, Magician's/Witch's might be all over the place, but damn if that scene with Davros and the Doctor doesn't catapult it up the list.
We're about halfway now from the start of this poll, just after 'The Doctor Falls', to its end.
The regeneration episode 'Twice Upon a Time' will of course be broadcast on Christmas Day, so to give everyone plenty of chance to change their votes after watching it (if they choose to), this Twelve poll will finally lock at the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as the chimes of midnight begin to toll Twelve times at the beginning of January 6th 2018 (GMT). Which is, of course, known as Twelfth Night...
Interim Results (October 8th)
So far there have been 419 votes cast by 42 voters. Thanks to everyone who has voted for their favourite stories - and if you haven't voted yet, please vote now! The Twelfth Doctor's era awaits your clicks!
We have a very clear lead for the current Top 3, but only a whisker between them. Interestingly, one story stands out from each season:
Position: Votes: Title 01: 35: World Enough and Time / The Doctor Falls 02: 34: Heaven Sent 03: 32: Mummy on the Orient Express
The rest of the current Top 12 are well behind the Top 3 but also very evenly spread. One Christmas special, two from Season 8, two from Season 9 and three from Season 10:
04: 23: The Husbands of River Song 05: 21: Flatline 06: 20: Oxygen 07: 19: The Zygon Invasion / The Zygon Inversion 08: 18: The Pilot 09: 17: The Magician's Apprentice / The Witch's Familiar | Thin Ice (Tie) 11: 15: Empress of Mars 12: 13: Listen
Totalling the votes for each story in a season (counting votes for a two-parter twice) gives the following (current) season scores and a clear leader:
Season 10: 183 Season 9: 152 Season 8: 134
For the Christmas Specials (to date) there is yet again a clear leader:
01: 23: The Husbands of River Song 02: 11: The Return of Doctor Mysterio 03: 10: Last Christmas
Hi everyone, Merry Christmas! A reminder that if you want to change your votes in our DU poll to include 'Twice Upon a Time' in your choice of Twelve's top 12 episodes, you've got until the clocks strike 12 at the start of Twelfth Night (Jan 6th) to do it.
Thanks very much to everyone who voted for their favourite stories - a final tally of 514 votes cast by 52 voters.
We have a winner (by a nose) and a very clear lead for the Top 3. Interestingly, one story stands out from each season:
Position: Votes: Title 01: 41: World Enough and Time / The Doctor Falls 02: 38: Mummy on the Orient Express | Heaven Sent (tie)
The rest of the Top 12 are well behind the Top 3 but also very evenly spread. One Christmas special, two from Season 8, two from Season 9 and four from Season 10:
04: 29: The Husbands of River Song 05: 25: Flatline | Oxygen (tie) 07: 24: The Zygon Invasion / The Zygon Inversion 08: 21: The Pilot 09: 20: The Magician's Apprentice / The Witch's Familiar | Thin Ice (Tie) 11: 19: Listen 12: 17: Empress of Mars
With honourable mentions for Last Christmas, Under the Lake / Before the Flood, Face the Raven and Extremis, which were all tied in 13th place on 15 votes.
Totalling the votes for each story in a season (counting votes for a two-parter twice) gives the following season scores and a clear winner:
Season 10: 216 Season 9: 188 Season 8: 159
For the Christmas Specials there is also a clear winner:
01: 29: The Husbands of River Song 02: 15: Last Christmas 03: 13: The Return of Doctor Mysterio 04: 10: Twice Upon a Time
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