12 Doctors, 12 Stories viewing marathon

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The Twelfth Doctor’s first season is twelve-episodes long. So, to keep myself occupied through that time, I’ve planned what I, a Doctor Who nerd, calls a “viewing marathon”. It will involve accompanying each episode of Series 8 with  the story number of the Doctor with that number. Which might sound like a strange concept, so I’ll demonstrate it with my schedule:

 

Week one:

Twelfth Doctor #1: “Deep Breath” (written by Steven Moffat, directed by Ben Wheatley)

First Doctor #1: “An Unearthly Child” (written by Anthony Coburn, directed by Waris Hussein)

 

Week two:

Twelfth Doctor #2: “Into The Dalek” (written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat, directed by Ben Wheatley)

Second Doctor #2: “The Highlanders” (written by Elwyn Jones and Gerry Davis, directed by Hugh David)

 

Week three:

Twelfth Doctor #3: “Robot Of Sherwood” (written by Mark Gatiss, directed by Paul Murphy)

Third Doctor #3: “The Ambassadors Of Death” (written by David Whitaker, directed by Michael Ferguson)

 

Week four:

Twelfth Doctor #4: “Listen” (written by Steven Moffat, directed by Douglas Mackinnon)

Fourth Doctor #4: “Genesis Of The Daleks” (written by Terry Nation, directed by David Maloney)

 

Week five:

Twelfth Doctor #5: “Time Heist” (written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat, directed by Douglas Mackinnon)

Fifth Doctor #5: “Black Orchid” (written by Terence Dudley, directed by Ron Jones)

 

Week six:

Twelfth Doctor #6: “The Caretaker” (written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat, directed by Paul Murphy)

Sixth Doctor #6: “Timelash” (written by Glen McCoy, directed by Pennant Roberts)

 

Week seven:

Twelfth Doctor #7: “Kill The Moon” (written by Peter Harness, directed by Paul Wilmhurst)

Seventh Doctor #7: “Silver Nemesis” (written by Kevin Clarke, directed by Chris Clough)

 

Week eight:

Twelfth Doctor #8: “Mummy On The Orient Express” (written by Jamie Mathieson, directed by Douglas Mackinnon)

Eighth Doctor #8: “Embrace The Darkness” (written and directed by Nicholas Briggs)

 

Week nine:

Twelfth Doctor #9: “Flatline” (written by Jamie Mathieson, directed by Douglas Mackinnon)

Ninth Doctor #9: “The Empty Child” (written by Steven Moffat, directed by James Hawes)

 

Week ten:

Twelfth Doctor #10: “In The Forest Of The Night” (written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, directed by Sheree Folkson)

Tenth Doctor #10: “The Satan Pit” (written by Matt Jones, directed by James Strong)

 

Week eleven:

Twelfth Doctor #11: “Dark Water” (written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay)

Eleventh Doctor #11: “The Lodger” (written by Gareth Roberts, directed by Catherine Morshead)

 

Week twelve:

Twelfth Doctor #12: “Death In Heaven” (written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay)

Twelfth Doctor #12: “Death In Heaven” (written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay)

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4 thoughts on “12 Doctors, 12 Stories viewing marathon”

  1. Some of them I haven’t seen yet. I remember #3 as being a bit slow, #4 is one of the best ever, #5 will probably be something I think is underrated, not sure I’m looking forward to #6, #7 is something I already think is underrated, #8 is a Big Finish, which will be interesting to dip myself into, #9 is the Ninth’s best, #10 is like a finale all on its own, #11 is okay, but not great and #12 could be the best episode of the season, maybe…

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    1. I have a huge soft spot for The Ambassadors of Death. It *is* slow and I would probably split it over a few days to avoid burning out on it but I like the ideas from the story. Timelash isn’t great but it at least entertained me which some of the other Sixth Doctor stories really don’t. I totally agree that #5 and #7 are under-rated. The Highlanders is probably my favorite story on your list.

      Hope you enjoy!

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