Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BRACKET UPDATE


So the Final Four, the Ferocious Four, the Conquering Cuatro, the Four Whosman of the Apocalypse, (OK, the last one might have been a little bit of overkill) is officially set.  A re-watch of the last stories alive is currently being held.  The results will be announced soon.



Friday, March 20, 2015

The Elite Eight


We started with 64 stories and are now down to just eight.  The Elite 8 to be exact.  When you finish perusing this post we will be down to four.  Let's get down to doing the dirty work of taking half of these gems out of the competition.



Number one seed Genesis of the Daleks 



VERSUS



Number three seed The Tomb of the Cybermen




WINNER: THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN (so close and another number one seed goes down and so does the fourth Doctor)




This upstart long-shot underdog thirteen seeded story The Happiness Patrol



VERSUS:




The Number 2 seed Earthshock





WINNER: EARTHSHOCK




Remembrance of the Daleks a number three seed.



VERSUS:




A number 8 seed titled The Green Death


WINNER: REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS (and much like he did at the end of The Green Death, Jon Pertwee rides off into the sunset as he is out of the competition)



Number One seed The Caves of Androzani



VERSUS:



The War Games a number three seed


 


WINNER: THE WAR GAMES (and with that decision, we have no number one seeds left)

We have the final four stories set.  Two Troughton stories and a Davidson and a McCoy story.  This makes a lot of sense as Troughton, Davidson, and McCoy are my three favorite classic Doctors.

 


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sweet 16 The Second Part


The Sweet 16 shall become the Elite 8 by the end of this post.  No sense dilly dallying let's get this convoy trucking!




Title: Genesis of the Daleks  Seed: 1  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companions: Sarah Jane and Harry Sullivan  Enemies: Nyder, Davros, and the Daleks  Writer: Terry Nations  Director: David Maloney  Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe 

VERSUS

 Title: The Dalek Invasion of Earth  Seed: 5  Doctor: William Hartnall  Companions: Susan, Barbara, and Ian  Enemy: The Daleks  Writer: Terry Nations  Director: Richard Martin  Producer: Verity Lambert

*Disclaimer: This was the first time in the tournament that I had to do a re-watch of both stories to come up with a winner and even then it was still an agonizing decision to make and in the slimmest of margins yet in the contest: 



  WINNER: GENESIS OF THE DALEKS
 

Title: Tomb of the Cybermen  Seed: 3  Doctor: Patrick Troughton  Companions: Jamie and Victoria  Enemies: Cybermen, Eric Klieg, and Kaftan  Writers: Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis  Director: Morris Barry  Producer: Peter Bryant

VERSUS


Title: Spearhead From Space  Seed: 2  Doctor: Jon Pertwee  Companion: Liz Shaw  Other Characters: The Brigadier  Enemies: The Nestene Consciousness, Channing, and the Autons  Writer: Robert Holmes  Director: Derek Martinus  Producer: Derrick Sherwin




WINNER: THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN



 Title: City of Death  Seed: 1  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companion: Romana II  Other Characters: Duggan  Enemy: Scaroth  Writers: David Fisher, Douglas Adams and Graham Williams under the collective pseudonym of "David Agnew"  Director: Michael Hayes  Producer: Graham Williams

VERSUS

Title: The Happiness Patrol  Seed: 13  Doctor: Sylvester McCoy  Companion: Ace  Enemies: Helen A, and the Kandy Man  Writer: Graeme Curry  Director: Chris Clough  Producer: JNT
  
Again I had another instance of where I had to do an emergency re-watch on both stories in order to make a decision.  This one was not as difficult of a decision to make after the re-watch and the writing was on the wall as City of Death barely beat Logopolis in the last round and The Happiness Patrol a 13 seed had left a path of destruction in it's wake.  So with that in mind:
  



WINNER:  THE HAPPINESS PATROL




Title: Vengeance on Varos  Seed: 14  Doctor: Colin Baker  Companion: Peri  Enemies: Sil, Quillam, and The Chief Officer  Writer: Philip Martin  Director: Ron Jones  Producer: JNT

VERSUS


Title: Earthshock  Seed: 2  Doctor: Peter Davidson  Companions: Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan  Enemies: The Cybermen and Ringway  Writer: Eric Saward  Director: Peter Grimwade  Producer: JNT



WINNER: EARTHSHOCK

Give us a couple of days to grieve the loss of Colin Baker and William Hartnall from the competition and we will be back at it with the Elite 8 matches.  Things could get ugly!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sweet 16 Matches Part 1


Here we come now with the Sweet 16 round.  It's quite an accomplishment just to get to this point but in order to go all the way there is still much to do.  Let's get to it.



Title: The Green Death  Seed: 8  Doctor: John Pertwee  Companion:  Jo Grant  Other Characters:  The Brig, Mike Yates, and Benton  Enemies: BOSS, Stevens, and The Giant Maggots  Writer: Robert Sloman  Director: Michael Briant  Producer: Barry Letts

VERSUS

Title: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy  Seed: 13  Doctor: Sylvester McCoy  Companion: Ace  Other Characters: Captain Cook, Mags, and Nord  Enemies: The Gods of Ragnarok, The Chief clown, The Robot clowns  Writer: Stephen Wyatt  Director: Alan Wareing  Producer: JNT  
  


WINNER:  THE GREEN DEATH (in a close one, but still a great showing for a 13th seed)



Title: Remembrance of the Daleks  Seed: 3  Doctor: Sylvester McCoy  Companion: Ace  Other Characters: Gilmore, Rachel, Allison  Enemies: Davros and the Daleks  Writer: Ben Aaronovitch  Director: Andrew Morgan  Prodeucer: JNT

VERSUS


Title: The Talons of Weng-Chiang  Seed: 7  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companions: Leela  Other Characters: Jago and Litefoot  Enemies: Magnus Greel, Li H'sen Chang, Mr Sin  Writer: Robert Holmes  Director: David Maloney  Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe  


WINNER: REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS




Title: The Caves of Androzani  Seed: 1  Doctor: Peter Davidson  Companion: Peri  Enemies: Sharaz Jek, Trau Morgus  Writer: Robert Holmes  Director: Graeme Harper  Producer: JNT

VERSUS

Title: Resurrection of the Daleks  Seed: 13  Doctor: Peter Davidson   Companions: Tegan and Turlough  Other Characters: Lytton  Enemies: Davros and the Daleks  Writer: Eric Saward  Director: Matthew Robinson  Producer: JNT 



WINNER: THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI




Title: The War Games  Seed: 3 Doctor: Patrick Troughton  Companions: Zoe and Jamie  Other Characters: Carstairs  Enemies: The War Lords and The War Chief  Writers: Malcolm Hulke and Terrance Dicks  Director: David Maloney  Producer: Derrick Sherwin

VERSUS

Title: An Unearthly Child  Seed: 7  Doctor: William Hartnall  Companions: Barbara, Susan, and Ian  Location: I.M. Foreman's junkyard at 76 Totter's Lane London 1963  Writer: Anthony Coburn  Director: Waris Hussein  Producer: Verity Lambert  

 

WINNER: THE WAR GAMES




Friday, March 13, 2015

Seeding Chart


Before we get into the round of the Sweet 16, I wanted to post an updated bracket and make a few general observations.  So we have lost a few of the top seeds and we have some really strong stories that barely made it through the last round.  I am pleasantly surprised that I still have at least one story from every Doctor still in the competition which will certainly not be the case after the next round.  The average seed of all the remaining stories is 6.  I have no idea what that means but I thought it was interesting to mention.  I also want to point out that Rickster over at The Land of Cerpts and Honey is doing his bracket as well so you should be checking that out as well.  It will be interesting to see how our two brackets compare.   



Thursday, March 12, 2015

Round 2 Part 2

 We have half of our Sweet 16 set.  After this post the full list of stories making it through to the next round will be complete and we will have our Sweet 16.  Even getting that far is a great honor but who will have what it takes to get all the way to the end?  Who indeed.





Title: Genesis of the Daleks  Seed: 1  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companions: Sarah Jane and Harry Sullivan  Enemies: Nyder, Davros, and the Daleks  Location: Skaro  Significance: First appearance of Davros the creator of the Daleks.  Explained the origins of the Daleks and how they came to be.  In 1998 this story was voted the most favorite episode by readers of Doctor Who Magazine.  

VS

Title: The Curse of Peladon  Seed: 9  Doctor: Jon Pertwee  Companion: Jo Grant  Enemies: Arcturus and High Priest Hepesh  Location: Peladon 3885  Significance: This story introduced the Peladon and the Galactic Federation, both of which would feature in additional stories as would Alpha Centauri, one of its delegates.  David Troughton, son of second Doctor Patrick Troughton made his second appearance in the show his first appearance being his fathers final story The War Games.    





WINNER: THE GENESIS OF THE DALEKS (this one was closer than it should have been)





Title: Terror of the Autons  Seed: 4  Doctor: Jon Pertwee  Companion: Jo Grant  Other Characters:  The Brigadier, Mike Yates, and Benton  Enemies: The Nestene Consciousness, The Autons, and The Master  Location: Tarminster during the 1970's  Significance: This episode began the eighth season of the show and was considered to be a slight reboot of the Jon Pertwee era.  It was the first appearance of Jo Grant, Mike Yates, and The Master.  It also featured the Doctor's new laboratory that would be used until Tom Baker was to take over as Doctor.  There's also people eating plastic chairs and a really goofy looking doll that comes to life.  

VS

Title: The Dalek Invasion of Earth  Seed: 5  Doctor: William Hartnall  Companions: Susan, Barbara, and Ian  Enemy: The Daleks  Location: London in the year 2164  Significance:  For the first time it is shown the Daleks can travel underwater.  The second episode saw the first use of the Daleks catchphrase "Exterminate".  At the end of the story Susan decides to stay behind on Earth and help the Resistance rebuild and continue her relationship with David Campbell.     




WINNER: THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH





Title: Tomb of the Cybermen  Seed: 3  Doctor: Patrick Troughton  Companions: Jamie and Victoria  Enemies: Cybermen, Eric Klieg, and Kaftan  Location: Telos in the 25th century  Significance: This story introduced the first Cyber-Controller and the Cybermats. It is the earliest Second Doctor story to survive in its entirety.  

VS

Title: The Time Warrior  Seed: 6  Doctor: Jon Pertwee  Companion: Sarah Jane  Other Characters: The Brigadier  Enemies: Linx and Irongron  Location: England in the 1970's and the 13th century  Significance: Marked the first appearance of the Sontarans as well as the first appearance of Elizabeth Sladen as companion Sarah Jane Smith.  In this story the name of the Doctor's home planet Gallifrey is first mentioned. 



WINNER: TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN





Title: The Daleks  Seed: 7  Doctor: William Hartnall  Companions: Susan, Barbara, and Ian  Enemy: The Daleks  Location: Skaro  Significance: The second story ever of the series introduce the Daleks, the Thals, and the planet Skaro.  First story written by Terry Nations and he is credited as co-owner of the Daleks copyright.  

VS

Title: Spearhead From Space  Seed: 2  Doctor: Jon Pertwee  Companion: Liz Shaw  Other Characters: The Brigadier  Enemies: The Nestene Consciousness, Channing, and the Autons  Location: Oxley Woods, UNIT HQ, Ashbridge Cottage Hospital, Auto Plastics, London in the 1970s  Significance: The first story to be in color.  The first appearance of Jon Pertwee as the third Doctor.  The first appearance of Liz Shaw as the Doctor's companion.  The first time the Nestene and the Autons appear.  This story marked the beginning of the Doctors exile on Earth.  This story contains the first time it is mentioned that the Doctor has two hearts.  





WINNER: SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE




Title: City of Death  Seed: 1  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companion: Romana II  Other Characters: Duggan  Enemy: Scaroth  Setting: Paris in 1979, Florence in 1505, and somewhere on Earth in the distant past  Significance: This is the first story to be filmed outside of the UK.  John Cleese has a cameo as an art lover.  Romana is referred to as a Time Lady for the first time.  

VS

Title: Logopolis  Seed: 8  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companions: Nyssa, Tegan, and Adric  Enemy: The Master  Location: Logopolis and the Pharos Project, Sussex, England in 1981  Significance: While it is mostly remembered for being Tom Baker's final regular appearance as the fourth Doctor it is also filled with firsts.  It was the first appearance of Tegan and Nyssa as companions.  It was the first appearance of Anthony Ainley as the Master.  In this story we hear for the first time the Cloister Bell which is an alarm on the Tardis to warn of impending danger.  We also see the Watcher for the first time. 





WINNER: CITY OF DEATH (again another one that was closer that I would have expected)




Title: The Happiness Patrol  Seed: 13  Doctor: Sylvester McCoy  Companion: Ace  Enemies: Helen A, and the Kandy Man  Location: Terra Alpha sometime in the 24th century  Significance: Helen A is supposed to represent Margaret Thatcher so that makes it political commentary.  Is this society sadness is against the law and the punishment is death.  Death by candy!  Helen A's carnivorous pet Stigorax, Fifi is a sight to behold!

VS

Title: Carnival of Monsters  Seed: 12  Doctor: Jon Pertwee  Companion: Jo Grant  Enemies: Kalik and the Drashigs  Location: Inter Minor  Significance: The first story where the third Doctor has been released from his exile.  The first time Ian Marter appeared in the show (as a different character in this story) who would later go on to play Harry Sullivan, a companion to the fourth Doctor.  The Doctor and Jo along with the Tardis are shrunk and inserted into an alien peepshow.  Not as hot as it sounds.          





WINNER:  HAPPINESS PATROL




Title: Vengeance on Varos  Seed: 14  Doctor: Colin Baker  Companion: Peri  Enemies: Sil, Quillam, and The Chief Officer  Location: Varos in the late 23rd century  Significance: The first appearance of the alien Sil who would appear again in Mindwarp as well as audio stories and books.  Peri is transformed into a bird. A bird?  Well, she got better.  Varos is a former prison planet for the criminally insane and is now run by the ancestors of the people that ran the institution.  Sean Connery's son Jason plays Jondar.  This was another of the stories that people criticized for being overly violent and dark .  

VS

Title: Mawdryn Undead  Seed: 11  Doctor: Peter Davidson  Companions: Nyssa, Tegan, and Turlough  Other Characters: The Brigadier  Enemies: Black Guardian, Mawdryn, and Turlough  Locations:Mawdryn's ship in 1983 and Brendon Public School both during 1977 and 1983.  Significance: This story featured the return of the Brigadier.  It was the first story of the Black Guardian trilogy where we meet the Black Guardian and Vislor Turlough for the first time who is both a villain and a companion.  The Tardis crew are separated and land in two different times but in the same place.  The Doctor mentions reversing the polarity of the neutron flow marking the third Doctor in a row to say that exact phrase.        





WINNER: VENGEANCE OF VAROS



Title: Edge of Destruction  Seed: 10  Doctor: William Hartnell  Companions: Barbara, Susan, and Ian  Location: The Tardis  Significance: The first story to take place completely inside the Tardis.  The episode only features the Tardis crew.  The first instance of the Doctor namedropping historic figures.  The first thoughts that the Tardis did not belong to the Doctor as he was not aware of all it's functions.  The story does however bond the group and allow them realize they can trust each other.  Susan and the Doctor are shown to have a telepathic connection to the Tardis.  

VS

Title: Earthshock  Seed: 2  Doctor: Peter Davidson  Companions: Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan  Enemies: The Cybermen and Ringway  Location: Earth and Briggs Freighter in 2526  Significance: This story contained the well kept secret of the return of the Cybermen.  It is also the final story for Adric as he sacrifices himself saving the world from the Cybermen.  Adric was the first long running companion to be killed off in the history of the show.   





WINNER: EARTHSHOCK

That's all she wrote for the second round.  We will take a deep breath, let the winners have a little bit of a rest, and put them right back out there for the round of The Sweet 16 in a few days.  



Tuesday, March 10, 2015



It's time to tie up those boot straps real tight and get back to the mad marching because the second round is about to get under way.  We had about a dozen upsets in the first round we even saw one second seed get eliminated early.  All the first seeds got through will that still be the case in a few days when the second round is done?  In order to find out we need to get to it.



Title: Inferno  Seed: 1  Doctor: John Pertwee  Companion: Liz Shaw  Other Character: The Brigadier and Benton  Enemies: The Primords  Locations: 1970's Earth and a parallel Earth  Significance: Liz Shaw last regular appearance as a companion.  When the Doctor arrives alone on a parallel Earth he meets that Earth's evil twin versions of Liz Shaw, Benton and The Brigadier.  First story to be include a parallel universe.  

VS

Title: The Green Death  Seed: 8  Doctor: John Pertwee  Companion:  Jo Grant  Other Characters:  The Brig, Mike Yates, and Benton  Enemies: BOSS, Stevens, and The Giant Maggots  Location: 1970's London, Llanfairfach, Wales, and Metebelis III  Significance: Marked the end of the shows 10th anniversary season.  The final appearance of Jo Grant as a regular companion.  Captain Mike Yates goes through some major trauma that leads to his rethinking of his life path and causes a personality change that would have major impact later on in the show.     



WINNER:  THE GREEN DEATH (a squeaker of an upset)




Title: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy  Seed: 13  Doctor: Sylvester McCoy  Companion: Ace  Other Characters: Captain Cook, Mags, and Nord  Enemies: The Gods of Ragnarok, The Chief clown, The Robot clowns  Location: The Psychic Circus on planet Segonax  Significance: Final episode of the 25th anniversary season.  Ace who is afraid of clowns is forced to face her fears as she is taken hostage by clowns.  Ace is seen trying on the fourth Doctor's scarf as well as Melanie Bush's polka dotted jacket.  It is the longest story title in the classic series, hey, that should count for something!  

VS

Title: State of Decay  Seed: 12  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companion: Romana, Adric, K-9  Enemies:The King Vampire, The Three Who Rule  Location: A planet in E-Space during the 30th century  Significance: Writer Terrance Dicks final script.  Hello!  It's a freaking vampire story how more significant does it have to be? 

  


WINNER:  THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY (again by a hair this one wins it but not really an upset)



Title: Remembrance of the Daleks  Seed: 3  Doctor: Sylvester McCoy  Companion: Ace  Other Characters: Gilmore, Rachel, Allison  Enemies: Davros and the Daleks  Location:Shoreditch, London, November 1963  Significance: This is the first story in the 25th anniversary season.  The seventh Doctor comes back this series as a much darker and mysterious darker and more manipulative than prior seasons.  This story also returns up to 76 Totter's Lane the original location of the first episode.  The first time a Dalek is shown to be able to hover and in so doing can go up stairs.  Something the Doctor is surprised to discover. 

VS

Title: The Daemons  Seed: 11  Doctor: Jon Pertwee  Companion: Jo Grant  Other Characters: The Brigadier, Mike Yates, and Benton  Enemies: The Master, Azal, and Bok  Location: Devil's End in the 1970's  Significance: It is the last story in what is called The Season of The Master where every story of the series included The Master.  We got devil worshiping and Witchcraft as well as a May Day celebration that sees the Doctor getting tied to a Maypole.  Part two of this story is the 300th episode of the show.          



WINNER: REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS




Title: The Talons of Weng-Chiang  Seed: 7  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companions: Leela  Other Characters: Jago and Litefoot  Enemies: Magnus Greel, Li H'sen Chang, Mr Sin  Location: London 1889  Significance: Jago and Litefoot were such hits as supporting characters they were given their own audio series.  Often this story is in the list of all time favorites and at one time or another has appeared as the number one favorite episode of some fans.  The Doctors signature scarf is missing from the entire story.  Many TV stations in Canada and the US refused to play the story as it featured white actors in what was called "yellow face" instead of using Chinese actors.   

VS

Title: The Robots of Death  Seed: 2  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companion: Leela  Enemy: Taren Capel  Location: Storm Mine 4  Significance: Although I can't prove it I say the Super Voc robots are somehow related to the Heavenly Host robots the 10th Doctor battles against in the Voyage of the Damned episode. 




WINNER: THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG (another 2 seed goes down)




Title: The Caves of Androzani  Seed: 1  Doctor: Peter Davidson  Companion: Peri  Enemies: Sharaz Jek, Trau Morgus  Location: Androzani Major and Minor  Significance: This is Peter Davidson's final regular appearance as the Doctor.  This story was voted the best story in a 2009 poll conducted by Doctor Who magazine.  Often during the story Morgus would break the fourth wall and reveal his thoughts to the audience.  The Doctor gives the one and only time the celery on his lapel is explained in this story.  The Doctor sacrifices himself to save Peri as they are both suffering from Spectrox poisoning and they only have enough antidote for one.

VS

Title: Revelation of the Daleks  Seed: 8 Doctor Colin Baker Companion: Peri  Other Characters: Alexei Sayle features as a disc jockey working to keep those held in suspended animation entertained.  Enemies: Davros and the Daleks  Location: Tranquil Repose, Necros  Significance: First story to split the Daleks into two factions; the Imperial and the Renegade.  This was the final episode for 18 months and nearly the final episode if it hadn't been for the BBC giving the show one more shot.  A glass Dalek is seen for the first time.  This story marks the first time it is shown that a human can become a Dalek a theme that would carry on to the current series.  

         


WINNER: THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI





Title: Resurrection of the Daleks  Seed: 13  Doctor: Peter Davidson   Companions: Tegan and Turlough  Other Characters: Lytton  Enemies: Davros and the Daleks  Location: The London docklands in 1984 and a Prison Station during an unknown future date  Significance: The last regular appearance of Tegan as a companion.  The first appearance of Lytton as a villain but yet he manages to survive and shows up again later in a sixth Doctor story.  This story has one of the highest body counts of any Doctor Who stories.  

VS  

Title: Shada  Seed: 12  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companions: Romana and K-9  Other Characters: Chronotis, Chris, and Claire  Enemies: The Krargs and Skagra  Locations: Cambridge, Think Tank, and Shada all in 1979  Significance: Until 1992 Shada was an unreleased story due to it being incomplete as it was interrupted due to a writers strike in the UK in 1979.  It was finally released using Tom Baker to narrate joining the parts of the story that were never filmed.

        



WINNER: RESURRECTION OF THE DALEKS




Title: The War Games  Seed: 3 Doctor: Patrick Troughton  Companions: Zoe and Jamie  Other Characters: Carstairs  Enemies: The War Lords and The War Chief  Location: An unnamed planet and Gallifrey  Significance: The final story of the seventh season as well as the last story to feature Patrick Troughton as the Doctor.  Zoe and Jamie also make their final regular appearance as companions.  It was the final story to be filmed in black and white.  The introduction of the Time Lords and the first time Gallifrey is shown also occur during this story.  

VS

Title: Robot  Seed: 11  Doctor: Tom Baker  Companion: Sarah Jane and Harry  Other Characters: The Brigadier and Benton  Enemies: Hilda Winters, The Scientific Reform Society, Professor Kettlewell, K1  Location: Great Britain during the 1970s  Significance: It was the first story to feature the fourth Doctor as well as Harry Sullivan as a companion.  It also marked the last time the Brigadier and Benton would be seen on a regular basis.  The first time the Doctor offers someone a jelly baby.  The Doctor first mentions that he hates good-byes.

    

WINNER: THE WAR GAMES (just inched through almost had another major upset)





Title: An Unearthly Child  Seed: 7  Doctor: William Hartnall  Companions: Barbara, Susan, and Ian  Location: I.M. Foreman's junkyard at 76 Totter's Lane London 1963  Significance:  It's the first episode ever how more significant can you get?  First appearance of everything; the Doctor, Susan, Ian, Barbara, the Tardis, the entire show.  While Susan is the Doctor's granddaughter, Ian and Barbara are actually unwilling companions on the Tardis as it takes off for their first adventure.  

VS

Title: Attack of the Cybermen  Seed: 15 Doctor: Colin Baker  Companion: Peri  Other Characters: Lytton  Enemies: The Cybermen  Locations: London sometime in 1985 and Telos sometime in the 27th century  Significance: Features the return of Lytton a minor villain from Resurrection of the Daleks.  Also the Cyber-Controller returns in this story last seen in The Tomb of the Cybermen.  It also included the original natives of Telos called the Cryons.  Their world is taken over by the Cybermen.  It is the first episode in which the chameleon circuit on the Tardis is seen to work as it was broken during the above mentioned episode An Unearthly Child.  It soon breaks again leaving the Tardis back in it's police box form.  It is highly considered one of the most violent stories of the series.  

  



WINNER: AN UNEARTHLY CHILD (another one that just sneaks it's way into the next round which otherwise would have been considered and upset of a 15 beating a 7 seed)

The other half of the second round match ups will be posted in a few days.