Favourite Season 2 Story

What’s everyone’s favorite Season 2 story or stories? Remember, you can vote for more than one.

  • Planet of Giants
  • The Dalek Invasion of Earth
  • The Rescue
  • The Romans
  • The Web Planet
  • The Crusade
  • The Space Museum
  • The Chase
  • The Time Meddler
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I had to give The Web Planet a vote, because although flawed I think it’s one of the most experimental and daring serials they have ever made.


The Crusade needs more love :blush:
Seriously the dynamic performances in the interplays between Richard and Joanna is basically unmatched in the entire Whoniverse. Julian Glover and Jean Marsh steals the entire story from our main characters.

And the relationship between the Doctor and Vicki is just so affectionate, spot on.
VOTE FOR THE CRUSADE :grin::grin::grin:

I do have a soft spot for The Web Planet but couldn’t quite bring myself to vote for it. I did nearly vote for The Space Museum - I do quite like that one.

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Whereas I voted for the Space Museum, as it’s a lot of fun, but didn’t vote for The Web Planet simply because I haven’t seen it. (Every time I start thinking about watching another serial I haven’t seen, I think about it, so I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if I do end up watching it…)



Once you get over the fact that they smeared Vaseline over the camera lens to get a spacey effect, The Web Planet is quite good :grin:

(I know that’s not technically true, but it looks like it!)

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No - that is exactly what they did!

I remember first watching this and thinking there was a problem with the video. It took me a little while to realise it was only on the ‘exterior’ scenes.

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At least according to the wiki, and TV Tropes, this is a myth:

Pop Culture Urban Legends: The iconic smeared look of the story was said to be because vaseline was glossed onto the camera lens. While that was a common technique, the actual reason is because a Neutral-Density filtered lens was subbed in, which are used to reduce harsh light in non-digital cameras


I think I need to look back at the fine work of Mr Pixley. I willing to be wrong but that’s the first I’ve heard of it being a myth.

My personal ranking of the stories in this season:

  1. The Dalek Invasion of Earth
  2. The Web Planet
  3. The Chase
  4. The Space Museum
  5. The Romans
  6. The Crusade
  7. The Time Meddler
  8. The Rescue
  9. Planet of Giants

Edit: I always like to clarify that my rankings are based on my current feelings and are very much subject to change :smile:

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I like all of these. I hadn’t realised how strong a season this is