Best Classic Doctor Who Episodes

This list is to determine what the best episodes of Doctor Who are which were produced during the classic era.
The Top Ten
1 Genesis Of The Daleks

A classic in its own right, this story introduced one of the most known villains in the series, Davros. It is also the most thought provoking of the classic series.

You get to see the creation of the Daleks that by itself would be enough.

Story about the creation of the Daleks and Davros is a chilling creation.

Best of them all

2 City of Death

Perfection, plain and simple. There is not a single flaw in the story. Amazing Doctor, amazing companion, AMAZING villains, amazing guests cast, amazing writing, amazing score, amazing... Well, amazing everything.

1. City of Death 2. Genesis of the Daleks

3 Inferno

Most underrated story in the shows history. "Doctor Who's first nightmare" as Douglas Camfeild put it. The one and only story of Classic Who were I was genuinely unsettled.

Thrilling and probably the scariest story in the shows history.

Great concept, exciting, amazing execution, and a unique unelsettling time make this easily the best third doctor story

4 The Tomb of the Cybermen

This story is thrilling and nail-biting, for a black and white story it is far more believable and exciting than modern day counterparts.

5 The Caves of Androzani

This regeneration story is quite different from the others, and in a good way too.
It's a lose/lose situation, The Doctor and Peri just land in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Best final story of an outing doctor, great story, great villain, great performances.

Brilliant the doctor fighting off his regeneration until he can save Peri and 3 excellent cliff hangers at the ends of parts 1,3 and 4 yes 4 and part 3 cliffhanger one of the very best

Best story. The writing,cliffhangers, execution, and villain, all perfect.

6 The Robots of Death
7 The War Games

Introduction of the Time Lords.
Multiple settings.
Second Doctor's swan song.
All antagonists are always at odds making for a thrilling watch, especially given that each are situated in and authors of the worst periods in human history.

8 The Sea Devils

One of the best, and most intense stories!

9 The Talons of Weng-Chiang
10 The Dalek Invasion of Earth
The Contenders
11 Doctor Who and the Silurians
12 Terror of the Zygons
13 Carnival of Monsters

It's a perfect example of Doctor Who.

14 The Daleks’ Master Plan
15 The Five Doctors
16 Pyramids of Mars

Could be in Tom baker top ten!

17 Delta & the Bannermen
18 Earthshock
19 Terror of the Autons

Very Very scary and film like in its quality. Hard to believe it's so old.

20 Destiny of the Daleks
21 Remembrance Of The Daleks

So good! It's definitely my favourite Doctor who story!

22 The Horns of Nimon
23 The Daleks
24 The Hand of Fear
25 An Unearthly Child
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