Thanks to this thread (about the Weeping Angels)I think I may be getting hooked. I had never gotten into the series, always assuming it was dopey sci-fi. I mean, it is science fiction but I guess I was thinking more along the lines of * Lost in Space* for a slightly more sophisticated audience.
Anyway, I like the * Blink* ep because it’s less sci-fi and more “traditionally”(?) creepy. Another one I like is * The Idiot’s Lantern*. That’s the one with the lady in the tv who sucks the energy out of the watcher (along with their face). And screeches “hungry!!!”.<shudder>. Also the one that takes place in 1580 Venice, with what initially appears to be vampires( but is actually a species of sea life).
An example of one I didn’t care for at all takes place on some kind of starship I think, and the crew have Cthulu like faces and are so docile / unevolved they share one brainwave and then suddenly they get stronger and angry and the Dr. and all of the universe is in danger. Or something.
So, I’m not too interested in things that take place in space, or super cheesy costumes. Scary, eerie, chilling, disturbing= good.
Little green men, space ships, force fields = not so good.
I figure nobody knows about The Doctor like my Doper peeps, so, please, help a newbie out.