Invasion of The Invasion

Amongst the catching up that The Tour is trying to make good on was this year’s Top Three Tournament over at Gallifrey Base.  For the uninitated it takes all of the TV stories from Hartnell up to the ‘present’ day, mixes them into groups of 6 or 7, and then lets voters advance their 3 favorite stories from each group.  As rounds advance and stories are eliminated, we eventually get down to the Final group, and the winner (for the first time) this year was The Invasion.

And while the THT Brain Trust admires The Invasion, as you might imagine this game over at Gallfrey Base seems to favor, shall we say, experienced fans.  But that inference not withstanding, The Invasion really is a great story which, although epic in length at 8 episodes, certainly doesn’t feel like it.  Most importantly it fully signaled the way forward for Doctor Who going into the 70’s.  All reasons enough to be a beloved story.

Top Three Tournament Grand Final 2022 Results

1st. The Invasion (198pts)
2nd. Remembrance of the Daleks (195pts)
3rd. Horror of Fang Rock (185pts)
4th. City of Death (171pts)
5th. Human Nature (2-Parter) (169pts)
6th. World Enough and Time (2-Parter) (150pts)

T3T Winners

2022: The Invasion
2021: The Curse of Fenric
2020: The Robots of Death
2019: Genesis of the Daleks
2018: World Enough and Time (2-Parter)
2017: Heaven Sent
2016: The Caves of Androzani
2015: Inferno
2014: The Day of the Doctor
2013: The Power of the Daleks
2012: Kinda/ The Empty Child (2-Parter)
2011: Genesis of the Daleks
2010: The War Games
2009: The Caves of Androzani
2008: The Seeds of Doom/ The Caves of Androzani
2007: Human Nature (2-Parter)
2006: The Caves of Androzani
2005: The Caves of Androzani
2004: The Talons of Weng-Chiang
2003: Inferno
2002: City of Death