8 more great classic Doctor Who stories

The Fifth Doctor prepares to face the Cybermen in Earthshock

It’s been awhile since our last list of great stories to get started with classic Doctor Who, so it’s time for another round.  If you’re looking to sample the original Doctors, check out these eight classic Doctor Who stories.

The Aztecs

Mistaken as the reincarnation of an Aztec priest in fifteenth century Mexico, Barbara intends to use her influence as a perceived goddess to change history, and prevent the fall of the Aztec civilization.

The Tomb of the Cybermen

The Second Doctor and his companions Jamie and Victoria join an archaeological expedition searching for the remains of the Cybermen following their apparent extinction 500 years previously.

The Time Monster

The Master seeks to control Kronos the Chronovore, a creature from outside of time, by using a crystal linked to the lost city of Atlantis.

Genesis of the Daleks

The Time Lords send the Doctor, Sarah Jane, and Harry on a mission to the planet Skaro to prevent the creation of the Daleks.


In the twenty-sixth century, the Cybermen plot to destroy Earth by crashing a space freighter into it.

The Mark of the Rani

Mindless thugs terrorize the streets of the mining village of Killingworth in the nineteenth century after being gassed in the local washouse.


In the late 1990s, a spaceship from another dimension at the bottom of Lake Vortigern in the English countryside supposedly holds the body of legendary King Arthur and his famous sword, Excalibur.

Dark Eyes

Mentally scarred and alone, the Time Lords send the Doctor to save Molly O’Sullivan, an Irish nurse in first World War, from the Daleks.

Agree?  Disagree?  What are your top classic Doctor Who picks to recommend to #NewToClassicWho viewers?  Let us know in the comments!

Daniel Lestarjette

Daniel is the owner and Managing Editor of Time and The – !. He's been a fan of Doctor Who since watching Tom Baker regenerate into Peter Davison on his local PBS station as a kid. He launched Time and The – ! in 2011 after having the bright (?) idea to watch every Doctor Who story from the beginning and blog about it. (Yeah, he's way behind.)

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  • anonymous

    Dark Eyes, doesn’t count, it’s an audio

    • http://timeandthe.com/ Daniel Lestarjette

      Audios count on this Web site, Anon.

      ETA: I think The Night of the Doctor just proved that the audios do count!