Doctor Who: 5 Best & 5 Worst Creature Designs From The Original Series

You can't have Doctor Who without monsters. This is a fact. From almost the start of the show there have been alien beasties out to kill (or at least mildly inconvenience) our beloved Time Lord. They may be human, alien, robot or plant, but I think it's fair to say that it's usually the aliens that we remember the most. And of course there's nothing like a scary monster to keep kids awake at night. Everyone loves a bad guy to hate, and if they've got boggly eyes, green skin and three heads then even better. Of course, a good monster doesn't guarantee you a good episode- and more importantly vice versa- but it's good to have something credible so you don't have a story you can't take seriously and actors with egg on their faces. Nowadays the Doctor Who crew have all sorts of special effects at their disposal and have come up with some truly brilliant monsters such as the Weeping Angels and the Silence, as well as bringing the old foes we know and love into the 21st century (there are some set to return this year and I can't wait to see them in action!). But it wasn't always like that, oh no. Back in the day Who was produced on a low budget, with very little available in the way of special effects. Much of what you see on screen is the result of tireless effort and a just a smidgen of guesswork. Sometimes the result is something new and interesting, and sometimes it's... not so much. I've put together what I think are the 5 best and the 5 worst Doctor Who creatures from the classic series to give you an idea of just how good (or otherwise) our beloved show can be. Obviously these are only my opinion and are entirely subjective, but bear with me on this. Let's see who crept (or indeed crawled) in at number five...

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Second-year college student from Leicester, UK. I'm a big fan of Doctor Who, and have written a few fictions for the net in the past. I'm currently working on building up a portfolio in preparation to apply for a writing degree at university next year.