So recently my husband has expressed interest in watching some episodes of classic Doctor Who. He's not as big a fan as I am, but he's enjoyed what Doctor Who he's seen and wants to see more. However he doesn't necessarily want to jump right in and watch all of the older episodes. So I compiled a list of what I think are good episodes that will give him a taste of each of the Doctors from 1-8. Are these necessarily the best episodes for each Doctor? Probably not, but a lot of Who is subjective. Everyone is going to have their favorite (plus there's the unfortunate fact that there are a bunch of episodes missing or partially missing from the First and Second Doctor's era.) Regardless, I like these episodes and if you watch them I hope you do to.
The TARDIS has brought the travellers to the planetSkaro where they meet two indigenous races - the Daleks, malicious mutant creatures encased in armoured travel machines, and the Thals, beautiful humanoids with pacifist principles.
The arrival of the TARDIS in 15th century Mexico leads the crew to the doomed Aztec people, a mixture of high culture and brutal savagery. Matters are further complicated when Barbara is mistaken for a god and the Doctor becomes engaged to be married.
The TARDIS lands in a space museum on Earth in the late 21st century, where the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe learn that contact has been lost between Earth and the Moon. In this era, instant travel -- T-Mat -- has revolutionised the Earth. Its people have lost interest in space travel. The Doctor and his companions travel to the Moon in an old-style rocket and reach the Moonbase, control centre for T-Mat, only to find a squad of Ice Warriors have commandeered the base and plan to use the T-Mat network to their advantage.
The TARDIS arrives on an apparently deserted and deactivated space station, Nerva, otherwise known as the Ark, orbiting Earth in the far future. There the Doctor, Sarah and Harry find the last survivors of the human race in suspended animation.
A three-man rocket crew are nearly done with their mission to Titan Base until a course change puts the rocket in the path of a strange cloud in space. By the time they arrive, they have come under the control of a sentient virus which threatens the galaxy. When the TARDIS picks up an emergency message, it flies into the cloud, infecting the Doctor. To save himself and others, he must undertake a dangerous journey.
The Doctor's past incarnations are being snatched out of time and space and transported to the Death Zone on Gallifrey, where they are reunited with some old friends and pitted against their deadliest enemies in the Game of Rassilon. Someone is manipulating the Doctor and his companions in order to claim the most ancient and powerful secret of the Time Lords... but can they survive the challenges and uncover the traitor before it is too late?
While trying to fix the TARDIS's chameleon circuit, the Sixth Doctor returns to Foreman's Yard onTotter's Lane in 1985, where he meets his old enemies the Cybermen. They have come from the future to change history by sending Halley's Comet crashing into Earth. Lytton, last seen working for the Daleks, is involved in the Cybermen's plot. Is Lytton working for the Cybermen, himself or someone else?
In 19th century England, the Doctor finds himself facing two competing enemies: his old adversary,the Master, and the Rani, another Time Lord with a sinister plan. The local population is turning violent and unpredictable. With a major meeting of the brains of the Industrial Revolution due to happen in the village soon, the Doctor must work out what exactly is causing all the problems. Only the Doctor can stop the Master and the Rani's evil plans.
On Iceworld, the Doctor and Mel unexpectedly encounter an old friend – Sabalom Glitz. Joined byAce, a teenage waitress with a love for explosives, the group ventures off to find the fabled Dragonfire treasure. But as usual, dark forces close in on them - and Iceworld itself.
The Seventh Doctor is charged with transporting the remains of his fellow Time Lord, the Master, back to their home planet. But he is surprised to discover that his old enemy is not quite dead. The arrival of the Master not only costs the Doctor a life, but it spells near disaster for the Earth. Only the new Doctorcan stop the Master and save the planet.
All photos, links and synopsis are from tardis.wikia.com