5) THE TWO DOCTORS


The only TV multi-Doctor tale that isn’t also a massive anniversary universal crossover madness threat, The Two Doctors is also a pointed screed against eating meat by author Robert Holmes.  Indeed, the Sixth Doctor chose to stop eating meat  after this episode, and it isn’t until the era of the Ninth Doctor more than 20 years later that we see The Doctor eat animal flesh again.  (This is also the story that helped to codify the ‘Season 6B’ theory that posited the Second Doctor had many unrecorded adventures in the employ of The Time Lords between his last appearance and the debut of The Third Doctor, which makes for a weirder and more awesome Doctor Who history, and thus I am 100% in favor of.)

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