The X of Y

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You What Now?  The Xy Y in the Z?

The X of Y

The Cave of Skulls, The Forest of Fear, The Edge of Destruction, The Brink of Disaster, The Roof of the World, The Wall of Lies, The Sea of Death, The Snows of Terror, The Keys of Marinus, The Temple of Evil, The Warriors of Death, The Bride of Sacrifice, The Day of Darkness, The Reign of Terror, The Tyrant of France, The End of Tomorrow, The Knight of Jaffa, The Wheel of Fortune, The Dimensions of Time, The Death of Time, The Death of Doctor Who, The Planet of Decision, The Feast of Steven, The Hall of Dolls, The Power of the Daleks, The Evil of the Daleks, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Enemy of the World, The Web of Fear, The Seeds of Death, The Ambassadors of Death, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, The Curse of Peladon, The Monster of Peladon, The Brain of Morbius, The Seeds of Doom, The Masque of Mandragora, The Hand of Fear, The Face of Evil, The Robots of Death, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Invasion of Time, The Stones of Blood, The Androids of Tara, The Power of Kroll, The Horns of Nimon, The Keeper of Traken, The Caves of Androzani, The Mark of The Rani, The Trial of a Time Lord, The Curse of Fenric, The End of the World, The Parting of the Ways, The Age of Steel, The Family of Blood, The Sounds of Drums, The Fires of Pompeii, The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, The Time of Angels, The Vampires of Venice, The Wedding of River Song, The Power of Three, The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten, The Name of the Doctor, The Night of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, The Husbands of River Song, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, The Lie of the Land, The Eaters of Light

The Xy Y

The Dead Planet, The Singing Sands, The Velvet Web, The Screaming Jungle, The Unwilling Warriors, The Waking Ally, The Powerful Enemy, The Web Planet, The Space Museum, The Final Phase, The Time Meddler, The Meddling Monk, The Exploding Planet, The Daleks’ Master Plan, The Abandoned Planet, The Destruction of Time, The Sea Beggar, The Steel Sky, The Celestial Toymaker, The Celestial Toyroom, The Dancing Floor, The Final Test, The War Machines, The Tenth Planet, The Underwater Menace, The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones, The Abominable Snowmen, The Ice Warriors, The Mind Robber, The Space Pirates, The War Games, The Sea Devils, The Time Monster, The Three Doctors, The Green Death, The Time Warrior, The Sontaran Experiment, The Android Invasion, The Deadly Assassin, The Invisible Enemy, The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Armageddon Factor, The Leisure Hive, The King’s Demons, The Five Doctors, The Twin Dilemma, The Two Doctors, The Myserious Planet, The Ultimate Foe, The Happiness Patrol, The Unquiet Dead, The Long Game, The Empty Child, The Christmas Invasion, The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, The Runaway Bride, The Shakespeare Code, The Lazarus Experiment, The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky, The Stolen Earth, The Next Doctor, The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, The Hungry Earth, The Big Bang, The Impossible Astronaut, The Rebel Flesh, The Almost People, The God Complex, The Crimson Horror, The Zygon Invasion, The Zygon Inversion

The Xy Y of Z

The Dalek Invasion of Earth

The X of the Yy Z

The Curse of the Black Spot

The Xy Y in the Z

The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

The X at the Y of the Z

The Pyramid at the End of the World

X in Y

The Wheel in Space, The Ark in Space, The Girl in the Fireplace, Daleks in Manhattan, Silence in the Library, Death in Heaven

X from Y

Rider from Shang-tu, Fury from the Deep, Spearhead from Space, The Creature from the Pit

X and Y

Doctor Who and the Silurians, K9 and Company, Time and the Rani, Delta and the Bannermen, Tooth and Claw, Love & Monsters, Smith and Jones, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Flesh and Stone, Vincent and the Doctor, World Enough and Time

X and Y and Z

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

X’s Y

Warrior’s Gate, Father’s Day, The Idiot’s Lantern, The Doctor’s Daughter, Journey’s End, Amy’s Choice, The Doctor’s Wife, The Magician’s Apprentice, The Witch’s Familiar

The Person(s)

The Firemaker, Marco Polo, The Survivors, The Aztecs, The Romans, The Lion, The Watcher, The Myth Makers, The Traitors, The Gunfighters, Johnny Ringo, The Savages, The Highlanders, The Mutants, The Sun Makers, Mawdryn Undead, Rose, The Lodger, The Girl Who Waited, The Caretaker, The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived

The Enemy

The Daleks, The Sensorites, The Slave Traders, The Zarbi, The Warlords, The Executioners, The Smugglers, The Dominators, The Krotons, The Daemons, Ghost Light, The Snowmen, The Pilot

The Place

The Centre, Galaxy 4, The Ark, The OK Corral, The Moonbase, Paradise Towers, New Earth, Midnight, In the Forest of the Night, Under the Lake, The Pyramid at the End of the World

The Time

100,000BC, Before the Flood

This happens

The Escape, The Ambush, The Expedition, The Ordeal, The Rescue, The Crusade, The Search, The Chase, The Nightmare Begins, The Massacre, The Plague, The Return, The Bomb, The Visitation, The Awakening, The Doctor Dances, School Reunion, Fear Her, Turn Left, The Pandorica Opens, A Good Man Goes to War, Let’s Kill Hitler, The Angels Take Manhattan, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, Into the Dalek, Kill the Moon, Sleep No More, Face the Raven, The Doctor Falls

Bam!

Kidnap, Crisis, Flashpoint, Conspiracy, Inferno, Invasion, Checkmate, Volcano, Robot, Underworld, Shada, Meglos, Logopolis, Castrovalva, Kinda, Earthshock, Snakedance, Terminus, Enlightenment, Frontios, Timelash, Mindwarp, Dragonfire, Battlefield, Survival, Rose, Dalek, Doomsday, Gridlock, 42, Blink, Utopia, Midnight, Hide, Listen, Flatline, Smile, Oxygen, Extremis

Let’s be quirky and miss out the definite article…

Five Hundred Eyes, Rider from Shang-tu, Mighty Kublai Khan, Assassin at Peking, Sentence of Death, Strangers in Space, Hidden Danger, Guests of Madame Guillotine, Prisoners of Conciergerie, Planet of Giants, Dangerous Journey, World’s End, Day of Reckoning, Desperate Measures, Escape to Danger, Crater of Needles, Flight Through Eternity, Journey into Terror, Four Hundred Dawns, Trap of Steel, Air Lock, Mission to the Unknown, Temple of Secrets, Death of a Spy, Horse of Destruction, Day of Armageddon, Devil’s Planet, Counter Plot, Coronas of the Sun, Golden Death, Escape Switch, War of God, Priest of Death, Bell of Doom, Fury from the Deep, Speadhead from Space, Terror of the Autons, Colony in Space, Day of the Daleks, Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Planet of the Spiders, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Terror of the Zygons, Planet of Evil, Pyramids of Mars, Horror of Fang Rock, Image of the Fendahl, Destiny of the Daleks, City of Death, Nightmare of Eden, State of Decay, Black Orchid, Arc of Infinity, Warriors of the Deep, Resurrection of the Daleks, Planet of Fire, Attack of the Cybermen, Vengeance on Varos, Revelation of the Daleks, Terror of the Vervoids, Remembrance of the Daleks, Silver Nemesis, Aliens of London, Boom Town, Bad Wolf, Rise of the Cybermen, Army of Ghosts, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, Last of the Time Lords, Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime, Planet of the Ood, Silence in the Library, Forest of the Dead, Planet of the Dead, Victory of the Daleks, Day of the Moon, Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, Nightmare in Silver, Robot of Sherwood, Time Heist, Mummy on the Orient Express, Dark Water, Empress of Mars

Let’s be quirky and have the indefinite article instead…

An Unearthly Child, A Race Against Death, A Desperate Venture, A Land of Fear, A Change of Identity, A Bargain of Necessity, A Battle of Wits, A Holiday for the Doctor, A Christmas Carol, A Town Called Mercy

Fear this story

The Forest of Fear, The Snows of Terror, A Land of Fear, Journey into Terror, The Macra Terror, The Web of Fear, Terror of the Autons, Terror of the Zygons, The Hand of Fear, Horror of Fang Rock, Terror of the Vervoids, Fear Her, Night Terrors, The Crimson Horror

Evil happens

The Temple of Evil, Devil’s Planet, The Evil of the Daleks, The Mind of Evil, The Daemons, The Sea Devils, Planet of Evil, The Face of Evil, The King’s Demons, The Satan Pit, Hell Bent

Death happens

The Dead Planet, The Sea of Death, Sentence of Death, The Warriors of Death, The Bride of Sacrifice, A Race Against Death, The Death of Time, The Death of Doctor Who, Death of a Spy, Golden Death, The Massacre, Priest of Death, The Plague, The Seeds of Death, The Ambassadors of Death, The Green Death, Death to the Daleks, The Deadly Assassin, The Robots of Death, City of Death, The Unquiet Dead, Forest of the Dead, Planet of the Dead, Death in Heaven, The Girl Who Died

This is Dangerous

Hidden Danger, Dangerous Journey, Escape to Danger

We’re doomed!  Doomed I tell you!  Doomed!

Bell of Doom, The Seeds of Doom, Four to Doomsday, Doomsday

Something is Powerful

The Powerful Enemy, The Power of the Daleks, The Power of Kroll, The Power of Three

This happens in Space

Strangers in Space, The Space Museum, The Wheel in Space, The Space Pirates, Spearhead from Space, Colony in Space, Frontier in Space, The Ark in Space, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

This happens on a Planet

The Dead Planet, Planet of Giants, The Web Planet, The Planet of Decision, The Exploding Planet, Devil’s Planet, The Abandoned Planet, The Tenth Planet, Planet of the Daleks, Planet of the Spiders, Planet of Evil, The Pirate Planet, Planet of Fire, The Mysterious Planet, The Impossible Planet, Planet of the Ood, Planet of the Dead

This has something to do with time

The Dimensions of Time, The Death of Time, The Time Meddler, The Destruction of Time, The Time Monster, The Time Warrior, The Invasion of Time, Time-Flight, Timelash, Time and the Rani, Dimensions in Time, Time Crash, The End of Time, The Time of Angels, Closing Time, The Time of the Doctor, Time Heist, World Enough and Time, Twice Upon a Time

An invasion happens

The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Invasion, The Invasion, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, The Android Invasion, The Invasion of Time, The Christmas Invasion, The Zygon Invasion

It’s about war

The Warlords, War of God, The War Machines, The War Games, World War Three, A Good Man Goes to War, Cold War

It was this kind of of a day

The Day of Darkness, Day of Reckoning, Day of Armageddon, A Holiday for the Doctor, Day of the Daleks, Four to Doomsday, Father’s Day, Doomsday, Day of the Moon, The Day of the Doctor

What a wonderful world

The Roof of the World, World’s End, The Enemy of the World, The End of the World, Underworld, World War Three, The Pyramid at the End of the World, World Enough and Time

It’s the END, but the moment has been prepared for…

World’s End, The End of Tomorrow, Image of the fENDahl, The End of the World, Journey’s End, The End of Time, The Pyramid at the End of the World

Look! This has Daleks in it

The Daleks, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Daleks’ Master Plan, The Power of the Daleks, The Evil of the Daleks, Day of the Daleks, Planet of the Daleks, Death to the Daleks, Genesis of the Daleks, Destiny of the Daleks, Resurrection of the Daleks, Revelation of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks, Dalek, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, Victory of the Daleks, Asylum of the Daleks, Into the Dalek

Look! This has Cybermen in it

The Tomb of the Cybermen, Revenge of the Cybermen, Attack of the Cybermen, Rise of the Cybermen

This has the Doctor in it

The Death of Doctor Who, A Holiday for the Doctor, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Three Doctors, The Five Doctors, The Two Doctors, The Doctor Dances, Smith and Jones, The Doctor’s Daughter, The Next Doctor, Vincent and the Doctor, The Doctor’s Wife, The Doctor the Widow and the Wardrobe, The Name of the Doctor, The Night of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, The Caretaker, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, The Doctor Falls

There are monsters in this one

The Time Monster, Carnival of Monsters, The Monster of Peladon, Love & Monsters

There are robots in this one

Robot, The Android Invasion, The Robots of Death, The Androids of Tara, Robot of Sherwood

This one has some warriors

The Warriors of Death, The Unwilling Warriors, The Ice Warriors, The Time Warrior, Warrior’s Gate, Warriors of the Deep

It doesn’t make much (or any) sense but sounds cool

The End of Tomorrow, The Waking Ally, The Dimensions of Time, The Executioners, The Death of Time, The Planet of Decision, Devil’s Planet, The Feast of Steven, Golden Death

This doesn’t happen but we will tease you and pretend it does

The Death of Time, The Death of Doctor Who, Day of Armageddon

Whoops, we had this before (ish)

The Daleks, The Daleks, The Rescue, The Rescue, The Invasion, The Invasion, Invasion (no dinosaurs here), Inferno, Inferno, The Mutants (if you read DWM), The Mutants

Look how clever we are

All Roads Lead to Rome, Small Prophet Quick Return, Don’t Shoot the Pianist, Full Circle, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, Human Nature, Partners in Crime, Closing Time, The Power of Three, Deep Breath, In the Forest of the Night, Last Christmas, The Zygon Invasion/Inversion, Heaven Sent/Hell Bent, The Pilot, Knock Knock, The Lie of the Land, Twice Upon a Time

Ooo let’s put in a number

100,000BC, Five Hundred Eyes, Galaxy 4, Four Hundred Dawns, The Tenth Planet, The Three Doctors, Four to Doomsday, The Five Doctors, The Two Doctors, World War Three, 42, The Eleventh Hour, The Power of Three

Brrrrr!

The Snows of Terror, The Abominable Snowmen, The Ice Warriors, Cold Blood, The Snowmen, Cold War, Thin Ice

You’ll have to look this word up on Wikipedia

Prisoners of Conciergerie, Day of Armageddon, Coronas of the Sun

We don’t understand capital letters

The Mark of The Rani

I’ve never seen such a

State of Decay

(feel free to make use of the comments section to point out inevitable mistakes/omissions/alternative interpretations!)   RP

About Roger Pocock

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7 Responses to The X of Y

  1. Karandi says:

    This was a brilliant read. It must have taken you ages to sort them all. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thanks. Yes, it took forever! 🙂

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    • Mike says:

      Karandi,
      Welcome to the Junkyard. Thanks for chiming in. Nice to get to know some of our readers and you are very welcome here.
      Do you have a take on titles?

      ML

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      • Karandi says:

        Not really. Episode titles for shows are usually either straight forward or terrible puns and anime episode titles are frequently just strange so while I do pay attention to titles they aren’t something I spend a lot of time thinking about it. Still, I really enjoyed reading this and seeing the patterns in the Dr Who titles over the years.

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      • Anime titles can be a bit odd can’t they. I am planning a 6 Degrees article on Studio Ghibli films but I am working well ahead with my writing so it won’t appear on the site until probably around April. Thinking of maybe writing a series also about each individual film, once we have exhausted Doctor Who. I absolutely adore most of the Ghibli films (apart from Pom Poko, which I had to give up on!) and also some of the fairly similar ones from other studios such as Summer Wars and Wolf Children.

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  2. Mike says:

    A brilliant piece and one I’m glad you put together.

    I have this thing with titles. I think they are important and I think Doctor Who typically has done a lousy job with them. Season 10 was an exception, but overall, I think DW episode titles are laughable. First of all, they should not have the enemy name in there. Any hope of a big reveal is lost and in a show like classic Who, that was essential to a good cliffhanger on more than one occasion. Second “The This of The That” is typically a lack of creativity. I think “The…” should be used infrequently; I’m not saying never but here and there, not every title. I know all the classic Trek episode titles and have an issue with a number of them too, but it’s a far cry from Doctor Who where every season is chockablock with these weak titles.

    Then, I went to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Babylon_5_episodes – (sorry, you’ll have to cut and paste) – and take note, in season 3, not a single title opens with “The…” and in season 2, one (of the 4) that does, actually works very ominously with “The Coming of Shadows”. (Also, while you’re on the site, observe the “written by” section to get an idea of how cohesively the story will be told.) A title should capture the essence of the episode, but it shouldn’t give the whole plot away.

    That all said, the effort you went through for this is evident and a sincere applause to your perseverance. This will also make a good reference piece for the future!

    ML

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    • Glad you enjoyed it Mike! I think in a lot of cases the game is given away simply because the opportunity to draw in casual viewers with the promise of Daleks or whatever is too great a temptation. That excuse of course doesn’t hold water for things like “The Power of Kroll”, where nobody knows what “Kroll” is. It works only on a level of “oo, cool monster name”, but that’s about it I suppose.

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