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Season 1


Season 2


Season 4

The Smugglers
The Tenth Planet


The Power of the Daleks
The Highlanders
The Underwater Menace
The Moonbase
The Macra Terror
The Faceless Ones
The Evil of the Daleks

Season 7



Terror of the Autons (Season 8 Ranked)
The Mind of Evil (Season 8 Ranked)
The Claws of Axos (Season 8 Ranked)
Colony in Space (Season 8 Ranked)
The Daemons (Season 8 Ranked)

Season 9

The Mutants
Carnival of Monsters (Season 10 Ranked)
Frontier in Space (Season 10 Ranked)
Planet of the Daleks (Season 10 Ranked)
The Green Death (Season 10 Ranked)

Season 12

Robot (Season 12 Ranked)
The Ark in Space (Season 12 Ranked)
The Sontaran Experiment (Season 12 Ranked)
Genesis of the Daleks (Season 12 Ranked)
Revenge of the Cybermen (Season 12 Ranked)



The Masque of Mandragora (Season 14 Ranked)
The Hand of Fear (Season 14 Ranked)
The Deadly Assassin (Season 14 Ranked)
The Face of Evil (Season 14 Ranked)
The Robots of Death (Season 14 Ranked)
The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Season 14 Ranked)

Season 15


Season 17

Meglos (Season 18 Ranked)
Full Circle (Season 18 Ranked)
State of Decay (Season 18 Ranked)
Warriors Gate (Season 18 Ranked)
The Keeper of Traken (Season 18 Ranked)
Logopolis (Season 18 Ranked)

K9 and Company (Season 18 Ranked)


Castrovalva (Season 19 Ranked)
Four to Doomsday (Season 19 Ranked)
Kinda (Season 19 Ranked)
The Visitation (Season 19 Ranked)
Black Orchid (Season 19 Ranked)
Earthshock (Season 19 Ranked)
Time-Flight (Season 19 Ranked)

Season 21


Season 22



The Mysterious Planet (Season 23 Ranked)
Mindwarp (Season 23 Ranked)
Terror of the Vervoids (Season 23 Ranked)
The Ultimate Foe (Season 23 Ranked)


Time and the Rani (Season 24 Ranked)
Paradise Towers (Season 24 Ranked)
Delta and the Bannermen (Season 24 Ranked)
Dragonfire (Season 24 Ranked)


Battlefield (Season 26 Ranked)
Ghost Light (Season 26 Ranked)
The Curse of Fenric (Season 26 Ranked)
Survival (Season 26 Ranked)










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