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  1. Actually I was looking up fics including the Master, but forgot to specify which one (Delgado) and never bothered to filter my results. Happy accident, right?

    I would appreciate some recommendations. I tend to gravitate towards books rather than episodes, so it's nice knowing what someone else considered to be good.

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    1. I haven't read any of the books. If I had I'd ask you which one of those you liked and try to make recommendations based on that. But since that's not an option and with the understanding that I've not seen or listened to everything yet:

      Audio:
      - Aquitaine - I'd listened to other audios featuring the 5th Doctor, which were okay, but this one sold me on him. It started me on, well, all of this. It's a Tegan/Nyssa/5 story.

      - Cobwebs - It's an excellent intro to the Tegan/Nyssa/Turlough/5 team. It presumes a bit of knowledge of the TV episodes, but you can understand it without that.

      Both of those stories come in trilogies of audios, all of which are decent and some of which are excellent, like "The Cradle of the Snake." There are obviously other great audios, but those are good places to start.

      TV:
      - Adric/Nyssa/Tegan/5 - Castrovalva; Kinda; The Visitation; Earthshock (I wouldn't start with this one but it is good, plus it has lots of 1980s hair);
      - Nyssa/Tegan/5 - Snakedance (which is really something of a set with "Kinda" and "The Cradle of the Snake")
      - Nyssa/Tegan/Turlough/5 - Mawdryn Undead
      - Tegan/Turlough/5 - Enlightenment; Frontios; Resurrection of the Daleks;
      - Turlought/Peri/5 - Planet of Fire
      - Peri/5 - The Caves of Androzani

      If you have to start anywhere start at the beginning with "Castrovavla." I know a lot of folks say Peter Davison didn't really have the character down in that story but I think he did a fine job of showing the Doctor during a difficult regeneration. Adric's barely in that episode, which depending on your opinion of that character may be either a feature or a bug.

      My personal favorite episode is "Enlightenment" but it's the last episode in a trilogy with "Mawdryn Undead" and "Terminus" and probably not a good place to start.

      That's probably far too much information, but hopefully it's helpful. If anyone else has any suggestions feel free to add them in the comments.

      Last Edited Mon 04 Jul 2016 11:53AM EDT

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