With yesterday's review of The Five Doctors, that finishes my reviews of The Fifth Doctor's televisual adventures and allows me to calculate - for my own amusement - his Enjoyment Ratings Average (ERA).
This is simply a score out of five, subjectively measuring my enjoyment of each story as I review it.
For The Fifth Doctor, this doesn't include his 2007 Children In Need appearance with The Tenth Doctor (Time Crash) or take into account the rumours that he might also be popping up in The Day Of The Doctor in November.
Much like my assessment of The Seventh Doctor era, looking back at the Fifth Doctor's outings I realised that the bulk of his outings were "better than average", but with only a handful of superb stories (e.g. Enlightenment and The Caves Of Androzani). He was, however, crippled by - in my opinion - the worst Doctor Who story of the Classic run of the show: Time-Flight.
To put this ERA score into some sort of (meaningless) perspective this is how Five ranks against other Doctors whose adventures I've finished:
Six - ERA 3.32As I said back in 2009, "this isn't a very scientific method as (is obvious to anyone with a basic grasp of mathematics and statistics) The Doctors who appear in more episodes tend to find their ERA's "averaging" out while those who appear in less are more capable of hitting higher scores overall (or lower - in the case of the unfortunate Eighth Doctor)."
Seven - ERA 3.08
Eight - ERA 2.5
Nine - ERA 3.65
Ten - ERA 4.08
- Don't forget the page of links to all my Doctor Who reviews, which contains my score (out of five) for each story I've reviewed.