Some of you might have expected this to be about the Eleventh Doctor from Doctor Who, played by Matt Smith. After all, he did have that episode The Vampires of Venice in Season Five. Not the case, though. Instead, I’m talking about The Doctor I first got to know as a kid, the Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker.
Back in the 1980 episode State of Decay, The Doctor found himself trapped in a different universe where he faced off against a monster considered one of the Time Lords’ greatest enemies, the Vampire King. In ancient times, the Time Lords used bowships which could launch large bolts of steel to pierce the hearts of the vampires and kill them. Yeah, these vampires were a tad on the big side. Not having one of these bowships handy, The Doctor launches a spaceship and impales the Vampire King with it, destroying him.
As a kid, I’ll admit that this episode scared the bejeezus out of me, but it’s also a fun one. These days, the effects probably make it a lot harder to take it seriously. Back in the day, it worked really well, though.