Early Who was very hit or miss. It got solid in the Pertwee years though, but then got awful around the Colin Baker years and spotty again during McCoy (due to very bad writing).I thought half the episodes were pretty decent. Do you remember the early Dr. Who?
Makes me glad I haven't watched the new season yet.
From your spoiler, it looks like they completely recycled the plot from the first episode of Colin Baker's Trial of a Time Lord, which itself was a bad episode.Thanks for reminding me. I forgot to slam episode 3, Orphan 55, which has got to be the most God-awful Dr. Who of all time. (But I haven't really watched that many episodes of Dr. Who so maybe there were some even more abysmal episodes.)
Orphan 55, it turns out, is a name for planet earth after global warming destroys all life except for a mutated "top predator". Dr. Who initially claims to know what planet Orphan 55 is, but then later escape through the Novosibirsk underground where she "discovers" that it's really an earth of the future.
I'm expecting a weekly scolding/lecture.