So let's barrel along with the next round of match-ups. This time around it's the lightning round as we slash and burn our way through this plateau. In the first level, we got a sense of what each story was so I won't really be synopsizing the plots on this go-round. I'll be getting into more detail in the rounds to come. Clicking on the bracket above may biggify it but not much. But don't worry, along the way I'll provide close-up details of the brackets. Now let's start with the first division match-ups:
#1 seed) CITY OF DEATH Vs. #9 seed) THE MIND OF EVIL
It's the James Bondian action-packed story of the mind-controlling machine versus the time-spanning monkeying around with the evolution of mankind.
THE WINNER: CITY OF DEATH
#5 seed) THE DEADLY ASSASSIN Vs. #4 seed) LOGOPOLIS
It's Tom Baker's swansong versus the first in depth look at Gallifrey.
THE WINNER: THE DEADLY ASSASSIN
#6 seed) TERROR OF THE ZYGONS Vs. #3 seed) AN UNEARTHLY CHILD
It's the first episode of the entire series versus those wacky Zygons.
THE WINNER: AN UNEARTHLY CHILD
#10 seed) THE VISITATION Vs. #2 seed) THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG
It's the Victorian Sherlockian Fu-Manchuvian romp versus Pudding Lane.
THE WINNER: THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG
And now for Division 2:
#1 seed) PYRAMIDS OF MARS Vs. #8 seed) THE MASSACRE
It's the French historical vs the return of an Egyptian god.
THE WINNER: PYRAMIDS OF MARS
#12 seed) THE INVASION Vs. #4 seed) REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS
It's the Cybermen versus the Daleks!
THE WINNER: REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS
#6 seed) THE GUNFIGHTERS Vs. #3 seed) THE ARK IN SPACE
It's the old West versus the Nerva Beacon.
THE WINNER: THE ARK IN SPACE
#10 seed) THE WEB OF FEAR Vs. #2 seed) GENESIS OF THE DALEKS
It's Davros versus the Yeti!
THE WINNER: GENESIS OF THE DALEKS
Division 3 commences:
#1 seed) THE SEEDS OF DOOM Vs. #9 seed) THE REIGN OF TERROR
It's the French Revolution versus the rise of the plant kingdom.
THE WINNER: THE SEEDS OF DOOM
#12 seed) EARTHSHOCK Vs. #13 seed) SHADA
It's the reconstructed oddity versus the death of Adric.
THE WINNER: EARTHSHOCK
#6 seed) HORROR OF FANG ROCK Vs. #3 seed) CAVES OF ANDROZANI
It's Peter Davison's violent swansong versus the gothic lighthouse spookshow.
THE WINNER: HORROR OF FANG ROCK
#10 seed) THE SEA DEVILS Vs. #2 seed) THE ROBOTS OF DEATH
It's the robotic whodunit versus the Sea Devils.
THE WINNER: THE ROBOTS OF DEATH
And finally we have the 4th Division:
#1 seed) SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE Vs. #8 seed) INFERNO
It's the parallel universe versus Jon Pertwee's debut.
THE WINNER: SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE
#5 seed) THE KEEPER OF TRAKEN Vs. #4 seed) THE STONES OF BLOOD
It's the stone circles versus the stone statue.
THE WINNER: THE STONES OF BLOOD
#11 seed) STATE OF DECAY Vs. #3 seed) TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN
It's the risen Cybermen versus the vampires.
THE WINNER: TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN
#7 seed) IMAGE OF THE FENDAHL Vs. #2 seed) THE GREEN DEATH
It's the maggots versus the skull.
THE WINNER: THE GREEN DEATH
So there you have it: now it's on to the Sweet 16 . . .