Friday, January 28, 2011

Top 10: Favourite Doctor Who Episodes

As anyone who takes a glance at my blog, or indeed my study, would know, I am quite the Doctor Who fan. Although my exposure to its awesomeness has been relatively new (ie the weird and wonderful worlds of the Doctor's reincarnations prior to Nine remain a mountain I am yet to scale, except for Seven, who I've been getting to know and love), I don't feel that lessens my appreciation of the show and everything that comes with it. So, for this Friday top 10, I present my favourite episodes of New Who. Oh, and two parters count as one. *insert TARDIS noise*

  • The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
    • "Well, I have a banana and, in a pinch, you could put up some shelves."
  • Vincent and The Doctor
    • "Is this how time normally passes – really slowly, in the right order? If there's one thing I can't stand, it's an unpunctual alien attack."
  • The Girl in the Fireplace
    • "It is the way that has always been. The monster and the doctor. It seems you cannot have one without the other."
  • Human Nature/The Family of Blood
    • "He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time and can see the turn of the universe, and... he's wonderful."
  • Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
    • "Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call...everybody lives." 
  • Midnight
    • "Ahh, taking a big space truck with a bunch of strangers across a diamond planet called Midnight? What could possibly go wrong?" 
  • Blink
    • "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff."
  • Utopia/The Sound of Drums
    • "So, earthlings! Um...basically, end of the world."
  • The Unicorn and the Wasp
    • "Harvey Wallbanger? How is Harvey Wallbanger one word!?"
  • The Vampires of Venice
    • "You know what is dangerous about you? It's not that you make people take risks, it's that you make them want to impress you. You make it so they don't want to let you down. You have no idea how dangerous you make people to themselves when you're around." 

There's a crack in the edge of the end of the world, where I will sit with my love in this fluorescent swirl, eat us up, break it down to the tiniest cell, in a room with a view and a window to hell, with those who bury bodies in the barrels of fun, will be marched through museums that display what they've done, they'll be shot up through the sky by a cannon of sin, we'll reluctantly let them in, so so can I lie in your grave...

Music: Ahh Men - Say Anything


  1. What? No Planet Of The Ood???

  2. It's hard narrowing it down to just 10! But no, no ood. I watched that episode again just the other day actually and you know, didn't really grab me all that much. Sadface.