The Essential (New) Doctor Who

Following on my Star Trek: TNG guide, here’s the best of the 2005-era Doctor Who.

  • 1×02 – The End of the World
  • 1×06 – Dalek
  • 1×07 – The Long Game
  • 1×09-10 – The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
  • 1×12-13 – Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways
  • 2×04 – The Girl in the Fireplace
  • 2×08-09 – The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
  • 3×01 – Smith and Jones
  • 3×03 – Gridlock
  • 3×04-05 – Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks
  • 3×08-09 – Human Nature/Family of Blood
  • 3×10 – Blink
  • 3×11-13 – Utopia/Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
  • 4×06 – The Doctor’s Daughter
  • 4×9-10 – Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
  • 4×08 – Midnight
  • 4×17-18 – End of Time

Starting here, the season arcs became more important. Episodes that are arc-essential but not as good are italicized.

  • 5×01 – The Eleventh Hour
  • 5x0405The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone
  • 5×07 – Amy’s Choice
  • 5×10 – Vincent and the Doctor
  • 5×11 – The Lodger
  • 5×12-13 – The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
  • 6×01-02 – The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon
  • 6×04 – The Doctor’s Wife
  • 6x0506The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People
  • 6×07 – A Good Man Goes to War
  • 6×08 – Let’s Kill Hitler
  • 6×09 – The Girl Who Waited
  • 6×11 – The God Complex
  • 6×12 – Closing Time
  • 6×13 – The Wedding of River Song
  • 7×01 – Asylum of the Daleks
  • 7×03 – A Town Called Mercy
  • 7×05 – The Angels Take Manhattan

 

Posted from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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