Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Ninth Doctor Top Stories

The return of the show was a wonderful development, and the creators of the show did a good job of securing its new staying power. That said, I don’t count a lot of these ten stories amongst my all-time favorites. Since there are only ten, here are my preferred five:

5. “Rose”

The rebirth of the show was a crowd pleaser simply in the fact that it aired.

4. “The End of the World”

A fun look at the new effects, and the new potential futures and aliens. Unfortunately, the new series would not have a lot of that imagination for the first few years as it remained tied to Earth and several recurring characters and settings. Perhaps that helped it last, though.

3. “Bad Wolf” and “The Parting of the Ways”

The culmination of the first season tied the whole run together in a way that the original show seldom did. (See the “Key to Time” run of the Fourth Doctor.)

2. “The Unquiet Dead”

A nice creepy story for the first “historical” journey. It was good to see Doctor Who was going to keep the scares around.

1. “The Empty Child” and “The Doctor Dances”

The unquestioned highlight of the Ninth Doctor. We got a taste of where things would go with Steven Moffat.

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