Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment

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Army of Ghosts & DoomsdaySFX magazine has unveiled its list of the 250 Greatest Moments in Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy to celebrate the magazine’s 250th issue.

Nearly 100,000 voters declared the 10th Doctor and Rose’s farewell in 2006’s Doomsday the greatest.

David Tennant said: “I remember worrying on the day we shot this scene that as I was actually a projection from inside the TARDIS my hair shouldn’t be blowing in the wind.

“That seemed terribly important at the time, and although we didn’t find a solution to it, it bothered me for weeks. Then I saw the finished scene and of course all that matters is the end of the Doctor and Rose’s story. Russell had weaved some glorious magic for two seasons and it all came together so perfectly in this scene that people still talk to me about it with misty eyes all these years later (and I suspect they always will.)

“Murray Gold created some heart-stopping music that accentuates the misery and Billie [Piper] is just breathtakingly good. I feel very lucky to be standing on that beach, with my hair flying around, in amongst all these brilliant elements. Whatever else I do and wherever else I end up, this will be a moment I will be forever proud to look back on. Thanks for having us at number one.”

SFX’s Top 10 Greatest Moments in Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy:

  1. Doctor Who -- The Doctor and Rose say farewell at Bad Wolf Bay in Doomsday
  2. Avengers Assemble -- The Hulk destroys Loki
  3. Alien -- The chest-burst scene
  4. Firefly -- Mal Reynolds kicks a bad guy into Serenity’s engine intake (The Train Job)
  5. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back -- Luke discovers that Darth Vader is his father
  6. Blade Runner -- Roy Batty’s “Tears in rain” monologue
  7. Game of Thrones -- “The Lannisters send their regards” (The Red Wedding)
  8. The Matrix -- Neo dodges bullets in the bullet-time scene
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (novel) -- Dumbledore’s death
  10. Back To The Future -- “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”