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New Who Openers In Perspective: The Eleventh Hour

Connor Johnston continues the series looking at past openers with Series 5’s

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”No TARDIS, no screwdriver, seventeen minutes. Come on, think. Think!”

2010 saw both the ending and birth of two of the most successful eras in ‘Who’s’ history. With both David Tennant and Russell T Davies stepping down from their roles as the Doctor and Showrunner respectively, the seemingly impossible task of replacing such an iconic and loved team fell to Matt Smith and Steven Moffat. It still amazes me to this day that with such a lack of continuity in both the characters on screen and the production list behind the scenes between the two eras, there is such a familiar feeling and tone which undoubtedly screams DOCTOR WHO throughout the entire plot of “The Eleventh Hour” and by extension the entire Smith era.

The Series 5 opener is an episode rich in drama, comedy, charm and with its self-created EPIC atmosphere was has instantly considered a classic ever since its original broadcast and still continues to be to this very day. Personally my favorite series opener of New Who, “The Eleventh Hour” managed to defy all odds by delivering an episode with enough in it to satisfy all types of fans and acted as the perfect introduction to both a new 13 episode run and a new Doctor’s Era. This is “The Eleventh Hour” in perspective.

“I don’t know yet… I’m still cooking”

hello-im-the-doctorOf course, without doubt the real spectacle and driving force of “The Eleventh Hour” is the introduction to the new Doctor: Matt Smith. After the incredible success and popularity of David Tennant’s incarnation of the Time Lord, not many fans believed there would be a chance that anyone, let alone a 26-27 year old football-player-turned-actor could ever fit the enormous shoes left behind by the Tenth Doctor, yet after a few minutes into the episode, there was no doubt that he was up to the task. His screen presence was energetic, his personality charismatic and witty, his physicality unmatched by anyone. Throughout the entire episode (and in my opinion his entire run) his character doesn’t fail to impress or falter at any turn.

The defining moment for the episode has to be the “Hello…I’m the Doctor” scene, where we watch as the Doctor disciplines the Atraxi and fulfils the words echoed by Professor River Song in her first appearance in Series 4 (Nice foreshadowing there, Moffat): “I’ve seen whole armies turn and run away. And he’d just swagger off back to his TARDIS and open the door with a snap of his fingers.” Towards the end of the episode, in his tweed jacket and bow tie, with his fish fingers and custard, we watch him outsmart and outwit both Prisoner Zero and the Atraxi in a true “Doctor” fashion, and as we see the words “Matt Smith” appear on the credits for the first time – He’s finished cooking and we now know exactly who he is. We will always remember when the Doctor was him.

“Believe in me, just for Twenty Minutes”

Doctor-Who-The-Eleventh-Hour (16)Aside from introducing us to a brand new Doctor, “The Eleventh Hour” was also charged with the enormous duty of introducing us to two brand new companions for the new series. These of course came in the form of Amelia (Amy) Pond and Rory Williams. Many companions that appear in a new Doctor’s first episode are often labeled them as “audience substitutes”, and Amy’s role in “The Eleventh Hour” is no different. The decision to introduce her to the audience first as a child is genius – we immediately form an affection for Amelia and relate quite nostalgically to the innocent idea of falling in love and establishing such a strong belief in something that to a child must feel so mystical and magical, something like the Doctor. As the plot continues and Amy grows up before our eyes – this continued idea of BELIEF and TRUST is focused on quite dramatically. One must remember that Amy is (in the timeline that this episode is set) an orphan – whose childhood has involved an array of psychiatrists and family members attempting to convince her that her “imaginary friend” was exactly that – Trust and belief doesn’t come easy to Amy, she’s grown up now – It’s an idea far too “fairytale” for Amy – by this point she knows better.

As much as this is an episode about the new Doctor finding his feet, it’s also about Amy Pond regaining her ability to believe in something magical and put her trust and faith into people again – ironically regained by the man responsible for the loss of it over 12 years earlier. We are also introduced to her relationship with boyfriend Rory Williams, a character that plays a very subtle but important part in “The Eleventh Hour” before being explored in more depth later in the series. By re-establishing her belief in the Doctor (A plot point later expanded on in all 3 of the Pond’s series) and at the conclusion accepting the Doctor’s offer to join him in his travels, Amy in a way gets to reclaim some of her innocence and sense of adventure – gets to reclaim some of her childhood. The final thing that needs to be mentioned in regards to Amy is the exceptional and instant chemistry Matt has with both Karen and Caitlin Blackwood (Young Amy) throughout not only the first episode, but also the entire duration of the Pond’s run. There is such a strong and immediate bond between the two characters that make the pair (And later the trio not excluding Arthur Darvill) work so well together.

“Prisoner Zero has escaped!”

prisonerzeroInterestingly enough, “The Eleventh Hour” doesn’t follow the traditional Doctor vs Villain template, but instead puts the Doctor in the centre of a dispute – The bystander in a confrontation between the reprehensible criminal Prisoner Zero and the equally intimidating and menacing role of galactic authority: The Atraxi. What sparks the Doctor’s involvement is not a sense of duty to assist the Atraxi in the capture of Prisoner Zero, but rather due to the fact that the two parties are using Earth as the battleground and viewing the human race as insignificant collateral damage in their enforcement of the law. Both make for effective and equal threats for the Doctor, but for very different reasons.

The Atraxi make a lasting impression thanks to their overwhelming and daunting amount of power they have to their disposal, able to destroy the whole Earth without batting an eyelid – that is before they’ve had a word or two with their Doctor. Prisoner Zero however gains his reputation through Steven Moffat’s brilliant decision to give the creature multiform ability, and therefore through his various portrayals, highlights his different yet haunting characteristics: In both his original form and his “Man with Dog” form focusing on the rabid, savage, animalistic side of the MONSTER, and in his later form played by Olivia Coleman which stresses the insane, cunningness and slyness of the CRIMINAL MASTERMIND.

“I’m the Doctor… basically, run.”

matt-smith-eye-eleventh-hourDirector Adam Smith shone through his work on “The Eleventh Hour” – a shining success for the show that begs the question why he never returned to the show afterwards, with his only other ‘Who’ credit being Series 5’s Weeping Angel two-parter “The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone” which was the first full serial filmed with Matt Smith. Although riddled with direction highlights, the real winning scenes for the episode include firstly the “Doctor’s perception Scene” – aka “What did I see, What did I see” – which really gave us insight to how the Doctor’s mind works internally, constantly ticking over in a very Sherlock-esque way, and truly showed us how much more advanced the Time Lord Brain is compared to a humans. The second directing highlight has to be the first entrance to the new TARDIS interior, which you can watch below, portrayed Amy’s awe and the massiveness of the TARDIS to the audience perfectly.

After 6 years as primary composer for the show, one would have assumed Murray Gold might of run out of ideas before Series 7 began – but that couldn’t be closer to the truth! Gold excelled in scoring “The Eleventh Hour” with a stunning list of tracks including the CRASH-BANG-WALLOP of “Down to Earth”, the innocent and gentle “Little Amy”, the playful “Fish Custard”, the hauntingly beautiful “Can I Come with you?” And of course the epic. magic and exciting musical highlights: “I am the Doctor” and “The Mad Man with a Box”.

“The Universe is cracked…The Pandorica will Open… Silence will Fall”

Doctor-Who-The-Eleventh-Hour (15)The conclusion to “The Eleventh Hour” clarified to us the direction the Moffat era would head in – An extremely clever one. In the defeat of Prisoner Zero and the discipline of the Atraxi, we receive a peek into the kind of Doctor Matt Smith will grow to be and established the close relationship between the Time Lord and the Ponds. The episode bookends both Series 5, and essentially the entire Smith era perfectly – introducing us to a more “magical” “fairytale” but still “intimidating” way of storytelling – Because at the end of the day that is exactly what the episode it’s: magical!

It remains, for me at least, the ultimate ‘converter’ episode to show those sad, less fortunate human beings not obsessed with Doctor Who. Of course the best thing about “The Eleventh Hour” is it’s still relevant links to Doctor Who today through both the cracks in space a time and the introduction to the “Silence will Fall” arc through the words of Prisoner Zero (who apparently is the president of the Doctor Who Intergalactic Fan Club given his knowledge of the Time Lord’s future) – both plot points still in use in the most recent episode of the show, Matt Smith’s swan song “The Time of The Doctor”. It’s from “The Eleventh Hour” that we take off on a brand new adventure; with a new TARDIS, a new companion, a new showrunner, and a brand new – yet so familiar: Mad Man With a Box.

Ratings

Throughout this series of In Perspective articles we are going to provide a rating for the episode to allow for some comparisons and to see what elements are actually important to making a good opener. The following ratings were produced by taking the individual ratings of five contributors (David Selby, Jack Hudson, Lewis Hurst, Simon Mitchell and Tomas Edwards). These ratings were then averaged to provide a number which should be relatively free of individual bias. The results are as follows:

  • Episode Rating: 9.5/10
  • Effectiveness as an Opener: 9.7/10
  • Monster Rating: 8.3/10
  • Character Rating: 9.3/10

This gives the episode a total score of 36.8/40 So far this leaves the episode one ‘Leader-board’ looking like this:

  1. The Eleventh Hour: 36.8/40
  2. Smith and Jones: 34.9/40
  3. Rose: 34/40
  4. Partners in Crime 31.7/40
  5. New Earth: 28.4/40
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Stradiwhovius
Stradiwhovius

Is this my favourite opener? The Impossible Astronaunt is below it, but Day of the Moon just piques it! Either way, The Eleventh Hour is a brilliant opening episode: stylish, tightly paced and plotted, great dynamic between Matt and Karen, simply a joy to watch. An easy 10/10, and 5th place overall.

Baker Street is taking a Deep Breath
Baker Street is taking a Deep Breath

I love this episode to bits. As a 10-year-old when he was cast, I was very skeptical towards Matt and really wasn't happy (I don't know why to be honest). But, 10 minutes into this episode, I was already loving Matt and thought it was absolutely stunning; in fact, I watched it 13 times in the following week. The big change could have gone horrendously and might have been the death of New Who. Instead, The Eleventh Hour was a poignant, energetic, fun, witty, action-packed blockbuster full of charm, enthusiasm and a whole load of Doctor Who wonder.

Episode Rating: 10/10

Effectiveness as an Opener: 10/10

Monster Rating: 8/10

Character Rating: 9/10

Total Score: 37/40

1. The Eleventh Hour - 37/40

2. Rose - 36.5/40

3. Partners in Crime - 34.5/40

4. Smith and Jones - 34/40

5. New Earth - 30.5/40




microbat98
microbat98

Where has the devoted Power of the Daleks love gone? I thought that was considered Doctor Who treasure, topping every other opening Doctor story. Eleventh Hour comes second for me.

ahunter8056
ahunter8056

Definitely my second favourite series opener. 'Rose' will always be my favourite, considering it did a near perfect job of launching the show into the 21st century, but 'The Eleventh Hour' did a brilliant job of kickstarting the Moffat era. My scores:

  • Episode Rating9/10
  • Effectiveness as an Opener: 9/10
  • Monster Rating: 7.5/10
  • Character Rating: 8/10

This gives the episode a total score of 33.5/40 So far this leaves the episode one ‘Leader-board’ looking like this:

  1. Rose35/40
  2. The Eleventh Hour: 33.5/40
  3. Smith And Jones27/40
  4. New Earth: 22.5/40
  5. Partners In Crime15/40

microbat98
microbat98

This is one of the only New Who stories I give a 10 to, it's up there with Human Nature/Family of Blood, Utopia, Waters of Mars, and a couple of others I'd need to think over. Not my favourite first story for a Doctor though. That would have to be Power of the Daleks. Power of the Daleks and The Eleventh Hour are actually the only two I consider 'great'. Hopefully Deep Breath will change this.

TheCosmicHobo2
TheCosmicHobo2

Strongest series opener and such a great episode! Perfect way to kick off an awesome era of the show, I'm sure Deep Breath will be fantastic but this is going to be a hard episode to top!

9101112
9101112

The Eleventh Hour is by far my Favorite with Smith and Jones following in a close 2nd.... this episode soooo solidified Matt Doctor (my 1st episode was Flesh and Stone) I went back and watched from Chris-Matt and I was enchanted with him (Matt) I could write a cajillion words about this episode and Matt, But this is his finest hour and a Doctor.

MaddyKika
MaddyKika

Great opening, plus an excellent start for those who never watched DW before! Although, got say I love this episode now, but the first time was a little weird. I was watching through a marathon, Ten had gone and then this peculiar guy shows up! 

Anyway, I've seen again recently and OMG, I'm gonna miss Eleven so much! 

microbat98
microbat98

One thing every writer on here seems to have in common is puns.

'able to destroy the whole Earth without batting an eyelid'

Seriously?

TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it)
TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it)

This is a fan favorite if ever there was one.  And who am I to argue?  The episode is fast-paced, energetic, exciting, funny and tonally it perfectly bridges the gap between the RTD and Moffat era.  From the moment that Matt Smith climbs up out of his crashed police box and asks young Amelia for an apple, we are immediately amused and curious about this strange man, much like Amelia herself.  The now famous cooking scene, aka "fish fingers and custard" scene, is a favorite of mine because of the chemistry between the two actors.  It's a fairly simple, funny scene that establishes such a strong connection between the characters.  Prisoner Zero and the Atraxi were great for what they were.  They don't get as much attention as most on screen monsters get in the show, but then the episode isn't really about them as much as Eleven getting a handle on who he is.  So no complaints.  Prisoner Zero in particular is a fascinating concept, a creature that can essentially steal the shape of other beings to hide himself.  Interestingly, as the article itself pointed out, different forms bring out different sides of the multiform's character.  It gives him/her/it(?) some unpredictability and a mysterious edge; a feral creature in appearance with a cold, calculating intelligence.  The Atraxi, while cool looking, are hard to talk about because there's not much to say about them: they're just big eyeballs in crystal ships.  They are quite intimidating though.  

Can we talk about that rooftop scene, though?  'Cause I understand that everybody loves that scene, and to be fair it's a really cool way to introduce the Doctor and make him look like even more of a badass than he already did, and fair enough.  But I've never really liked this scene as much as most people.  For one thing, calling the Atraxi back was pointless and stupid on the Doctor's part.  Rory was right to complain when he called them back.  There is every possibility that the Atraxi won't stand for the Doctor scolding them and will just eliminate him, and there would be no one who would know and nobody for them to answer to.  But of course they don't.  They fly away after the Doctor has his cool moment.  And right there is my other problem with that scene, which is that it continues a rather obnoxious trend that was started in the Library two-parter from series four where the Doctor goes ooga-booga-booga, and his enemies just back off for no reason.  They have him cornered with no way to defend himself and they don't even try anything.  The Doctor just goes "I'm the Doctor" BWAM! and they just run away for no reason.  I never liked that.  It makes the whole Doctor Who universe feel too safe.  And that's one thing the Whoniverse should never feel like: safe.

Now that I've got that off my chest, the episode ends with the Doctor returning to older Amelia and inviting her along.  And again, as the article itself says, the reveal of Eleven's TARDIS interior is magical and stunning.  Karen really sells the wonder and amazement amazingly.  Much like 'Rose', this episode ends with a feeling that absolutely anything can happen.  And that is a very high note to end on.  

So is 'The Eleventh Hour' my favorite series opener?  Well, it's probably one of my favorites at the very least.  Because whatever pissy little complaints I might have about certain things in the episode, I would be out of my mind to say that it is not a singularly dazzling and impressive piece of television.  So I would have to say that it's tied with 'Smith and Jones' in my ranking.  

1.Smith and Jones - The Eleventh Hour  2. Partners in Crime  3. Rose  4. New Earth.

SilenceHasFallen
SilenceHasFallen

For me is The Eleventh Hour the best opener and the best post regeneration story of whole show (maybe it's change tomorrow, who knows... :D). It has everything, what would I expect from post regeneration story and also the opner to new era and new series. Great introduction to "new" Universe, to new Doctor and to new companion(s). Whole plot of this episode is just awesome, and it's definitely one of the best Moffat story. After four series and five Specials it's just feel so new and old in the same time, so I love it. And “I’m the Doctor… basically, run” scene make me love the Eleventh Doctor, and after that, I never stop love him.


(So, for me: 10/10)

But everything has to end. New era begins, so... Capaldi, I waiting for you!

My list:

1. The Eleventh Hour - 10/10

2. Partners in Crime - 9/10

3. Smith and Jones - 8,5/10

4. New Earth - 6/10

5. Rose - 5/10

Liana21
Liana21

I've been watching it today.

What can I say of this episode? I love it, I just love it, it's my favourite episode, the beginning of my Doctor's tenure. Matt is absolutely gorgeous and lovely, you just can't avoid fall in love with him (or it was just me?) Karen and Arthur are brilliant too and Prisoner Zero is a great villain.

Have really past four and half years yet?

shyx111
shyx111

I rewatched it last week, it was like the first time. It is so magical, energetic, beautiful, like a fairy tale, and that music... Matt is fantastic and I admit I can't stop smiling when I watch this episode! The Eleventh Hour is just perfect in every way.

I don't know how Deep Breath is, I'm sure it will be very good, but this episode is going to be a very difficult opener/post regeneration ep. to top.

They're all my favorite Doctor
They're all my favorite Doctor

Excellent article. Great episode. Question: 

"After 6 years as primary composer for the show, one would have assumed Murray Gold might of run out of ideas before Series 7 began – but that couldn't be closer to the truth! Gold excelled in scoring “The Eleventh Hour”" Based on what the rest of the paragraph seems to be saying, shouldn't that be: 

"After 4 years as primary composer for the show, one would have assumed Murray Gold might have run out of ideas before Series 5 began – but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Gold excelled in scoring “The Eleventh Hour” ?

Or have I just thoroughly missed the point that was trying to be made? Great article, otherwise.



007 Bond 50
007 Bond 50

This is one of my favourite Episodes and my favourite opener.

Oodkind
Oodkind

By the way, there's one thing with the directing that annoys me EVERY TIME. After Amy hits the Doctor on the head with a baseball bat, we immediately see an ambulance. Every single time, my first thought is that the Doctor is being taken to the hospital with a head injury. Am I the only one?

Oodkind
Oodkind

This is one of those episodes that is nearly perfect in my eyes. It's ranked 10/10 in my books, at 3rd place. I don't really know the appeal-- it's just so magical, in a good way. As an opener, it was brilliant. It started with a clean slate, and introduced every single plot element flawlessly, perfectly setting up the series.The monster(s) weren't the best ever, but they fit the episode well. Since the focus was The Doctor and his companions, the enemy was there only to make a story, not to be the center of the plot, so I don't mind that it wasn't the strongest villain. As for the characters, it was done beautifully. As the article said, every character was set up beautifully.

  • Episode Rating: 10/10
  • Effectiveness as an Opener: 10/10
  • Monster Rating: 8.5/10
  • Character Rating: 10/10



Giving this episode an overall 38.5/40. A wonderful episode to start out a new era of Doctor Who.

MrRazza, General Rogue Timelord Identifier
MrRazza, General Rogue Timelord Identifier

Strong start and finish, though I do feel it slows a little in the middle. Good enemy and the Doctor is setup well, and it very effectively blends the RTD and Moffat era together. I have to say though, the rooftop scene does not stand out to me as much as it seems to for others.

Partners In Crime - 9/10

Smith and Jones - 8.5/10

Rose - 8/10

The Eleventh Hour - 7/10

Smith and Jones - 6/10 


Ivegotkidneys is in a Dalek
Ivegotkidneys is in a Dalek

A very good and well plotted episode is it just me that thinks that this episode feels a bit like a RTD episode

elhakim
elhakim

Surely what would have been more appropriate would have been a series on the first post regeneration stories of each Doctor from 2 onwards.

Mikeyboss182
Mikeyboss182

Not just the best series opener but the best post regeneration story so far, let's see if Deep Breath can top it. 

Peter and the Who
Peter and the Who

I freely admit that this is one of my favorite Dr. Who stories. It's largely because this was the firt time -I- ever saw a new Doctor while being caught up on previous episodes. I had never watched Doctor Who--ever--until about the time of Season 3. Then I began watching every single episode that existed at the time on DVD (thank you Netflix), starting with the 1st episode and going forward. 


During the time of watching classic Doctors, Troughton became my favorite. I was a huge fan of his physicality, tone, attitude and costuming--and that was locked forever by his "I don't like it" comment.


I eventually caught up to the modern show just before the Tennant specials happened. As such, the Rose storyline didn't impact me much--because I saw her immediately come back again a season later. Donna's return wasn't shocking because I saw it happen in about two weeks' time, etc. So I frankly watched almost all of the RTD era in just a few weeks.


I did get to see Water on Mars the day it was released (and because of that, it stands as one of my favorite Tennant episodes). I got to see "I don't want to go" brand new...


... but I only got to have a 'new' Doctor with Matt Smith. And I absolutely, positively, maddingly giggled with delight at this episode. For me, the combination of a physically comedic Doctor (harkening back to Troughton) combined with a beautiful redhead (regardless of acting ability, I happen to be fond of those) and a daft storyline that included bow ties and an upcoming wedding...for me, it locked down the best opening episode of a Doctor, it locked down who MY Doctor will always be, and it stands as one of the most watchable episodes ever--and certainly for me, the most watchable of the new Dr. Who (except for perhaps Blink, which is also damn, damn good.)

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

A great episode, to introduce a new Doctor (played by an unknown) and a new Companion (also played by an unknown), a whole new style of show, an arc that lasted 3 years, great music, provide action and wonderful comedy in 60 minutes was a crowning achievement by Moff. 

The Outer Space K9
The Outer Space K9

Strangely enough, even though I loved The Eleventh Hour and it's the best series opener so far (I wonder if Deep Breath will take the top spot?) I only felt Matt Smith was the Doctor after seeing the Beast Below. The end scene of the Eleventh Hour and The Beast Below that's when I really started to care for the Eleventh Doctor.

Zakk Williams
Zakk Williams

While I don't like it as much as the majority of the fandom does, I still give this episode 8/10. This is the episode I always recommend people to watch if they want to find out what Doctor Who is about, since every time I've recommended 'Rose' it hasn't worked xD


The 14th Doctor
The 14th Doctor

Whenever I watch this episode now I just tear up when 11 goes "Basically, Run". Raggedy Man left too soon, there is a hole in my heart that hopefully Capaldi can fix :')

TheCyberDoctor is Undead
TheCyberDoctor is Undead

@shyx111 I know what you mean. I rewatched it a few weeks ago, and it hasn't aged at all, it's still brilliant in every way. Everything about this episode was and is perfect, a shining example of what a Doctor Who episode should be. And certainly the best intro of New Who! And I'm sure that DB will be incredible, but as you say, it will be very difficult to top TEH! XD

Whodman6
Whodman6

Personally I thought the villain was the weakest point in a very good episode. Would've given it a 2.5/10.

sontaran17
sontaran17

@elhakim If only If only! Unfortunately the premise of a Series for Post Regeneration stories was bagsed a while back by others - but as you can see obviously never followed through - and in all this shazam about the New Doctor - many people are finding it easy to forget DB is aswell a Series Opener, hence why this series is just as appropriate.  Resy Assured Classic Who gets it's fair place in the coming days!

Whodman6
Whodman6

Just give them an unearthly child ;-)

Exxilon5
Exxilon5

@Zakk Williams  I managed to get a guy into Who via "Remembrance of the Daleks" once, but I would have to agree that this is a great episode to recommend to people who aren't yet fans. I think the acting, the story and the timing is just perfect.

supermoff
supermoff

@Zakk Williams Yeah same, I introduce people with "Rose" and they're not that interested, but introduce them with "The Eleventh Hour", and they're hooked! Has worked 3 times now :P

Liana21
Liana21

I loved Deep Breath but nothing can dethrone The Eleventh Hour for the top place. I don't even now how much times I've could watch it and I always feel the same sensation when Matt says "Hello, I'm The Doctor, basically, run.

microbat98
microbat98

Dunno. I thought that it was quite chilling at first. And mysterious. The first half was slightly scary, with Prisoner Zero being this mysterious, extremely dangerous prisoner that could be anything. For a while the episode put us under the belief that it did something to Amelia, if you went in blind like I did.

The second half focused on the Atraxi, which I believe is an interesting species and should be exlaborated on at some point.

I agree that people are giving it a rating that's slightly too high, but that's just this site being over-the-top positive again. By 8.5, most people here really mean about a 6, but don't have the heart to say that.

MetamorphmagusWho
MetamorphmagusWho

@Exxilon5 @Zakk Williams  Hmm, The Eleventh Hour didn't actually work with my cousin but I'm also trying to turn two friends into Whovians so I might see if it'll work for them (with one of them, I made a deal that if I watched Supernatural then they'd watch an episode of Doctor Who. I need to hurry up and watch one).

Zakk Williams
Zakk Williams

@supermoff The problem with 'Rose' is that it's aged badly IMO, while 'The Eleventh Hour' feels so full of energy and so fresh that it makes people want to find out what's gonna happen next :P

supermoff
supermoff

@Zakk Williams @supermoff Indeed, "Rose" does look a bit dated. Still a good episode and all, but "The Eleventh Hour" does indeed have a bit more life and soul to it :)