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Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1-10 Recap

Doctor Who TV is running new series pitting all the revival episodes against each other to decide your dream run. This will be done on an episode by episode basis. Here’s a chance to catch up on episodes 1-10 before we move on to the final set of episodes and specials.

Episode 1

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Episode 2

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Episode 3

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Episode 4

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Episode 5

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Episode 6

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Episode 7

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Episode 8

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Episode 9

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Episode 10

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Join us on Monday for episode 11.

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TheOncomingStorm
TheOncomingStorm

New Earth, Tooth And Claw, School Reunion, The Girl In The Fireplace, Rise Of The Cybermen, Dalek, The Unicorn And The Wasp, Human Nature, The Family Of Blood, Midnight 












TimeLordLiam
TimeLordLiam

1. The Impossible Astronaut 

2. Day of the Moon 

3. A School Reunion 

4. The Doctor's Wife 

5. Angels Take Manhattan 

6. Dalek 

7. A Good man Goes to War 

8. Human Nature

9. The Family of Blood

10. Blink






HufflepuffBR
HufflepuffBR

Voted best 10 on Love and Monsters because it is the one I like more, not the one I consider best! Sue me.

TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

1. The Impossible Astronaut

2. The Fires of Pompeii

3. A Town Called Mercy

4. The Doctor's Wife

5. The Angels Take Manhatten

6. The Bells of Saint John

7. The Rings of Akhaten

8. Human Nature

9. The Empty Child

10. Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

master no six
master no six

1. new earth,2.the end of world,3. gridlock,4. the doctors wife 5. rise of the cybermen 6.dalek 7. the unicorn and the wasp 8. silence in the library 9. forest of dead 10. blink 11. utopia (close second : turn left) 12.stolen earth 13.journeys end, xmas spec: the end of time (if its counts,if not the christmas invasion)

Oodkind
Oodkind

1) The Eleventh Hour

2) Day of the Moon

3) Planet of the Ood

4) The Doctor's Wife

5) World War Three

6) Dalek

7) A Good Man Goes to War

8) Silence in the Library

9) Family of Blood

10) I ended up going with Blink, but I also wanted to go with Midnight. And The Doctor Dances. And Love and Monsters... No, just kidding.


I'm guessing I'll go with:

11) Utopia

12) The Stolen Earth

13) The Parting of Ways, though The Last of the Timelords is tempting...

Christmas) The End of Time, if that counts. It had it's flaws, but so did all of the christmas specials.

Taz C
Taz C

Why oh why must all but one of the episode 9s be the best episodes New Who's ever produced. ;; So hard to choose.



Rio Rio
Rio Rio

1) The Impossible Astronaut (2011

2) Day of the Moon (2011

3) Victory of the Daleks (2010

4) The Time of Angels (2010)

5) Flesh & Stone (2010

6) The Almost People (2011)

7) A Good Man Goes to War (2011)

8) Let’s Kill Hitler (2011)

9) Forest of the Dead (2008)

10) Blink (2007)




PeterGecko2
PeterGecko2

1. Smith & Jones Close second: The Impossible Astronaut

2. Day of the Moon Close second: Tooth & Claw

3. Gridlock Close second: A Town Called Mercy

4. The Time of Angels Close second: The Power of Three

5. The Angels Take Manhattan Close second: Flesh & Stone

6. Dalek Close second: The Lazarus Experiment

7. Amy's Choice Close second: 42

8. Silence in the Library. Close second: The Impossible Planet

9. The Satan Pit Close second: Hide (very hard choice episode 9 was)

10. Midnight Close second: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

(Very hard choice episode 10 was)

chinnysandshoes
chinnysandshoes

1. Partners in Crime

2. The Beast Below

3. The Unquiet Dead

4. The Doctor's Wife

5. Flesh and Stone

6. Dalek

7. A Good Man Goes to War

8. Father's Day

9. The Empty Child

10. Vincent and the Doctor

Oncoming_Badger
Oncoming_Badger

1. The Eleventh Hour

2. The Beast Below

3. Gridlock

4. The Time of Angels

5. Flesh & Stone

6. The Age of Steel

7. 42

8. The Impossible Planet

9. The Satan Pit

10. Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Jamesss
Jamesss

For episode 10, I think it easily goes to Vincent and the Doctor. Such a wonderful episode in every way. Blink obviously does come close, though.

ClaraOswald
ClaraOswald

1. The Eleventh Hour

2. The Shakespeare Code

3. School Reunion

4. The Girl in the Fireplace

5. The Angels Take Manhattan

6. The Bells of Saint John

7. The Rings of Akhaten

8. Human Nature

9. Forest of the Dead

10. Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Baker Street is excited for Series 8!
Baker Street is excited for Series 8!

My dream run currently looks like:

1. The Eleventh Hour

2. The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon

3. School Reunion

4. The Doctor's Wife

5. Aliens of London/World War Three

6. The Bells of Saint John*

7. The Rings of Akhaten

8. The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

9. Human Nature/The Family of Blood

10. Blink/Vincent and the Doctor (couldn't choose between them)

*The reason for my lack of comments today is because I was in London, and I couldn't help but do two things: take a picture of a motorbike with two people on it riding across Westminster Bridge, before running across the bridge. When a bus passed me I got immensly excited!

TheUltimateUpgrade
TheUltimateUpgrade

The Eleventh Hour

Day of the Moon

A Town Called Mercy

The Time of Angels

The Angels Take Manhattan

The Bells of Saint John

The Rings of Akhaten

The Hungry Earth

The Family of Blood

The Girl Who Waited

Turn Left

Nightmare in Silver

Last of the Time Lords

A Christmas Carol

















stargazer0118
stargazer0118

1.Rose

2.Tooth & Claw 

3.School Reunion

4.The Doctor's Wife 

5.The Poison Sky 

6.The Age of Steel 

7.42 

8.The Impossible Planet 

9.The Satan Pit 

10.Midnight 


The Living Angel
The Living Angel

Asylum of the Daleks 

The End of the World

Gridlock 

The Doctors Wife 

Flesh and Stone 

Dalek 

The Rings of Akhaten 

Let's Kill Hitler 

Hide 

Now that sounds like the perfect season to me.







The8thDoctor
The8thDoctor

Voted,  some of those choices were difficult.

Chronos the Fannibal
Chronos the Fannibal

Pitting all the characters in the images against each other is actually quite hard to figure out who would win for some

LambogirlRusty
LambogirlRusty

make it hard why don't you??? The hardest one to choose 'dances'

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Vincent and the Doctor. I love both so much! But I went with 'dances'

Because that's the episode I became a true whovian. But hard!

KirbyForce1
KirbyForce1

1.) The Eleventh Hour 2.) The Fires of Pompeii. 3.) School Reunion. 4.) The Power of Three. 5.) Rise of the Cybermen. 6.) The Lazarus Experiment. 7.) 42. 8.) Human Nature. 9.) Forest of the Dead. 10.) Midnight.




























BLFunny
BLFunny

Episode 1: The Impossible Astronaut (9.1/10)     Episode 2: The Fires Of Pompeii (9.7/10)    Episode 3: The Curse Of The Black Spot (9.1510)    Episode 4: The Time of Angels (9.7/10)    Episode 5: Rise Of The Cybermen (9.7/10)     Episode 6: The Vampires Of Venice (9.6/10)     Episode 7: A Good Man Goes To War (9.3/10)    Episode 8: Cold War (9.4/10)     Episode 9: Forest Of The Dead (9.7/10)     Episode 10: Journey To The Center Of The Tardis (9.7/10)    





mlawesome
mlawesome

Episode 1- The Impossible Astronaut (9.1/10)Episode 2 -Day Of The Moon (9.2/10)Episode 3 -The Curse Of The Black Spot (9.8/10)Episode 4- The Girl In The Fireplace (9.7/10)Episode 5- The Angels Take Manhattan (9.7/10)Episode 6- The Vampires Of Venice (9.5/10)Episode 7- A Good Man Goes To War (9.8/10)Episode 8- Silence In The Library (9.8/10)Episode 9- Forest Of The Dead (9.8/10)Episode 10-Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS (9.8/10) 




Tobias_Vaughn
Tobias_Vaughn

1. The Eleventh Hour

2. The Fires of Pompeii

3. School Reunion

4. The Girl in the Fireplace

5. The Poison Sky

6. Dalek (First episode)

7. Amy's Choice

8. Father's Day (Second episode)

9. The Empty Child (Third episode)

10. The Doctor Dances (Fourth episode)

Of course I had to place my first four episodes on this list, nostalgia does things like that. I feel like I've committed a crime not placing human nature, midnight, and silence in the library on the list though.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

1 The Eleventh Hour (S5)


2 The Fires of Pompeii (S4)


3 School Reunion (S2)


4 The Girl in the Fireplace (S2)


5 The Angels Take Manhattan (S7)


6 Dalek (S1)


7 Amy's Choice (S6)


8 Human Nature (S3)


9 Hide (S7)


10 Vincent and the Doctor (S5)


The best for that particular week, but some horrible clashes so by no means my favourite 10 episodes!


IamTheDoctorBasicallyRun
IamTheDoctorBasicallyRun

Episode 1:Eleventh Hour(= The Impossible Astronaut) /  Episode 2: Day of the Moon/ Episode 3:A Town Called Mercy/ Episode 4:The Doctors Wife(= The Time of Angels)/ Episode 5: Flesh and Stone(= The Angels Take Manhattan)/ Episode 6: The Bells of Saint John(= Dalek)/ Episode 7: A Good Man Goes to War(=Amys Choice)/ Episode 8: Human Nature(= Silence in the Library)/ Episode 9: Forest of the Dead(= The Empty Child, The Family of Blood)/ Episode 10: Blink(= The Doctor Dances, Vincent and the Doctor, The Girl Who Waited)

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

It's nice to see a nice balance between RTD and Moffat with preferences of episodes. I think bar one or two, every episode is fantastic and the creativity is just off the scale.

Antee991166
Antee991166

1. Smith & Jones

2. The Fires of Pompeii

3. Gridlock

4. Time of the Angels

5. World War Three

6. Dalek

7. A Good Man Goes to War

8. The Impossible Planet

9. The Satan Pit

10. Midnight


This would be one hell of a series for me!

HisNameIsTheDoctor
HisNameIsTheDoctor

  1. The Eleventh Hour (10/10)
  2. Day of the Moon (10/10)
  3. School Reunion (8/10)
  4. The Doctor’s Wife (10/10)
  5. The Angels Take Manhattan (9/10)
  6. Dalek (9/10)
  7. The Rings of Akhaten (9/10)
  8. Silence in the Library (10/10)
  9. The Family of Blood (10/10)
  10. Blink (10/10)


Series count:


  1. Series 3/Series 6 (2 episodes)
  2. Series 1/Series 2/Series 4/Series 5/Series 7 (1 episode)


pretty rounded, now look at my series ranking


  1. Series 7
  2. Series 5/Series 4
  3. Series 1
  4. Series 6
  5. Series 2
  6. Series 3



shyx111
shyx111

1. The Eleventh Hour (=The Impossible Astronaut, and very close to them Asylum of the Daleks)

2. Day of the Moon

3. Gridlock

4. The Doctor's Wife 

5. Flesh and Stone

6. The Bells of Saint John

7. A Good Man Goes To War

8. Silence in the Library

9. Forest of the Dead (=Human Nature/Hide)

10. The Girl Who Waited

troughton who?
troughton who?

The Eleventh Hour, Day of the Moon, The Unquiet Dead, The Doctor's Wife, Flesh and Stone, Dalek, Amy's Choice, Human Nature, The Family of Blood, Blink.



Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

For me

1. The Eleventh Hour

2. The End of the World

3. Town Called Mercy

4. The Girl in the Fireplace/ The Doctor's Wife

4/5. Aliens if London/WW3

6. Dalek

7. Rings of Akheten

8. Father's Day

9/10. The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances (Fav Doctor Who Story Ever).

Galax
Galax

Series 1-7 face-off of the worst episodes : Rose (7/10) - Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (5/10) - The Curse of the Black Spot (5/10) - Daleks in Manhattan (3/10) - The Poison Sky (4/10) - The Lazarus Experiment (5/10) - The Long Game (5/10) - Cold War (7/10) - Night Terrors (4/10) - Love and Monsters (7/10)



supermoff
supermoff

So far: Ep1: The Impossible Astronaut


Ep2: Day of the Moon,

Ep3: A Town Called Mercy

Ep4: The Time of Angels

Ep5: Flesh and Stone

Ep6: The Bells of Saint John

Ep7: A Good Man Goes To War

Ep8: Silence in the Library

Ep9: Forest of the Dead

Ep10: Midnight

(So 3 from Series 6, 2 from Series 7, 2 from Series 5, 3 from Series 4, none from Series 1-3. That sounds about right)

The next few are much easier than yesterday's. 

Mikeyboss182
Mikeyboss182

1. The Eleventh Hour  

2. The Shakespeare Code 

3. The Unquiet Dead

4. The Girl in the Fireplace 

5. The Poison Sky 

6. Dalek 

7. A Good Man Goes to War 

8. Human Nature 

9. The Family of Blood 

10. Midnight 


















TheDreamer
TheDreamer

Episode 1: The Impossible Astronaut (The Eleventh Hour a close 2nd, though)

Episode 2: Day of the Moon

Episode 3: A Town Called Mercy

Episode 4: The Doctor's Wife

Episode 5: Flesh and Stone

Episode 6: The Bells of St John (Dalek a close 2nd)

Episode 7: A Good Man Goes To War (42 and Rings of Akhaten right behind)

Episode 8: Silence in the Library ( Father's Day and Impossible Planet right behind)

Episode 9: The Empty Child (Hide and Forest of the Dead right behind)

Episode 10: Midnight (Blink, The Doctor Dances and Journey to the Centre of the Tardis close behind)



AnnParkerCrawford
AnnParkerCrawford

@Jamesss  I had to think about episode 10 the longest. But yes, finally decided on Vincent and the Doctor. Blink a VERY close second, and The Doctor Dances right behind it! 

IamTheDoctorBasicallyRun
IamTheDoctorBasicallyRun

Episode 11: The God Complex/ Episode 12: The Pandorica Opens/ Episode 13: The Big Bang/ Christmas special: A Christmas Carol(= The Snowmen)/ Other specials(if this is an actual category): The Day of the Doctor

Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

Honestly I feel bad cause there's a lot of episodes I love. I always feel like I'm leaving out a masterpiece when making my list.

IamTheDoctorBasicallyRun
IamTheDoctorBasicallyRun

For me(from worst to better): Love and Monsters(0/10) / Fear Her(3/10) / The Long Game(4/10) / Unicorn and the Wasp(4/10) / The Curse of the Black Spot(5/10) / Victory of the Daleks(5/10) / The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe( 6.5/10, because of the really beautiful cinematography). Actually, these are all the episodes I really dislike.

Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd
Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd

@Galax  mine would be 1.New Earth 6.5/10 2.Dinosaurs on a spaceship 7/10 3.The curse of the black spot 5/10 4.The power of 3 6.5/10 5.The angels take Manhattan 7/10 6.Bells of St.John 7/10 7.The ring of Akhaten 6/10 8.Lets kill Hitler 4/10 9.Night terrors 5/10 10.Love and Monsters 4/10 

supermoff
supermoff

@Galax  Oh that's a good idea actually! 
Mine would be: Rose (5/10), The End of the World (5/10), The Curse of the Black Spot (6/10), Daleks in Manhattan (2/10),  World War Three (6/10), The Doctor's Daughter (3/10), 42 (2/10), Father's Day (6/10), Cold Blood (7/10), Love and Monsters (2/10). 

TheBiPunishment
TheBiPunishment

Asylum of the Daleks (6.5), The End of the World (7), The Curse of the Black Spot (5.5), Aliens of London (6.5), Flesh and Stone (4.5), The Vampires of Venice (8.5), The Rings of Akhaten (5.5), Let's Kill Hitler (5.5), Night Terrors (7), Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (4.5).

TheDreamer
TheDreamer

Oh grrrr.. I just realised I voted for both Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon... Been trying to avoid voting for both episodes of a 2-parter... should've voted for Fires of Pompeii for Episode 2.... Oh well...

Galax
Galax

@TheBiPunishment  Aww, you pick Asylum, Flesh and Stone, Akhaten and Journey that are masterpieces to me x)