Check out eight of the best episodes of the popular series Doctor Who. We can’t include all of the greatest episodes but we can give you eight of them. So check these out and tell us which episodes we missed.
“Vincent and the Doctor” is from the fifth series of the beloved show. In this episode the Doctor and Amy Pond go back in time and meet Vincent van Gogh. The famous artist is the only person to be able to see an invisible monster that has been terrorizing Provence, a region in France. It all starts with the Doctor noticing a strange face in the background of one of van Gogh’s paintings, from there they get into their usual shenanigans.
“Blink” isn’t really Doctor heavy and yet it’s one of the most popular episodes in the history of the show. This episode puts a couple of 20 somethings in a house that contains some very animated statues. These aren’t your father’s statues, these are statues of angels that will kill you whenever they have the chance. They can only move when not in view of anything, so don’t go blinking because that’s all the time that they need.
“The God Complex” pits the eleventh Doctor and his companion Amy against a beast that terrorizes a mysterious hotel on an alien planet. But like most situations that the Doctor gets himself into, this one is more than meets the eye. The hotel isn’t what you initially think it to be and the beast isn’t as beastly as you were led to believe.
“Rose” is the opening episode of the first series of the resurrected series. This episode introduces the ninth doctor (Christopher Eccleston) and his companion Rose Tyler. Besides the fact that it’s noteworthy because of the return of the Doctor, and the first appearance of the beloved companion, the episode is noteworthy for the fact that we get introduced to a new Doctor without another Doctor’s regeneration. It doesn’t normally go that way.
“The Girl in the Fireplace” stars David Tennant as the tenth Doctor, and Billie Piper as his companion Rose. This episode puts the Doctor and his companion onto a spaceship drifting through space. This isn’t just any plain abandoned spaceship, it houses a Victorian fireplace. This fireplace is actually a time window that shows the life and times of Madame de Pompadour. Her life had been observed by an alien race, but don’t fret because the Doctor isn’t a big fan of voyeurism.
“School Reunion” brings the popular companion Sarah Jane Smith, and her robotic dog K-9, back to the show. The story in this episode is that the Doctor and Rose go undercover at a school, this isn’t your traditional school, this school is feeding the children some chips (or french fried potatoes to the ‘Mericans reading this) that are fried in a very odd substance. I don’t see the issue because the kids are well behaved and intelligent, this sounds like a great way to make kids bearable.
“The Doctor’s Wife” is extraordinary in that it was written by the dark lord himself, Neil Gaiman. This episode takes the Doctor, Amy, and Rory to an asteroid outside of known universe. The asteroid isn’t what it seems and soon transfers the TARDIS to the body of one of the inhabitants of the asteroid, so finally the doctor is able to interact with the TARDIS itself.
“The Empty Child” and “The Doctor Dances” a two part arc that takes the Doctor to London during the blitz. This is famous for the creepiness that accompanies a cast full of people wearing gas masks. The first episode of the two, “The Empty Child” is also notable for the fact that it’s the first appearance of the character Captain Jack Harkness, which ultimately led to the series Torchwood. So besides this story arc being pretty bad ass on its own it’s also a great way to get introduced to a new show.