There’s a lot of debate about who is the best Doctor Who of all time. Maybe you’re a devoted fan of Matt Smith’s portrayal of the Doctor on the long running BBC science fiction series. Or maybe you’re old school and feel that Tom Baker is the definitive version of the Time Lord. No matter which Doctor you prefer, it will be a never ending debate that exists forever – much like the Time Lord himself. But what about the villains in Doctor Who? Since the show debuted on the BBC in the early 1960s, the series has showcased some of the most impressive and memorable villains in all of sci-fi. Most devoted fans have their personal favourite villains and monsters. So here, we look at the best villains ever featured on Doctor Who. Let the debate begin!
10. Vashta Nerada
Vashta Nerada only made one appearance in Doctor Who – in a two part episode in Season Four of the rebooted “New Who” series. But this villain was so well conceived and so scary that it has stuck in the mind of many Doctor Who fans. Really, what makes the Vashta Nerada so memorable is that the villain plays on people’s natural fear of the dark. You see, the Vashta Nerada use darkness as their ally, and attach themselves to people as a second shadow. Once linked to a host, the Vashta Nerada then wait patiently for then when the time is right. Then they strike, stripping their prey like a piranha, which is pretty gross. In the episodes, “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Damned,” the Vashta Nerada attack an expedition group and it is up to Doctor Who to figure out what is going on and expel the evildoers. Definitely one of the creepier Doctor Who villains of all time.