Season nine of the latest incarnation of Doctor Who, or “New Who” as fans call it, just wrapped. And by all accounts it was another strong series for everyone’s favorite Time Lord. This continues a positive trend for Doctor Who, which has been riding high since the long-running BBC show was brought back from the dead and revitalized a decade ago. And with the new series now preparing to enter its 10th season, we look back at the 10 best episodes of Doctor Who since the show was resurrected in 2005.
10. “The Day of the Doctor” (2013)
This was the big episode that marked the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, which first aired on the BBC way back in 1963. An epic, feature-length special, “The Day of the Doctor” gave the series the anniversary special it deserved. Producers of the show skillfully brought together three generations of the Doctor in actors Matt Smith and David Tennant (two of the actors who most recently played Doctor Who), as well the character known as “War Doctor,” played by British thespian John Hurt. Set during the infamous Time War, viewers of this episode learned the War Doctor’s dark secret as he prepared to destroy Gallifrey to stop an invasion of the dreaded (and most popular villains) Daleks. But, with the help of the multiple Doctors, the War Doctor manages to rewrite his own timeline and hide Gallifrey in another dimension of time and space. A great event episode.