With the Season finale of the First Season of Peter Capaldi and only the Christmas Special between us and a long wait to for the next season it’s time to begin the process of passing the time as we wait for new episodes.
What better way than to pick out the best Scenes in the revived series?
Each Week we will take a look at each season and from that season pick out the three most Memorable Scenes. We will furthermore offer a poll with six choices so we can see if your picks match mine.
So lets start with Series one featuring the 9th Doctor Christopher Eccleston let me give you my big three in order
Episode #1 Rose circles the TARDIS & enters for the first time
Given this was the revival of the series it was almost axiomatic that some moments that would later become more common. For me the opening credits and the sound of the TARDIS leaving for the first time were huge but the big moment was that very first time that a “modern” 21st century companion entered the TARDIS .
This scene is a masterful use of choreography. The danger is behind her, the Doctor has entered this blue box Rose opens the doors and can’t believe her eyes. Without showing us the inside of the TARDIS she circles until with the enemy at the gates she finally comes inside. The first of our many “bigger on the inside” scenes.
Episode #11 Boomtown Dinner Date with a Slitheen
The dinner with Margaret the slitheen is masterful, My dinner with Andre on steroids, Margaret after some failed attempts to poison and slay the doctor at the dinner table with trickery decides to play psychological games playing on his mercy.
Alas she has picked the wrong re-generation to try this on, this Doctor still thinks he has destroyed his home planet and he knows the game that is being played. This is one of the best moments of the season and really shows Eccleston’s range as an actor.
My pick, the most memorable Scene of Series one.
Episode #10 The Doctor Dances Everybody Lives!
This was a very close call but there are two things that makes the Everybody Lives simply wonderful. Throughout the series both old and new death closely follows The Doctor. It’s not uncommon for characters we like or admire to be killed from Jemma in The Wheel in Space to Osgood in Death in Heaven.
There are some episodes like the Horror of Fang Rock where literally every character other than the Doctor and his companions die. While some regenerations of the Doctor handle it better than others it’s a source of great pain for the character. The sheer joy of Christopher Eccleston 9th Doctor, the one nearest to the Time War to be able to shout those words Everybody lives makes it of the the greatest moments for the character of the Doctor in any of his regenerations
And the second thing? The absolutely hilarious exchange between Doctor Constantine and a patient who has just noticed a limb in much better shape that it once was.
And yes for those not familiar with the series, he does save Jack too.
And if you don’t like my top 3 choices then lo and behold I’m offering you three extra scenes to add to the list for you to pick from, and we’ll use both your list and mine separately as we go forward
Episode #5 World War Three twelve months
I thought it was something that should have been addressed more often in the original series.
Episode #8 Father’s Day Another Stupid Ape
An angry doctor who thinks he’s been used
Episode #13 The Parting of the Ways Regeneration
OK how can we do this and leave out the first new regeneration of the new series.
So vote below and let me know which three Series 1 episodes are the most memorable to you, Voting will end Friday in anticipation of the Series 2 scene choices going up.
And if you didn’t see your favorite choice on the poll list use this contact form to let me know what scenes you want added to this poll before it ends or scenes you want considered for series 2-8 plus the all Specials series