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The Twelfth Doctor Top 40

Never be cruel, never be cowardly… and never, ever eat pears! Remember, hate is always foolish, and love is always wise. Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind. Oh, and you mustn’t tell anyone your name. No one would understand it anyway… except… except children. Children can hear it, sometimes, if their hearts are in the right place, and the stars are too. Children can hear your name. But nobody else. Nobody else, ever.

Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Doctor, I let you go…

And with those words on Christmas Day 2017, Peter Capaldi’s time in the TARDIS was over. With exactly forty episodes under his belt, here are my final rankings of the entire Twelfth Doctor era…

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Review Recap: Victoria (ITV) Series 2

My complete collection of Victoria (ITV) Series 2 reviews for Blogtor Who

Episode 1 – A Soldier’s Daughter

Episode 2 – The Green-Eyed Monster

Episode 3 – Warp and Weft

Episode 4 – The Sins of the Father

Episode 5 – Entente Cordiale

Episode 6 – Faith, Hope & Charity

Episode 7 – The King Over the Water

Episode 8 – The Luxury of Conscience

Jodie Whittaker: Lucky Number 13

Yes. Yes. YES! Jodie Whittaker is The Thirteenth Doctor. I’m absolutely thrilled to bits.

So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Doctor 13… is a woman! And who cares? So what if The Doctor has been a man for the last 54 years and twelve (or thirteen) regenerations. There’s absolutely no reason why The Doctor shouldn’t be a woman. Not logically, not ethically, not even canonically. If ever there was a time to make the change, it was now. We’ve got a new showrunner, a new production team, a new lead and a new companion, all on their way in for the 2018 series and beyond. Doctor Who as we know it is about to undergo its biggest regeneration since 2010 (perhaps even 2005), and this is one heck of a way to make it count.

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My Definitive Twelfth Doctor Series

There may still be five months until Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who swansong, but for all intents and purposes, The Twelfth Doctor’s era is over. All three of his series have now finished airing, each with their own set of hits and misses. But, if I could pick and choose my favourite episodes to make up the ‘definitive’ Twelfth Doctor season, what would it look like?

For this list, I’ve ranked each episode from Series 8-10 (comparing each season’s Episode 1, then Episode 2, and so on…) to come up with the ultimate Capaldi marathon. Some choices were harder to make than others, but I’m quite pleased with what I’ve settled on. So, buckle up and prepare for some controversy… it’s time to unpack my personal best Twelfth Doctor series!

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Review Recap: Broadchurch Series 3

My complete collection of Broadchurch Series 3 reviews for Blogtor Who

Episode 1 – Back to Basics

Episode 2 – Suspicious Minds

Episode 3 – Liar Liar

Episode 4 – Halfway Out of the Dark

Episode 5 – Spanners in the Works

Episode 6 – The Parent Trap

Episode 7 – Treading Water

Episode 8 – A Skin-Crawling Conclusion

Blogtor Who Digest – February 2017

A complete collection of my articles for Blogtor Who from February 2017

News

Happy Birthday to Who? – 1st February: Elisabeth Sladen

Happy Birthday to Who? – 16th February: Christopher Eccleston

Reviews

Broadchurch Series 3 Episode 1

Features

Top 5 Twelfth Doctor Stories (So Far…)

Top 5 Twelfth Doctor Moments (So Far…)

Top 5 Missy Moments of Mischief

Happy Valentine’s Day! Top 5 Doctor Who Kisses

Blogtor Who Digest – January 2017

Doctor Who Digest is regenerating for 2017!

A complete collection of my articles for Blogtor Who from January 2017

News

Happy Birthday to Who? – 8th January: William Hartnell

Happy Birthday to Who? – 20th January: Tom Baker

Happy Birthday to Who? – 22nd January: John Hurt

Victoria Original Soundtrack Now on Spotify & iTunes

Features

Peter Capaldi: A Tribute to Twelve

Top Ten: New Doctor Who Series (2005-2015)

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Doctor Who Series 10 is just a few months away now – but how do I think the revived version of the show has fared so far?

Let’s find out, as I rank the first nine (and a bit) seasons of new Doctor Who to date…

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Doctor Who Digest – December 2016

A complete collection of my articles for Blogtor Who, Peter Capaldi News, and David Tennant News from December 2016

News

Happy Birthday to Who? – 16th December: Nicholas Courtney

Happy Birthday to Who? – 29th December: Bernard Cribbins and Julian Bleach

Reviews

Preview: Class – Episode 8 – The Lost

Class – Episode 8 – The Lost

Preview: Doctor Who – The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Doctor Who – The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Features

Top 5 Doctor Who Christmas Specials

Who’s Who in The Return of Doctor Mysterio?