Doctor Who

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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Blogtor Who Digest – December 2017

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

News

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

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

Victoria Christmas Special: Broadcast Date and Time Confirmed

Jenna Coleman Returns to the Throne for Victoria Series 3

Doctor Who Series 9 Soundtrack Coming Early 2018

Reviews

Doctor Who – The Time of the Doctor (2013 Christmas Special)

The League of Gentlemen – 2017 Specials

Preview: Victoria Christmas Special – Comfort and Joy

Doctor Who – Twice Upon a Time (2017 Christmas Special)

Victoria Christmas Special – Comfort and Joy

Blogtor Who Digest – August 2017

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

News

Happy Birthday to Who? – 20th August: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Anthony Ainley

Jenna Coleman Stars in New Victoria Season 2 Trailer

Victoria Returns to ITV on Sunday 27th August

Reviews

Preview: Trust Me – Episode 1

Trust Me – Episode 1

Preview: Trust Me – Episode 2

Trust Me – Episode 2

Preview: Trust Me – Episode 3

Trust Me – Episode 3

Preview: Trust Me – Episode 4

Trust Me – Episode 4

Victoria Series 2 Episode 1

Blogtor Who Digest – July 2017

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

News

Happy Birthday to Who? – 7th July: Jon Pertwee

Happy Birthday to Who? – 10th July: John Simm

Reviews

Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 12 – The Doctor Falls

Book Review: Doctor Who Myths & Legends – Epic Tales From Alien Worlds

Features

Top 5 Doctor Who Series 10 Episodes

Top 5 Doctor Who Series 10 Monsters

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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Blogtor Who Digest – June 2017

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

News

Happy Birthday to Who? – 8th June: Colin Baker

Happy Birthday to Who? – 16th June: Carole Ann Ford

Happy Birthday to Who? – 17th June: Arthur Darvill

Victoria Wins Best Drama and Best Female at Golden Nymph Awards

Reviews

Preview: Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 8 – The Lie of the Land

Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 9 – Empress of Mars

Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 10 – The Eaters of Light

Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 11 – World Enough and Time

Features

Doctor Who Series 10 – Our Thoughts So Far!

Top 5 Twelfth Doctor Episodes (So Far…)

Recap: Every Doctor Who Series Finale So Far! (2005-2017)