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Old 15-06-2013, 17:06
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I just thought that now Matt's Doctor is leaving, I was interested to know what people think are the most memorable moments of the 11th Doctor. Also, what do people think are the best episodes shown during his tenure?

My most favourite moment was when The Doctor was eating fish fingers and custard and Little Amelia Pond was eating ice cream. It made me smile a lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...RKAHu-kI#t=81s

Also the Pandorica Opens and the Big Bang is possibly my most favourite story of Matt's era.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAFIDGB_fKw

My least favourite episode is Vampires In Venice, although Dinosours on a Spaceship comes a close second.
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Old 15-06-2013, 17:30
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My top 12 Matt Smith episodes:

1. The Snowmen
2. The Name of the Doctor
3. The Rings of Akhaten
4. Amy's Choice
5. Night Terrors
6. The God Complex
7. Nightmare in Silver
8. The Eleventh Hour
9. The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon
10. The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang
11. Vincent and the Doctor
12. The Bells of St John
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Old 15-06-2013, 17:31
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Eleventh hour, the rest is just a blur.
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Old 15-06-2013, 17:49
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Most memorable episode - easy The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, my favorite episode - much harder, would probably be tied between The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon and The Name of the Doctor. Least favorite episode - Bells of St John though Dinosaurs on a spaceship was awful. In terms of Vampires in Venice it was not awful but it was rather bland in my opinion. The most over-rated episode is easily Vincent and The Doctor. Under-rated? Tricky but I would probably say Rings of Akhaten.
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Old 15-06-2013, 17:56
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The Impossible Astronaut
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Old 15-06-2013, 18:28
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Most memorable episode - easy The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, my favorite episode - much harder, would probably be tied between The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon and The Name of the Doctor. Least favorite episode - Bells of St John though Dinosaurs on a spaceship was awful. In terms of Vampires in Venice it was not awful but it was rather bland in my opinion. The most over-rated episode is easily Vincent and The Doctor. Under-rated? Tricky but I would probably say Rings of Akhaten.
YES! Finally someone else realised this.
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Old 15-06-2013, 18:30
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YES! Finally someone else realised this.
Realised? Don't know what your talking about, As soon as people started hating it I knew it was under-rated
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Old 15-06-2013, 18:58
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My Top 20 Eleventh Doctor Stories

01 - A Christmas Carol by Steven Moffat (Series 6)
This episode felt like something out of a Terry Pratchett novel. It has impressive effects to pull off an alien world, but they were never forced in your face very much. The cast was quite small and intimate, and Matt Smith really came into his own when he acted off of Michael Gambon. This is one of my favourite episodes of Doctor Who, and is the Christmas episode I would put on to show off the programme's more successful festive side.

02 - The Doctor's Wife by Neil Gaiman (Series 6)
Never before have I been sceptical about the success of a particular episode and gone on to be wowed like I was with this. Despite being a fan of Gaiman, I really didn't think I wanted to see the Tardis in human form...it was beyond the realms of Doctor Who's version of credibility and nobody could nail the performance. How wrong I was! Suranne Jones stole the show, and there were some amazing treats in this one, but Smith himself delivered his finest emotive performance to date in this one and wouldn't better that performance in the sixth series.

03 - Asylum of the Daleks by Steven Moffat (Series 7)
The Daleks were "back" in this episode, in the sense I'd been waiting for since Series 1... the Daleks that were interesting and slightly menacing. Series 4 had teased it, but it took Matt Smith and a Dalek-doomed companion-to-be to give me what I wanted. This episode looks amazing, it was written brilliantly and I just love everything about it.

04 - The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang by Steven Moffat (Series 5)
I wasn't expecting a massive all-out kitchen-sink-included finale with Moffat, especially in his debut year. But the fifth series finale remains the finest to date. Part of that lies with it being a two-parter, part of it lies with River Song wearing her finest outfit, and part of it lies with Matt Smith's performance. It took me until around 42 before I fully embraced Tennant as The Doctor, but watching this story made me realise how fast I'd adapted and enjoyed watching Matt Smith in the role.

05 - Vincent and the Doctor by Richard Curtis (Series 5)
Whilst I wish the producers had been more daring and had actually allowed a purely historical story just this once, VatD is a brilliant story and a love-letter to Van Gogh. Smith has his moments here, but it is Tony Curran as the tormented artist that delivers the striking performance. And there is seldom mention to the design team, who do an astounding job of recreating some iconic Van Gogh images in-episode. That in itself was clever, the story didn't sugarcoat bipolar disorder like I guessed it would, it found a new creative way of embracing CGI and the location filming in Croatia paid off big time.

06 - The Crimson Horror by Mark Gatiss (Series 7)
I haven't much to say about this episode so far, but that's because it hasn't been around long enough for me to appreciate it to its full potential. All the more reason why it impresses me that it makes my favourite ten. It is my second favourite Mark Gatiss story after The Unquiet Dead, and I felt this episode mixed the witty and dramatic with the absolutely totally bonkers. In a roundabout way it worked, and Gatiss delivered the period setting wonderfully once again.

07 - Let's Kill Hitler by Steven Moffat (Series 6)
It was fast paced and the wittiest script that Moffat delivered. It saw the origins of River Song, forgot about Hitler and made me like Rory for a little while. Matt Smith delivers a comical appearance here, and in such a dramatic and important story I understand why it was so divisive. But it was so incredibly snappy and fun that there was no way it wasn't making this list.

08 - The Girl Who Waited by Tom McRae (Series 6)
One of the most emotional stories of Moffat's era so far in my opinion, this is easily Karen Gillan's best performance. Even if the prosthetics weren't up to scratch in every scene, she carried this minimalistic dilemma of an episode almost entirely by herself. Smith's Doctor took a darker turn at this point, which was something we'd see stick throughout the remainder of Series 6 and much of Series 7.

09 - The Beast Below by Steven Moffat (Series 5)
This episode doesn't get a lot of love, and even I denied it any attention for a while after I first saw it. Since then, it has oddly transformed into 'top ten' material for me, perhaps with more appropriate standards. Matt Smith is a bit awkward settling into the role here, but it adds to the story in a sort of way. Liz Ten is a brilliant character I wished we could have properly seen again and the plot was quite different to anything we'd seen before. I really wish we could have a second great adventure aboard the Starship UK.

10 - The Angels Take Manhattan by Steven Moffat (Series 7)
Despite being full of plot holes, this episode makes the list for a number of reasons that for most episodes don't quite cut it. The location filming is generally superb and isn't in your face aside from perhaps one scene, the plot is an intriguing one and twists and turns too, and Murray Gold gave it his all here. Above all else though, it made me care about Amy leaving, which considering she is the weakest companion of Nu-Who to date for me is quite impressive. It didn't manage to make me care about Rory, but then maybe if it did and maybe if it was afforded the two episodes it deserved then it would have found itself higher up the list.

11 - The Name of the Doctor by Steven Moffat (Series 7)
12 - The God Complex by Toby Whithouse (Series 6)
13 - The Rings of Akhaten by Neil Cross (Series 7)
14 - The Lodger by Gareth Roberts (Series 5)
15 - A Town Called Mercy by Toby Whithouse (Series 7)
16 - The Vampires of Venice by Toby Whithouse (Series 5)
17 - The Curse of the Black Spot by Stephen Thompson (Series 7)
18 - Amy's Choice by Simon Nye (Series 5)
19 - The Eleventh Hour by Steven Moffat (Series 5)
20 - The Snowmen by Steven Moffat (Series 7)
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Old 15-06-2013, 19:12
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Best episode starring Matt Smith?

The End of Time Part 2. (minus the last minute or so)
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Old 15-06-2013, 19:38
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My Top 20 Eleventh Doctor Stories

01 - A Christmas Carol by Steven Moffat (Series 6)
This episode felt like something out of a Terry Pratchett novel. It has impressive effects to pull off an alien world, but they were never forced in your face very much. The cast was quite small and intimate, and Matt Smith really came into his own when he acted off of Michael Gambon. This is one of my favourite episodes of Doctor Who, and is the Christmas episode I would put on to show off the programme's more successful festive side.

02 - The Doctor's Wife by Neil Gaiman (Series 6)
Never before have I been sceptical about the success of a particular episode and gone on to be wowed like I was with this. Despite being a fan of Gaiman, I really didn't think I wanted to see the Tardis in human form...it was beyond the realms of Doctor Who's version of credibility and nobody could nail the performance. How wrong I was! Suranne Jones stole the show, and there were some amazing treats in this one, but Smith himself delivered his finest emotive performance to date in this one and wouldn't better that performance in the sixth series.

03 - Asylum of the Daleks by Steven Moffat (Series 7)
The Daleks were "back" in this episode, in the sense I'd been waiting for since Series 1... the Daleks that were interesting and slightly menacing. Series 4 had teased it, but it took Matt Smith and a Dalek-doomed companion-to-be to give me what I wanted. This episode looks amazing, it was written brilliantly and I just love everything about it.

04 - The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang by Steven Moffat (Series 5)
I wasn't expecting a massive all-out kitchen-sink-included finale with Moffat, especially in his debut year. But the fifth series finale remains the finest to date. Part of that lies with it being a two-parter, part of it lies with River Song wearing her finest outfit, and part of it lies with Matt Smith's performance. It took me until around 42 before I fully embraced Tennant as The Doctor, but watching this story made me realise how fast I'd adapted and enjoyed watching Matt Smith in the role.

05 - Vincent and the Doctor by Richard Curtis (Series 5)
Whilst I wish the producers had been more daring and had actually allowed a purely historical story just this once, VatD is a brilliant story and a love-letter to Van Gogh. Smith has his moments here, but it is Tony Curran as the tormented artist that delivers the striking performance. And there is seldom mention to the design team, who do an astounding job of recreating some iconic Van Gogh images in-episode. That in itself was clever, the story didn't sugarcoat bipolar disorder like I guessed it would, it found a new creative way of embracing CGI and the location filming in Croatia paid off big time.

06 - The Crimson Horror by Mark Gatiss (Series 7)
I haven't much to say about this episode so far, but that's because it hasn't been around long enough for me to appreciate it to its full potential. All the more reason why it impresses me that it makes my favourite ten. It is my second favourite Mark Gatiss story after The Unquiet Dead, and I felt this episode mixed the witty and dramatic with the absolutely totally bonkers. In a roundabout way it worked, and Gatiss delivered the period setting wonderfully once again.

07 - Let's Kill Hitler by Steven Moffat (Series 6)
It was fast paced and the wittiest script that Moffat delivered. It saw the origins of River Song, forgot about Hitler and made me like Rory for a little while. Matt Smith delivers a comical appearance here, and in such a dramatic and important story I understand why it was so divisive. But it was so incredibly snappy and fun that there was no way it wasn't making this list.

08 - The Girl Who Waited by Tom McRae (Series 6)
One of the most emotional stories of Moffat's era so far in my opinion, this is easily Karen Gillan's best performance. Even if the prosthetics weren't up to scratch in every scene, she carried this minimalistic dilemma of an episode almost entirely by herself. Smith's Doctor took a darker turn at this point, which was something we'd see stick throughout the remainder of Series 6 and much of Series 7.

09 - The Beast Below by Steven Moffat (Series 5)
This episode doesn't get a lot of love, and even I denied it any attention for a while after I first saw it. Since then, it has oddly transformed into 'top ten' material for me, perhaps with more appropriate standards. Matt Smith is a bit awkward settling into the role here, but it adds to the story in a sort of way. Liz Ten is a brilliant character I wished we could have properly seen again and the plot was quite different to anything we'd seen before. I really wish we could have a second great adventure aboard the Starship UK.

10 - The Angels Take Manhattan by Steven Moffat (Series 7)
Despite being full of plot holes, this episode makes the list for a number of reasons that for most episodes don't quite cut it. The location filming is generally superb and isn't in your face aside from perhaps one scene, the plot is an intriguing one and twists and turns too, and Murray Gold gave it his all here. Above all else though, it made me care about Amy leaving, which considering she is the weakest companion of Nu-Who to date for me is quite impressive. It didn't manage to make me care about Rory, but then maybe if it did and maybe if it was afforded the two episodes it deserved then it would have found itself higher up the list.

11 - The Name of the Doctor by Steven Moffat (Series 7)
12 - The God Complex by Toby Whithouse (Series 6)
13 - The Rings of Akhaten by Neil Cross (Series 7)
14 - The Lodger by Gareth Roberts (Series 5)
15 - A Town Called Mercy by Toby Whithouse (Series 7)
16 - The Vampires of Venice by Toby Whithouse (Series 5)
17 - The Curse of the Black Spot by Stephen Thompson (Series 7)
18 - Amy's Choice by Simon Nye (Series 5)
19 - The Eleventh Hour by Steven Moffat (Series 5)
20 - The Snowmen by Steven Moffat (Series 7)
I agree with just about all of that, I'd just move stuff a round a little, maybe replace one or two episodes for another.
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Old 15-06-2013, 19:52
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The Doctor's Wife, Asylum of the Daleks, The Pandorica Opens, The Eleventh Hour and The Name of the Doctor are my favourites so far.
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Old 15-06-2013, 20:00
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10 - The Angels Take Manhattan by Steven Moffat (Series 7)
Despite being full of plot holes, this episode makes the list for a number of reasons that for most episodes don't quite cut it. The location filming is generally superb and isn't in your face aside from perhaps one scene, the plot is an intriguing one and twists and turns too, and Murray Gold gave it his all here. Above all else though, it made me care about Amy leaving, which considering she is the weakest companion of Nu-Who to date for me is quite impressive. It didn't manage to make me care about Rory, but then maybe if it did and maybe if it was afforded the two episodes it deserved then it would have found itself higher up the list.
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Amen. Many Moffat era stories deserved more episodes than they received and they were the lesser for it. The Angels Take Manhattan and A Good Man Goes to War are the most glaring examples of this but there are others.
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Old 15-06-2013, 20:20
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Best episode starring Matt Smith?

The End of Time Part 2. (minus the last minute or so)
Best episode starring Matt Smith?

The End of Time Part 2. (minus the first 53 minutes or so)

Sorry couldn't resist
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Old 15-06-2013, 20:23
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My favourites and my opinion only

Lets kill Hitler
Dinosaurs on a spaceship
Vincent and the doctor
A Christmas Carol
The lodger
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Old 15-06-2013, 20:33
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Best episode starring Matt Smith?

The End of Time Part 2. (minus the last minute or so)


...Get out.
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Old 15-06-2013, 20:37
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When he hit Rory and when he kissed Rory.
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Old 15-06-2013, 20:52
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Best episode starring Matt Smith?

The End of Time Part 2. (minus the last minute or so)
Hilarious. You anti-Smith posters could at least try being constructive in your criticism rather than obnoxious.
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Old 15-06-2013, 20:53
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I find my opinions about Doctor Who can shift over time and this era isn't over yet (2 more episodes of Matt. Only two more. Nooooo. In denial!) ) but the following particularly float my boat;

The Eleventh Hour. Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone. Amy's Choice. The Lodger. Vincent & The Doctor. Pandorica Opens/Big Bang. A Christmas Carol. The Impossible Astronaut. The Doctor's Wife. Girl Who Waited. God Complex. Asylum of the Daleks. A Town Called Mercy. The Snowmen. Hide. The Crimson Horror. Name of the Doctor....

yup, bit of a fan of this era.
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Old 15-06-2013, 21:15
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I agree with just about all of that, I'd just move stuff a round a little, maybe replace one or two episodes for another.
I don't imagine many would put A Christmas Carol at top, but then it's always good to be the minority on these things...keeps things interesting

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Amen. Many Moffat era stories deserved more episodes than they received and they were the lesser for it. The Angels Take Manhattan and A Good Man Goes to War are the most glaring examples of this but there are others.
I personally feel that the finales have suffered a little bit, since the loss of two-parters. The Wedding of River Song was the biggest victim for me, and though The Name of the Doctor fared a bit better I feel that's only because it leads into the 50th and thus is formatted more like a two-parter.
A two-part finale feels like an event... a one part finale feels like a footnote. I can never decide if I'm totally amazed or totally underwhelmed by The Angels Take Manhattan for that very reason - as a two parter I feel it would have been the biggest story Nu-Who has managed - location filming, River Song, departure of two companions, the Weeping Angels... if everything had had more of a presence it could have been sensational.
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Old 15-06-2013, 22:59
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His whole run was a bit piss poor really wasn't it!? which is a real shame as i think he's one of the best Doctors since Tom Baker.
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Old 15-06-2013, 23:05
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His whole run was a bit piss poor really wasn't it!? which is a real shame as i think he's one of the best Doctors since Tom Baker.
As it is only your opinion I won't argue but is only your opinion
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Old 15-06-2013, 23:19
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His whole run was a bit piss poor really wasn't it!? which is a real shame as i think he's one of the best Doctors since Tom Baker.
A matter of opinion my friend. I think he's had a brilliant run (minus the irritating mid-season breaks).
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Old 15-06-2013, 23:52
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Safe to be said....Matt Smith is MY Doctor...i have adored his era....since The Eleventh Hour i was just glued to the show i have never been before! He was instant...and The Ponds have become my favourite companions...so many brilliant story arcs, characters, foes, threats, drama and of course thrills, spills, hilarious moments throughout! In a rough order...my favourite/most memorable/most iconic episodes of the show in my order have to be...


- The Impossible Astronaut/Day Of The Moon
- The Doctors Wife
- The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
- The Name Of The Doctor
- Asylum Of The Daleks
- The Eleventh Hour
- The SNowmen
- Amys Choice
- A good Man goes To War/Lets Kill Hitler
- The girl Who Waited
- The Crimson Horror
- Vincent & The Doctor
- Hide
- Time Of Angels/ Flesh & Stone
- The Wedding Of RIver Song
- A Christmas Carol
- The Angels Take Manhattan
- The god Complex
- The Lodger
- Closing Time
- The RIngs Of Akhaten
- The Bells Of St John
- The power Of Three
- The Beast Below

So yes.....for me those are my most rewatched episodes that i simply adore coming back to

My favourtie era of the show...and with only two more to go...lets go all out on the high it deserves!
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Old 16-06-2013, 00:01
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The Eleventh Hour
The Pandorica Opens
The Big Bang
Vincent and the Doctor
Asylum of the Daleks
The Name of the Doctor
The Doctors Wife

there are so many more but those are the standouts. And blimey! What episodes he has had!
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Old 16-06-2013, 00:05
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- The Impossible Astronaut/Day Of The Moon
- The Doctors Wife
- The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
- The Name Of The Doctor
- Asylum Of The Daleks
- The Eleventh Hour
- The Snowmen
- Amys Choice
- A Good Man Goes To War/Lets Kill Hitler
- The Girl Who Waited
- The Crimson Horror
- Vincent & The Doctor
- Hide
- Time Of Angels/ Flesh & Stone
- The Wedding Of RIver Song
- A Christmas Carol
- The Angels Take Manhattan
- The God Complex
- The Lodger
- Closing Time
- The Rings Of Akhaten
- The Bells Of St John
- The Power Of Three
- The Beast Below
The fact you have listed 28 out of his 42 episodes to date is quite indicative of your love for Matt Smith
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