The votes are in! We asked for your Top 3 favourite Doctor Who moments from last year and you responded in your hundreds! Below you’ll find out the results of what YOU thought of the show in 2013.
The following were all very close receiving between 0.09% and 0.37% of the vote: Doctor Who at the Proms, Chicago TARDIS (US Doctor Who convention), Fanfare for the Common Men (Big Finish audio drama – review HERE), Rain Gods (Series 7 DVD minisode), Official Doctor Who Celebration, Nightmare in Silver, The Doctors Revisited, The Bells of Saint John Prequel, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Science of Doctor Who, Hunters of the Burning Stone (Doctor Who Magazine comic strip), Lords of the Red Planet (audio drama – review HERE) and the BBC Three documentary, The Ultimate Guide.
Just missing out on the Top 10 were the Series 7 episodes The Bells of Saint John and The Rings of Akhaten which gathered 0.93% and 0.83% of the vote respectively. Here’s the Top 10!
Thanks to all who voted! You can read all about the favourites of 2013 from the Blogtor Who writers HERE.
Personally, I really didn't think DAY OF THE DOCTOR was all that good. I don't mind the status change for the Whoverse. I welcome change. I just thought the execution of the entire episode was mediocre at best, with glossy and shallow 3-D-ness slapped over it as if to excuse the lack of substance, direction, or plot. David and Matt deserved a better script, and John "Fill-In for Eccleston" Hurt had no business being there. Billie Piper was stand-out as Bad Wolf. But the actors themselves couldn't save it from being kind of silly and boring. A shame, as it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the show and the viewers. Not to mention, just as a small gripe, you would think taking an anniversary called the "Day of the Doctor" and having all the living Doctors appear would sort of make common sense (instead of trying to appeal to "fan-faves"). But somewhere along the way, corporate minds and media egos caused this lukewarm stumble of an anniversary. There's a lot of good things about the 50th Year (FIVE DOCS REBOOT, McGann's Return, and ADVENTURE bio being my top faves) but DAY OF THE DOCTOR was not one of them. The lowest point of the year. Well, that and the cringe-inducing "live aftershow". For godsake, leave that stuff for the US productions. Go home BBC, you're drunk. 😉