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March 16th, 2017
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With Steven Moffat’s final full series as showrunner now just under a month away, we’re going back to where it all began (for him, at least) as we embark on a mission to discover his best series opener to date.

It only feels like yesterday that the Eleventh Doctor was crash landing in Amelia Pond’s garden, but The Eleventh Hour – Steven’s first episode at the show’s helm – will mark its 7th anniversary next month. The episode kick started a whole new era, and it’s safe to say that the Moff’s series premieres have been getting bigger and better ever since.

Where do you even start when it comes to Steven’s series openers? Over the years they’ve taken us to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah (thus beginning one of the most mind-bending story arcs in Who history), Victorian London and even inside the Asylum of the Daleks itself. Say what you like about Moffat, but he definitely knows how to kick off a new series with a bang, and he is about to do it one more time when the Doctor returns to our screens on 15th April in The Pilot, with his next companion, Bill Potts, in tow. Get in!

Before that, though, let’s get nostalgic as we take a fond look back at his past premieres. Which has been your favourite? Let us know by voting in the poll below (and for the sake of continuity, we’ve included the mid-series premieres too!) and explain your choice in the comments. The results will be revealed ahead of the premiere of Series 10, so get voting…

POLL: What's your favourite Steven Moffat series opener to date?

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February 11th, 2016

Just in case US fans haven’t picked up Series 5 of Doctor Who on DVD yet (if not, where have you been?!), you’ll now be able to get your hands on it in two parts.

That’s because Matt Smith’s first string of adventures as the Eleventh Doctor are being reissued across the pond as two separate 2-disc DVD boxsets, in a similar fashion to Series 6, Series 7 and Series 9.

Part 1 – containing The Eleventh Hour to The Vampires of Venice – is released on 15th March 2016, priced $19.98.

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

December 17th, 2014
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Neil Gaiman has confirmed that he won’t be contributing to Series 9 of Doctor Who due to “ridiculous work commitments”.

The writer told Radio Times that, while he can’t fit it into his busy schedule at the moment, he’s still “determined to write for Peter Capaldi “at some point in the future. “As long as Peter is Doctor Who, I will write for him,” he said. “Every time I’m in the UK, I go and see the Doctor Who people. None of us are going to let me go off the boil. But it’s an enormous time commitment. How Steven Mofatt does it and Sherlock, and retains his sanity, I do not know.”

He continued: “I haven’t done an episode set on Earth yet and I also haven’t created a new monster. So there are still boxes left to tick. I don’t think I’ve scared anybody yet either. I’d love to write something that sends adults behind the sofa too and makes them wee a bit…”

Neil’s previous Doctor Who episodes are The Doctor’s Wife and Nightmare in Silver.

December 24th, 2013
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So far in our #TopTenOfEleven countdown we’ve seen the funny, the heartbreaking and the downright silly but in at #3 is a moment that truly is as epic as they come.

In The Pandorica Opens (2010) the Eleventh Doctor faced his darkest day yet as a menagerie of monsters gathered to finish him off once and for all..

He wasn’t going to go down without a fight as he took to Stonehenge to deliver a message to his alien adversaries.

Although ultimately being imprisoned forevermore inside the Pandorica (he has his good days and his bad days…), the showdown paved the way for one of his most epic scenes to date which is sure to go down in history as one of Matt Smith’s iconic Who moments. See the speech in question below and keep ‘em peeled for the reveal of our runner-up…

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December 24th, 2013
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It’s Christmas Eve which means tomorrow night the time will come to say our final farewell to the Eleventh Doctor.

In preparation for his last hour we have been counting down to his greatest moment and up next is the truly iconic scene which brought his first series to its emotional climax.

In The Big Bang (2010), the Doctor reset the universe but at a price. As the crack closed and erased him from history, he had enough time to journey back to where his story began.

Relive the memorable moment he proved to Amelia that we’re all just stories in the end.

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December 23rd, 2013
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Continuing our #TopTenOfEleven countdown is another epic moment from his opening adventure!

By the time the closing scenes of The Eleventh Hour arrived, Matt Smith had already established himself as a Time Lord to be reckoned with as he took to the rooftops of Leadworth Hospital for a final showdown with the alien Atraxi.

Here he proved a new (and arguably baby) face didn’t mean new rules as he told the Atraxi to, well, “basically… run!”.

And that they did, my friends. That they did. See the great moment in the player below…

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December 23rd, 2013
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Next in our #TopTenOfEleven is the moment the Eleventh Doctor first stepped out of the TARDIS and into the heart of the nation.

His debut adventure The Eleventh Hour also introduced us to his favourite delicacy – fish fingers and custard!

After turning down bacon and ‘evil beans’, he’d finally found something that tickled his taste buds, though we’d keep him far away from the turkey this Christmas, Clara!

This desirable dish has become an iconic image from the Eleventh Doctor’s era, so much so that Bird’s Eye made a celebratory pack to honour Fish Fingers and Custard Day (3rd April) this year! See the moment the Doctor discovered his love for it in the player.

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December 22nd, 2013
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The universe had been restored, Amy and Rory finally made it down the isle, and everything was back to normal.

The date was 26th June 2010 and after a rollercoaster ride of an adventure, we had safely made it to the epic finale of Matt Smith’s first series. And he was nowhere to be seen! It didn’t take Amy long to realise that there was a certain Time Lord shaped hole missing from the proceedings and as she wished him back into existence, he returned to give her the greatest wedding present of them all.

And as our countdown of the #TopTenOfEleven continues, it is this triumphant comeback that has finished in ninth place. The iconic moment proved once and for all that even the end of the universe couldn’t wipe out our beloved hero, but perhaps more importantly, it introduced his epic ‘giraffe dance’ unto the world. Because he only came for the dancing!

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September 25th, 2013
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A host of familiar faces from Doctor Who’s past and present are featured in BBC One’s new autumn drama trailer.

The trailer showcases several of the upcoming dramas that will be aired on the channel over the coming weeks, such as Death Comes to Pemberley starring Jenna Coleman and The 7.39 which will bring together Doctor Who guest stars David Morrissey and Olivia Colman as well as the Eighth Doctor audio series companion Sheridan Smith. Check out the trail below – can you spot any other familiar Who faces?

August 12th, 2013
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Doctor Who guest star Bill Nighy has revealed Peter Capaldi is a “brilliant” person to play the Doctor.

The actor who played Dr Black in Vincent and the Doctor hailed the Twelfth Doctor choice as “a marvellous actor” and suggested we should have foreseen his casting (well Bill, we did!). “It is one of those things where you think, “Of course he’s the Doctor”,” he said. “Why didn’t I think of it before?”

Peter was revealed in the role in a live show on BBC One.

The announcement was simulcast worldwide and sparked over 500,000 reaction tweets.

“He’s elegant and looks great,” Bill added. “He will bring a lot of wit and his dry humour.”

Do you agree with Bill? Share your own views on Capaldi’s casting by voting in our poll!

Bill Nighy’s previously revealed that he was once “approached” to become the Doctor.

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