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January 7th, 2014
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To build up to the Eleventh Doctor’s regeneration, we asked you to vote for his all time greatest moment.

On Christmas Day we revealed the winner as THIS moment from The Rings of Akhaten so we recently caught up with the man behind it, writer Neil Cross, to find out more about his inspirations behind the now iconic speech.

It’s made a lasting impression on the fans and discover how the scene made it to the screen below!

Big thank you to Neil for his time. Keep up to date with him on his official website, here.


“I have seen things you wouldn’t believe. I have lost things you will never understand. And I know things. Secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken, knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze!
- The Eleventh Doctor in The Rings of Akhaten


The Doctor said it best, as he usually does: “We all change. When you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s okay, that’s good – as long as you keep moving, as long as you remember all the people that you used to be.”

What helps me remember all the people I used to be is Doctor Who. My love for the Doctor allows the child I was and the man I’ve become, and all the people in between – the punks and the goths, the would-be writers, the bridegrooms, the young fathers – to see the universe through the same eyes, to find terror and wonder in equal measure.

I think of watching the Third Doctor on my nan’s black and white TV, curled up on her fake fur coat. I think of stumbling round the ugly concrete local shops in Stockwood, South Bristol, chanting “I AM A DALEK”. I think of lying in the darkness as a teenager, tormented by my own imagination: half-hoping, half-terrified that I’d hear the grinding of the TARDIS as it materialised on the pavement outside. I think of watching with my wife and sons as the Tenth Doctor told us he didn’t want to go… and how we wept, because we didn’t want him to go either.

Really, that’s where the final speech in The Rings of Akhaten comes from. It was my love letter to him, to all those moments.

I’m touched and flattered and really quite unbelievably proud that this speech has been chosen by visitors to WhovianNet as their favourite of the Eleventh Doctor’s tenure. But, proud as I am, it’s not really a compliment to me: it’s a compliment to the Doctor, as incarnated by the astounding Matt Smith.

So thank you, visitors to WhovianNet. And thank you, Doctor.

And thank you, Matt. None of us will forget when the Doctor was you.

Click HERE to review the Eleventh Doctor’s final adventure in our discussion…

December 25th, 2013
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It was a close call but the moment has arrived. You’ve been voting for the 11th Doctor’s greatest moment, and here it is!

The Eleventh Doctor’s had his fair share of epic speeches in his time but there’s one in particular that has made a lasting impression on the Whoniverse…

He was laid bare in The Rings of Akhaten earlier this year as viewers were given an insight into the lives and times of a Time Lord.

With 21% of the vote, you’ve selected the scene as the defining moment of the Eleventh Doctor’s era. Relive the uplifting occasion below and let us all join hands and sing along!

The Eleventh Doctor will regenerate TONIGHT in The Time of the Doctor on BBC One.

December 24th, 2013
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We’re approaching the climax of our #TopTenOfEleven as we reveal the moment you’ve chosen as the runner-up!

Taking the silver medal in the sprint to the Eleventh Doctor’s greatest moment is a scene from his latest adventure.

The 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor was full of shocks and surprises and we’re sure Whovians all around the world all collectively gasped as the Doctor encountered a very familiar face in the episode’s closing moments.

Click play on the video below to relive the special moment the audience received a blast from the past as the Eleventh Doctor was given a tantalising insight into his own future…

Our countdown concludes tomorrow, Christmas Day, just before The Time of the Doctor!

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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As epic and trendsetting (Fez owner, we’re looking at YOU!) the Eleventh Doctor’s era has been, it hasn’t been without a fair share of heartbreak…

And we recommend you get your tissues at the ready as we enter the final leg of our #TopTenOfEleven countdown!

In at 5 is that gut-wrenching moment the Doctor had to lose his best friends after a climactic showdown with the Weeping Angels in The Angels Take Manhattan (2012).

After a skyscraper sacrifice in New York, Amy was faced with a final life-changing choice which saw her leave her TARDIS days behind her to spend the rest of her life with Rory. And so the raggedy man was left alone again. And the nation wept. And wept. And wept.

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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 previous two installments of our #TopTenOfEleven have highlighted the more comedic traits of the 11th Doctor but 8 proves that even a Time Lord knows when to draw the line.

In the mid-Series 6 finale, A Good Man Goes to War, the Doctor, Amy and Rory embarked on their darkest challenge yet as the truth behind River Song was finally revealed.

It all got a bit too much for the Doctor as his emotions were tested and friendships were pushed to their very limits.

Relive the moment a face off with “Colonel Runaway” touched the Doctor’s nerve below!

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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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