Doctor Who’s best speeches | 3-1

Click for: 12-10, 9-7, 6-4 in this series! 3. Eleventh Doctor, The Big Bang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BUumw7f8EQ The Eleventh Doctor says farewell to Amelia Pond in this beautiful, pathos-laden little speech before he steps into the cracks in time and disappears from the universe. This is some of the best acting I've seen from Matt Smith, I think.… Continue reading Doctor Who’s best speeches | 3-1

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Doctor Who’s best speeches | 6-4

Click here for: 12-10, 9-7, in this series! 6. Eleventh Doctor, The Pandorica Opens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa74e8oAvIM Eleven's epic speech in the first half of the Series 5 finale was pure bombastic speechifying. He's swaggering and grandstanding against the assembled malevolent hordes of the universe, and it's awesome. It's the archetype of an epic Doctor speech -- it's even recited at conventions… Continue reading Doctor Who’s best speeches | 6-4

Doctor Who’s best speeches | 9-7

See here for 12-10 in this series! 9. Clara Oswald, Listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibL6Y0VN4Ys Watching this again just now gave me goosebumps. It always does. It's a wonderfully haunting little sequence about the power and the virtue of being afraid, overlaid by this beautiful monologue of Clara's. The controversy about Clara's agency in "making" the Doctor aside, I think you'll… Continue reading Doctor Who’s best speeches | 9-7

Doctor Who’s best speeches | 12-10

The speeches and monologues in this show make up some of Doctor Who's most memorable moments. The writers love to show their flair by giving the Doctor or his companions and friends rousing monologues to perform, whether they're extended soliloquies or short and punchy passages. They're the centrepieces of the best episodes, and we consider a Doctor or… Continue reading Doctor Who’s best speeches | 12-10

Steven Moffat’s Top 10 (Part 1)

Having digested the news that our Dear Leader, Steven Moffat, is to retire as Doctor Who showrunner, I have decided to look back on what this remarkable writer has contributed in his career to this remarkable show. I'm counting down my picks for Steven Moffat's ten best scripts for Doctor Who --- although I hope, of course,… Continue reading Steven Moffat’s Top 10 (Part 1)