In an assured debut, Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor was suitably off-the-wall in his opening episode – and this food-based sequence, culminating in a slightly unusual recipe, was a particular highlight.
Van Gogh visits a gallery – Vincent and the Doctor
This scene of troubled painter Vincent van Gogh getting a glimpse of his future success is truly heartwarming, capping off a wonderful episode that is a fan favourite.
I…AM…TALKING! – The Pandorica Opens
Matt Smith’s Doctor was a fan of barnstorming speeches, but this is his best – a triumphant, insolent response to all his greatest foes, despite his complete lack of any way to stop them. Perfect.
Talking to the Tardis – The Doctor’s Wife
The Doctor’s relationship with his Tardis is one of Doctor Who’s cornerstones, so if anything, it’s a wonder it took until Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed 2011 episode for it to be fully explored. This wonderful scene sees the two snipe at each other – only to be brought back to one mind when recalling their past history.
Rory confronts the Cybermen – A Good Man Goes to War
It’s safe to say that Rory (Arthur Darvill) isn’t the most badass of characters, but with a little help from the Doctor he was almost intimidating in this excellent opening scene.