When we last left The Doctor, he was undergoing a tearful regeneration that would change him from a man who just happened to look like David Tennant to a man that just happened to look like Matt Smith. Almost that very instant, the tone of Doctor Who promised to shift. As the last moments of Russell T. Davies more dramatic "Lonely God" tenure were playing out, the start of Steven Moffat's "Nutty Funster with A Past" began. Right from his first moment of existence, The Eleventh Doctor was setting us up for the man we'd come to know and love over the past couple of years. He would still have dour and serious moments and he'd still show us his darker edges from time to time. But indeed, a rediscovered sense of fun and adventure took place when Eleven began. Here now are the ten essential Doctor Who stories during the beginning of Steven Moffat's reign.
Mike Reyes may or may not be a Time Lord, but he's definitely the Doctor Who editor here at What Culture. In addition to his work at What Culture, Mr. Reyes writes for Cocktails and Movies, as well as his own personal blogs Mr. Controversy and The Bookish Kind. On top of that, he's also got a couple Short Stories and Novels in various states of completion, like any good writer worth their salt. He resides in New Jersey, and compiles his work from all publications on his Facebook page.See more from Mike