It may seem hard to believe, but Doctor Who has been back on TV for 10 years. In those 10 years, it has exploded into a massive worldwide phenomenon and has a much wider fan base than anyone anticipated. People all over the world now see Doctor Who for what it is, a grand, epic adventure that takes its audience to the utmost limits of imagination and shows them some of the best parts of humanity.
Classic Doctor Who set the standard for what the revival had to be like, and audiences familiar with the old series were anxious to see how NuWho would measure up. From the very beginning with Rose, NuWho rose to the occasion, easily growing into a global success. The stories it told resonated with audiences everywhere and they took the show into their hearts and homes. After its ignoble cancellation in 1989, it was clear that Doctor Who was back to stay.
Over the last 10 years, the show has gradually morphed in style and tone. In that span of time, its fans have gone from Russell T Davies' more introspective, Earth-centered storylines to Steven Moffat's unique mixture of fairytale whimsy and heart-chilling horror. As differently as these two showrunners have handled Doctor Who, though, the show itself has a history of epic, soaring episodes that are easily the equals, or in some cases the superiors, of their classic series counterparts.
Let's take a look back at 10 of the best episodes that NuWho has to offer.
Paula Luther hails from Pennsylvania and has been an avid Whovian since 2008. She enjoys writing (obviously), reading, collecting model horses, square dancing, video editing, and building websites. She would love a chance to play the Doctor on TV--failing that, she'd ask nicely if the powers-that-be would let her write an episode.