These days it’s harder than ever to avoid Doctor Who spoilers.
Most of them are leaked all over social media by overzealous set reporters or by
journalists looking for a good story.
Even the BBC has got in on the act in an
effort to drum up publicity or to be the first to get the news out. Long gone are the days when an appearance from the Master could be disguised by an unsubtle pseudonym or when a guest cast member could be easily smuggled onto the set without anybody noticing.
It’s a wonder then that Doctor Who can still surprise us, but this
latest series has been delightfully full of unexpected twists, shocking
revelations and dramatic plot points. Whether iconic or controversial these are
the moments that will be talked about for years to come.
Here are some of those stand out scenes from series 10 that deserve a place in the WTF hall of fame. They can more than hold their own alongside the Tenth Doctor regenerating at the end of The Stolen Earth, SIr John Hurt's introduction as the Doctor in The Name of the Doctor, and even the revelation that the Face of Boe is none other that Captain Jack Harkness (The Last of the Time Lords).
Paul Driscoll is a freelance writer and author across a range of subjects from Cult TV to religion and social policy. He is a passionate Doctor Who fan and January 2017 will see the publication of his first extended study of the series (based on Toby Whithouse's series six episode, The God Complex) in the critically acclaimed Black Archive range by Obverse Books. He is a regular writer for the fan site Doctor Who Worldwide and has contributed several essays to Watching Books' You and Who range. Recently he has branched out into fiction writing, with two short stories in the charity Doctor Who anthology Seasons of War (Chinbeard Books). Paul's work will also feature in the forthcoming Iris Wildthyme collection (A Clockwork Iris, Obverse Books) and Chinbeard Books' collection of drabbles, A Time Lord for Change.