Hugo Award-nominated and -winning 'Doctor Who' episodes
The 2005 version of 'Doctor Who' is a direct continuation of the 1963–1989 BBC sci-fi series. Several episodes of the reinvented show were nominated/won a Hugo Award. The almost perfect choice to catch up with the new series' best moments.
The Doctor and Rose find themselves in an underground museum in Utah in the year 2012. The museum houses all kinds of extra-terrestrial artifacts the only living exhibit being one of the Doctor's oldest enemies – a Dalek. But soon after, it escapes from its "torture chamber", and goes on a killing spree. Will Rose be one of the victims?
Father's Day (S01E08)
Rose requests a trip back to the day her father, Pete Tyler, died. Reluctantly, the Doctor agrees, but he realises he has made a mistake, when Rose saves Pete from being run over by a car. This has now changed the timeline, and Reapers are transposing themselves all over the Universe. However, this time, the Doctor doesn't have a plan…
The Empty Child (S01E09)
After chasing an unexplained capsule through time, the TARDIS lands in London, during an air raid. Rose investigates when a small child wearing a gas mask, standing on a rooftop, continuously calls out for his mummy. After floating above the city on a barrage balloon, Rose is swept off her feet by another time traveller – Captain Jack Harkness. Meanwhile, the Doctor follows a teenaged girl to a meeting of the homeless children of the Blitz. Here, the child in the gas mask is terrorising them with a parade of strange events, constantly asking for his mother.
The Doctor Dances (S01E10)
After narrowly escaping the gas mask monsters, the Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack try to stop the mutated people from infecting other victims. But it soon becomes apparent that one of the group may indirectly responsible for the virus. The answer lies at the bomb site, but time is running out…
School Reunion (S02E03)
There are strange goings-on at a comprehensive school – UFOs, over-intelligent children, and odd-tasting school dinners. This attracts the attention of the Doctor, Rose and Mickey Smith, as well as a couple of old friends…
The Girl in the Fireplace (S02E04)
On a seemingly abandoned spaceship in the 51st century, the Doctor, Rose and Mickey find time windows leading to 18th century France and a group of clockwork androids using them to stalk a young woman throughout her life.
Army of Ghosts (S02E12)
Ghostly beings have been regularly appearing across the world and people, believing them to be their dead loved ones, are welcoming their visits with open arms. When the TARDIS arrives at the Torchwood Institute, the Doctor and Rose are taken prisoner. They are drawn into the investigation of a mysterious sphere kept in Torchwood Tower, and monstrous foes return as two universes collide.
Humanity is caught in the crossfire as the Cybermen and the Daleks wage war against each other. When the mysterious Genesis Ark opens, the Doctor is faced with an impossible decision: saving the world could mean losing Rose Tyler forever…
Human Nature (S03E08)
England, 1913. A schoolteacher called John Smith dreams of adventures in time and space. The Doctor, along with Martha, heads to a boarding school, but what he finds is far from ordinary…
The Family of Blood (S03E09)
The Great War has arrived a year ahead of time as aliens hunt for the Doctor. Meanwhile, John Smith confronts evidence of his life as a Time Lord. Can he sacrifice himself to save those he loves and defeat the Family of Blood?
A young woman called Sally visits a dilapidated house, and is led down a terrifying time-torn path.
Captain Jack Harkness (Torchwood S01E12)
Well, it's not a 'Doctor Who' episode, but it's spin-off series, 'Torchwood'. It was Hugo-nominated and Jack Harkness is a cool character anyway :-)
Whilst investigating an old, derelict dance hall, Jack and Tosh are transported back to the 1940s, during the Blitz. Owen, Ianto, and Gwen realise, in modern day, that this has happened, and go in search of clues Tosh may have left. Meanwhile, back in the forties, Jack meets a very interesting man. One with the name Captain Jack Harkness…
Silence in the Library (S04E08)
The Doctor and Donna land in a frightening position in the far future. While investigating a derelict library, the duo come face to face with the disembodied mind of a little girl, an archaeological team led by a woman from the Doctor's future, and swarms of flesh-eating creatures that are seen only as shadows.
Forest of the Dead (S04E09)
While Donna finds herself in a normal life with a husband and two children, the Doctor and Professor Song's archaeological party attempt to stay ahead of the carnivorous Vashta Nerada while determining the fate of the missing 4,022 Library survivors.
Turn Left (S04E11)
Whilst attending a carnival on the Chino-planet of Shan Shen, Donna is cajoled into having her fortune read, where her past is carefully examined. With the Doctor missing, Donna must work with Rose, a traveller from a parallel universe, to prevent darkness encompassing the whole of the universe.
The Next Doctor (2008 Christmas Special)
The Doctor arrives in Victorian London, it's Christmas, but the snow isn't the only thing descending on the tranquil and jubilant civilization… familiar silver giants of an alternate reality are amassing in numbers, the Cybermen are on the move again, and the only beings who can stop them are the Doctor… and another Doctor?
Planet of the Dead (2009 Special)
The Doctor, along with the lady Christina de Souza and other passengers, finds himself transported to a barren desert planet on a double-decker bus. As the Doctor and Christina struggle to uncover the mysteries beneath the sand, the Swarm draws closer.
The Waters of Mars (2009 Special)
The Doctor arrives on a Mars base in 2059 and soon discovers the residents are under siege by corpses possessed by water. However, the time and place is a fixed event in reality, and the Doctor can't interfere. Or can he…?