UNFINISHED POST #2: Rating Doctor Who Episodes (New Who)

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Series 1

Rose

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Keith Boak / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆½

History:

The End of the World

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

The Unquiet Dead

Written by Mark Gatiss / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Aliens of London

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Keith Boak / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆½

World War Three

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Keith Boak / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆½

Dalek

Written by Robert Shearman / Directed by Joe Ahearne / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

History:

The Long Game

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Brian Grant / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆½

Father’s Day

Written by Paul Cornell / Directed by Joe Ahaerne / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆

The Empty Child

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by James Hawes / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

History:

The Doctor Dances

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by James Hawes / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

Boom Town

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Joe Ahearne / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆½

Bad Wolf

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Joe Ahearne / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Parting of The Ways

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Joe Ahearne / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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Series 2

The Christmas Invasion

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by James Hawes / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

History:

New Earth

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by James Hawes / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

Tooth And Claw

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

School Reunion

Written by Toby Whithouse / Directed by James Hawes / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

History:

The Girl In The Fireplace

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Rise of the Cybermen

Written by Tom MacRae / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆½

The Age of Steel

Written by Tom MacRae / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

The idiot’s Lantern

Written by Mark Gatiss / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

The Impossible Planet

Written by Matt Jones / Directed by James Strong / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Satan Pit

Written by Matt Jones / Directed by James Strong / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

Love & Monsters

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Dan Zeff / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆½

Fear Her

Written by Matthew Graham / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆

Army of Ghosts

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

Doomsday

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

History: For the first time, the Daleks and Cybermen interact with each other, although there was a push to initially have this occur in the 20th Annivesary Special, The Five Doctors, the Nation estate didn’t OK it until this story.

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Series 3

The Runaway Bride

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

Smith And Jones

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Charles Palmer / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

History:

The Shakespeare Code

Written by Gareth Roberts / Directed by Charles Palmer / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

History: Rather than shy away from mentioning Martha Jones’ skin color, Davies

Gridlock

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Richard Clark / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

History:

Daleks In Manhattan

Written by Helen Raynor / Directed by James Strong / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆

Evolution of the Daleks

Written by Helen Raynor / Directed by James Strong / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆½

The Lazarus Experiment

Written by Stephen Greenhorn / Directed by Richard Clark / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

History:

42

Written by Chris Chibnall / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

History:

Human Nature

Written by Paul Cornell / Directed by Charles Palmer / Produced by Susie Liggat

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

The Family of Blood

Written by Paul Cornell / Directed by Charles Palmer / Produced by Susie Liggat

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Blink

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Hettie MacDonald / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Utopia

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

History:

The Sound of Drums

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Colin Teague / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Last of the Time Lords

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Colin Teague / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

History: First episode of the new series of Who that was extended. This would continue into future seasons of the series with more and more episodes becoming extended in length.

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Series 4

Voyage of the Damned

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by James Strong / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

History: First Christmas Special to air at an extended length, with an additional

Partners In Crime

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by James Strong / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

History: Donna Noble, from The Runaway Bride, becomes the Doctor’s full-time companion for this season.

The Fires of Pompeii

Written by James Moran / Directed by Colin Teague / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

Planet of the Ood

Written by Keith Temple / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Susie Liggat

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

The Sontaran Stratagem

Written by Helen Raynor / Directed by Douglas Mackinnon / Produced by Susie Liggat

Rating: ⋆⋆½

History: Return of Martha Jones to the series since Last of the Time Lords. First episode of the new series to feature the Sontarans who originally appeared in the original series.

The Poison Sky

Written by Helen Raynor / Directed by Douglas Mackinnon / Produced by Susie Liggat

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

The Doctor’s Daughter

Written by Stephen Greenhorn / Directed by Alice Troughton / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Unicorn And The Wasp

Written by Gareth Roberts / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Susie Liggat

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

Silence In The Library

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

History: First episode to feature River Song, the Doctor’s future companion and wife.

Forest of the Dead

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

Midnight

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Alice Troughton / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

History: First episode to be Doctor-heavy and companion-lite.

Turn Left

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Susie Liggat

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

History: Although Rose Tyler first appeared in Partners In Crime, The Poison Sky, and Midnight – this is her first substanial appearence since Doomsday.

The Stolen Earth

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

Journey’s End

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Phil Collinson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

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The Next Doctor

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Andy Goddard / Produced by Susie Liggat

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

Planet of the Dead

Written by Russell T Davies & Gareth Roberts / Directed by James Strong / Produced by Tracie Simpson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Waters of Mars

Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford / Directed by Graeme Harper / Produced by Nikki Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

The End of Time, Part One

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Tracie Simpson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The End of Time, Part ½Two

Written by Russell T Davies / Directed by Euros Lyn / Produced by Tracie Simpson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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Series 5

The Eleventh Hour

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Adam Smith / Produced by Tracie Simpson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Beast Below

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Andrew Gunn / Produced by Peter Bennett

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

Victory of the Daleks

Written by Mark Gatiss / Directed by Andrew Gunn / Produced by Peter Bennett

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

The Time of Angels

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Adam Smith / Produced by Tracie Simspon

Rating: ⋆⋆½

Flesh And Stone

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Adam Smith / Produced by Tracie Simspon

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

The Vampires of Venice

Written by Toby Whithouse / Directed by Jonny Campbell / Produced by Tracie Simpson & Patrick Schweitzer

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Amy’s Choice

Written by Simon Nye / Directed by Catherine Morshead / Produced by Tracie Simpson

Rating: ⋆⋆½

The Hungry Earth

Written by Chris Chibnall / Directed by Ashley Way / Produced by Peter Bennett

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

Cold Blood

Written by Chris Chibnall / Directed by Ashley Way / Produced by Peter Bennett

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Vincent And The Doctor

Written by Richard Curtis / Directed by Jonny Campbell / Produced by Tracie Simpson & Patrick Schweitzer

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

The Lodger

Written by Gareth Roberts / Directed by Catherine Morshead / Produced by Tracie Simspon & Patrick Schweitzer

Rating: ⋆⋆½

The Pandorica Opens

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Toby Haynes / Produced by Peter Bennett

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

The Big Bang

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Toby Haynes / Produced by Peter Bennett

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

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Series 6

A Christmas Carol

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Toby Haynes / Produced by Sanne Wohlenberg

Rating: ⋆⋆½

The Impossible Astronaut

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Toby Haynes / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Day of the Moon

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Toby Haynes / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

Trivia: This would be the fifth and final episode that both Director Toby Haynes and Steven Moffat work together.

The Curse of the Black Spot

Written by Stephen Thompson / Directed by Jeremy Webb / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆½

The Doctor’s Wife

Written by Neil Gaiman / Directed by Richard Clark / Produced by Sanne Wohlenberg

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Rebel Flesh

Written by Matthew Graham / Directed by Julian Simpson / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

The Almost People

Written by Matthew Graham / Directed by Julian Simpson / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

A Good Man Goes to War

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Peter Hoar / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

Let’s Kill Hitler

Written by Steven Moffat /  Directed by Richard Senior / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Night Terrors

Written by Mark Gatiss / Directed by Richard Clark / Produced by Sanne Wohlenberg

Rating: ⋆⋆½

The Girl Who Waited

Written by Tom McRae /Directed by Nick Hurran /Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

The God Complex

Written by Toby Whitehouse / Directed by Nick Hurran /Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Closing Time

Written by Gareth Roberts / Directed by Steven Hughes / Produced by Denise Paul

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

The Wedding of River Song

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Jeremy Webb / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

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Series 7

The Doctor, The Widow, And The Wardrobe

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Farren Blackburn / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Asylum of the Daleks

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Nick Hurran / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Written by Chris Chibnall / Directed by Saul Metzsein / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

A Town Called Mercy

Written by Toby Whitehouse / Directed by Saul Metzsein / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Power of Three

Written by Chris Chibnall / Directed by Douglas Mackinnon / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Angels Take Manhattan

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Nick Hurran / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

The Snowmen

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Saul Metzsein / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Bells of Saint John

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Colm McCarthy / Produced by Denise Paul

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆½

The Rings of Akhaten

Written by Neil Cross / Directed by Farren Blackburn / Produced by Denise Paul

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

Cold War

Written by Mark Gatiss / Directed by Douglas Mackinnon / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

Hide

Written by Neil Cross / Directed by Jaime Payne /Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Written by Stephen Thompson / Directed by Mat King / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

The Crimson Horror

Written by Mark Gatiss / Directed by Saul Metzsein / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆½

Nightmare in Silver

Written by Neil Gaiman / Directed by Stephen Woolfenden / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

The Name of The Doctor

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Saul Metzsein / Produced by Denise Paul

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆½

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The Day of the Doctor

Written by Steven Moffat / Directed by Nick Hurran / Produced by Marcus Wilson

Rating:

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