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Doctor Who:

Steven Moffat Era (2010-Present)

With the departure of Russel T. Davies, Steven Moffat was selected as the show’s new head. Moffat had contributed several of the most celebrated scripts during Davies’s tenure (e.g. “Blink” and “Silence in the Library”). Davies was already known for his clever, postmodern stories, and he continued this as showrunner, teasing mysteries over multiple seasons in a style reminiscent of TV shows like Lost. Building off of what Davies had accomplished, Moffat’s Who and his new Eleventh Doctor (played by Matt Smith) achieved previously unparalleled success abroad, especially in the United States.

While Doctor Who was taking off, however, the overall franchise set in his universe was collapsing. After filming only half of the fifth season of The Sarah Jane Adventures, that series’s star Elizabeth Sladen died in April 2011, and the series was cancelled. Davies had effectively concluded Torchwood with 2009′s Children of Earth, but he returned for a 10-episode mini-series, Torchwood: Miracle Day, a co-production between the BBC and the U.S. cable network Starz, on which its episodes aired first. This new Torchwood mini-series was not particularly well received and also left plots dangling (a situation made more frustrating by the fact that the far better-received Children of Earth had effectively concluded the series).

Moffat’s second season (the revived show’s sixth) was split into two parts, both aired in 2011. Moffat’s third season (the revived show’s seventh) was also split into two parts, but one part aired in 2012 and the other in 2013; effectively, this amounted to a single season in two years. After this came a 50th-anniversary special, teaming Moffat’s Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) with Davies’s Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and a new, previously unknown Doctor of Moffat’s invention, known as the War Doctor (played by John Hurt). A Christmas special followed, during which the Doctor regenerated. Smith’s tenure had been almost as long as Tennant’s (both had three 13-episode seasons, but Tennant had more specials). The new Doctor would be played by Peter Capaldi.

In the following table, all episodes are roughly 45 minutes in length, unless otherwise specified. Episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, which broke stories over two roughly 25-minute episodes, have been combined to make a single listing for each story, making each comparable with an episode of Doctor Who or Torchwood.

Series 5 (2010)

Doctor Who Vol. 2 #63

“The Eleventh Hour” -- 65 minutes

  • written by Steven Moffat

fifth season debut; occurs shortly after “The End of Time, Part 2″; aired 3 Apr 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #63.5

“Meanwhile in the TARDIS 1″

  • directed by Euros Lyn; written by Steven Moffat
  • Amy, on board the TARDIS for the first time (after “The Eleventh Hour”), asks the Doctor questions about the TARDIS and the Doctor himself
  • the Doctor reveals they are in space, leading into “The Beast Below”

first of two shorts produced for the Series 5 boxed set (released 8 Nov 2010)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #64

“The Beast Below”

  • written by Steven Moffat

aired 10 Apr 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #65

“Victory of the Daleks”

  • written by Mark Gatiss

aired 17 Apr 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #66

“The Time of Angels”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • features the Weeping Angels (from “Blink”) and River Song (from “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead,” although from her perspective, this story occurs earlier)

aired 24 Apr 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #67

“Flesh and Stone”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • continues from “The Time of Angels”
  • features the Weeping Angels (from “Blink”) and River Song (her fourth episode)

aired 1 May 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #67.5

“Meanwhile in the TARDIS 2″

  • directed by Euros Lyn; written by Steven Moffat
  • the Doctor rejects Amy’s advances
  • Amy accesses records of his previous companions
  • the Doctor then decides it is time to take her back to Rory, leading into “The Vampires of Venice”

second of two shorts produced for the Series 5 boxed set (released 8 Nov 2010)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #68

“The Vampires of Venice” -- 50 minutes

  • written by Toby Whithouse
  • worst episode of the season so far

aired 8 May 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #69

“Amy’s Choice”

  • written by Simon Nye

aired 15 May 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #70

“The Hungry Earth”

  • written by Chris Chibnall

aired 22 May 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #71

“Cold Blood”

  • written by Chris Chibnall
  • Rory is retroactively removed from history

aired 29 May 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #72

“Vincent and the Doctor”

  • written by Richard Curtis
  • features Vincent van Gogh

aired 5 June 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #73

“The Lodger”

  • written by Gareth Roberts

aired 12 June 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #74

“The Pandorica Opens” -- 50 minutes

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • features River Song (her fifth episode, although from her perspective, this story occurs before all her other appearances)

aired 19 June 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #75

“The Big Bang” -- 55 minutes

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • continues from “The Pandorica Opens”
  • features River Song
  • Amy and Rory wed
  • leaves many questions unanswered, including the TARDIS’s destruction and the nature of “the silence” that will fall

fifth season finale; aired 26 June 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #76

“A Christmas Carol” -- 60 minutes

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • Amy and Rory are still on their honeymoon, suggesting that this occurs soon after “The Big Bang”
  • does not occur on Christmas in the present
  • only okay in terms of quality, although with interesting ideas

Christmas special; aired 25 Dec 2010
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #76.5

“Space” / “Time” -- 6 minutes

  • directed by Richard Senior; written by Steven Moffat
  • truly excellent and a brilliant primer for Moffat’s Doctor Who

aired in two parts on 18 Mar 2011 as part of the 2011 Comic Relief special
The Sarah Jane Adventures #19

“The Nightmare Man”

  • written by Joseph Lidster

fourth season debut; aired in two parts, on 11 and 12 Oct 2010
The Sarah Jane Adventures #20

“The Vault of Secrets”

  • written by Phil Ford
  • Luke Smith and K-9 leave for Oxford University

aired in two parts, on 18 and 19 Oct 2010
The Sarah Jane Adventures #21

“Death of the Doctor”

  • written by Russell T. Davies
  • features the Eleventh Doctor (played by Matt Smith and written by former showrunner Russell T. Davies for the first time) after the events of “The Big Bang”
  • features the Third Doctor’s companion Jo Grant (played by Katy Manning)
  • features the series’s only journey to an alien planet

aired in two parts, on 25 and 26 Oct 2010
The Sarah Jane Adventures #22

“The Empty Planet”

  • written by Gareth Roberts

aired in two parts, on 1 and 2 Nov 2010
The Sarah Jane Adventures #23

“Lost in Time”

  • written by Rupert Laight

aired in two parts, on 8 and 9 Nov 2010
The Sarah Jane Adventures #24

“Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith”

  • written by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman

fourth season finale; aired in two parts, on 15 and 16 Nov 2010

Series 6, Part 1 (2011)

Doctor Who Vol. 2 #67.5

“The Impossible Astronaut Prequel”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • Nixon receives a phone call from the little girl (who keeps calling him in “The Impossible Astronaut”)

released online on 25 Mar 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #77

“The Impossible Astronaut”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • begins after a two-month break, during which Amy and Rory did not travel with the Doctor
  • features River Song (her seventh episode)
  • (on 22 April 2011, as revealed by later episodes) a future version of the Doctor dies (reconciled in the season finale, “The Wedding of River Song”)
  • introduces the Silence (revealed, in “Let’s Kill Hitler,” not to be the species seen here but actually a religious order to which they belong)

sixth season debut; aired 23 Apr 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #78

“Day of the Moon”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • features River Song (her eighth episode)
  • introduces the concept of Amy’s pregnancy
  • a young girl (later revealed to be River Song) is seen regenerating in New York City

continued from “The Impossible Astronaut”; aired 30 Apr 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #78.5

“The Curse of the Black Spot Prequel”

  • written by Stephen Thompson
  • takes place on the pirate ship from “The Curse of the Black Spot,” with Captain Avery narrating the crew’s disappearance (prior to the Doctor’s arrival)
  • released online on 30 Apr 2011

Doctor Who Vol. 2 #79

“The Curse of the Black Spot”

  • written by Stephen Thompson

aired 7 May 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #80

“The Doctor’s Wife”

  • written by Neil Gaiman
  • includes the phrase “the only water in the forest is the river” (explained in “A Good Man Goes to War”)

aired 14 May 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #80.5

“Bad Night” / “Good Night” -- 9 minutes

  • directed by Richard Senior; written by Steven Moffat
  • in “Bad Night,” Amy is awoken during the night by the TARDIS telephone and learns that the Doctor is active while his companions sleep, but he avoids her questions
  • in “Good Night,” Amy intercepts the Doctor (who’s returning from a night out with River Song) and says she remembers two versions of her childhood, one with parents and one without (due to “The Big Bang”)
  • “Good Night” concludes with the Doctor inserting himself and the adult Amy into Amy’s past (one of the nicest aspects of her character)

the first and second (of five) “Night and the Doctor” shorts produced for the Series 6 DVD and Blu-Ray boxed sets (released Nov 2011); although the placement of these two shorts is uncertain (sometime before “A Good Man Goes to War” is logical), these shorts establish that the Doctor is keeping (more) secrets from Amy (hinting at the conclusion of “The Almost People”) and help set up the retroactive insertion of into Amy’s childhood (in “Let’s Kill Hitler”), so placement before “The Rebel Flesh” / “The Almost People” makes the most sense
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #81

“The Rebel Flesh”

  • written by Matthew Graham
  • introduces the concept of gangers, or remote-controlled duplicates

aired 21 May 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #82

“The Almost People”

  • written by Matthew Graham

continued from “The Rebel Flesh”; in a great finale, reveals that Amy is a ganger, having been replaced sometime before “The Impossible Astronaut”; aired 28 May 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #82.5

“A Good Man Goes to War Prequel”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • Dorium talks to two Headless Monks, teasing viewers about the identity of (Amy’s) child

released online on 28 May 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #83

“A Good Man Goes to War” -- 50 minutes

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • addresses how the Doctor is perceived by many as a warrior, not a scientific adventurer
  • features River Song (her ninth episode)
  • reveals that Amy’s baby, Melody Pond, was conceived at the end of “The Big Bang”
  • reveals River Song’s identity

final episode before a mid-season break; aired 4 June 2011

Torchwood: Miracle Day (2011)

Torchwood: First Born

written by James Goss; Torchwood novel #16; a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day starring Gwen and Rhys (no Jack) protecting their child; 256 pages; published 21 July 2011

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Torchwood: Long Time Dead

written by Sarah Pinborough; Torchwood novel #17; a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day featuring the ruins of the Cardiff Torchwood headquarters and starring Suzie Costello (from “Everything Changes” and “They Keep Killing Suzie”); 256 pages; published 4 Aug 2011

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Torchwood: The Men Who Sold the World

written by Guy Adams; Torchwood novel #18; a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day starring Rex Matheson; 256 pages; published 18 Aug 2011

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Torchwood: Miracle Day #1

“The New World”

  • written by Russell T. Davies

first episode; aired 8 July 2011

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Torchwood: Miracle Day #2

“Rendition”

  • written by Doris Egan

aired 15 July 2011
Torchwood: Miracle Day #3

“Dead of Night”

  • written by Jane Espenson

aired 22 July 2011
Torchwood: Miracle Day #4

“Escape to L.A.”

  • written by Jim Gray and John Shiban (based on a story by Jim Gray)

aired 29 July 2011
Torchwood: Miracle Day #5

“The Categories of Life”

  • written by Jane Espenson

aired 5 Aug 2011
Torchwood: Miracle Day #6

“The Middle Men”

  • written by John Shiban

aired 12 Aug 2011
Torchwood: Miracle Day #7

“Immortal Sins”

  • written by Jane Espenson

a very good episode (after several disappointing ones) that depicts Jack’s past in 1927-1928 New York City; aired 19 Aug 2011
Torchwood: Miracle Day #8

“End of the Road”

  • written by Jane Espenson and Ryan Scott (based on a story by Ryan Scott)

aired 26 Aug 2011
Torchwood: Miracle Day #9

“The Gathering”

  • written by John Fay

aired 2 Sept 2011
Torchwood: Miracle Day #10

“The Blood Line”

  • written by Russell T. Davies and Jane Espenson (based on a story by Russell T. Davies)

final episode; concludes with the revelation that Rex has apparently acquired something of Jack’s immortality; the 41st episode of Torchwood overall; aired 9 Sept 2011

Series 6, Part 2 (2011)

Doctor Who Vol. 2 #83.5

“Let’s Kill Hitler Prequel”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • Amy calls the Doctor, leaving a message on the TARDIS’s answering machine, asking him to find her child (Melody)
  • an upset Doctor listens to the call but does not pick up the phone, despite Amy’s pleas

released online on 15 Aug 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #84

“Let’s Kill Hitler” -- 50 minutes

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • acknowledges the summer break (during which Amy and Rory did not see the Doctor) but otherwise continues from “A Good Man Goes to War”
  • retroactively introduces Mels, a childhood friend of Amy and Rory
  • introduces the Teselecta
  • Mels dies, regenerating into River Song (making this, her 10th episode, her first chronological appearance, at least in that body)
  • reveals that the Silence is not the species seen in “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon” but a religious order

first episode after the mid-season break; aired 27 Aug 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #85

“Night Terrors”

  • written by Mark Gatiss

aired 3 Sept 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #86

“The Girl Who Waited”

  • written by Tom MacRae
  • a very good episode, which features and older Amy Pond and in which Rory has to make the sort of tough choice the Doctor probably has to make frequently

aired 10 Sept 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #87

“The God Complex” -- 50 minutes

  • written by Toby Whithouse

in a surprise ending, the Doctor abandons Amy and Rory; aired 17 Sept 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #87.5

“Up All Night” -- 2 minutes

  • written by Tom MacRae (uncredited)
  • stars Craig Owens, the night before the Doctor visits (in “Closing Time”)
  • unlike the other four “Night and the Doctor” shorts, this one doesn’t feature the Doctor and might as well be considered “Closing Time Prequel” (like this season’s other online prequels)

the fifth (of five) “Night and the Doctor” shorts produced for the Series 6 DVD and Blu-Ray boxed sets (released Nov 2011)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #88

“Closing Time”

  • written by Gareth Roberts
  • from the Doctor’s perspective, occurs 200 years after “The God Complex” and shortly before his death in “The Impossible Astronaut”
  • features Craig (from “The Lodger”)
  • features the Cybermats for the first time in the revived series
  • River Song is revealed to be the astronaut in Lake Silencio (from “the Impossible Astronaut”)

aired 24 Sept 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #88.5

“The Wedding of River Song Prequel”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • shows Area 52, where a clock has stopped (at 5:02pm), Silence are in stasis, and River Song wears an eye patch (like that of Madame Kovarian)

released online on 24 Sept 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #89

“The Wedding of River Song”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • features River Song (her 11th episode, not counting her cameo in “Closing Time”)
  • features the aliens confused for the Silence (from “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon”)
  • the Doctor marries River Song
  • explains the Doctor’s death in “The Impossible Astronaut”
  • reveals, predictably, that the question that will cause the silence to fall is “Doctor who?”

sixth season finale; aired 1 Oct 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #89.2

“First Night” / “Last Night” -- 5 minutes

  • directed by Richard Senior; written by Steven Moffat
  • “First Night” continues directly into “Last Night”
  • features three River Songs and two Eleventh Doctors (played by Matt Smith), including the first night of River’s incarceration (following “The Wedding of River Song”) and the last night they will share together before River’s death (in “Forest of the Dead,” during the Tenth Doctor’s tenure)
  • Amy and Rory don’t appear, though we’re told they’re sleeping in the TARDIS (making placement difficult, since this should be seen after “The Wedding of River Song,” but it’s not clear that Amy and Rory were with the Doctor between that and “Asylum of the Daleks”)

the third and fourth (of five) “Night and the Doctor” shorts produced for the Series 6 DVD and Blu-Ray boxed sets (released Nov 2011)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #89.4

“Death is the Only Answer” -- 4 minutes

  • directed by Jeremy Webb; written by Children of Oakley CE Junior School (having won a writing competition)
  • features the return of the Doctor’s fez (from “The Big Bang”)
  • features Albert Einstein

aired 1 Oct 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #89.6

“Good as Gold” -- 3 minutes

  • directed by Saul Metzstein; written by Children of Ashdene School (having won a writing competition)
  • Amy reminds the Doctor he needs to have an adventure once in a while, so the Doctor sets the TARDIS to its “adventure setting”
  • the ship visits the London 2012 Olympic Games (which the previous Doctor visited in “Fear Her”)
  • features a Weeping Angel pursuing an Olympic runner, who gives the Doctor his gold medal

The Sarah Jane Adventures #25

“Sky”

  • written by Phil Ford

fifth season debut; aired in two parts, on 3 and 4 Oct 2011
The Sarah Jane Adventures #26

“The Curse of Clyde Langer”

  • written by Phil Ford

aired in two parts, on 10 and 11 Oct 2011
The Sarah Jane Adventures #27

“The Man Who Never Was”

  • written by Gareth Roberts

final episode; aired in two parts, on 17 and 18 Oct 2011

Series 7, Part 1 (2012)

Doctor Who Vol. 2 #89.8

“The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe Prequel”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • the Doctor is on a spaceship holding a red button which, when he lets go, will cause the space ship to explode
  • while holding the button, the Doctor calls Amy Pond for a rescue, but he doesn’t have his coordinates and Amy’s not on the TARDIS (which she can’t fly anyway)
  • the Doctor wishes Amy a Merry Christmas and lets go of the button, causing the spaceship to explode

released 6 Dec 2011 (online)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #90

“The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe” -- 60 minutes

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • mostly takes place on Earth in 1938
  • at the end, the Doctor visits Amy and Rory, two years after he previously saw them

Christmas special; aired 25 Dec 2011
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #90.3

“Pond Life” -- 5 minutes

  • directed by Saul Metzstein; written by Chris Chibnall
  • covers (in five parts, one for each month) the life of the Ponds from April to August, as the Doctor largely neglects them and their relationship deteriorates

released 27-31 Aug 2012 (online)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #90.7

“Asylum of the Daleks Prequel”

  • directed by Saul Metzstein; written by Steven Moffat
  • a hooded messenger informs the Doctor that Darla von Karlsen needs help freeing her daughter and provides coordinates to the planet Skaro

released 2 Sept 2012 (online)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #91

“Asylum of the Daleks” -- 50 minutes

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • features Oswin Oswald (played by Jenna-Louise Coleman)
  • Amy and Rory’s relationship has collapsed, in the two-year gap since “The Wedding of River Song,” but it’s repaired by the episode’s end
  • at the end, the Daleks’ memory of the Doctor is erased (accentuating his going underground at the end of “The Wedding of River Song”)

seventh season debut; aired 1 Sept 2012
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #92

“Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”

  • written by Chris Chibnall
  • features the Silurians

aired 8 Sept 2012
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #92.5

“The Making of the Gunslinger”

  • directed by Neill Gorton; written by Toby Whithouse
  • depicts the (in-continuity, not behind-the-scenes) making of the Gunslinger

released 16 Sept 2012 (online)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #93

“A Town Called Mercy”

  • written by Toby Whithouse
  • takes place in the American West around 1870

aired 15 Sept 2012
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #94

“The Power of Three”

  • written by Chris Chibnall
  • takes place on Earth over the course of a year (which, along with the two-year gap between this season and the previous one, means that the first half of this season has already covered three years in the show, instead of one in real life)

aired 22 Sept 2012
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #95

“The Angels Take Manhattan”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • Amy Pond and Rory Williams depart as companions
  • features River Song (her 10th episode)
  • features the Weeping Angels

final episode before a mid-season break; aired 29 Sept 2012

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Doctor Who Vol. 2 #95.2

“P.S.” -- 5 minutes

  • written by Chris Chibnall
  • Rory’s father Brian receives a letter form his son, explaining why he and Amy are not returning

released 12 Oct 2012 (online)

Series 7, Part 2 (2013)

Doctor Who Vol. 1 #95.4

“The Battle of Demon’s Run — Two Days Later”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • set directly after “A Good Man Goes to War”
  • Madame Vastra and Jenny convince Strax to join them in 1800s London

released 25 Mar 2013 (online)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #95.6

“The Great Detective”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • Vastra, Jenny, and Strax attempt to lure the Doctor out of retirement

created for Children in Need 2012; aired 16 Nov 2012
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #95.8

“Vastra Investigates”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • Vastra, Jenny, and Strax wrap up another case

released 17 Dec 2012 (online)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #96

“The Snowmen” -- 60 minutes

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • features Clara Oswald (played by Jenna-Louise Coleman)

Christmas special; aired 25 Dec 2012
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #96.5

“The Bells of Saint John — a Prequel”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • the Doctor, frustrated in his search for Clara, talks to a little girl on a playground, who is revealed to viewers be Clara Oswald

released 23 Mar 2013 (online)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #97

“The Bells of Saint John”

  • directed by Colm McCarthy; written by Steven Moffat
  • features a new incarnation of Clara Oswald (played by Jenna-Louise Coleman), who becomes the Doctor’s companion

first episode after the mid-season break; story note:; aired 30 Mar 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #98

“The Rings of Akhaten”

  • directed by Farren Blackburn; written by Neil Cross

aired 6 Apr 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #99

“Cold War”

  • directed by Douglas Mackinnon; written by Mark Gatiss

aired 13 Apr 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #100

“Hide”

  • directed by Jamie Payne; written by Neil Cross

aired 20 Apr 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #101

“Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS”

  • directed by Mat King; written by Stephen Thompson

aired 27 Apr 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #102

“The Crimson Horror”

  • directed by Saul Metzstein; written by Mark Gatiss

aired 4 May 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #103

“Nightmare in Silver”

  • directed by Stephen Woolfenden; written by Neil Gaiman

aired 11 May 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #103.2

“Rain Gods”

  • written by Neil Gaiman
  • the Doctor and River Song are trapped and about to be sacrificed at the mercy of the natives of the Planet of the Rain Gods

released 24 Sept 2013 (with the seventh season DVD)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #103.4

“Clara and the TARDIS”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • Clara tries to get along with the TARDIS

released 24 Sept 2013 (with the seventh season DVD)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #103.5

“The Inforarium”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • the Doctor erases all information about him that’s stored in an illicit source of information called the Inforarium

released 24 Sept 2013 (with the seventh season DVD)
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #103.6

“She Said, He Said”

  • directed by Saul Metzstein; written by Steven Moffat
  • the Doctor and Clara discuss how little they know about each other
  • a prequel to “The Name of the Doctor”

released 11 May 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #103.8

“Clarence and the Whispermen”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • a convicted criminal receives information about the Doctor’s future from the Whispermen
  • a prequel to “The Name of the Doctor”

released 26 May 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #104

“The Name of the Doctor”

  • directed by Saul Metzstein; written by Steven Moffat
  • introduces (at the end of the episode) the War Doctor (played by John Hurt), a previously unknown incarnation between the Eighth and Ninth Doctors and who fought the Time Wars

seventh season finale; aired 18 May 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #104.3

“The Night of the Doctor” -- 7 minutes

  • directed by John Hayes; written by Steven Moffat
  • the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) regenerates into the War Doctor (John Hurt)

released online on 14 Nov 2013
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #104.7

“The Last Day” -- 4 minutes

  • directed by Jamie Stone; written by Steven Moffat
  • focuses on a soldier in Arcadia, a city on Gallifrey, on the day the Daleks overrun it

Doctor Who Vol. 2 #105

“The Day of the Doctor” -- 75 minutes

  • directed by Nick Hurran; written by Steven Moffat
  • the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) teams up with the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and the War Doctor (John Hurt) to save present-day London from the Zygons and then to save Gallifrey during the Time Wars
  • features Rose Tyler (played by Billie Piper) as a the avatar of the Moment (a sophisticated “galaxy eater” bomb meant to end the Time Wars), which only the War Doctor can see or hear (Rose’s form was apparently taken from the Doctor’s future memory, which makes no sense)
  • reveals that the Tenth Doctor (played by David Tennant) was married to Queen Elizabeth I (played by Joanna Page)
  • features the Zygons (previously only seen in “Terror of the Zygons”)
  • features Kate Stewart (played by Jemma Redgrave), who previously appeared in “The Power of Three”
  • briefly features old footage of all previous incarnations of the Doctor
  • briefly features Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor
  • the War Doctor regenerates into the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston, who appears via old footage)
  • in the end, features Tom Baker as a future Doctor (called “the Curator”)

50th anniversary special; released in movie theaters in some nations (including the U.S.) on the same day it aired; aired 23 Nov 2013

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Doctor Who Vol. 2 #106

directed by Jamie Payne; written by Steven Moffat; Christmas special; aired 25 Dec 2013


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