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50 years of Who: 2013

It's the end - but the moment has been prepared for!

2013

TV
The Bells of Saint John
The Rings of Akhaten
Cold War
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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
The Crimson Horror
Nightmare in Silver
The Name of the Doctor
The Night of the Doctor

Books and original audiobooks
Plague of the Cybermen (11)
The Dalek Generation (11)
Shroud of Sorrow (11)
The Silurian Gift (11)
Summer Falls (11)
The Devil in the Smoke (Madam Vastra & co)
Harvest of Time (3)
A Big Hand for the Doctor (1)
The Nameless City (2)
The Spear of Destiny (3)
The Roots of Evil (4)
Tip of the Tongue (5)
Something Borrowed (6)
The Ripple Effect (7)
Spore (8)
The Beast of Babylon (9)
The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage (10)
Exodus Code (Torchwood)
Filthy Lucre (Benny)
Adorable Illusion (Benny)

Audios
The Wrong Doctors
Spaceport Fear
The Seeds of War
Eldrad Must Die!
The Lady of Mercia
Prisoners of Fate
Persuasion
Starlight Robbery
Daleks Among Us
1963: Fanfare for the Common Men
1963: Space Race
1963: The Assassination Games
The Dark Planet
The Queen of Time
Lords of the Red Planet
The Auntie Matter
The Sands of Life Part 1
War Against The Laan Part 2
The Justice of Jalxar
Phantoms of the Deep
The Dalek Contract Part 1
The Final Phase Part 2
The Flames of Cadiz
House of Cards
The Scorchies
The Library of Alexandria
The Apocalypse Mirror
Council of War
Mastermind
The Alchemists
Upstairs
Ghost in the Machine
The Beginning
The Light at the End
Hunters of Earth
Shadow of Death
Vengeance of the Stones
Babblesphere
Smoke and Mirrors
Trouble in Paradise
Shockwave
Enemy Aliens
Night of the Whisper
Death's Deal
The Time Machine
Bernice Summerfield, New Frontiers: A Handful of Dust
Bernice Summerfield, New Frontiers: HMS Surprise
Bernice Summerfield, New Frontiers: The Curse of Fenman
Bernice Summerfield, Missing Persons: Big Dig
Bernice Summerfield, Missing Persons: The Revenant's Carnival
Bernice Summerfield, Missing Persons: The Brimstone Kid
Bernice Summerfield, Missing Persons: The Winning Side
Bernice Summerfield, Missing Persons: In Living Memory
Jago & Litefoot: The Age of Revolution
Jago & Litefoot: The Case of the Gluttonous Guru
Jago & Litefoot: The Bloodchild Codex
Jago & Litefoot: The Final Act
Jago & Litefoot: The Skeleton Quay
Jago & Litefoot: Return of the Repressed
Jago & Litefoot: Military Intelligence
Jago & Litefoot: The Trial of George Litefoot
Gallifrey: Emancipation
Gallifrey: Evolution
Gallifrey: Arbitration
Gallifrey: Extermination
Gallifrey: Renaissance
Gallifrey: Ascension
Iris Wildthyme: Whatever Happened to Iris Wildthyme?
Iris Wildthyme: Iris at the Oche
Iris Wildthyme: A Lift in Time
Counter-Measures: Manhunt
Counter-Measures: The Fifth Citadel
Counter-Measures: Peshka
Counter-Measures: Sins of the Fathers
Graceless: The Edge
Graceless: The Battle
Graceless: Consequences
Vienna: The Memory Box

The first Who from 2013 that I encountered: Not the best of starts with Eoin Colfer's short First Doctor story, A Big Hand for the Doctor, published in January.

My favourite Who from 2013: Perhaps you'd better ask me a week from now, or on Christmas Day. I've enjoyed it all, but I admit that I had a particular grin for The Night of the Doctor when it came out last Thursday. There have been some decent books too, including Alastair Reynolds' The Harvest of Time, and I'm way behind on audios (and even further behind on writing them up), but must commend The Auntie Matter and the anniversary special The Light At The End.

Moving swiftly on from: After A Big Hand for the Doctor, the only way was up.

So, what was your favourite of the above? What is the best bit? (And if you like, what is the worst bit?)

In conclusion: Doing these posts has been quite hard work, but also good fun. I hope you've enjoyed them too - I've certainly appreciated and enjoyed your comments - and maybe they have inspired you to seek out some Who that you might not have previously thought of. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to do the comics as well; maybe I can bring them in in ten years' time...

Someone asked me the other weekend if I had a favourite year. I have several. The first three Tom Baker years, 1975, 1976 and 1977 for television; 1995 and 1996 for the Virgin books; 2002-03, and later 2010-11, for Big Finish; 2007 and 2008 for everything.

I'm updating all of the posts in this series with a full set of links to each entry - as first posted on my own LJ, rather than the reflections to the doctorwho or who_at_50 communities. Feel free to browse back!

1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Comments

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philstar22
Nov. 17th, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
Series 7b is interesting because while I really loved many of the storylines, I'm not quite sold on Eleven and Clara together. The chemistry seems off to me somehow. I'm thinking she'll work better with Twelve. That being said, I did love many of the stories. The Name of The Doctor would be my favorite, but there were several good ones to choose from (I don't care what anyone says, I liked Rings of Ahkten and Crimson Horror, and Nightmare in Silver was good if not quite as good as Gaimon's last Who outing). And of course, Night of the Doctor was awesome.
conbrunstrom
Nov. 18th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
Agree on "Night of the Doctor". Paul McGann is wonderful. Indeed, there's already an online petition to film some more Eighth Doctor adventures on the strength of these superb six minutes.
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