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The Best Seasons of Doctor Who

Updated June 14, 2019 11.3k votes 1.5k voters 19.6k views34 items

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List of the best seasons of Doctor Who, listed from best to worst with DVD cover pictures when available. Television fans from around the world have voted on this list of the best Doctor Who seasons, so the order the seasons are in isn't just the opinion of one person. Hardcore fans of the show often argue over what the greatest season of Doctor Who is, which is exactly why this ranked list was created. Every season of Doctor Who has at least one memorable episode, so it isn't necessarily easy to figure out what the top season is. Is your favorite season of Doctor Who not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top.

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  • Doctor Who Series 4 (2008) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of Doctor Who
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    The fourth season of "Doctor Who" premiered on April 5, 2008 and contains 13 episodes. This season features episodes in which the Doctor plays a minimal role.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Voyage of the Damned," "The Unicorn and the Wasp" and "Journey's End."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    - The Doctor lands on an interstellar Titanic
    - Rose and Donna work together to help the Doctor
    - The Doctor regenerates
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  • The third season of "Doctor Who" premiered on March 31, 2007 and contains 13 episodes. This season introduces the character of Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "The Runaway Bride," "Human Nature" and "Last of the Time Lords."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    - A Plasmavore drinks the Doctor's blood
    - The Master becomes Prime Minister
    - Martha uses The Master's tricks against him
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    Doctor Who Season 13

    Doctor Who Season 13 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of Doctor Who
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    The thirteenth season of "Doctor Who" premiered on Aug. 30, 1975 and contains 26 episodes. This season finds The Doctor cutting ties with UNIT.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Terror of the Zygons," "Pyramids of Mars" and "The Seeds of Doom."

    Memorable moments from Season 13 include:

    - The Fourth Doctor is summoned to Earth by the Brigadier
    - The Doctor is taken prisoner, accused of murder
    - The Krynoid aims to make everything plant-based
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    Doctor Who Season 7

    Doctor Who Season 7 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of Doctor Who
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    The seventh season of "Doctor Who" premiered on Jan. 3, 1970 and contains 25 episodes. This season introduces The Third Doctor, played by Jon Pertwee.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Spearhead from Space," "The Ambassadors of Death" and "Inferno."

    Memorable moments from Season 7 include:

    - The Silurians make people insane
    - The Doctor stops Carrington from causing destruction
    - The Doctor arrives in a parallel universe
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