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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 Season 12

    The twelfth season of "Doctor Who" premiered on Dec. 18, 1974 and contains 20 episodes. This season features The Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Robot," "Genesis of the Daleks" and "Revenge of the Cybermen."

    Memorable moments from Season 12 include:

    - The plans for the new disintegrator gun are stolen
    - The Doctor, Sarah, and Harry travel to Skaro to change the history of the Daleks
    - The time travelers face the plague
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    Doctor Who Season 14

    Doctor Who Season 14 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seasons of Doctor Who
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    The fourteenth season of "Doctor Who" premiered on Sept. 4, 1976 and contains 26 episodes. This season marks the departure of The Doctor's longtime companion Sarah Jane Smith.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "The Masque of Mandragora," "The Robots of Death" and "The Talons of Weng-Chiang."

    Memorable moments from Season 14 include:

    - The Doctor and Sarah find themselves caught in a mining explosion
    - The Doctor is named The Evil One by a local tribe
    - The Doctor disintegrates Greel
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  • The fifth season of "Doctor Who" premiered on April 3, 2010 and contains 13 episodes. This season features the eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "The Eleventh Hour," "The Hungry Earth" and "The Big Bang."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    - The return of the Silurians 
    - An alien escapes through Amy's wall
    - Amy and Rory finally get their wedding
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  • The second season of "Doctor Who" premiered on April 15, 2006 and contains 13 episodes. This season features the Tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "New Earth," "The Impossible Planet" and "Doomsday."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    - The Doctor and Rose infiltrate a suspicious school
    - The Beast escapes
    - Rose is stranded on a parallel universe
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