What happens when you combine David Tennant’s full-tilt portrayal of the boyish, madcap Doctor, Steven Moffat’s ability to create emotionally compelling tales, pre-revolutionary France, organ-harvesting clockwork droids from 3,000 years in the future, and the incredibly lovely Sofia Myles? Clearly, you result in one of the first “modern classic” episodes of post-2005 Doctor Who.
This week, our appreciation of personal favorite stories allows Jay to share his episode selection, “The Girl in the Fireplace”. As a great stand-alone episode, and a perfect sample of what the show is capable of portraying for appreciators of science fiction, drama, comedy and even romance, it’s easy to see why this ranks so highly on his list of “essential” episodes, and additionally, his “starter set” of stories to introduce new viewers of the program.
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