Doctor Who: 13 Best 'Modern' Episodes!

Who‘s coming to dinner tonight — Doctor Who, that is (BBC America, 8/7c).

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Yet, with a new, post-regeneration protagonist (played by Peter Capaldi) set to pick up the sonic screwdriver (and don some fresh Doc Martens), we figured the time was right to count down the sci-fi series’ 13 best episodes since it returned to the airwaves in 2005.

We’ve included obvious moments of brilliance, like the nail-biting “Blink” — in which the Doctor first encounters the Weeping Angels — but are also paying homage to less-heralded gems like “The God Complex.”

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Check out the full countdown by clicking the gallery below. Don’t see your favorite episode on our list? Hit the comments and tell us which episodes we egregiously snubbed!