As we await Doctor Who season 14 and all the excitement and mystery around the Doctor Who 60th anniversary celebrations is still building, there is going to be a little bit of time where Whovians need to take stock and be patient. The best shows, as they say, come to those who wait.
And what better way to pass the time while we all wait for Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson to take to the TARDIS as the Fifteenth and Ruby Sunday, and we all wonder how David Tennant’s Fourteenth and Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble are going to get around Neil Patrick Harris’s mysterious enemy next November, than to look back at a previous season.
The most obvious place to start is season 13, the last that starred Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, and the final season of Chris Chibnall’s time as showrunner of Doctor Who before he was replaced by Russell T Davies who has come back to the show after more than a decade away.
We’ve taken a look at the IMDB viewer rankings for all of the season 13 shows (we know that some of these are specials, but think they fit best as part of 13 than anywhere else) and placed them in the order they scored.
This is the order that they end up ranked in when the huge number of votes from viewers using the IMDB are totted up… but have they got it right?
Well, here’s the ranking…
9. Legend of the Sea Devils
IMDB ranking – 4.6
The Doctor, along with her companions Yaz and Dan go on a trip to 19th Century China and visit a small coastal village that is under threat from the pirate queen Madame Ching and a mysterious force that is threatening to cause even more trouble.
8. Flux: Chapter Six – The Vanquishers
IMDB ranking – 5.4
This is the final chapter of the Flux series where it feels like all hope is now lost. But just when it looks like darkness has defeated light and the monsters have taken control of everything – you guessed it, there is going to be a fightback from you know who because the universe needs saving
7. Flux: Chapter Three – Once, Upon Time
IMDB ranking – 6.0
As events begin to become a little more clear on a planet that really shouldn’t exist in the aftermath of an apocalyptic event, it feels like time is running out for our protagonists. The Doctor, Dan, Yaz, and Vinder face a serious battle if they are to survive.
6. Flux: Chapter Five – Survivors of the Flux
IMDB ranking – 6.2
Things are really starting to look bleak for the Doctor and her companions as the forces of evil are beginning to mount against them. The Doctor, Yaz and Dan must make perilous journeys and overcome some massive obstacles if they are to make it back alive.
5. Eve of the Daleks
IMDB ranking – 6.7
It’s of course the NEW Year’s Day special and that means we’re in for a festive theme. On this occasion, “Sarah owns and runs ELF storage, and Nick is a customer who visits his unit every year on New Year’s Eve. This year, however, their night turns out to be a little different than planned…”
4. Flux: Chapter One – The Halloween Apocalypse
IMDB ranking – 6.8
A Halloween drop for an episode that starts off a chain of events that will run and run. Across the universe Halloween this year is a time that monsters and baddies across the universe are starting to stir into life. “From the Arctic Circle to deep space, an ancient evil is breaking free. And in present-day Liverpool, the life of Dan Lewis is about to change forever…”
3. Flux: Chapter Two – War of the Sontarans
IMDB ranking – 7.1
The Doctor ends up back in history during the Crimean War as the British Army are fighting a brutal alien army of Sontarans. Meanwhile “Yaz and Dan are thrown deeper into a battle for survival. What is the Temple of Atropos? Who are the Mouri?”
2. The Power of the Doctor
IMDB ranking – 7.7
The Master meddles with time and space and attempts to unite the Daleks and the Cybermen in order to wipe the Doctor from the face of the universe. However, friends and companions from past and present are able to unite in this BBC 100th anniversary special to see him off and to see Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor bow out and regenerate into David Tennant’s Fourteenth.
1. Flux: Chapter Four – Village of the Angels
IMDB ranking – 7.8
In 1960s Devon, the hunt is one for a missing little girl as meanwhile, Prof Jericho is conducting psychic experiments. In the graveyard there is one gravestone too many and there are a lot of questions that are needed to be answered. Why is Medderton known as The Cursed Village and what do the Weeping Angels want?