March 30 is an exciting day. Why, you ask? It’s the day we get a new episode of Doctor Who, of course! We’ve been waiting patiently (well, impatiently) since Christmas, and we’re stoked to see the Doctor return in “The Bells of St. John” this Saturday.
A new episode means a new companion, new enemies, and above all, new adventures! One of our favorite things about Doctor Who is getting to see amazing locations through the eyes of a time traveler. To celebrate the show’s return, we’re counting down our 10 favorite places the Doctor’s ever visited. Today, we present #10 through #7. Check back throughout the week for the rest of our list!
Where would you most like to travel with the Doctor? Let us know in the comments!
#10: The Spaceship Titanic
as seen in: Voyage of the Damned
When the Doctor crash-lands the TARDIS (sort of a regular occurrence for him) at the beginning of this episode, he thinks he’s aboard the RMS Titanic. While we would’ve loved to seen the Doctor frolicking on the iceberg-crashing, Jack-and-Rose version of the Titanic, this ship turns out to be way better. In fact, it’s a spaceship based on the doomed ocean-liner, careening through space on its way to Earth. It’s super cool when Doctor Who takes the history we all know and puts its own spin on things, so this intergalactic Titanic is an awesome setting, even if it does eventually get destroyed by meteors.
#9: Krop Tor
as seen in: The Impossible Planet
Although the episodes that take place here are pretty horrifying (Spoiler alert: the Doctor comes face-to-face with the devil), Krop Tor itself is an interesting planet. For starters, it shouldn’t even exist. It’s casually orbiting a black hole, which, basically, is physically impossible. Even the Doctor’s confused about how it manages to not be sucked into nothingness. We love watching the Doctor navigate situations that puzzle and challenge him, and Krop Tor does just that. We may not necessarily want to visit, though—we’re cool with watching from a distance.
#8: The Pirate Ship
as seen in: The Curse of the Black Spot
Everyone loves a good pirate story, and since this one takes place on an eerie 17th-century pirate ship haunted by a mysterious siren, we love it even more. What makes this location so cool? Apart from the fact that we’d kind of love to sail the high seas with the Doctor, the vessel is the perfect balance of creepy and classic. Plus, it’s a great place for a Doctor Who episode. If things get dangerous on a pirate ship, you can’t exactly run away—you’re pretty much stuck there until you defeat your swashbuckling enemies once and for all.
#7: Starship UK
as seen in: The Beast Below
Since Doctor Who is a British show, we’ve seen tons of representations of England over the years. The Starship UK, though, might be one of our favorite interpretations. Set far into the future, this episode centers on a starship containing the entire population of the United Kingdom, which left Earth behind to escape solar flares. It’s super awesome to see London reconstructed on a futuristic spaceship, even though it turns out to be more evil than an innocent space colony. But let’s be real, did you really think there was such a thing as an innocent space colony in the Doctor’s universe?
Check back throughout the week as we count down to #1!