Best episode of Doctor Who ever

I just watched Father's Day, which frankly has to be the best episode of Doctor Who ever made. Ever. I mean it - it literally doesn't get better than this. (Although I have a sneaky suspicion that they're going to try to prove me wrong by the end of the new series).

I think I nearly bawled for the last 15 minutes of the damn thing. And, come to think of it, for about 30 minutes afterwards I was still pretty heavily affected.

It had everything I normally look for in a time travel story (especially when I'm trying to write one). I'm just floored. Simply floored.

It was even better than Dalek, which is one of the most amazing stories ever shown on Doctor Who as well. Except this time, the direction, the story, the acting... everything was flawless. (Well, ok, the music was a little badly done in places... but it's hard to notice with all the fantastic acting that's going on).

Paul Cornell, Joe Ahearne, please, take a bow. Joe's rapidly becoming one of my favorite writer/directors of all time, and Paul already was one of my favorite writers (along with Kate Orman and Chuck Palahniuk).

Sheer magic.

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Simon Cooke is an occasional video game developer, ex-freelance journalist, screenwriter, film-maker, musician, and software engineer in Seattle, WA.

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Ian Slavin wrote on Thursday, June 16, 2005:

Sorry fella, I can’t agree with you on this one - Fathers Day just isn’t even in the top billion decent Dr Who episodes !

But other than that, I still think you’re an okay bloke. ;)

PS. Wannabe in a movie ?

Simon Cooke wrote on Friday, June 17, 2005:

I’d love to, but it might be a bit difficult - I’m still in Seattle :)

What are you up to these days?

Email me at Simon at Popcornfilms dot Com.

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