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The Best Modern “Doctor Who” Episode

If you couldn’t tell from this post, I am a science fiction fan.

I love nerdy, sci-fi stuff and all the areas of humanity that this genre can explore, especially in ways that other genres can not.

In addition to Star Trek, which I was raised on, I’ve recently discovered Doctor Who.

While I have not seen all of “Classic” Who (though I am working on it), I have watched all of the rebooted, “Modern” Who. 

While very few “bad” episodes stick out in my mind, there is one episode that really stands out as absolutely stellar.

It is a two part/cliffhanger episode that arrived under David Tennant’s tenure as the 10th doctor:

“Human Nature”/”The Family of Blood”

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“In The Pale Moonlight”

Morality in Science Fiction

I mentioned this in a previous post, but I love Star Trek. I love science fiction in general but Star Trek will always have a special place in my heart. I grew up watching it. I was even named after one of the characters.

Growing up, my parents wanted me to watch smart TV. They were and are nerds.

Now that I’m older, I really do appreciate the writing that goes into most of the science fiction genre. Some science fiction is really cheesy and poorly written or produced but when science fiction gets it right, it really gets it right.

The episode I am going to discuss, “In The Pale Moonlight,” is one such example of “really getting it right.”

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