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Published on October 26th, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds

Doctor Boo-Hoo

SF is not all cold ideas and even colder exo-skeletons; sometimes it tugs at our heartstrings reducing even the nerdiest of nerds into a sobbing, dribbling wreck.

Celebrating the 31 Best SF Tearjerkers SFX have broken out the kleenex and shared with us some of SF’s most emotionally gruelling moments.

With four entries into the chart anyone would think Doctor Who was a cold, manipulative fiend- luring us in with promises of a brand new adventure in time and space and then living us hugging the arm of the sofa, rocking back and forth as we recover from such moments as Adric’s death (hurrah!) in Earthshock, Rose’s goodbye in Doomsday (sniff) and:

‘I don’t want to go.’


Also included in the weepy list are two entries from Torchwood including the contentious death of Ianto Jones (he’s dead – get over it!)

Agreedisagree? To see the full list (i know you can do it, be brave) click here and break your heart.

(via SFX)

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

One Response to Doctor Boo-Hoo

  1. avatar MJ says:

    I find the “classic” who far more subtle and moving than the current series. Jo’s engagement party in the Green Death is heartbreaking,(especially the Doctor’s dejected face as he drives off) as is Sarah being dumped back on earth in the Hand of Fear and Susan being locked out of the TARDIS in Dalek Invasion of Earth. For all the “I don’t want to go” stuff of David Tennant’s regeneration, I think that William Hartnell’s transformation is very simple and just as emtionally affecting

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