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Published on June 26th, 2014 | by James Lomond

Bad Wolf Bay: The BEST Sci-Fi Moment!

The 250th issue of the excellent SFX, a UK science fiction and fantasy magazine, goes on sale today and includes a poll from over 90,000 readers on the top 250 moments in the genres. Billie Piper and David Tennant (and really Russell T Davies and director Graeme Harper with them) come out on top in first place with the Tenth Doctor’s farewell to Rose from 2006′s Doomsday.

Tennant is quoted as saying that people still talk about that scene with “misty eyes” almost eight years later. The Daily Star seem to have the Bad Wolf Bay return visit from the end of Series 4, but here’s the real moment again:

For the sadistic here’s a reaction video of a young lady’s heart imploding at the “Rose Tyler…” moment:

And for the less sadistic here’s confirmation that the Norwegian for “bad” sounds like “Dalek”:

Star Trek fans are not gonna like how the Top 10 turned out, as you can see…


1: Doctor Who - The Doctor and Rose say farewell at Bad Wolf Bay in Doomsday

2: Avengers Assemble - The Hulk destroys Loki
3: Alien - John Hurt’s chest-burster scene
4: Firefly - Mal Reynolds kicks a baddie into Serenity’s engine intake (episode: The Train Job)
5: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back - Darth Vader reveals he is Luke’s father
6: Blade Runner - Roy Batty’s “Tears in rain” monologue improvised by Rutger Hauer
7: Game of Thrones - “The Lannisters send their regards” (The Red Wedding)
8: The Matrix - Neo dodges bullets in the slow-mo bullet-time scene
9: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Novel) – Dumbledore’s death
10: Back To The Future - “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

What would be at the top of your list of greatest sci-fi/fantasy moments? (Personally I’d go for Susan’s farewell from Dalek Invasion of Earth but I’m a golden oldie…)


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7 Responses to Bad Wolf Bay: The BEST Sci-Fi Moment!

  1. avatar TonyS says:

    It’s not even the best Dr Who moment! Not even the best Nu Who moment probably

    • avatar James Lomond says:

      I wouldn’t disagree with that. But that’s interesting then- why do you think it topped the poll?

      • avatar TonyS says:

        That has been puzzling me. The scene does tug at the heart-strings (though I was quite glad to see Rose go) but there are other memorable scenes. I refute the suggestion that classic Who didn’t do moments of emotion. “Dalek Invasion of Earth” is mentioned. I would add “Tomb of the Cybermen” and “The Green Death”.

  2. avatar DonnaM says:

    Each to their own, but I found it overblown. I rate the more understated farewells between the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane, or the Second and Jamie and Zoe as much more affecting.

    It was memorable certainly, and it’s relatively recent. Perhaps that helped with its poll rating!

  3. avatar simon magellan says:

    Am surprised at this – while a pivotal nu-Who moment, I would have thought there were a number of more recent scenes (just off the top of my head, Tom Baker’s reappearance) that would beat it. Frankly, there’s no way this should beat some of the ones in that list, however high its held by some fans, but it again demonstrates just how organised DW fandom can be when it wants something bad enough!

  4. avatar rickjlundeen says:

    Wait…Vader is Luke’s father?!?!? Hey, spoilers!

  5. avatar rickjlundeen says:

    And no, good as it was, not the best DW moment by a long shot. ‘Course, some of their other choices were a bit suspect too.

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