The farewell between the Doctor and Rose Tyler at Bad Wolf Bay has been named the greatest sci-fi/fantasy scene of all time. The scene, from the climax of Doomsday (first shown in July 2006), was voted top of SFX magazine's poll by over 96,000 readers to mark their 250th issue.
David Tennant told SFX that "Russell [T Davies] had weaved some glorious magic for two seasons and it all came together so perfectly in this scene that people still talk to me about it.. they always will. Murray Gold created some heart stopping music that accentuates the misery and Billie Piper is just breathtakingly good. Whatever else I do.. this will be a moment I will be forever proud to look back on."
Doctor Who saw off competition from Hollywood blockbusters (Alien, Back to the Future, Star Wars), Game of Thrones, and the Harry Potter books.