39. Rose Tyler Returns
From: "The Stolen Earth"/ "Journey's End"
Premiere: June 28, 2008 / July 5, 2008
The two-episode farewell from Russell T. Davies, the producer who brought Doctor Who back from limbo, was an extraordinary lollapalooza, reintroducing Dalek creator Davros (played here by Julian Bleach), roping in the casts of spin-off series Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, and even including a cameo by Richard Dawkins. But in terms of iconic images, nothing could touch the spectacle of Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) turning up toting a gigantic alien rifle, Buffy-style.