40. The Eleventh Doctor Meets the TARDIS
From: "The Doctor's Wife"
Premiere: May 14, 2011
In a stunning display of virtuoso writing by popular science-fiction novelist and comics maverick Neil Gaiman, the TARDIS comes alive, personified in the form of Idris (Suranne Jones) while stranded on a sentient asteroid outside the known universe. A brilliant investigation of a central yet previously unexamined relationship, the episode delivered some of the best dialogue ever, including this bit for darling, daffy Idris: "Biting's excellent. It's like kissing, only there's a winner."