Let's Do the Time Lord Again: 50 Best 'Doctor Who' Moments

As the new doctor hits American screens, travel back through the highlights of this classic British sci-fi show

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32. The Eighth Doctor Gets His Moment

From: "Doctor Who" (a.k.a. "The Movie")
Premiere: May 14, 1996

In which the BBC, the Fox Network, Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox teamed up to reboot Doctor Who with a TV movie meant to serve as a back-door pilot for an ongoing series. Despite the creditably sinister Master of Eric Roberts and a strong female lead in Dr. Grace Holloway, portrayed by Daphne Ashbrook, the reboot didn't stick. It was the sole TV outing for Paul McGann as a virile, swoon-worthy Eighth Doctor – yet if you add up the novels, comics and audio dramas produced between classic Doctor Who and its contemporary reboot, McGann's Doctor is in fact the most thoroughly documented of all.

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