Win a Doctor Giveaway: IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset (2013)

Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset (2013)

I’ve got some good news, and I’ve got some bad news. I talked to the fine folks at BBC Home Entertainment yesterday, and there was some confusion on my part over the prize on offer to GeekDad readers. The bad news is we will not be giving away packages of each of the new doctors this week. The good news is that we will be giving away—as a single package—the marvelous Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift set worth $350!

The gift set includes:

  • Series 1–7 on Blue-Ray DVD
  • 3 Art Cards
  • Exclusive Comic Book
  • Specials: The Brit List’s Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists, The Best of the Christmas Specials, Doctor Who at the Proms
  • AND a Sonic Screwdriver remote control! This thing is really cool, allowing you to control multiple devices with the flick of a wrist.
If you’ve already entered from yesterday, never fear, you are now entered to win the larger gift set.

There are (still) 2 ways to enter—

Method 1: Tweet the following message:

I want to win the Doctor Who Giftset with Sonic Screwdriver from @GeekDads & @BBCAmerica http://wp.me/p3gQdS-cIY. #DoctorWho50th #GeekDadWho

and then follow @jasonspeaking so that I can send you a direct message if you win.
Method 2: Add a comment at the bottom of this post mentioning your favorite episode EVER and what you liked about it. You will need to be registered so that we can contact you if you win.
Yes, you can enter both ways to increase your chances of winning. Entries close at 11:59 PM EST Friday night (11/22). Good Luck!

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

79 thoughts on “Win a Doctor Giveaway: IMPORTANT UPDATE!

  1. My Fave episode is the Doctors Daughter episode…. loved how the relationship blossomed and was sad to see her fly off…. The actors mustve loved the episode as well, theyre now married and have kids.

  2. Wow. One single episode to rule them all? (Oh, wrong fandom). I’m going with the two parter from Eccleston’s series – the Empty Child / The Doctor Dances.

    This was the point where I started to really see the range of the Doctor – we’d seen silly, tragic, and now horror mixed with intense hope. I never looked back.

  3. I’m going to have to go with “The Girl in the Fireplace”, narrowly winning over “Blink”. The intensity of that relationship in so short a time and so long a time is wonderful, and there’s some of the creepiest villens in the series.

  4. My favorite episode was the Charles Dickens, “The Unquiet Dead” and I really can’t say why beyond I love the episodes that have historical figures and use them to further a story, or why they did something. This is a fantastic gift set. Thank you and BBC America.

  5. I’ll go old school with Logopolis – Castrovalva. Those episodes introduced me to the concept of regeneration and I was hooked because of such a cool concept (“they can change main actors!!”). Of the new series I most enjoyed Silence in the Libray/Forest of the Dead where the Doctor meets River Song – first time the Doctor met someone who intimately knew him but he had not met yet (ah the beauty of time travel).

  6. My favorite has to be Blink. It was a tremendous concept and I can no longer look at statues the same way. It had the right blend of creepy and clever. And it introduced “wibbly wobbly, timey wimey, space wacey” to the lexicon.

  7. Seriously, just one? It has to be Sally Sparrow, the first weeping angels episode (at least the first I had ever seen). They were so creepy! But there was humor to it as well. Perfect! But I also love all the Master episodes with John Simms.

  8. Favorite episode ever? Hmmm tough questions!! I’m going to go with A Christmas Carol, cause it was magical, full of love and humor and sadness, and it was fantastic!

  9. I agree with the others about “Blink,” but I will show some Matt Smith love and offer the next weeping angels appearance in “Time of Angels”, which is the better half of its two-parter, I think.

  10. I’m going to go old school here and say “Genesis of the Daleks” is my all-time favorite episode. A Tom Baker episode, the brilliant introduction of the twisted Davros, and the moral conundrum The Doctor must face when given the opportunity to defeat his greatest enemies before they’ve even been “born” creates a great bit of science fiction.

  11. Maybe it’s because I watched it for the first time yesterday, but I’d have to say “The Doctor’s Wife.” Beautiful story, both sad and funny, and thrilling, and scary… close to perfect.

  12. Can’t beat “The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang” two-parter for proper paradox-laden time travel shenanigans. Lots of great set ups and pay offs with all of The Doctor’s jumping about.

  13. My favorite episode is Blink as well. I think its pretty suspenseful and introduces a character/alien race that pretty much unnerves people. I’ve gotten so many people watching doctor who from that episode.

  14. “Day of the Moon”: I love the sufficiently creepy Silence as new villains, the clever planning of The Doctor (watch out when he’s confident), and the tying of the storyline into a significant real-world event.

    Another favorite of mine is “Closing Time”. I just love the comedy between The Doctor and Craig in that episode. Not to mention “Stormaggedon, Dark Lord of All”.

  15. The power of three tops out a lot of other episodes because it gives you a real look at the characters day to day lives. It also gives and real good insight to the driving motivation behind The Doctor when he cant even sit still for a moment. ;-)

  16. My favorite Doctor Who episode is Tennant’s 2 parter The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End as it gathered all his companions together, had a great Davros villain, a cliffhanger reunion/regeneration, and the sad erasing of Donna’s memory.

  17. My favorite Doctor Who episode is Tennant’s 2 parter The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End as it gathered all his companions together, had a great Davros villain, a cliffhanger reunion/regeneration, and the sad erasing of Donna’s memory.

  18. My favorite episode ever was The Doctor’s Wife. I have always loved Neil Gaiman’s writing so it was really cool to have him write an episode. The story was really interesting and nodded to Who history.

  19. My favorite episode ever? That’s really hard. I’d have to say Blink overall, though I loved the “Empty Child/Doctor Dances” two parter for Nine and the Day of the Moon two-parter for Eleven. The latter because the Doctor overcomes the entire Silence occupation of Earth using his brain. (Embedding the “you should kill us all on sight” in the Neil Armstrong landing message was a brilliant idea.)

  20. I love them all!! :) but one of my favorites is Warriors’ Gate… it’s the last episode with Romana and I cried my eyes out when she left!

  21. Blink was excellent – an episode with almost no Doctor an you don’t mind. I was hoping that Sally Sparrow would become a future companion but that’s not happened yet.

  22. Hate to seem like most everyone else, but it has to be Blink. Great atmosphere and story, not to mention Mulligan. Perhaps this set will have a special Easter egg for me?

  23. Human Nature, my first episode. I stumbled upon it saturday night babysitting my niece. I hadn’t heard of Doctor Who before, but the cliff hanger left me struggling to figure out what I had just watched and how I could watch more

  24. My favorite episode/s:
    New: The Doctor’s Wife. Gaiman’s perspective on the TARDIS has been something I’ve wondered about for many years.
    Old: Remembrance Of The Daleks. 1. Wait, they can fly now? 2. Dalek’s beaten up by a baseball bat!

  25. My favorite episode is “Vincent and The Doctor”. I love this episode because it really showed how you can’t change everything. You can also kind of see what the Doctor has to deal with. Its hard to not be able to save someones life because it will change the future. Also you also get to see what Vincent had to go through and its heartbreaking.
    “I wouldn’t say that. The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. Hey. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”-The Doctor

  26. I really had to think about this! I’m going to have to go with Blink. I had nightmares about the weeping angels for days. + Wibbly wobbly timey wimey spacey wacey is probably the best way ever to describe time travel (and fun to say).

  27. Maybe I’m just getting sentimental in my old age, but Vincent and the Doctor is sweet, and reminds us that the Doctor still has hope for us even if you can’t always change time.

  28. Aagh…I guess from the new series, I’d have to say “A Good Man Goes to War”. There are bits that are overwrought, but two things stick out for me. First, the line, “A good man doesn’t need rules.” really embodies the modern Doctor to me; honestly, it gives me the same feeling as Sylvester McCoy’s incarnation. The Doctor is only a personal rule or two away from being the Master. He lies, he kills, he does all those things — but there is a line. I think the Reason Hurt’s incarnation doesn’t “deserve” the name of the Doctor is that he crosses that line.

    Secondly, it’s got Rory delivering threats in full Centurion gear with exploding ships in the background. I love it when a character gets his/her Crowning Moment of Awesome.

  29. My favorite episode is “The Angels Take Manhattan” why? Because I cried when Rory got zapped away, and then Amy too. I love Rory!!!

  30. There are many moments I love, but “The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe” is one of the most memorable. I missed this episode my first time through watching the newer seasons, and I ended up watching it just after having a baby. Already an emotional wreck, the saga of this woman who helped the Doctor once, then lost her husband, and then was trying to protect her kids, well, I was sobbing. It hammered home the importance of family and friendship, two things I highly value myself.

  31. My favorite by a hair is “The Angels take Manhattan” over “The Wedding of Riversong”. I have to admit that of 30ish years of watching the Doctor, Amy and Rory are my favorite companions. I thought it was an excellent way to go out.

  32. Hard decide. I think The End of Time might be my fave. Liked the extra infoinfo on the Time War, and, of course, the end of 10’s run.

  33. My favorite episode was probably Let’s Kill Hilter. I thought it was hilarious when Rory had to put Hitler in a closet and it was cool that we saw Mels regenerate into River Song.

  34. Picking a Favorite episode is like trying to pick a favorite child… it’s hard to do…

    One of my all time most favorite episodes is ‘School Reunion’. To see The Doctor’s face light up when he sees Sarah Jane Smith (played by the lovely Elisabeth Sladen) for the first time since he left her way back in Season 14 is absolutely magical… I mean here is David Tennant seeing a companion, one of his favorite companions from his childhood, in person. It’s one of the best moments. Not one that routinely shows up in the entirety of a show. It was a wonderful surprise for both Whovians and the actors themselves. It also features K-9 and the ever so awesome Anthony Head… It really is a great episode.

    (Reposting from original contest post on Monday with updated information, since previously there was no contact info linked to my post.)

  35. The Snowmen. I loved Matt Smith’s withdrawn and cranky Doctor. I really liked Amy and Rory but after seeing this it made me wish they had left sooner. I really enjoyed seeing the changes in the Doctor since Amy and Rory left. The stairway in the sky to the Tardis was beautiful. This introduction to Clara and her mystery was great. And the Snowmen were great creepy villains.

  36. This is a difficult one, but I would say of the classic episodes Tomb of the Cybermen. Of the new ones, I do really like Vincent and the Doctor, but also Pandorica Opens. I think Vincent and the Doctor wins out because I think the message itself is important. You can’t always change time.

  37. I think I’ll go with “The Family of Blood” as my favorite. The tension of watching the Doctor not be himself and how strong and yet hurt Martha was. Then there was the awesome ending line about how the Doctor runs because he was being kind and the judgements he serverd out. Good stuff!

  38. While I love episodes like ‘Blink’ and ‘Silence in the Library’ my favorite episode has to be ‘The Girl in the Fireplace’ I was still getting used to Tennant and wasn’t sure I liked him after 9. (Which I guess is actually 10 now, War Doctor screws everything up.) But as the Madame De Pompadour fell in love with him over the course of the episode, so did I. This was the episode where he became my Doctor.
    It’s a heartbreaking and brilliant episode.

  39. So tough to pick a favourite! Oddly, I’m going to say Doomsday. It was the most heartbreaking episode, to watch Rose and The Doctor say goodbye and yet even then The Doctor doesn’t quite manage it. It makes me choke up every time but it is the ultimate moment of humanity but also the ultimate demonstration of what it means to be The Doctor.

  40. My favorite episode has got to be Blink. I want to pick something different from everyone else, but I can’t. It’s so good. The acting and filming are just a slight cut above the average episode!

  41. “Let’s Kill Hitler” is one of my most favorite of episodes in the Doctor Who series. This was an infectious adventure that kept a hold of me til the very end. One of my favorite scenes is when River says “Hello Sweetie” then kisses the doctor saving his life. Learning more of Melody Pond was remarkable. Even to this day, the whirlwind of all that is carried out within this episode amazes me. The character performances were brilliant.

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