SFX Magazine readers have voted David Tennant and Billie Piper's goodbye in Doctor Who episode Journey's End the greatest scene in sci-fi history. It's difficult to disagree.
“It all came together so perfectly in this scene that people still talk to me about it with misty eyes all these years later,” said Tennant on the triumph.
“I suspect they always will. Whatever else I do and wherever else I end up, this will be a moment I will be forever proud to look back on.”
SFX added that the winning moment struck a chord with viewers. “We’ve all had to bid farewell to someone we care about, even if it wasn’t forced upon us by the threat of universal destruction, and this eye-moistening moment perfectly encapsulates the agony of break-up,” the magazine said.
Top 5 greatest sci-fi scenes according to the SFX poll are:
1). Doctor Who - The Doctor and Rose say farewell.
2). Avengers Assemble - The Hulk beats up Loki.
3). Alien - the alien bursts from John Hurt's chest.
4). Firefly - a bad guy gets kicked into an engine intake.
5). The Empire Strikes Back - Luke Skywalker learns that Darth Vader is his father.
I'm amazed Spock's death in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan didn't make the top five!
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