The sheer fucking fear, heartbreak and utter looks of defeat on Martha, Jack, Rose and Sarah Jane’s face when they hear that transmission of just the word “exterminate.”
The amount of threat, and intimidation you felt as an audience just knowing how big this was.
Murray Gold’s perfect music making your heart pound.
The excitement every time a familiar face showed up, but also the anticipation and anxiety you felt about what fate they may hold as characters.
Turn Left, The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End still give me fucking chills no matter how much I know what comes next. I don’t think for me, The End Of Time, any season finale, or hell, even the 50th anniversary comes close to these stakes. So what they were a huge fan-pander? RTD wrote the hell out of these episodes and entertained the hell out of me. THIS was Doctor Who at its ultimate peak for me.