I know in the world of serialized tv shows there are occasionally "filler"episodes, the ones that don't do much to move the story forward and often times are not all that interesting. In classic doctor who, I would understand that argument because a series was one full story and sometimes an episode didn't do much to resolve that. But with the new series( 9th doctor forward) of who I often wonder if any of the episodes can be called "filler" episodes. Especially with season 7 because in countless interviews steven moffatt has said that the first five episodes will have less of an arc and be more stand alone. So I guess here is what I'm asking...
1. How do you define filler? What episode of the new series of doctor who do you think falls in this definition?
2. How do you define standalone? Do you think series 7 (thus far) has lived up to the "mini movie" promise that Steven moffatt has made?
3. what are your top three doctor who episodes? why? (this last question has always been one of those things that I have always been curious about when it comes to Doctor who. a show with this kind of longevity it brings about a huge variety of answers and I'm interested in my fellow whovians' responses.)