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"Doctor Who" Boom Town (2005)

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Writer:
Russell T. Davies (written by)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
4 June 2005 (Season 1, Episode 11)
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Plot:
Stopping off in present-day Cardiff to recharge the TARDIS, The Doctor, Rose and Jack encounter an old foe in the midst of hatching a scheme that could destroy the entire planet. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Joe Ahearne 
 
Writing credits
Russell T. Davies (written by)

Produced by
Phil Collinson .... producer
Russell T. Davies .... executive producer
Julie Gardner .... executive producer
Helen Vallis .... associate producer
Mal Young .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Murray Gold 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Vincze (director of photography) (as Ernie Vincze)
 
Film Editing by
Graham Walker 
 
Casting by
Andy Pryor 
 
Production Design by
Edward Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Nicholas (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Samuel 
 
Costume Design by
Lucinda Wright 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Davie .... makeup supervisor
Davy Jones .... makeup designer
Claire Pritchard .... makeup artist
Steve Williams .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Marie Brown .... post-production supervisor
Tracie Simpson .... production manager
Lowri Thomas .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard Arundel .... first assistant director
Steffan Morris .... second assistant director
Dan Mumford .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Adrian Anscombe .... property master
Jenny Bowers .... graphic artist
Bryan Hitch .... concept artist
Trystan Howell .... stand-by props
Gwenllian Llwyd .... art department coordinator
David Morison .... stand-by art director
Joelle Rumbelow .... production buyer
Phil Shellard .... stand-by props (as Phill Shellard)
Andrew Smith .... construction manager
Matthew North .... forward dresser (uncredited)
Dan Walker .... concept artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Jefferies .... sound effects editor
Paul McFadden .... dialogue editor
Damian Richardson .... boom operator
Ian Richardson .... sound recordist
Tim Ricketts .... dubbing mixer
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Mark Ayres .... sound remastering (uncredited)
Brian Hodgson .... sound effects (uncredited)
Dick Mills .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Charlie Bluett .... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
Benjamin M. Esterson .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Astrid Busser-Casas .... 2D visual effects artist
Will Cohen .... visual effects producer
Jean-Claude Deguara .... 3D visual effects artist (as Jean-Claude Deguarra)
Jennifer Herbert .... 2D visual effects artist
Simon C. Holden .... 2D visual effects artist
Dave Houghton .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew McKinney .... 3D visual effects artist
Joel Meire .... 3D visual effects artist
 
Stunts
George Cottle .... stunt performer
Tina Maskell .... stunt performer
Kim McGarrity .... stunt performer
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Chester .... best boy
Mark Hutchings .... gaffer
Mark Isaac .... focus puller
John Robinson .... grip
Martin Stephens .... camera operator
Gareth Hughes .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Anna James .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kirsty Robertson .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yolanda Peart-Smith .... wardrobe supervisor
Joanne Hayes .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Clarke .... on-line editor
Ceres Doyle .... assistant editor
Paul Harrison .... colorist
 
Music Department
Ron Grainer .... composer: original theme music
 
Other crew
Kath Blackman .... assistant production accountant
Dorothy Friend .... continuity
Debi Griffiths .... assistant production accountant
Gareth Lloyd .... location manager
Richard Pugsley .... finance manager
Elwen Rowlands .... script editor
Jess Van Niekerk .... production coordinator (as Jess van Niekerk)
Endaf Emyr Williams .... production accountant
Faujja Singh .... armorer (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
45 min | 45 min (50 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bad Wolf Reference: The Nuclear Plant project is named "Blaidd Drwg", which means Bad Wolf in Welsh.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Margaret is being photographed, she notices it when the flash goes off so the picture of her has been already taken when she raised her hand to shield her face and demanded not to be photographed. However, her picture in the newspaper shows her with her hand raised.See more »
Quotes:
The Doctor:[Margaret just tried begging the Doctor to take her somewhere besides her homeworld where she would be executed] You've been in that skin suit too long. You've forgotten. There used to be a real Margaret Blaine. You killed her and stripped her and used the skin. You're pleading for mercy out of a dead woman's lips.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Boom Town (1940)See more »
Soundtrack:
Doctor Who ThemeSee more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Margaret's back..., 18 September 2010
Author: Max_cinefilo89 from Italy

Four episodes after The Long Game, another weak entry in the season shows its head: this time it's what appears to be a "filler" episode (its arc significance, if any, has more to do with past stories than upcoming ones), scripted by show-runner Russell T. Davies and set in present day Cardiff (imagine the Doctor's happiness).

Having made a pit stop in the Welsh capital to recharge the TARDIS near a convenient rift in time and space, the Doctor and Rose (accompanied by Jack) are reunited with Mickey, but also with an old foe: Margaret (Annette Badland), only survivor of the Slitheen family (the farting aliens, remember?), who's back with a vengeance, more specifically another plot to destroy the world. Unlucky for her, she still doesn't get the pointlessness of squaring off against the Doctor...

As if creating flatulent aliens wasn't bad enough (according to most people; personally, I really enjoyed the Aliens of London/World War Three two-parter), this time Davies makes the mistake of featuring them - well, one - in a rather pointless episode, which gets by simply because the three protagonists (though he's not listed in the opening credits, Jack is pretty much a companion), and Mickey, are a lot of fun to watch, especially when the Doctor accepts to have dinner with Margaret and foils her pathetic attempts to kill him on the spot. Sadly, that's just on of few good bits in an overall bland effort, shockingly placed this late in the season.

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