Doctor Who: Season 1, Episode 8

Father's Day (28 Apr. 2006)

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All of her life, Rose's mother told how great a man her father Pete was. He was killed by a hit and run driver when Rose was just a baby and among her many regrets was that her father died ... See full summary »

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All of her life, Rose's mother told how great a man her father Pete was. He was killed by a hit and run driver when Rose was just a baby and among her many regrets was that her father died alone, just lying on the street. Rose asks the Doctor to take her back to that day. Rather than just be with him when he dies, she actually saves him and later admits that this was her plan all along. She soon realizes that her parents' marriage was not exactly the golden relationship she had claimed it to be. Far worse however, is that by saving her father, Rose has created a tear in space and time with the result that creatures are now feasting on humans. The Doctor isn't sure he'll be able to make everything right. Pete knows what he has to do, however. Written by garykmcd

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The church used in this episode is St Paul's Church in Grangetown, Cardiff. See more »

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Rose has brown eyes. Baby Rose has very vivid blue eyes (some babies are born with blue eyes, but not that blue). See more »

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[first lines]
Rose Tyler: [voiceover] Peter Alan Tyler, my Dad. The most wonderful man in the world. Born 15th September, 1954.
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Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Weird Science (2005) See more »

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Never Can Say Goodbye
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Bad logic, bad script
27 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a terrible script; everything the Doctor DOES interferes with the "original" time stream (if this has any meaning when time travel is possible). So stopping Rose's father from being killed is (in effect) no different from going back and stopping aliens from taking over the Earth starting in the time of Queen Victoria. Same bat logic, same bat channel...

Disbelief is not so much suspended as hung, drawn and quartered.

We don't need to have a "you can't change history" rule imposed on a series which, by its very nature, insists that you can "change history". Just by traveling in time, the Doctor changes events (if by no other means than that he displaced some air that otherwise wouldn't be displaced). So why don't the "monsters that destroy worlds whenever the time stream changes" hunt him down?

For that matter, why do the monsters have to delete the world -- a time change in itself?

No, the logic is just plain BAD in this one.


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