The Doctor and Rose set out on their first adventure together since the Doctor regenerated. The Doctor takes Rose to see the Planet New Earth, colonized by the human race since the destruction of the original planet Earth. On arriving the Doctor receives an invitation to visit a hospital run by the sisters of plenitude. A sisterhood of cat-women nuns who have the uncanny ability to cure so many long thought incurable diseases. But as the Doctor and Rose discover there is a sinister method as to how the Sisterhood manage to develop such cures. While unknown to them both an old enemy thought to be deceased, awaits the Time lord and his companion. Written by
Did You Know?
Originally, Russell T. Davies
intended the Face of Boe to impart his message upon the Doctor in this episode; when he discovered that a third series was definitely to occur, Davies quickly decided to delay Boe's message for a year. This is one of several plot and thematic details that Davies chose at a rather late stage of development to move from series two to three (including whole episodes, such as the 2006 Christmas special, Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride
(2006)). See more
When the Doctor and Rose get into separate elevators to go visit the Face of Boe, the Doctor gets into the left one and Rose into the right. The Doctor gets off at the proper floor from the left elevator. But Rose (being abducted to the lower level by Chip) also gets out of the left elevator, instead of the right one like she should. See more
So the year five billion, the sun expands, the earth gets roasted...
That was our first date.
We had chips!
Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more