The Krillitanes - aliens with a mix-and-match physiology - are trying to crack the 'God-Maker', a paradigm to give them ultimate power. They are using children as a computer, and only the Doctor and Rose, re-united with Sarah Jane Smith and K9 can prevent them from becoming masters of time and space.
The Doctor, Rose and Mickey goes to investigate Deffry Vale High School, where the students have become super-intelligent and teachers aren't what they seem and lunch times are really peculiar. When the Doctor learns the teachers and the headmaster Lucas Finch are sinister aliens, reuniting with investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith and mobile computer K-9 mark 3, The Doctor set out to uncover Finch and the teacher's evil intentions and foil their evil scheme. Written by
K9's eye grill was initially filmed flashing in sync with his lines, not unlike the Daleks, until Phil Collinson saw the footage and nixed the practice (which was inconsistent with the robot dog's past appearances). See more »
When Mickey pulls the plugs on the computers, the children are all wearing headphones, and when he turns around and tells them to run, all of a sudden their headphones are all off. See more »
[walking the halls while making fingerings with his left hand as if playing a three-keyed brass instrument, then sings softly]
Bom bom bom bom / Da-bom bom bom.
[He walks just past Nina waiting in a chair by his Headmaster office, stops, and turns taking notice of her]
What do you want?
The nurse sent me, sir. I was in English and I got a headache.
Then don't bother me, go home.
Why, is your mother at work?
I live in Ambrose Hall. The children's home.
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The good Doctor and Rose go undercover at a modern-day private school, (Who as a teacher, Rose as a cafeteria server) at the behest of Rose's boyfriend, Mickey, who tips them off that something is not quite right there. To divulge any more of the plot would be robbing you of some of the brilliance of this episode, which as I wrote in my comment for last weeks episode, features the return of old companions Sarah Jane and K-9. That reason alone made me anticipate this particular episode for a good while before it actually aired. And it does NOT disappoint in the least and although I liked the previous two episodes of this series quite a bit indeed, this one just one-uped both of them by far. At turns, thrilling, humorous, and yes even touching, this is Doctor Who at it's best. On a side-note it's rumored that K-9 might get his own series sometime in the future, but I can't vouch for if it will be good or rubbish.
My Grade: A+
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