The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack Harkness are still in the hospital with the gas mask-wearing mutants and are having some trouble finding a way out. The Doctor determines that the ... See full summary »

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The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack Harkness are still in the hospital with the gas mask-wearing mutants and are having some trouble finding a way out. The Doctor determines that the ambulance Captain Jack was using in his scam contained nano genes, similar to the one's he used to repair Rose's rope-burned hands. Only in this case, there are enough nano genes on the loose to "repair" an entire species and they have no idea what a human looks like in the first place. The future of the human race lies in Nancy accepting her true relationship to the little boy who is haunting her. Written by garykmcd

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This episode was watched by 6.86 million viewers on its original transmission, winning a 38.53% audience share. See more »

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Look closely at some of the freight wagons at 'Limehouse Green' railway station: several of them appear to have 'British Rail Freightliner' livery. This episode is set in 1941, but British Rail did not exist until 1948, and the Freightliner Division did not exist until the 1980s. See more »

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Mask Creatures: [with increasing intensity] Mummy, mummy, mummy, mummy, mummy, mummy, mummy, mummy, mummy, mummy.
The Doctor: Go to your room.
[mask creatures stop]
The Doctor: Go to your room! I mean it. I am very, very angry with you. I'm very, very cross. Go... To... Your... Room!
[mask creatures turn and go back to their beds]
The Doctor: [sighing] I'm really glad that worked. Those would have been terrible last words.
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Featured in 2005 TV Moments (2005) See more »

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Doctor Who Theme
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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This episode is most frightening of the new series
2 December 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Although I've enjoyed most of the new series of Dr. Who it is this episode alone which brought me back to the days of my childhood when I could be genuinely frightened by Dr. Who.

The eerie child beckoning the innocents to zombification on the streets of WWII London will have you checking your doors and window to be sure they are locked. The entire episode seems to take place at night adding even more of a sinister atmosphere.

I was amazed to see this episode was written by Stephen Moffat who's work on Coupling is some of the funniest "brit com" humour of recent years.


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