Doctor Who: Season 1, Episode 2

The End of the World (17 Mar. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 2,870 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 9 critic

The Doctor takes Rose to the year 5 billion to witness the destruction of the Earth.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 799 titles
created 23 Dec 2012
 
a list of 13 titles
created 31 Dec 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 07 Sep 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The End of the World (17 Mar 2006)

The End of the World (17 Mar 2006) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Doctor Who.
« Previous Episode | 2 of 137 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Simon Paisley Day ...
Steward
Yasmin Bannerman ...
...
...
Cassandra (voice)
...
Beccy Armory ...
...
Computer (voice)
Silas Carson ...
Aliens (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Rose goes off on her first adventure with the Doctor who takes her 5 billion years into the future to view a cataclysmic event: the destruction of the Earth. They're on an orbiting space platform with a groups of invited guests who seem to travel from one cataclysmic event to another. There are uninvited guests as well in the form of spider-like mechanical robots that seem to multiply at will and are obviously bent on causing destruction. The spiders soon dispose of the Steward and gain control of the orbiting platform's mainframe. It doesn't take long for the Doctor to figure out just which of the invited guests is behind it all. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene between Rose and Raffalo was a late addition, added because the episode was underrunning. See more »

Goofs

Rose Tyler's hairstyle changes from shot to shot when she is discussing being 'the last human' with Cassandra. Rose's hair is in one style for the long shots, and another style for the close-ups. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: You've seen how dangerous it is - do you wanna go home?
Rose Tyler: I dunno... I want... Oh, can you smell chips?
The Doctor: Yeah!
[laughs]
The Doctor: Yeah!
Rose Tyler: I want chips.
The Doctor: Me too!
Rose Tyler: Right then, before you get me back in that box - chips it is - and you can pay.
The Doctor: No money.
Rose Tyler: What sort of date are you? Come on then, tight wad, chips are on me... we've only got five billion years till the shops close!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: TARDIS Tales (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Tainted Love
Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by Soft Cell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Fantastic Performance
18 April 2007 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

It's at this point you realise you're watching something entirely different from the show envisaged by Sydney Newman in the early 1960s that ran up to 1989 . For instance there's Hollywood standard special effects and a pumping soundtrack featuring Tainted Love by Soft Cell and Toxic by Britney Spears and other references to popular culture . Plus there's a scene where Jade a tree woman asks The Doctor if Rose is his prostitute ? Cue lots of middle aged men falling off their chairs then phoning everyone they know self righteously proclaiming that this proves DOCTOR WHO is not a children's programme

This is by no means a flawless episode because due to the format it only lasts 45 minutes and watching it on its initial broadcast I found myself missing the old format of four or six 25 minute episodes because this would lead to more scope for stories and The End Of The World suffers from a fairly threadbare plot , basically a whodunnit where it's fairly obvious who done it

But

What makes this story so enjoyable watching it in April 2007 is for mainly one reason - Christopher Eccleston's performance . A lot of fans criticised his performance at the time for " Being about as alien as a junkie from Manchester " and it's true that Eccleston plays the title character in the way he's best known for , namely a brooding , introspective , angry man and if you've notliked any of his previous roles you won't like Eccleston as The Doctor but I would say it's definitely as good as any performance by any actor as The Doctor . There's two scenes that really stick out . One where Jade realises he's a Time Lord and a tear runs down his cheek and the chips segment at the end . To quote the man himself " Fantastic "


24 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jenna Coleman almost left after Series 8 matt1510
Favorite Doctors of the NuWho Doctors... sn939
Missy is the sixteenth Master... sn939
What are the funniest episodes? ifORGIVEyOU10
Paradigm Daleks dhobday
A Female Doctor: To Be or Not to Be? NineTenElevenTwelve
Discuss The End of the World (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?