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The End of the World 

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



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Episode complete credited cast:
Simon Paisley Day ...
Steward (as Simon Day)
Cassandra (voice)
Beccy Armory ...
Computer (voice)
Aliens (voice)


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

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17 March 2006 (USA)  »

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The sequence of the Doctor getting past the final fan blade in the ventilation chamber was rerecorded at Unit Q2, as the production team had been unhappy with the way the original version of the shot had turned out. See more »


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The Steward: And last but not least, our very special guest... Ladies and gentlemen and trees and multiforms, consider the Earth below. In memory of this dying world, we call forth... the last human...
[Rose goes to step forward but the doors open and a piece of skin stretched on a frame, accompanied by two attendants, comes in]
The Steward: The Lady Cassandra O'Brien dot Delta 17.
Cassandra: Oh now, don't stare. I know. I know. It's shocking, isn't it? I've had my chin completely taken away. And look at the difference! Look how ...
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My Kind of Dr. Who Episode
18 January 2014 | by (Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

This was very much so my type of Dr. Who episode. I am a fan of Dr. Who episode that take place in the distant future or on other planets. Classic Sci-Fi with aliens that are new and unique, fun plot twists, and futuristic worlds are my favorite type of Sci-Fi experiences. Dr. Who deliver that in full with a plot twist you will never see coming, amazing aliens (done like Star Wars Original, they are not all CGI and that makes them top line and interesting), and the connections made emotionally push me further into the story. I can't help but feel like I have become addicted.

If you love Sci-Fi, from aliens to alternate worlds you'll love Dr. Who. To be frank this series is not just Sci-Fi, but also Historical, Mystery, Thriller and Adventure, and even Paranormal at times. It encompasses everything you love about watching and reading.

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