Doctor Who: Season 1, Episode 5

World War Three (7 Apr. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 2,507 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 6 critic

The fiendish Slitheen have been unmasked as the ones who crashed the spaceship into London as part of a ruse to trigger World War Three. But how can The Doctor save the planet when he's trapped inside a locked room?

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 13 titles
created 11 Aug 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 05 Dec 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "World War Three" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: World War Three (07 Apr 2006)

World War Three (07 Apr 2006) on IMDb 7.1/10

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 | 5 of 140 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
David Verrey ...
...
...
...
...
Morgan Hopkins ...
Sergeant Price
Andrew Marr ...
Andrew Marr
...
...
Strickland (as Steve Spiers)
...
Lachele Carl ...
Reporter
Corey Doabe ...
Spray Painter
Elizabeth Fost ...
Edit

Storyline

Now locked in the reinforced Cabinet Room, the Doctor and Rose finally learn of the Slitheen's intentions. Having locked themselves in however, how they will manage to stop them becomes a major issue. While trying to keep the aliens at bay, the Doctor works against the clock to destroy them the only way he knows how - to blow up 10 Downing Street. To so however, Rose's boyfriend Mickey will have to hack into a submarine's computer and launch a missile. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the Doctor and Harriet Jones are in a room (and giving instructions to Jackie and Micky via the phone), Harriet Jones, in a fit of frustration, yells at the Doctor; 'you're supposed to be the expert, think of something.' This is very similar to what Sky Silvestry says to the 10th Doctor in Midnight, when the banging outside gets louder. She yells in frustration at the Doctor; 'you're supposed to be the expert, do something.' See more »

Goofs

The weapons override screen of the HMS Taurean shows 8 tubes for weapons. The Trafalgar class has only 5 torpedo tubes. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Tyler: What does he eat?
Rose Tyler: How do you mean?
Jackie Tyler: I was going to do Shepherd's Pie. All of us. Proper sit-down. 'Cause...
[clears throat]
Jackie Tyler: I'm ready to listen. I want to learn about you and him and that life you lead. Only, I don't know, he's an alien! For all I know, he eats grass and safety pins and things.
Rose Tyler: He'll have Shepherd's Pie.
[pauses]
Rose Tyler: You're going to cook for him?
Jackie Tyler: What's wrong with that?
Rose Tyler: He's finally met his match.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: The New World of Who (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Raxacoricofallapatorious!"
18 December 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

World War Three is a satisfying, but not perfect conclusion to the story that began in Aliens of London. Not that there are any major defects; just some dodgy FX work when the actual aliens are revealed.

The green men in question - twist: they're big, despite what has been said in The X-Files - call themselves the Slitheen, and they are posing as the Prime Minister and his aides in order to declare a new war, which will end with Earth's destruction. The only person who can stop them is the Doctor, but since he is "trapped" in an emergency room with Rose and one Harriet Jones (Penelope Wilton), he's gonna need some help from Rose's boyfriend Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke), who doesn't really get along with the Time Lord to begin with.

This story has it all (minus the aforementioned perfection required from the special effects): suspense, action, great dialogue and interesting characters. Mickey gets to evolve significantly after being reduced to little more than an extra in earlier episodes, and Wilton's contribution leaves the door open for further developments later on. More than anything, though, the episode's real triumph is Eccleston, who has his go at another Doctor Who tradition: saying ridiculous names with rock-hard conviction. In this case, he adds his typical grin when he identifies the Slitheen's home planet, Raxacoricofallapatorious (a sci-fi tongue-twister), a rare case in which something that stupid ends up adding to the protagonist's charisma.


3 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What if Maisie Williams is Jenny? jarretketz
If Romana I met Romana II? andrewbalshaw-12971
Chappie andrewbalshaw-12971
Last Christmas gavin_70
Who do you think is the best doctor? bungsky
Which incarnation was 'originally' the one who ended the Time War? sn939
Discuss World War Three (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?