The TARDIS lands on an alien planet shrouded in a darkness that even the Doctor can't figure out. And what is lurking at the bottom of The Satan Pit?

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The one thing the Doctor always keeps near is the Tardis. So losing it in a black hole somewhere in deep space is a bit of a worry. Not least, he says, because without it he'll have to settle down and get a mortgage. In this two-parter (The Impossible Planet and next week's The Satan Pit), the Doctor and Rose land in a ramshackle spaceship stationed on an obscure planet that's trapped in permanent orbit round an all-consuming black hole. But that's only half the problem. An army of hideous-looking Oods stalks the corridors, while a disembodied voice repeats, "The beast is awakening." Written by Jane Rackham

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This is the first episode of the revived series to use a quarry as an alien planet - quarries were frequently used in this manner in the original series. Russell T. Davies was not a fan of this production decision. See more »

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The Doctor insists that it's impossible to orbit a black hole. Black holes are like any other body. They can be safely orbited as long as you're far enough away or going fast enough. Close to a black hole, the orbital velocity becomes faster than light. But there's no mention that they are that close, within the event horizon. See more »

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[first lines]
The Doctor: I don't know what's wrong with her. She's sort of queasy. Indigestion, like she didn't want to land.
Rose: [straight-faced] Oh, if you think there's gonna be trouble, we could always go back inside, and go somewhere else...
[Rose cracks up, and they laugh outrageously]
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References EastEnders (1985) See more »

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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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perfect!
4 June 2006 | by (Carlisle, England) – See all my reviews

Oooooh man was I pleased I didn't miss this. I wanted to post this review as this episode in particular does what a certain recent movie did not. It pays true homage to the game DOOM. Its plot is different yes, and the characters are obviously set in an entirely different universe (obviously the doctor who universe) however the feel, the pace, the references and the location are perfect. And for all original Doom fans listen out for the door opening and closing sound effect, it was the icing on the cake for me.

Please all doctor who and Doom fans alike, check this one out. its a gem!


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