Doctor Who: Season 2, Episode 8

The Impossible Planet (17 Nov. 2006)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Family
8.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 2,702 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 5 critic

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?

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 24 Nov 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 16 Jun 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Impossible Planet (17 Nov 2006)

The Impossible Planet (17 Nov 2006) on IMDb 8.8/10

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 | 22 of 126 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Ronny Jhutti ...
...
...
Gabriel Woolf ...
The Beast (voice)
Silas Carson ...
The Ood (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tardis | fantasy episode | See All (2) »


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Russell T. Davies was inspired by Prince of Darkness (1987)in conceiving a plot about explorers becoming possessed by demonic forces, which he also wanted to serve as a challenge to the Doctor's own belief systems. See more »

Goofs

Ida, the science officer, says that the planet is in geostationary orbit around the black hole. However, the word "geostationary" applies very specifically to objects orbiting the planet Earth. Since a black hole is a type of star, this planet's orbit could be described as astrostationary, or even just stationary, but definitely not as geostationary. A science expert on an interstellar mission wouldn't make this mistake, and she wasn't dumbing things down, either, since "geostationary orbit" is already a pretty obscure topic for people unfamiliar with space technology. See more »

Quotes

[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]
See more »

Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Oods and Ends (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Boléro
(1928)
Written by Maurice Ravel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How very Ood
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rose and the good Doctor find themselves in a space station that is on a planet that's quite impossibly hovering in orbit right below a black hole. The crew of the station is just as perplexed at that as the two new inhabitants are. Suitably spooky in it's atmosphere and gets better as the Doctor and Rose find themselves stranded due to circumstances out of their control and speaking through the submissive alien race of the Ood, something quite dark is coming from below the crust of the planet. Not haven seen the second part of this two-parter I can't vouch that the end is as strong yet. But it does make for one hell of a beginning.

My Grade: A


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite Christmas Episodes skoobydoo6789
Writers who should return in the future joker222555
Honest Review: The 11th Doctor NineTenElevenTwelve
Pattern I've noticed with the Doctor and a New Companion... sn939
Favorite Doctor/Handsomest Doctor? fringser
Why did Tennant leave? katieg215
Discuss The Impossible Planet (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page