Doctor Who: Season 2, Episode 8

The Impossible Planet (17 Nov. 2006)

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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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The lines Jefferson recites about 2/3 through ("For how should man die better than facing fearful odds") are from stanza XXVII of the poem "Horatius" by Thomas Babington Macaulay. It's a slight misquotation, the actual lines being: "And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his gods [...]" See more »

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Ida's hair is parted on the right. But 12 minutes into this episode, when those gathered are looking at the projected image of the planet, Ida's hair is parted on the left. Cut to the Doctor and Rose, back to Ida and now her hair is parted on the right again. 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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Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Finale (2006) See more »

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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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