Doctor Who: Season 3, Episode 1

Smith and Jones (6 Jul. 2007)

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When the hospital where medical student Martha Jones works at is transported to the moon, only the Doctor can come to the rescue and face the might of the Judoon.

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As the Doctor says goodbye to Donna Noble, he goes undercover at the Royal Hope Hospital in London, where he meets medical student and future companion Martha Jones. The duo are whisked away with the entire hospital to the moon by an alien courier connected with the Judoon, a brutal mercenary police force, and only the Doctor can defeat them. Written by anon

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After Martha discovers the alien patient, she returns to the Doctor to tell him she found the fugitive alien in the hospital. When the helmeted slab drones begin chasing her, the Tenth Doctor grabs her hand and tells her, "Run!" This scene echoes the scene in "Rose" where the Ninth Doctor grabs Rose's hand and tells her, "Run!" See more »

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When looking out at the Earth from the Moon you can see it's only dawn on London but it was implied that it was lunch time See more »

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Martha Jones: What are Judoon?
The Doctor: They're like police. Well, police for hire. They're more like interplanetary thugs.
Martha Jones: And they brought us to the moon?
The Doctor: Neutral territory. According to Galactic Law, they got no jurisdiction over the Earth and they isolated it.
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Outrageously entertaining start to the "third" series
31 March 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"Smith and Jones" is a superb beginning to the "third" series of "Doctor Who". Fast-paced, exciting and funny, the episode takes us from the normality of London's Royal Hope Hospital to a quiet spot on the surface of the moon. Not that it's peaceful for long! With the arrival of the space-rhino policemen, the Judoon, events soon take a turn for the worse.

This episode's story would always be overshadowed by its purpose - the introduction of a new companion for Tennant's Doctor. The exquisitely beautiful and talented Freema Agyeman sizzles on the screen. It would not come as a surprise to me if Agyeman ranks as a favourite companion in years to come. Brave, intelligent and adventurous, this new companion will definitely be a match for the Doctor and will bring a new element to the series. Those fans mourning the departure of Rose will soon find themselves hooked by Martha Jones, not to mention her family.

As always, Murray Gold's music is big and beautiful, bringing extra emotional weight to key scenes.

The straight-to-the-point Judoon are a great creation from the mind of Russell T. Davies. The design and delivery of this new alien-race is splendid and Nicholas Briggs' distinctive vocal work is the icing on the cake.

Following the "first" season's "Bad Wolf" clues, after viewing "The Runaway Bride" and "Smith and Jones", the sharp-eyed / eared viewer may well be pondering, "Just who is Mr. Saxon"?

A strong 8 out of 10. Season 3 looks bigger and better than what's gone before.


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