Doctor Who: Season 3, Episode 7

42 (19 May 2007)

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On a spaceship headed straight for the center of the sun, The Doctor only has 42 minutes to save Martha and the rest of the ship's crew from an inevitable doom...

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The Doctor and Martha answer a distress call, and find themselves on a cargo ship hurtling towards the sun. They have only 42 minutes until they're destroyed, and the key lies behind the universes deadliest "pub quiz" - but the situation is a lot hotter than it first seems... Written by Steve

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The Doctor wears his blue suit for the entire episode however, once he exits the TARDIS and is on board the spaceship, the red lighting makes it look as though he is wearing his brown suit. See more »

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[first lines]
The Doctor: Well, there we go, universal roaming.
[tosses Martha her newly altered cell phone]
The Doctor: Never have to worry about a signal again.
Martha Jones: No way. This is too mad. You're telling me I can phone anyone anywhere in space and time on my mobile?
The Doctor: As long as you know the area code.
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
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Great episode; grossly underrated
13 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is a horrible shame that this episode is not like by more people. It is brilliant. It has the feel of classic sci-fi with a beautiful mix of horror and humor that perfectly fits doctor who.

The only real problem with this episode is it is a remake. It feels exactly like the impossible planet/Satan pit episodes, but is better. Whereas those episodes had a cop out ending, "42" has a satisfying suspenseful close. It is an example of an odd DW phenomenon. This episode would have sucked in any other season but, like "gridlock", because it is in season three it somehow managed to be brilliant. This can be seen throughout season three.

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