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
"42" may also be seen as reference to the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything, as written by Douglas Adams in the radio series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Adams also wrote scripts for several Doctor Who (1963) episodes during the late seventies. Interestingly, in one of the "Hitchhiker's Guide" books there is also a chapter where the protagonists are caught in a stolen spaceship headed for the sun. See more »
Well, there we go, universal roaming.
[tosses Martha her newly altered cell phone]
Never have to worry about a signal again.
No way. This is too mad. You're telling me I can phone anyone anywhere in space and time on my mobile?
As long as you know the area code.
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After the last few episodes I was expecting this episode to be on the same average level but this is definitely the best episode of the new series and Freema Agyemans companion I think personally is a lot better than Rose and it definitely shows in this episode and David Tennants Doctor especially in the last 10-15 of the episode was amazing. Also the supporting characters in this episode are a lot more believable and the story line overall is awesome and has a lot of emotional parts in it which were quite moving. The special effects in this one were breath taking and definitely reminded me of Satan's pit and the impossible planet which are my favourite episodes since Doctor Who came back.
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