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
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 »
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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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.
Grade A doctor who
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