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Last of the Time Lords 

It's been a year since The Master unleashed the mysterious Toclafane onto Earth. With the human race and The Doctor enslaved under The Master's control, Martha Jones is the only person that can help stop the evil Time Lord.

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Martha Jones secretly returns to England. It's been a year since the Master took over the Earth and launched the invasion. Humans are now a captive race and the Toclafane are building a fleet of rockets they will use to attack other worlds. The Master takes great pleasure in humiliating the Doctor and has Martha's family doing menial chores. Martha has a plan however and all she has to do in get in to see the Master. When she learns of the origin of the Toclafane, she realizes the paradox they have created. Written by garykmcd

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The first draft script was written in 4 days. See more »

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When the Master is about to execute Martha on the Valiant he remarks that her death will be his "first blood." But just as he captured Martha the night before, Thomas Milligan ran into the street to save her and the Master killed him with his Laser Screwdriver. So even if you don't count the Master's killing of Jack in Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums, Thomas Milligan would be his first blood. The Master has actually killed many people in the past (e.g. the entire cabinet in the The Sound of Drums), but this is not a goof because when the Master says "first blood", he is most likely referring to first blood of the invasion. This is why he wants to kill Martha when the countdown reaches zero - the official start of the invasion. See more »

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The Master: It's ready to rise, Doctor. The new Time Lord empire, it's good isn't it? Isn't it good? Anything?
[the Doctor stares blankly at the Toclafane]
The Master: No? Anything? Oh, but they broke your hearts, didn't they? Those Toclafane... Ever since you worked out what they really are.
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Credit at the end of "Last of the Time Lords": "Doctor Who will return at Christmas in Voyage of the Damned" See more »

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Edited into Doctor Who: Time Crash (2007) See more »

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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Lacklustre Ending To A Lacklustre Season
21 August 2008 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I wasn't very keen on season three of Nu-Who . Season one was far from perfect since the Tardis could apparently only land in London , Cardiff or a space station but all this was easily forgiven as we had the brilliant Christopher Eccleston in the title role . Season two had the reverse with the Doctor becoming an irritating mockney geezer overplayed at every opportunity by David Tennant but the beauty of the show's format was used to its best ability . One week we saw a truly terrifying tale featuring Satan on another planet followed by an post modernist episode best described as a black romantic comedy that bordered on genius . With the exception of Paul Cornell's two parter and some of Blink and Utopia this season was rather disappointing and Last Of The Time Lords continues the trend

With hindsight it becomes clear what RTD is doing with the season finales - he's trying to make them bigger and bolder that will leave the audience gasping in amazement . It would be wrong for criticising someone with ambition but there also has to be a limit to this ambition . Earth is under control from the Master and the Toclafane and the Doctor is unable to help so it's left to Martha to make the best of a hopeless situation . In other words RTD has painted himself in to a corner from which he can't credibly escape from so once again we see a totally dreadful messianic dues ex machina ending . What's worse is up until the ending nothing much happens . It's at this point the majority of hard core fans who have followed the original series decided Russell T Davies had done enough and was time for him to leave


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