Doctor Who: Season 3, Episode 6

The Lazarus Experiment (5 May 2007)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Family
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,716 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 4 critic

The famous Dr Lazarus has appeared to discover the secret of eternal youth - but do his experiments hide a sinister secret?

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 10 titles
created 17 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 102 titles
created 11 Oct 2011
 
a list of 530 titles
created 01 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 192 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 14 titles
created 14 Feb 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Lazarus Experiment (05 May 2007)

The Lazarus Experiment (05 May 2007) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Doctor Who.
« Previous Episode | 34 of 113 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Thelma Barlow ...
Lucy O'Connell ...
Bertie Carvel ...
Edit

Storyline

A 76 year old scientist, Doctor Lazarus of LazLabs, has created a device to restore youthfulness. However, the process doesn't go as planned. The Doctor and Martha must stop Lazarus before its too late. Written by Nettie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

reference to james bond


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 May 2007 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When The Doctor mentions, "It shouldn't take that long to reverse the polarity. I must be out of practice", it is a reference to Jon Pertwee, who played the Third incarnation of The Doctor, whose very frequent solution to problems was to yell (and then do) "Reverse the Polarity!" See more »

Goofs

In the final sequence in the cathedral, Lazarus is crouched on the floor covered by a blanket. In different shots, the position of the blanket constantly changes from being over his shoulders to halfway down his body. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: [sees Martha's mother walking towards them; smiles] Ah, Mrs. Jones; we never finished our chat.
Francine Jones: [without preamble she slaps the Doctor round the face]
Francine Jones: Keep away from my daughter!
Martha Jones: Mum, what are you doing?
The Doctor: [rubbing his jaw] Always the mothers! Every time!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Threadbare Plot But Engaging Enough
28 July 2008 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Malcolm Hulke was the greatest writer on the classic show in my opinion and it was he who said " when you've got the series stuck on Earth this only allows two plots: invasion from outer space or mad scientist " . Maybe that's why I've not been too keen on the rather Earth bound format of Nu-Who ? The BBC has pulled out all the stops with the visual effects in this resurrection but for some strange reason RTD thinks council housing estates and the like are somewhat exotic . What's wrong with visiting planets that don't look like a quarry in Surrey ?

With a title like The Lazarus Experiment you know exactly what you're going to get in advance - a mad scientist trying to change the laws of nature . And this is exactly what happens in a plot rather similar to THE FLY or THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT . Stephen Greenhorn's script is rather threadbare but he does write some dramatic dialogue between Lazarus and the Doctor and Mark Gatiss does give a very good performance as the doomed eponymous victim/villain . By no means a classic episode this is still fairly engaging stuff for casual viewers and die hard fans alike


14 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just watched series 2 finale (rambling review) peeetabread
Just Started Watching, Questions! peeetabread
A surprising fact about Murray Gold doctorwhofan134
OK. What did I miss? tonycarr
Some overheard dialogue from the Robin Hood episode in Series 8 slow_cheetah
OT: Habib and such kulibaly144
Discuss The Lazarus Experiment (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page