Doctor Who: Season 3, Episode 12

The Sound of Drums (23 Jun. 2007)

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The Doctor, Martha and Jack return to the 21st Century eighteen months after the Doctor and Martha left. They find they've missed the election, and the new Prime Minister, Harold Saxon, is someone they've met before by another name.

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With the Master having regenerated himself and taken the TARDIS, the Doctor, Martha and Jack Harkness manage to return to Earth. When they arrive, they see the new British Prime Minister, Harold Saxon, on television and Martha immediately recognizes his voice: it's the regenerated Master. He announces that he has been contacted by alien beings and that they will arrive in two days' time. Despite an attempt by the American President to take over the situation, the Master is very much in charge. The situation is particularly stressful for Martha in particular as the Master has taken her family as prisoners. Written by garykmcd

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In the scene setting up the introduction of the Toclafane, the Master offers his wife a Jelly Baby, which was the candy of choice for the 4th doctor (Tom Baker). See more »

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After bullets shatter the rear window of the car that Martha is driving, the next interior shots of the car show an undamaged window. See more »

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The Master: Anything I could do? I could make a tea, or is that not American enough? How about some grits? What are grits anyway?
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Absolute Brilliance
16 September 2007 | by ('Nulla Beach Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

I have watched Doctor Who beginning in the 70's. I always loved the Master and was worried how they would bring him back. But, my apprehensions were put to rest with this episode. This Doctor Who series (all 3 of them) have been updated for a new audience. I had watched John Simm in "Life on Mars" and was a little tentative of his being cast as the Master. Stupid me - he is FANTASTIC! Finally a match for the Doctor of this series - witty, cocky ... and his opposite - totally lacking in sympathy & insane. Oh, and I got the pleasure of seeing the US President being disintegrated - just what the present incumbent, George Dubbya, deserves for what he has wrought on this earth. This is my favourite episode of the new incarnation of Doctor Who. Absolutely fabulous!!


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