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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The television in Martha's flat was made by Magpie Electricals, the same television-maker featured in the series 2 episode 'The Idiot's Lantern'. See more »

Goofs

When the police open fire on Martha's car, you can see sparks where the bullets from their guns bounce off her windscreen. At that close range, just one of those bullets could go through a brick, and despite the back window of the car being shattered, there are no bullet holes in the sides of the car, nor have the side windows been shattered. See more »

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The Doctor: You can stop this right now. We can leave this planet. We can fight across the constellations if that's what you want, but not on Earth!
The Master: It's too late.
The Doctor: Why do you say that?
The Master: The drumming.
[taps out a drumbeat on the table with his fingers]
The Master: Can't you hear it?
[taps the beat again, continuously]
The Master: Inside my head. I thought it would stop. But it never does. It never, ever stops. Inside my head. The drumming, Doctor, the constant drumming.
The Doctor: I can help you. Please, let me help.
The Master: It's everywhere. Listen. ...
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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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