Doctor Who: Season 4, Episode 11

Turn Left (21 Jun. 2008)

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What would happen if Donna never met the Doctor? How would Earth handle the Racnoss, the falling Titanic or the Sontarans? Aided by a familiar blonde time traveler, Donna corrects the alternate time line from happening.

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Donna and the Doctor are having fun at a carnival on a distant planet when she is lured to a tent with the promise of having her fortune told. She inexplicably finds herself in an alternate time line, one where she's never met the Doctor and joined him on their many adventures. In fact, the Doctor has died in the Thames flooding as he was unable to regenerate himself. As a result, all of the events on Earth that they experienced together and the threats they averted now come to pass including the death of several well known people who were connected to the Doctor in one way or another. Rose, who has managed to travel from her parallel universe but doesn't reveal her true identity, assists Donna in setting everything right. Written by garykmcd

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David Tennant was only required for a day. See more »

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When we see the flashback of Donna making the wrong turn, this event is 6 months before she meets the Doctor, and that event is December 2006. The flashback then relates to a time of July 2006 and the reg of the car is 56 - a reg not available until September 1st 2006. See more »

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Fortune Teller: [notices Donna] Tell me your fortune lady. The future's predicted and your life's foretold.
Donna Noble: [kindly] Oh, no thanks.
Fortune Teller: [surprised] Don't you want to know? If you're going to be happy.
Donna Noble: [confidently] I'm happy right now, thanks.
Fortune Teller: You've got red hair. The reading's free for red hair.
Donna Noble: [smiles] All right then.
[Donna enters, followed by the Fortune Teller herself]
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Dire, truly dire
24 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

This easily goes down as one of the very worst episodes of 'New' Doctor Who - never before have so many been bored by such unmitigated dross. After his successful episode 'Midnight', Russell T. Davies proves that he simply cannot write 'complex' science fiction - he's great on the smaller, self-contained episodes but with anything 'large scale' he fails dismally. His 'larger' ideas are fine, but he lacks the skill to put them across successfully. A terrible shame as he's otherwise a great writer and ideas man.

Graeme Harper's awful direction didn't help either - this guy should stick to directing episodes of Casualty where his 'style' (such as it is) seems best suited (ie shallow, no substance, just a bit of thin surface gloss).

Overall: terrible.


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