The return of an old enemy leaves Earth along with 26 other planets stolen from their places. As the Doctor and Donna look for the whereabouts of Earth, former companions of the Doctor assemble a resistance against the new Dalek Empire.

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The universe is beginning to crumble, and the Earth is pulled out of its orbit around the Sun and finds itself grouped with 26 other planets in a far off location. What is to be called the Doctor's private army - Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Captain Jack Harkness along with Ianto Jones and Gwen Cooper, Sarah Jane Smith and former Prime Minister Harriet Jones - band together to fight their unknown enemy. When the enemy is revealed to be the Daleks, everyone expects the worst, particularly when their leader is revealed to be someone from the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith's distant past. A wounded Doctor may be forced to regenerate. Written by garykmcd

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Margaret Blaine, the Slitheen who was reverted back to an egg in season one was due to make a cameo in a scene with the Shadow Proclamation, and Annette Badland even recorded a line of dialogue but the scene was cut. See more »

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In "The Stolen Earth", a newscaster with an American accent refers to the UN issuing an "edict", which she pronounces with a short E. Americans pronounce edict with a long E. See more »

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Donna Noble: You're saying bees are aliens?
The Doctor: Don't be so daft - not all of them.
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Along with the story's second half, "Journey's End" (4.13), this episode has the largest opening-title cast listing of the modern series: six names (Tennant, Tate, Agyeman, Barrowman, Sladen and Piper) appear before the title, rather than the usual two... in the same amount of time. See more »

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References Lovejoy (1986) See more »

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Doctor Who Closing Credits
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Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Edge of the seat first parter from messrs Davies and Harper
29 June 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"The Stolen Earth" is an important milestone in "Doctor Who" mythology. Here we have the largest gathering of "Who" characters since "The Five Doctors"....companions old and new are faced with not just the dreaded Daleks but also their creator.

It's been a long wait for Davros but this has made his appearance all the better. As Davies has commented, he wanted the character to remain the same - there's no re-imagining like the "new" Cybermen here.

This is an ambitious tale and it's in safe hands with Graeme Harper. The tale builds to a very memorable cliffhanger. It's an agonising wait for next week's episode and there's no teaser present to put viewers out of their misery.

10 out of 10. Great continuity, beautiful effects and a smörgåsbord of "Who" characters - what more could anybody ask for?


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