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Journey's End 

In the wake of Davros' threat to destroy the existence of the Universe itself, the Doctor's companions unite to stop the Dalek empire. Which one will die by the prophecies and what will the fate be for the Doctor?



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Smith (as Thomas Knight)
Francine Jones


The Doctor and his companions prepare to do battle with Davros and the Daleks who are out to destroy everything and everyone in the universe other than themselves. All seems lost when the Daleks apparently destroy the TARDIS but it's not that simple as an empowered Donna - and a new version of the Doctor - take control and face the Dalek menace head on. For one of the Doctor's companions however, there will be a heavy price to pay. Written by garykmcd

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5 July 2008 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


The Doctor's asking Gwen if she's from an old Cardiff family is a reference back to Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead (2005), in which Eve Myles played the clairvoyant Gwyneth. See more »


If as shown on screen the emergency temporal shift only carrys one how would dalek Caan turning up on davros' command ship in the time war get Davros out of the time war answer it wouldn't, there would have to be a second emergency temporal shift generator in Davros' chair. See more »


Dalek Caan: The prophesy must complete!
Davros: Don't listen to him!
Dalek Caan: I have seen the end of everything Dalek, and you must make it happen, Doctor!
Cloned Doctor: He's right, cause with or without a Reality Bomb this Dalek Empire's big enough to slaughter the cosmos. They've gotta be stopped!
Donna Noble: But... just wait for the Doctor.
Cloned Doctor: I *am* the Doctor! Maximizing Dalekanium power feeds, blasting them back!
[Daleks begin exploding. The Doctor runs out of the TARDIS]
The Doctor: What have you done?
Cloned Doctor: Fulfillin' the prophesy.
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Crazy Credits

Along with the story's first half, "The Stolen Earth" (#4.12), this episode has the longest opening-credits cast list of the modern series: six names (Tennant, Tate, Agyeman, Barrowman, Sladen and Piper) appear before the title instead of the usual two... in the same amount of time. See more »


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Doctor Who Closing Credits
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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An utter mess
26 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

There was much to thank Russell T Davies for in his reboot of Doctor Who, a programme we thought had been lost, but this awful mess of a story is not one of them. Davies was at his best with his dialogue in the simpler stories such as Rose where he brought an utter joy to the characters and stories. When he tried to write epic tales such as this, The Sound of Drums and the End of Time he failed miserably.

It was lovely to see Billie Piper again, but even her character didn't have that child-like excitement of her two full series and didn't even come close to rescuing the story.

The sight of the TARDIS towing planets across the universe was a particularly terrible moment. It's not the worse episode of Tennant's reign, which just starkly shows how awful some of his episodes were.

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