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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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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Series 4 had a recurring theme ("Prediction"). In Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii (2008), The Sybilline Sisterhood are a cult of soothsayers. Evelina predicts truths about The Doctor and Donna (their real names) and that Donna has something on her back (A Time Beetle). In Doctor Who: Planet of the Ood (2008), Ood Sigma tells The Doctor that his song will end soon (The Tenth Doctor's regeneration into the Eleventh Doctor) and in Doctor Who: Turn Left (2008) Donna meets a fortune teller who shows Donna what her life could had been if she had never met The Doctor and a Time Beetle attachés itself onto Donna's back (Which Evaline predicted). 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 »


Donna Noble: I thought we'd try the planet Feldspoon. Just cause. What a good name, Feldspoon. Apparently it's got mountains that sway in the breeze. Mountains that move, can you imagine?
The Doctor: And how do you know that?
Donna Noble: Because it's in your head. And if it's in your head, it's in mine.
The Doctor: And how does that feel?
Donna Noble: Brilliant, Fantastic, Molto Bene, Great big universe, packed into my brain. You know you can fix that chameleon circuit if you just try hotwiring the fragment links and superseding the binary binary binary ...
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Doctor Who Closing Credits
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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One you either love or hate
6 July 2008 | by (Crewe, Cheshire, UK) – See all my reviews

Well, as the other commenters have made clear, this is an episode you either love or hate! For myself, I quite enjoyed it - yes there are plot holes (when aren't there?), but it was a very satisfactory wrap up to a strong season, tying in plot elements found in stories over the last 4 seasons. Looking at some of the fan forums, it's plain that many people are unhappy with the treatment of Donna, but it was always known that Catherine Tate was only available for one season, so the only question was how she would be written out; many of the detractors seem to view the episode more kindly after another viewing. There was a strong feeling throughout the episode that Russell Davies was tying up all the loose plot lines of his era, and clearing the decks for Steven Moffat's takeover in season 5. I felt some of the multitude of companions in this and the last episode were rather underused - the Torchwood mob were rather useless (what's new? :) ).

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