The Doctor and Donna are taking a bit of a break from their adventures and spending a bit of time on the planet Midnight. While Donna opts to spend a bit of time in the spa, the Doctor goes off on an all-day bus tour to the Sapphire Waterfall. Part way through the four hour journey to get there, the vehicle stops for no apparent reason. When they hear noise coming from outside the vehicle, panic begins to set in. When one of the passengers is taken over by the being, the passengers paranoia and fear know no bounds and the focus of their solution is to eliminate the Doctor. Written by
The song that plays on the shuttle's entertainment system is "Do It Do It Again", by Raffaella Carrà. See more »
When the Doctor takes out his Sonic Screwdriver to disable the audio and video aboard the tour bus it's shown fully activated, yet in the next shot which shows Sky watching him, it's still in the process of activating. See more »
A simple elevator story ( have we had any of those in Dr Who since 'Edge of Destruction'? ) and a staggeringly simple premise. And it still had us both on the edge of our seats. Literally.
Two points tho - I'm sure I've heard 'exotonic radiation' before, somewhere. And whilst diamonds do indeed have a cubic crystal structure, in diamonds that structure produces octahedral crystals - so those diamond mountains were more than a tad unlikely.
or to quote a friend - "Midnight's one of those rare episodes that works as a non-DW episode, too. If you cut out the Donna bits on either end, you could just see Rod Serling walking into frame as the Doctor lies on the floor, gasping 'itsgoneitsgoneitsgone', and intoning 'It's gone, and we're safe. But what was it? Perhaps it was really just us, all along. And we're our own worst nightmare, on Midnight.. and in the Twilight Zone." :)" Purrdence's mum, regarding the making-of, after-wards - "I don't like watching the Doctor Who Confidentials - I want the Doctor to be real." Purrdence agreed :D
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