Doctor Who: Season 4, Episode 10

Midnight (11 Jul. 2008)

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As part of a well-deserved holiday, the Doctor takes a bus tour on the planet Midnight. Little does he know that something is knocking on that bus' wall...

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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 garykmcd

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Two of the Tenth Doctor's common phrases are used to identify his voice: "allons-y" (French for "let's go") and "molto bene" (Italian for "very well" or "very good"), first used in Army of Ghosts and The Runaway Bride respectively. See more »

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When the doors are sliding down at the beginning of the Crusader 50 trip, the wall panels can clearly be seen shaking. See more »

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[Sky stares intensely at the frightened passengers]
Dee Dee BlascoSky Silvestry: We must not look at goblin men.
Biff CaneSky Silvestry: What's that supposed to mean?
The DoctorSky Silvestry: It's a poem. Christina Rossetti.
Dee Dee BlascoSky Silvestry: We must not look at goblin men / We must not buy their fruits / Who knows upon what soil they fed / Their hungry, thirsty roots?
The DoctorSky Silvestry: Actually, I don't think that's helping.
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Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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One of my favorite Doctor Whos
21 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't usually review stuff, but I have to say this was one of my favorite episodes of Doctor Who of all time. Right up there with Satan Pit, Blink, Human Nature+The Family of Blood, and other truly fantastic episodes.

In this episode there are no big special effects, and really not that many set pieces.

The episode takes place on a train, with a group of people, and (of course) something mysterious and evil. Believe it or not, it creates one of the creepiest atmospheres we've ever seen with Tennant's Doctor. It is slower than a typical Doctor Who episode, especially near the beginning, but is fantastic nonetheless from the mildly creepy beginning to the truly chilling end. I found this episode more frightening than the previous two 'library episodes'.

Tennant brings his very best to the role, and everyone else plays convincing.....people! They act how you would in a situation, getting angry and panicking! I didn't see these people as actors, I saw them as human beings, and that's brilliant! In the end though, this episode's purpose is a discomforting look at the human psychology. Without giving anything away, it makes you nervous because you wonder "would I do the same thing?"

10 stars, and one of my favorites


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