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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Midnight was set to be episode 8 of season 4 with Doctor Who: Silence in the Library (2008) and Doctor Who: Forest of the Dead (2008) following it. Had the episode been originally where it had been placed it would have been the 50th episode of the revived series. A reference to this milestone was seen in the bus' name "Crusader 50". 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 »


The Doctor: No. No, I'm with this friend of mine. Donna. She stayed behind in the Leisure Palace. You?
Sky Silvestry: No, it's just me.
The Doctor: Oh, I've done plenty of that, traveling on my own. I love it! Do what you want, go anywhere.
Sky Silvestry: Ah, I'm still getting used to it. I found myself single rather recently, not by choice.
The Doctor: What happened?
Sky Silvestry: Oh, the usual. She needed her own space, as they say. A different galaxy, in fact. I reckon that's enough space, don't you?
The Doctor: Yeah. I had a friend went to a different universe.
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Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Is There Life on Mars? (2009) See more »


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Incredibly Tense
9 September 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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