As part of a well-deserved holiday, the Doctor takes a tour on the planet called Midnight. Little does he know that something is knocking on the walls, although the planet shouldn't be inhabited.Soon the passengers begin to panic when one gets possessed.



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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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11 July 2008 (USA)  »

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(50 episodes)

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(Dolby 5.1)
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This episode marked Doctor Who's 200th story. See more »


When the Doctor is talking Donna just before boarding the Crusader bus, a green screen can be seen behind him. See more »


Jethro: Maybe we've broken down.
Val Cane: Thanks, Jethro.
Jethro: In the middle of nowhere.
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead (2009) See more »


Doctor Who Closing Credits
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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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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