Doctor Who: Season 4, Episode 8

Silence in the Library (20 Jun. 2008)

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The Doctor and Donna join a group of archaeologists at a 51st century library. What caused the library to become abandoned? What are the Nodes? And what links the library to one little girl... See full summary »

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The Doctor and Donna join a group of archaeologists at a 51st century library. What caused the library to become abandoned? What are the Nodes? And what links the library to one little girl? All they have is one warning - count the shadows. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

According to Steven Moffat, the squareness gun used by Professor River Song to help the party escape from the impending Vashta Nerada is intended to be the same sonic blaster that was used by Jack Harkness in the episode Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances (2005). Moffat suggests that it was left in the TARDIS after Doctor Who: The Parting of the Ways (2005), and taken by River Song in the Doctor's future. The name "squareness gun" was coined by Rose in the earlier episode. See more »

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When the phone rings and the girl stands up, the mic is visible above her father and Dr. Moon. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Moon: Close your eyes and tell me what you see.
The Girl: [fade in to POV of drifting outside and above] The Library.
[the Girl looks down, sees herself suspended in the air, drifting above The Library]
Dr. Moon: Open your eyes again. Where are you now.
The Girl: [as if this is obvious] My living room, Dr. Moon.
Dr. Moon: When you close your eyes...?
The Girl: [finishing] I go to The Library.
Dr. Moon: [we see Dad seated behind Dr. Moon's right, concerned] Go to The Library now.
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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The best episode of the series so far...
31 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I think this series so far has been a bit of a let down. It feels as though nothing big has happened so far and I've been watching, waiting for the real excitement that the last few series have offered.

Tonight's episode though, I thought was absolutely fantastic! Steven Moffat manages to create such brilliant episodes ('Blink', 'The Girl in the Fireplace'...) which rivals some of the original Doctor Who story lines, in terms of depth and imagination.

Finally, we have mystery. Russel T. Davies' opening episode was of great disappointment - as were some of the following episodes. Moffat's script doesn't fail to intrigue. TV worth watching.

Moffat is definitely the best writer - Moffat to take over from Davies...


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