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Planet of the Dead (26 Jul. 2009)

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A meeting in a London bus with jewel thief Lady Christina takes a turn for the worst for the Doctor when the bus takes a detour to a desert-like planet, where the deadly Swarm awaits.

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The Doctor is in present-day London and hops on a number 200 bus that suddenly travels through a wormhole. He and the other passengers find themselves in the middle of the desert which he later determines to be on a planet in a galaxy clear across the universe. Aboard the bus one of the passengers is Lady Christina de Souza, a rather accomplished thief who was on the run after having successfully stolen a very valuable piece from a museum. She's quite enthusiastic and proves to be quite helpful as The Doctor tries to unravel what has happened to them and most importantly, devise a means of returning, given that the bus is firmly stuck in the sand and heavily damaged. Back in London, Captain Erisa Magambo has taken charge of the situation and faces the prospect of having to permanently close the wormhole before the travelers can return. Written by garykmcd

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The scarf that Malcom wears as he leaves the van, is actually based on the Doctor's Brown Pinstriped Suit. See more »

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Although the desert planet has three suns, everything has one shadow. See more »

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Carmen: Doctor, you take care now.
The Doctor: You too. Chops and gravy, lovely!
Carmen: No. But you be careful because your song is ending, sir.
The Doctor: What do you mean?
Carmen: It is returning, it is returning through the dark. And then, Doctor... Oh but then, he will knock four times.
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Credit at the end of "Planet of the Dead": LATER THIS YEAR THE WATERS OF MARS See more »

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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Written by Ruthann Friedman
Performed by The Association
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Not that bad, a fun episode.
18 April 2009 | by (Shrewsbury, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not the best Doctor Who episode but certainly not the worst. Thought the storyline was a cross between Pitch Black, Entrapment, On the buses and that program about a time traveler in a blue box. Seriously it was OK not as bad as some comments say it is on here, the thing about Doctor Who is if you had the Daleks, Cybermen or the Master every week now eventually that would be boring. Dr. Malcalm (Lee Evans)is a cool character but maybe a bit over the top with the I love you Doctor stuff. Christiana played by Michelle Ryan comes straight out of the movie Entrapment and then once they reach the desert in the double decker bus you almost expect Vin Diesel to turn up. Them flying stingrays must be exceptionally hungry as one can eat two larger than life human sized flies in one after another!


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