The Doctor arrives on Mars in the year 2059 and joins the first human Earth colony led by Adelaide Brooke. The day he arrives is also the day history records the entire settlement destroyed in an unknown cataclysm with all members of the settlement being killed. Everyone soon realizes that colonists are being infected by some unknown agent and are being transformed into zombie-like creatures. For reasons that are eventually explained, The Doctor is not prepared to save them and tells Brooke that she has to die. He quite torn by this decision and eventually chooses another path, one that will have other repercussions for him in the future. Written by
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When the Doctor is talking to Adelaide, he talks about this situation is like trying to save Pompeii, but by doing it he causes the catastrophe. In "Fires of Pompeii" the Doctor fires up mount Vesuvius to save planet Earth, destroying Pompeii. See more
Water and objects are seen falling at the same rate as on Earth but the gravity on Mars is only 38% the gravity on Earth. See more
I hate robots. Did I say?
Yeah, and he's not too fond of you. What's wrong with robots?
It's not the robots, it's the people. Dressing them up and giving them silly voices. You're reducing them.
Yeah. Friend of mine, she made her domestic robot look like a dog.
Ah, well, dogs. That's different.
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
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