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
Did You Know?
The service robot was inspired by WALL·E
(2008). The original plan was for the robot would initially be clunky yet lovable, but might later go mad and become a threat to the Doctor. This aspect of the character ultimately went unused. See more
Captain Adelaide Brooke's obituary shared that her birthday was the 12 May 1999, and stated that she lost her parents after the Dalek invasion in 2008 at the age of 10. In 2008, she would have been 8 or 9. 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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