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 space suit the Doctor uses is from 'The Satan Pit'. See more
The news articles and obituaries shown on screen are dated "Thursday 22 November 2059". November 22nd will actually be a Saturday in 2059. 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.
Doctor Who Closing Credits
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more