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
When the Doctor is telling Adelaide about her granddaughter Susie Fontana Brooke, an internet information page showing Susie's accomplishments is shown. However, the names of Susie's exploration team are actually those of Adelaide's team. See more
It can't be stopped. Don't die with us.
No, someone told me just recently, they said I was going to die, they said, he will knock four times. And I know what that means, it doesn't mean right here, right now, cause I don't hear anyone knocking, do you?
[Andy knocks on the metal door three times
Three knocks is all you're getting!
[the Doctor electrifies the door and Andy
Water and electricity, bad mix!
"Doctor Who Theme"
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
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