Doctor Who: Season 5, Episode 8

The Hungry Earth (22 May 2010)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Family
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,715 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 7 critic

The Doctor tries to get everyone to Rio, but nothing quite goes as planned. They arrive in a small Welsh village where the Doctor immediately senses that the ground isn't quite right. There... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 164 titles
created 27 Sep 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 16 Jun 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 07 Sep 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Hungry Earth (22 May 2010)

The Hungry Earth (22 May 2010) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Doctor Who.
« Previous Episode | 63 of 125 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Nia Roberts ...
Alun Raglan ...
Mo
Sam Davies ...
Elliot (as Samuel Davies)
Edit

Storyline

The Doctor tries to get everyone to Rio, but nothing quite goes as planned. They arrive in a small Welsh village where the Doctor immediately senses that the ground isn't quite right. There is a drilling rig nearby that has reached a depth of 21 kilometers when odd things begin to happen. A local village man has disappeared and soon after Amy is swallowed into the ground. The Doctor realizes that the drilling has disturbed an ancient reptilian race that has lived deep underground for thousands upon thousands of years and who are determined to protect themselves against the 'apes' who live on the surface. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 May 2010 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Doctor is reunited with his old companion Jo Grant in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor: Part 2 (2010). He tells her that her thirteenth grandchild will be dyslexic and will be a great swimmer. See more »

Quotes

Amy Pond: That is breaking and entering!
The Doctor: What did I break? Sonicking and entering, totally different!
See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Refreshing and effective
4 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am old enough to have seen the very first episode of Dr Who when it was transmitted in 1963. I have seen many of the other Doctors in action and, is spite of being in the old-fogey age category I would say that Matt Smith has taken up the baton as the latest Doctor with great style and originality. He has clearly brought something new to the role, without losing the subtle thread of continuity extending back to William Hartnell in 1963. I hope he will stay with the part long enough to develop it even further. As for Karen Gillan; well, she is quite the best female lead since Elizabeth Sladen; maybe the two will meet in a future episode.


21 of 53 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A description of the next companion... Armstc53
Just Watched Time of the Doctor for the first time... charlie-bell133
First episode you ever watched? jayakrishnajagadees
You Would Think... Robsonmonkey
Capaldi on Scottish Independence AnotherMovieAddict
Did The Doctor both destroy and not destroy Gallifrey? seekquaze125
Discuss The Hungry Earth (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?