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 »

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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

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The Doctor first encountered the Silurians in "Doctor Who and the Silurians". During that episode the Silurians released a virus designed to kill the human population of Earth; they were ultimately stopped when U.N.I.T. destroyed the underground cave system they lived in. See more »

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The Doctor: Lovely place to grow up, round here.
Elliot: I suppose. I'm going to live in the city one day. Soon as I'm old enough, I'll be off.
The Doctor: It was the same where I grew up.
Elliot: Did you get away?
The Doctor: Yeah.
Elliot: Do you ever miss it?
The Doctor: So much.
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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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.


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