After a lengthy absence, the Doctor returns to Earth and scoops up up Amy and Rory for yet another adventure. He also manages somehow to include Rory's dad, Brian Williams. Those aren't the only travelers however as Queen Nefertiti and big-game hunter John Riddell are also on board. The TARDIS next reappears on board a large ship and the Doctor is delighted to find a cargo of prehistoric dinosaurs on board. Using the ship's computers, Amy determines that the ship's crew is nowhere to be found. There is someone on board however who has no intention of giving up his precious cargo to the Doctor or anyone else who might try to take it from him. Written by
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intended Riddell to have once saved the life of the Doctor, who was now doing him a favour because Riddell was fated to die the day after he was collected from the African plains. (Both of these references were eventually deleted during editing.) See more
(at around 47 mins) When Brian first looks at the Earth (from outer space), it is a mirror image (Spain on the right, Middle East on the left). In the next shot it is a normal image. See more
A spaceship... driven by dinosaurs?
Brian, please! That would be ridiculous. They're probably just passengers.
The opening credits sequence is skinned differently with the Doctor Who logo and episode title covered in a reptilian Silurian texture. See more
References Snakes on a Plane
Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more