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
Did You Know?
John Riddell was inspired by Alan Quatermain, the hero of a series of novels by H Rider Haggard. See more
At 34:55, when Solomon takes Queen Nefertiti back to his ship, the computer says "hostile targeting in progress", while the screens say "hostile targeting in process". See more
Oh dear, I liked you before you said missiles.
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