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New Earth 

The Doctor and Rose arrive on New Earth and meet old friends and enemies in a hospital which can cure every disease. But the cures come at a terrible cost.


James Hawes




Episode complete credited cast:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Noel Clarke ... Mickey Smith
Zoë Wanamaker ... Cassandra
Sean Gallagher ... Chip
Doña Croll Doña Croll ... Matron Casp (as Dona Croll)
Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald ... Duke of Manhattan
Lucy Robinson Lucy Robinson ... Frau Clovis
Adjoa Andoh ... Sister Jatt
Anna Hope Anna Hope ... Novice Hame
Simon Ludders ... Patient
Struan Rodger ... Face of Boe (voice)


The Doctor and Rose set out on their first adventure together since the Doctor regenerated. The Doctor takes Rose to see the Planet New Earth, colonized by the human race since the destruction of the original planet Earth. On arriving the Doctor receives an invitation to visit a hospital run by the sisters of plenitude. A sisterhood of cat-women nuns who have the uncanny ability to cure so many long thought incurable diseases. But as the Doctor and Rose discover there is a sinister method as to how the Sisterhood manage to develop such cures. While unknown to them both an old enemy thought to be deceased, awaits the Time lord and his companion. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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This episode was watched by 8.616 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »


The Doctor skips a few New's when he says New (fifteen times) York. See more »


Cassandra (in the Doctor's body): Well... this is... different...
Rose: Cassandra?
Cassandra (in the Doctor's body): Goodness me, I'm a man. Yum. So many parts. And hardly used.
[starts jerking around]
Cassandra (in the Doctor's body): Ah, ah! Two hearts! Oh baby, I'm beating out a samba!
Rose: Get out of him!
Cassandra (in the Doctor's body): Ooh, he's slim... and a little bit foxy. You thought so too; I've been inside your head. You've been looking. You *like* it.
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Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Finale (2006) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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A Season Debut That's Fun
29 April 2008 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

I had high hopes for David Tennant when he was cast as the tenth Doctor . I certainly didn't believe he'd ever reach the dramatic heights of Eccleston's performances as the eponymous time traveller but I knew he'd probably be much better at humour because I never found Eccleston's comedy repartee going beyond gurning . Perhaps a story like Boom Town would have worked slightly better if it'd been produced during the Tennant era ?

As it stands New Earth is quite a fun season opener for a show eagerly anticipated by millions of British TV viewers . If you're eight years old then a year is a very long time indeed and no doubt millions of children were delighted to see the return of the human trampoline Cassandra . The plot does descend in to areas of high camp in places but this seems tailor made for the tenth doctor and the enthusiasm of the cast draws the audience in to the fun . The make up is excellent and while the climax is a bit of a cop out ( it was written by RTD after all ) the final segment is genuinely touching

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