The TARDIS falls through a gap in the time vortex which leads the crew to find themselves in a parallel version of London, England in the year 2006. It's a slightly more advanced era where Zeppelins fly overhead and the populace wear special ear pods where information can be downloaded via the Cybus corporation. A multi-million pound conglomerate owned by the crippled genius John Lumic. Lumic is involved in his own personal business project which involves an alternate version of Rose Tyler's father, Pete who has become a millionaire in this reality and whom Rose is hell bent on meeting. Lumic wishes to convince the President of Great Britain that his new project which involves the human brain being transferred to a robotic body of pure steel would mean that people need never die. A fate that Lumic is facing as he is suffering from a critical illness. But it's a project that the President dismisses as unethical and immoral. All the while homeless people on the streets of London are ...Written by
Tom McRae envisioned the parallel counterparts of Mickey, Jackie and Pete as being much more at odds with their usual portrayals, but this was scaled back by Russell T. Davies. See more »
When Rose is typing on her phone, the type of phone that she has should mean that she should have to go through all of the letters on each button before getting to the right one, but in the episode this does not happen. Also throughout the typing sequence her thumb is on the 'ok' button the whole time, and her other hand is down by her side, meaning that there is no way she could have even written that in the first place. See more »
I really liked this episode, it was so interesting and suspenseful. What really surprised me was that the director of this 2 parter was the same director of The Caves of Androzani and Revelation of the Daleks, I loved that episode. Just great dialogue, man.
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