Doctor Who (2005– )
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When ordinary shop-worker Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called the Doctor she is drawn into his strange and dangerous world; her life will never be the same again.


Keith Boak


Russell T. Davies, Robert Holmes (character: "The Autons")




Episode complete credited cast:
Christopher Eccleston ... Doctor Who
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Noel Clarke ... Mickey Smith
Mark Benton ... Clive
Elli Garnett Elli Garnett ... Caroline
Adam McCoy Adam McCoy ... Clive's Son
Alan Ruscoe ... Auton
Paul Kasey ... Auton
David Sant ... Auton
Elizabeth Fost Elizabeth Fost ... Auton
Helen Otway Helen Otway ... Auton
Nicholas Briggs ... Nestene (voice)


Rose is a shop assistant at Harrods and finds herself in a top floor storage room when the mannequins seem to come to life. She's rescued by a man who calls himself the Doctor but reveals little about himself. Her Internet search leads her to a man who believes that the Doctor is an immortal alien who has been instrumental in averting various Earthly disasters. Their paths cross again and Rose helps the Doctor in fighting a race of plastics-based creatures whose home world may have been destroyed in a battle involving the Doctor. Rose seems like the perfect companion for his future travels. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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Did You Know?


It took the production team a while to find a restaurant that would require minimal set dressing but would be willing to close for a day. See more »


In the restaurant Rose activates the fire alarm. The alarm activation box requires the glass to be broken for the alarm to activate, but she just presses it like a button with the heel of her palm. The glass does not break. See more »


[first lines]
Rose Tyler: [rushing out the house] Bye!
Jackie Tyler: See you later.
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S1, E1 - Rose: 'I can feel it, the turn of the Earth'
30 September 2011 | by liamdonovan2010See all my reviews

A great way to introduce the new era of Doctor Who. A new era which was immediately successful, credit to a 'Fantastic' opening episode. In this episode we meet Rose and The Doctor and some of the supporting characters as well. When a strange man saves a young woman called Rose from killer mannequins she becomes embroiled with him and helps him face a hidden invasion by the Autons: led by the Nestene Conscienceness.

It really was a great introduction. Christopher Ecclestone is now long in the past which is a shame. Not to say he should of gone on in place on Tennant but I really felt Ecclestone got the role. Billie Piper will always be the most memorable NuWho companion to me as she was just so much more charismatic than the others. Martha and Amy, i find boring. Donna got on my nerve. Rose was near perfect. As a story it isn't much. There were some daft little moments clearly aimed at kids. On the whole though it was brilliant.

The best moment has to be 'I can feel it' speech by Ecclestone. Very rarely in his tenure was he as good as this. That isn't a knock as this is one of my favourite NuWho moments. It really did sell me on the new series. The final scenes were also great, The Doctor's remarks about time travel the key.

OVERALL - 7.0: Very good intro but not a suspenseful, thrilling masterpiece. However very entertaining, great characters, and the Nestene looks great.

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