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The Long Game 

In the year 200,000 the Doctor discovers that a satellite with a dark secret is controlling humanity and slowing its development.

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Brian Grant
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Christopher Eccleston ... Doctor Who
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Bruno Langley ... Adam Mitchell
Colin Prockter Colin Prockter ... Head Chef
Christine Adams ... Cathica Santini Khadeni
Anna Maxwell Martin ... Suki Macrae Cantrell (as Anna Maxwell-Martin)
Simon Pegg ... The Editor
Tamsin Greig ... Nurse
Judy Holt Judy Holt ... Sandra Mitchell
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Storyline

The Doctor, Rose and Adam travel 200,000 years into the future and land on Satellite 5, a space station orbiting the Earth. From the moment they arrive, the Doctor feels that something is wrong but he can't quite put his finger on it. Satellite 5 provides 600 channels of news and information to everyone on Earth and the crew, all humans, have a chip implanted in them allowing their brains to work as computers. As they explore the station, the travelers learn of the mysterious Level 500 that some of them are promoted to but are never seen again. The Doctor and Rose go to that mysterious level to find out just who - or what - is up there. Adam meanwhile tries to access the computer banks with the view to taking advanced knowledge back to present day Earth. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Adam's house was originally going to be in Nottingham. Following the casting of Bruno Langley, it was moved to Manchester. See more »

Goofs

(About 14 minutes in) when Suki is leaving the lift on floor 500 her bag is by her side in shots from the front but over her backside in the reverse shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Doctor: So, it's two-hundred thousand, it's a spaceship - no, wait a minute - space station, and, er... go and try that gate over there. Off you go.
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Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Monsters Inc. (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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God damn Adam Mitchell
5 April 2018 | by robertmooring-13902See all my reviews

Although this episode has an interesting premise and Simon Pegg steals the show, it is ruined for me by the sheer stupidity and annoying nature of Adam Mitchell. I'm glad they got rid of him. It's a good episode that's could have been better.


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