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The Parting of the Ways 

As the Dalek fleet begin their attack on the Earth, the Doctor and his allies make one final stand against his greatest foes and not everyone will make it out alive.

Director:

Joe Ahearne

Writers:

Russell T. Davies, Terry Nation (character: "The Daleks")
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Eccleston ... Doctor Who
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
John Barrowman ... Captain Jack
Jo Stone-Fewings ... Male Programmer
Jo Joyner ... Lynda
Paterson Joseph ... Rodrick
Nisha Nayar ... Female Programmer
Noel Clarke ... Mickey Smith
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Anne Robinson Anne Robinson ... Anne Droid (voice)
Nicholas Briggs ... Daleks (voice)
Barnaby Edwards Barnaby Edwards ... Dalek Operator
Nicholas Pegg Nicholas Pegg ... Dalek Operator
David Hankinson David Hankinson ... Dalek Operator
Alan Ruscoe ... Android
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Storyline

The Doctor comes face to face with the Dalek Emperor but manages to rescue Rose. They return to Satellite 5 to prepare for the invasion with Captain Jack organizing the armed resistance and the Doctor rewiring the station to produce a deadly Delta wave. The Doctor had always promised to take care of Rose and knowing that the Delta wave will destroy everything, he forces her to return to Earth on the TARDIS. With Mickey's help, she finds a way to return to Satellite 5 and acquires a great power, one that will be the end of the Doctor as we know him. Written by garykmcd

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rose's speech to Mickey and Jackie about going back to help The Doctor echoes his words to Rose throughout the season. See more »

Goofs

When the Daleks exterminate Jack, the CGI skeleton's foot can clearly be seen in front of the Dalek 'sucker' when it should in fact be behind it. See more »

Quotes

Captain Jack: Rose, you are worth fighting for.
[Jack kisses Rose passionately]
Captain Jack: Wish I'd never met you, Doctor, I was much better off as a coward.
[Jack kisses the Doctor the same way]
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Crazy Credits

Credit at the end of "The Parting of the Ways": "Doctor Who will return in The Christmas Invasion". See more »

Connections

Featured in Talking About Regeneration (2009) 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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Great ending to a great beginning!
18 September 2012 | by eschetic-2See all my reviews

The Doctor first crossed my personal time line during the Tom Baker years; science fiction in general (with the exception of the first Star Trek series on television) with the fourth volume of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation Trilogy in 1981." I must admit that I was at best a tepid fan of science fiction before discovering Dr. Asimov's page-turners and of the Doctor's before discovering David Eccleston's intense, intensely sexy Doctor (not to mention John Barrowman's Captain Jack and the remarkable dramatic comedy of Annette Badland's Cardiff Mayor Margaret! While she was last seen as the collapsed skin suit on the floor of the Tardis, I do hope some way will be found to have *her* time line cross the future or past of one of the Doctors or Captain Jack) in 2005 in the admirably written, reconstituted series.

The "modern" Doctor Who series (and Torchwoods) have gone on from strength to strength, but if a parallel can be drawn from an earlier series, just as the overwhelming quality and technological shift from the original Star Trek to the Next Generation made going back to appreciate the simplicity of the earlier series difficult, after Eccleston's new "First Series" with the often over-rated CGI effects (in that, well executed as they are, they threaten to overwhelm and distract from the vastly improved writing!), all previous Doctor Who episodes and stories became decidedly "BACK numbers." Calling the all too brief Eccleston Season "The First Series" as the DVD release does, is hardly hyperbole. In a very real sense it is a practical reality and a great new starting point. Bravo.


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