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The Satan Pit 

The Doctor risks his life to investigate the pit and is forced to make a terrible decision, while Rose and the crew fend for their lives against the Legion of the Beast.

Director:

James Strong

Writer:

Matt Jones
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Danny Webb ... Mr. Jefferson
Shaun Parkes ... Zachary Cross Flane
Claire Rushbrook ... Ida Scott
Will Thorp ... Toby Zed
Ronny Jhutti ... Danny Bartock
Paul Kasey ... The Ood
Gabriel Woolf Gabriel Woolf ... The Beast (voice)
Silas Carson ... The Ood (voice)
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Storyline

The supposedly servile Ood are now in the control of some type of beast that describes itself as Satan and claims to be a being that has existed since before the creation of the known universe. Rose takes charge and tries to find a way to get everyone out safely. The Doctor and Ida have descended 10 miles into the bowels of the planet only to find themselves trapped there and unable to return to the surface. They find evidence of a ancient civilization and a seemingly bottomless pit where the doctor confronts the beast and finds the solution. The only problem is that the solution may kill Rose. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

The scenes with the Beast and the Doctor were filmed at Clearwell Caves, last seen as the Sycorax ship in Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion (2005). See more »

Goofs

According to the Ood telepathic field monitor. Level 5 means normal "speech" and level 30 means "screaming." By this comparison, higher numbers mean stronger mental activity. However, it is stated that Level 100 indicates brain death, even though brain death means NO mental activity. See more »

Quotes

The Beast: [lights are all turned off] This is the darkness. This is my domain. You little things that live in the light, clinging to your feeble suns, which die in the end...
Zachary Cross Flane: That's not the ood. Somehing's talking through them.
The Beast: ...only the darkness remains.
Zachary Cross Flane: This is Zachary Cross Flane of Sanctuary Base 6 representing the Torchwood Archive. You will identify yourself.
The Beast: You know my name.
Zachary Cross Flane: What do you want?
The Beast: You will die here, all of you. This planet is your grave.
The Doctor: If you are the Beast, then answer me this: Which one,...
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Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Myths and Legends (2006) 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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Doctor Who meets Doom3
10 June 2006 | by reephamike-1See all my reviews

This was an excellent 2-part episode, although I had never been seen the older ones, I never thought the doctor would go up against anything that is paranormal, extra terrestial of course but not paranormal.

This episode brings the things that we most fear and how would we humans, in a futuristic time, would fight and defeat real live evil when most odds say that would be impossible.

Being that it's a family film I am surprised that they brought some stuff in like fear and faith, especially if its also going to entertain American audiences. But who care about what Yanks say, we rock! Doctor Who has shown potential ever since from episode one from the new series in 2005, first being so harmless to scary, from fun to serious, from light to darkness. I hope many old fans will one day soon say "The old Doctor Who has returned".

10 out of 10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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BBC Wales See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color
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