Doctor Who (2005– )
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Love & Monsters 

Elton Pope is an ordinary man intrigued by the world of the Doctor. When he and fellow enthusiasts - L.I.N.D.A. - meet the mysterious Victor Kennedy, their lives will never be the same again.


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Episode complete credited cast:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Peter Kay ... Victor Kennedy
Marc Warren ... Elton Pope
Shirley Henderson ... Ursula Blake
Simon Greenall Simon Greenall ... Mr. Skinner
Moya Brady Moya Brady ... Bridget
Kathryn Drysdale ... Bliss
Paul Kasey ... The Hoix
Bella Emberg ... Mrs. Croot


A run in with the Doctor at a young age leads Elton to a group who's studying him, they become friends and have a laugh until Victor Kennedy arrives. Suddenly everything becomes more serious then people start disappearing from the group. Can the Doctor save Elton and explain his past before he's absorbed by the Absorbaloff Written by Time-witch

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Release Date:

8 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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Did You Know?


The Hoix (the alien seen chasing and being chased by the Doctor and Rose at the beginning of the episode) was improvised out of bits and pieces the designers had lying around because they were originally only supposed to create the Abzorbaloff, the primary monster in the episode. The director's only request was "lots of drool". Additionally, the Hoix was not named until after filming they needed a name for the credits. See more »


Victor Kennedy: You've dabbled with aliens... now meet the genuine article!
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Time Crash (2007) See more »


Don't Bring Me Down
Written by Jeff Lynne
Performed by Marc Warren, Shirley Henderson, Simon Greenall,
Moya Brady and Kathryn Drysdale
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An Embarrassment to the Series
16 March 2010 | by Snoopy525See all my reviews

My brain has just melted and started oozing out of my ears. This episode was pointless, had bad writing, dull acting, and really, the only enjoyable part was listening to a bit of ELO. The humor that Russell T. Davies was apparently so desperately trying for can be found on any sitcom- the more cliché the better. I'm sure Mr. Davies wanted to shake things up, but I suggest the next time he has that urge, he makes sure that he's actually creative, and doesn't steal the oldest, stalest, most overused ideas.

If this was your exposure to Doctor Who, don't give up. It's a brilliant series. This is just one of those episodes that's best swept under the carpet and forgotten about.

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