The one thing the Doctor always keeps near is the Tardis. So losing it in a black hole somewhere in deep space is a bit of a worry. Not least, he says, because without it he'll have to settle down and get a mortgage. In this two-parter (The Impossible Planet and next week's The Satan Pit), the Doctor and Rose land in a ramshackle spaceship stationed on an obscure planet that's trapped in permanent orbit round an all-consuming black hole. But that's only half the problem. An army of hideous-looking Oods stalks the corridors, while a disembodied voice repeats, "The beast is awakening."
Did You Know?
This is the first episode of the revived series not to have any scenes take place on or within orbit of Earth. See more
When Ida estimates the ancient trap door is 30 feet in diameter, the Doctor is standing next to it. Assuming that he's about 6 feet tall, a closer estimate of the door's diameter would be 15-18 feet. See more
I don't know what's wrong with her. She's sort of queasy. Indigestion, like she didn't want to land.
Oh, if you think there's gonna be trouble, we could always go back inside, and go somewhere else...
[Rose cracks up, and they laugh outrageously
Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more