As the Doctor says goodbye to Donna Noble, he goes undercover at the Royal Hope Hospital in London, where he meets medical student and future companion Martha Jones. The duo are whisked away with the entire hospital to the moon by an alien courier connected with the Judoon, a brutal mercenary police force, and only the Doctor can defeat them.Written by
The Judoon later appear in The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007), where they are hunting another alien fugitive, and also ban Clyde Langer and Rani Chandra from leaving Earth after interfering with their plans. See more »
When the Judoon evacuate the hospital near the end, an exterior shot of the hospital is shown and their ships are nowhere in sight. See more »
[the Doctor and Martha are hiding from the Judoon]
Ah, you've got a little shop. I like a little shop!
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In addition to censoring instances of the word "hell", the version shown on Disney XD also censors the last four words of the line, "Someone has got one hell of a fetish." See more »
Outrageously entertaining start to the "third" series
"Smith and Jones" is a superb beginning to the "third" series of "Doctor Who". Fast-paced, exciting and funny, the episode takes us from the normality of London's Royal Hope Hospital to a quiet spot on the surface of the moon. Not that it's peaceful for long! With the arrival of the space-rhino policemen, the Judoon, events soon take a turn for the worse.
This episode's story would always be overshadowed by its purpose - the introduction of a new companion for Tennant's Doctor. The exquisitely beautiful and talented Freema Agyeman sizzles on the screen. It would not come as a surprise to me if Agyeman ranks as a favourite companion in years to come. Brave, intelligent and adventurous, this new companion will definitely be a match for the Doctor and will bring a new element to the series. Those fans mourning the departure of Rose will soon find themselves hooked by Martha Jones, not to mention her family.
As always, Murray Gold's music is big and beautiful, bringing extra emotional weight to key scenes.
The straight-to-the-point Judoon are a great creation from the mind of Russell T. Davies. The design and delivery of this new alien-race is splendid and Nicholas Briggs' distinctive vocal work is the icing on the cake.
Following the "first" season's "Bad Wolf" clues, after viewing "The Runaway Bride" and "Smith and Jones", the sharp-eyed / eared viewer may well be pondering, "Just who is Mr. Saxon"?
A strong 8 out of 10. Season 3 looks bigger and better than what's gone before.
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