The Doctor and Martha answer a distress call, and find themselves on a cargo ship hurtling towards the sun. They have only 42 minutes until they're destroyed, and the key lies behind the universes deadliest "pub quiz" - but the situation is a lot hotter than it first seems...Written by
When the Doctor is asked about The Beatles songs, he replies, "Here comes the sun!" This is an inadvertent pun on both the spaceship hurtling towards the sun, and also the name of one of the Beatles top hits. See more »
The spaceship was originally called Icarus before the name was changed, but the device used to open the doors still says Icarus rather than Pentallian. See more »
Well, there we go, universal roaming.
[tosses Martha her newly altered cell phone]
Never have to worry about a signal again.
No way. This is too mad. You're telling me I can phone anyone anywhere in space and time on my mobile?
As long as you know the area code.
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First of all I'll start by saying I really like this episode, it's pretty much back to basics, it's pacey, it's grim, it has a sense of urgency about it. It feels like a mix of the movie Sunshine, and a toned down version of the Satan Pit.
Claire Rushbrook is switched for Michelle Collins, and there are other similarities between this and The Satan Pit.
No plodding into the story here, no build up, within 2 minutes it's crash bang and we are straight in. A ship is falling into the Sun and has only 42 minutes left, but something is on board taking out members of the crew one by one, but can the Doctor and Martha help?
Tennant's brilliance continues, and Freema continues to impress, but again her family are so irritating, i am definitely missing Jackie!!
I really enjoyed Michelle Collins in this, and her final scene is really well done, she did a great job.
On its own merits it's a cracker of a story, with excellent effects, a rather good cast, and an energy that has been lacking in some of the previous stories, particularly the Dalek car crash story. 'Burn with me' is a pretty good phrase. It just feels a wee bit unoriginal, it seems to have drawn heavily on many different sources, those already mentioned, possibly even Planet of Evil, the fuel theme idea is, shall we say paid 'homage to.' It is a very bleak story.
Who is this chap Saxon???
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