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The Sontaran Stratagem 

UNIT's newest recruit Martha Jones enlists The Doctor's help to investigate kid genius Luke Rattigan and his ATMOS system that is used in every car on Earth.

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Episode complete credited cast:
... The Doctor
... Donna Noble
... Martha Jones
... Wilfred Mott
... Sylvia Noble
... Luke Rattigan
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Colonel Mace (as Rupert Holliday Evans)
... General Staal
... Commander Skorr
... Jo Nakashima
... Private Harris
... Private Gray
... Ross Jenkins
... Worker (as Rad Kaim)
... Atmos Voice (voice) (as Elizabeth Ryder)
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The Doctor gets a call from onetime traveling companion Martha Jones with a request that he return to Earth immediately. She and the military have taken over the ATMOS plant and she needs his help after 52 people around the world all died simultaneously. All had the ATMOS anti-pollution device fitted on their cars so the military has raided the factory believing it to be controlled by aliens. The Doctor learns that the Sontarans are planning to take over the Earth. They take Martha prisoner and she is cloned. Donna meanwhile misses her family and decides to pay them a visit. Written by garykmcd

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16 May 2008 (USA)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)
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Trivia

Originally, the story involved a new kind of chimney attached to every home which purported to cleanse the atmosphere. See more »

Goofs

Guns are prevented from firing by a field that expands the bullets' copper jackets. This would not stop the firing pin from detonating the gunpowder. Yet several people pull the trigger on their weapons with no explosion. See more »

Quotes

Commander Skorr: I see you face battle open-skin, Sir. Might I share that honor?
General Staal: You may.
Commander Skorr: Thank you.
[removes his helmet]
Luke Rattigan: [looking between Staal and Skorr; finally] How do you tell each other apart?
General Staal: [turns towards Luke; short pause] We say the same of humans.
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Featured in Being a Girl (2013) See more »

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Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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"Sontar-HA!"
26 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

This isn't my favorite episode of season 4 so far. The Sontaran, though being a classic monster of Dr.Who, don't really do much for me. Though being creatures of war and not really having much mercy they don't deliver the same umph that the Daleks and Cybermen do. But the episode wasn't a complete failure! Having two companions in this episode was very interesting and funny at times. It also helped to keep the story along because the Sontarans could not hold my attention for two whole episodes. It's also really suspenseful when you know something that none of the other characters know, but you can't warn them. I won't spoil what it is but it keeps the story moving along. Also this story would've been much better if it woudn't have neen for the American teenager who constantly whined over everything under the sun. Maybe if they would've cut him out and crammed it in to one episode it would've been better!


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