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Journey's End 

In the wake of Davros' threat to destroy the existence of the Universe itself, the Doctor's companions unite to stop the Dalek empire. Which one will die by the prophecies and what will the fate be for the Doctor?

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... The Doctor
... Donna Noble
... Rose Tyler
... Martha Jones
... Captain Jack Harkness
... Sarah Jane Smith
... Mickey Smith
... Jackie Tyler
... Ianto Jones
... Gwen Cooper
... Luke Smith (as Thomas Knight)
... Wilfred Mott
... Sylvia Noble
... Francine Jones
... Davros
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The Doctor and his companions prepare to do battle with Davros and the Daleks who are out to destroy everything and everyone in the universe other than themselves. All seems lost when the Daleks apparently destroy the TARDIS but it's not that simple as an empowered Donna - and a new version of the Doctor - take control and face the Dalek menace head on. For one of the Doctor's companions however, there will be a heavy price to pay. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

The original ending featured the Doctor in the TARDIS, when a scanner begins receiving a strange signal, prompting the Doctor to launch into his traditional "What? What? What?" response, after which two Cybermen suddenly rise up behind him - a cliffhanger. Russell T. Davies explained that the cliffhanger ending was dropped in response to comments by a writer with Doctor Who Magazine who stated a cliffhanger was inappropriate after such a sad series of scenes. Had the Cybermen scene been kept, this would have marked the first time since Doctor Who: Doomsday (2006) that both Daleks and Cybermen had appeared in the same episode, and the first time Cybermen would have appeared in the same episode with Davros. See more »

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If as shown on screen the emergency temporal shift only carrys one how would dalek Caan turning up on davros' command ship in the time war get Davros out of the time war answer it wouldn't, there would have to be a second emergency temporal shift generator in Davros' chair. See more »

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[defeated]
Davros: But you promised me, Dalek Caan. Why did you not foresee this?
[Caan laughs delightedly]
The Doctor: Oh, I think he did. Something's been manipulating the time lines for ages, getting Donna Noble to the right place at the right time...
Dalek Caan: This would always have happened. I only helped Doctor.
Davros: [shocked] You betrayed the Daleks?
Dalek Caan: I *saw* the Daleks. What we have done throughout time and space. I saw the truth of us, creator, and I decreed: No more!
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Crazy Credits

Along with the story's first half, "The Stolen Earth" (#4.12), this episode has the longest opening-credits cast list of the modern series: six names (Tennant, Tate, Agyeman, Barrowman, Sladen and Piper) appear before the title instead of the usual two... in the same amount of time. See more »

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Features Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned (2007) See more »

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Doctor Who Closing Credits
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Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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An utter mess
26 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

There was much to thank Russell T Davies for in his reboot of Doctor Who, a programme we thought had been lost, but this awful mess of a story is not one of them. Davies was at his best with his dialogue in the simpler stories such as Rose where he brought an utter joy to the characters and stories. When he tried to write epic tales such as this, The Sound of Drums and the End of Time he failed miserably.

It was lovely to see Billie Piper again, but even her character didn't have that child-like excitement of her two full series and didn't even come close to rescuing the story.

The sight of the TARDIS towing planets across the universe was a particularly terrible moment. It's not the worse episode of Tennant's reign, which just starkly shows how awful some of his episodes were.


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