The Doctor is in present-day London and hops on a number 200 bus that suddenly travels through a wormhole. He and the other passengers find themselves in the middle of the desert which he later determines to be on a planet in a galaxy clear across the universe. Aboard the bus one of the passengers is Lady Christina de Souza, a rather accomplished thief who was on the run after having successfully stolen a very valuable piece from a museum. She's quite enthusiastic and proves to be quite helpful as The Doctor tries to unravel what has happened to them and most importantly, devise a means of returning, given that the bus is firmly stuck in the sand and heavily damaged. Back in London, Captain Erisa Magambo has taken charge of the situation and faces the prospect of having to permanently close the wormhole before the travelers can return.Written by
The number of the bus, 200, is a reference to the fact that "Planet of the Dead" was advertised as Doctor Who's 200th story. See more »
The number of the bus in England is W974 GHM, while the number of the damaged/CGI bus is RUA 461W. See more »
'Cos the planet out there, with three suns, a wormhole, and alien sand - that planet is nothing. You hear me? Nothing! Compared to all those things waiting for you - food, home, people. Hold on to that. 'Cause we're going to get there. I promise. I'm going to get you home.
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Credit at the end of "Planet of the Dead": LATER THIS YEAR THE WATERS OF MARS See more »
An edited for US commercial 1-hour time-slot version excises many scenes, including almost all of Carmen's lines, notably her ESP and foreshadowing of the Doctor's fate in upcoming episodes, including "He will knock four times." See more »
A simple episode, Tennant is excellent as always and plot isn't a complete disaster. Too bad that Christina didn't get the chance to be proper companion because her dynamic with the Doctor was splendid.
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