With almost everyone on Earth now recast in his image, The Master controls the Earth. He's shocked however when he realises one person hasn't changed; Donna Noble. The Doctor soon ...
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With almost everyone on Earth now recast in his image, The Master controls the Earth. He's shocked however when he realises one person hasn't changed; Donna Noble. The Doctor soon understands what the pounding in the Master's head is; it's the Time Lords, who are trying to return and re-establish Gallifrey. If they succeed, it'll mean the Last Great Time War will re-start, and all the horrors which came with it. In order to stop Rasillon's mad plan, the Doctor must make a choice. Finally, the Ood's prophecy for the Doctor becomes true, and he takes the TARDIS on a trip, to see friends for one last time, before he's to regenerate.Written by
Russell T. Davies used Bernard Cribbins own military experiences as the basis for Wilfrid's reminiscences. The only difference being that the actual blizzard that the actor endured became a metaphorical blizzard of bullets for Wilf. See more »
When the Doctor visits Rose at the end of the episode, she tells him the date is "2005, January 1st". Rose then runs into a building where on the glass by the doorway is a sticker stating "NO SMOKING. It is against the law to smoke on these premises." This type of sticker only appeared after the smoking ban in England came into force on 1st July 2007, two and a half years after it appears in Rose's building. See more »
There's an old science fiction trope about time travel, that only *one* species at a time may possess it, since another group of time travelers will simple go back in time and wipe out the first group.
Eventually, there can be only one.
R. T. Davies actually proposes a new wrinkle to this idea: if you can't travel to the Past and defeat the Time Lords, you can travel to the Future end of time and extinguish all they had hoped to create, or preserve.
Fortunately Davies shunts less of Part Two's script into risible action scenes (jumping out of a flying vehicle, through a skylight, and onto a marble floor? With no broken bones? Phwa) instead of the Last Time War he created for the Ninth Doctor. Timothy Dalton's Rassilon (think of the phrase, "Alt-Right Time Lord") Is a treat; it's too bad Davies is so intent on tearing down Time Lords, instead of addressing issues like war, the Spenglerian life-cycle of Culture, and mortality.
I was also amused at how Sinêad Keenan's blue eyes stood out in the green Vinvocci make-up. I don't normally notice eye color, but the combination was quite striking.
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