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Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 

After a lengthy absence, the Doctor returns to Earth and scoops up up Amy and Rory for yet another adventure. He also manages somehow to include Rory's dad, Brian Williams. Those aren't the... See full summary »

Director:

Saul Metzstein

Writer:

Chris Chibnall
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond
Arthur Darvill ... Rory Williams
Rupert Graves ... Riddell
Mark Williams ... Brian Williams
David Bradley ... Solomon
Riann Steele ... Queen Nefertiti
Sunetra Sarker Sunetra Sarker ... Indira
Noel Byrne Noel Byrne ... Robot 1
Richard Garaghty Richard Garaghty ... Robot 2
Richard Hope ... Bleytal
Rudi Dharmalingam ... ISA Worker
David Mitchell ... Robot 1 (voice)
Robert Webb ... Robot 2 (voice)
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Storyline

After a lengthy absence, the Doctor returns to Earth and scoops up up Amy and Rory for yet another adventure. He also manages somehow to include Rory's dad, Brian Williams. Those aren't the only travelers however as Queen Nefertiti and big-game hunter John Riddell are also on board. The TARDIS next reappears on board a large ship and the Doctor is delighted to find a cargo of prehistoric dinosaurs on board. Using the ship's computers, Amy determines that the ship's crew is nowhere to be found. There is someone on board however who has no intention of giving up his precious cargo to the Doctor or anyone else who might try to take it from him. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2012 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain

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DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

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Color
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Trivia

The production team had to be mindful of the series' budget when planning the effects and sets. Chris Chibnall commented that "it would be very easy to spend £300m on this but we don't have it". As such, the dinosaurs could not dominate the episode, and Chibnall had to tell "a big other story". See more »

Goofs

(at around 47 mins) When Brian first looks at the Earth (from outer space), it is a mirror image (Spain on the right, Middle East on the left). In the next shot it is a normal image. See more »

Quotes

Rory Williams: The beach is humming.
The Doctor: Oh yes. Well, don't just stand there, you two. Dig! I'm going to look at rocks. Love a rock.
Rory Williams: Dig with what?
Brian Williams: [pulls a fold-up trowel out of his pocket] Ah! Well.
Rory Williams: Did you just have that on you?
Brian Williams: [starts digging] Course. What sort of a man doesn't carry a trowel? Put it on your Christmas list.
Rory Williams: Dad, I'm 31, I don't have a Christmas list anymore.
The Doctor: I do!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits sequence is skinned differently with the Doctor Who logo and episode title covered in a reptilian Silurian texture. See more »

Connections

References Snakes on a Plane (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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How can anyone like this?
9 September 2012 | by callcooldudeSee all my reviews

I gave it a 3 because I'm being nice. It actually deserves a 2. It wasn't good at all! I was so looking forward to this episode and at the end of it, I was thinking 'Oh My God, did they actually just air that episode', because I was expecting it to be amazing. PLEASE don't do any more episodes like this! There was no plot whatsoever. I've seen a lot of comments and reviews that have said that it was amazing, and I can't see what was amazing about it. I can't even see what was GOOD about it! I only liked the first 5 minutes and the last 10 minutes, so that's 15 minutes out of 45 minutes. I'm sure next week's episode will be 10 times better...I HOPE!


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