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|First UK Transmission Date (BBC1)||Scheduled TX||Viewers|
|11th June 2005||19:00||6.2m (p)|
Cast: John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Jo Joyner (Lynda Moss), Anne
Robinson (Voice of Anne Droid), Davina McCall (Voice of Davinadroid), Trinny Woodall
(Voice of Trine-E), Susannah Constantine (Voice of Zu-Zana), Paterson Joseph (Rodrick),
Jamie Bradley (Strood), Abi Eniola (Crosbie), Jenna Russell (Floor Manager), Jo
Stone-Fewings (Male Programmer), Nisha Nayar (Female Programmer), Martha Cope
(Controller), Sam Callis (Security Guard), Sebastian Armesto (Broff), Kate Loustau
(Colleen), Dominic Burgess (Agorax), Karren Winchester (Fitch), Alan Ruscoe, Paul
Kasey (Androids), Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, David Hankinson (Dalek Operators),
Nicholas Briggs (Dalek Voice)
T Davies, Director: Joe Ahearne
Synopsis: The Doctor, Rose
and Captain Jack have to fight for their lives on board the Game Station, but
a more dangerous threat is lurking just out of sight. The Doctor realises that
the entire human race has been blinded to the threat on its doorstep, and Armageddon
is fast approaching.
Classic Series Influences
- The Face of Bo is from the Isop Galaxy,
which is where the Planet Vortis is situated according to The Web Planet
two stories on the same space station a significant time-period appart strongly
echoes The Ark in Space and Revenge of the Cybermen.
Doctor says his previous adventure on the space station allowed him to be "home
in time for tea", which is a line taken from Dragonfire, a story which
had many similarities to The Long
- The Dalek ships seen at the climax of the story are the
same basic design as those shown originally in the Dalek Chronicles comic strips
(image link), and as part of the new
CGI special effects created for the DVD release of The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
Lunar Penal Colony is mentioned, seen previously in Frontier in Space.
reveal of the Daleks is identical to their original appearance, whereby a female
companion is alone in a desserted Dalek area, then seen only through a Dalek point-of-view
Raxacoricofallapatorious (9th Doctor, Rose, Jack)
The Slitheen from Boom
Town who has been regressed to an egg is returned to a hatchery
Japan 1336 (9th Doctor, Rose, Jack)
In an adventure directly following the
visit to Raxacoricofallapatorious and directly preceeding Bad Wolf, the
time-travellers barely escaped with their lives.
the Complete First Series
is an absolutely must for anyone who remotely enjoyed the new series of Doctor
Who. Unlikely the previous individual releases of episodes, the box set has extras
coming out of its ears. And whereas some box sets just have extras on the final
disc, this brilliant package has a selection of extras on each disk, plus the
entire set of Doctor Who confidential (cut down) on another disk.
much needs saying about the episodes themselves but commentaries on certain episodes
are almost worth the price alone. The commentaries of Rose, The Unquiet
Dead and Dalek are of particular note and the video diaries of certain
members of the team are very interesting and fun. The TARDIS container is a nice
package and overall, believe me this set of DVDs is well worth the asking price,
or probably more!