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|First UK Transmission Date (BBC1)||Scheduled TX||Viewers|
|18th June 2005||19:00||-|
John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Noel Clarke
(Mickey Smith), Anne Robinson (Voice of Anne Droid), Jo Joyner (Lynda Moss), Jo
Stone-Fewings (Male Programmer), Nisha Nayar (Female Programmer), Paterson Joseph
(Rodrick), Alan Ruscoe (Android), Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, David Hankinson
(Dalek Operators), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek Voice)
Russell T Davies, Director: Joe Ahearne
Tyler has seen danger and wonders alongside the Doctor, but now their friendship
is put to the test as Earth plunges into an epic war.
Parting of the Ways' Background and Summary -
Series Influences and References:
- The Emperor Dalek was
originally seen in Evil of the Daleks
- The Dalek, having been shot,
declares "My vision is impared" which a quote from Ressurection of
the Daleks, and subsequent stories.
- The unprovoked slaughter of a
group of people trapped in a room on level zero is remniscent of the killing of
the scientists in Genesis of the Daleks
- The Doctor's opportunity
to wipe out all the Daleks at the press of a switch recreates the moment in Genesis
of the Daleks where he asks "Do I have right?"
- One Dalek
has a blow-torch attachment previously seen in The Dead Planet and Planet
of the Daleks.
- Daleks swelling their ranks using humans to breed new
Daleks was previously seen in Revelation of the Daleks.
- The TARDIS
materialsing around an objects or person which then appears in the TARDIS was
previously shown in Logopolis.
- Jack being accidentally left behind
is remniscent of Teega beeing accidentally left behind in Time Flight.
Doctor's line promising to take his companion to Barcelona (the planet) strongly
echoes the 6th Doctor's final promise before hiatus that he would take Peri to
Blackpool, although the name of the place was edited for transmission.
Doctor previously kissed his companion in The TV Movie.
- As with
the revival of Captain Jack, the mystical energy from the TARDIS previously brought
a companion back to life the The TV Movie.
- Daleks fly up the ventillation
shaft as in Planet of the Daleks.
- The Doctor has been to the planet Barcelona,
where the dogs have no noses. It is not known how they smell.
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!