The Doctor and Martha answer a distress call, and find themselves on a cargo ship hurtling towards the sun. They have only 42 minutes until they're destroyed, and the key lies behind the universes deadliest "pub quiz" - but the situation is a lot hotter than it first seems...Written by
The masks worn by the possessed crewmembers were inspired by Cyclops from The X-Men. See more »
The spaceship was originally called Icarus before the name was changed but the device used to open the doors still says Icarus rather than Pentallian. See more »
Well, there we go, universal roaming.
[tosses Martha her newly altered cell phone]
Never have to worry about a signal again.
No way. This is too mad. You're telling me I can phone anyone anywhere in space and time on my mobile?
As long as you know the area code.
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This episode of Dr Who is again showing that this series is getting better, but taking its sweet time to get there. The episode is very reminiscent of the series 2 episodes "The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit". The episode was fast paced and very scary in places, I can see why the BBC didn't want to put it on before 7 o clock. Like most of the episodes of Dr Who this series, and the last two for that matter, there was a lot of running around, but the episode was clever and surprisingly emotional as well. It also managed to overcome the 'episode 7 filler' syndrome, as these episodes tend to be the blandest ones in the whole series (the long game, the idiots lantern). All in all, a very well made, exciting and tense episode.
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