The Doctor returns Rose to her own time - well, sort of - but her family reunion is ruined when a spaceship crashes in the middle of London. What is the origin of the spaceship, and where has the Prime Minister gone in this time of crisis?
The Doctor and Rose return to present day London where she finds that she hasn't been away for the 12 hours she thought had gone by, but 12 months. Her mother had been searching for her frantically, having filed a report with the police and putting posters with her photo on every lamp post. To their amazement, an alien spacecraft crashes in the Thames and Earth has it's first contact with extra-terrestrial beings. The Prime Minister has vanished however and those in charge are not what they seem to be. Working with the only Member of Parliament who seems to be in London, Rose and the Doctor battle a race of alien beings, the Slitheen, who want to destroy the Earth and sell if off, piece by piece.Written by
When the Doctor and Rose are stopped by the soldiers coming out of the Tardis, the Doctor says, "Take me to your leader!" Later on, during the 10th Doctor's Christmas special "Voyage of the Damned", he says the same thing, followed by "Ive always wanted to say that!" But he did already say that exact phrase in this episode. See more »
The close-up shots of the Palace of Westminster clock tower (a.k.a. "Big Ben"), as it is destroyed by an alien ship crashing into it, show the clock faces back-to-front. This is because the director wanted the ship to move across the frame the other way. See more »
[the TARDIS materializes on the Powell Estate, and the Doctor and Rose step out]
How long have I been gone?
[They both laugh]
Oooh! Right, I won't be long, I'm just gonna see my mum.
What're you going to tell her?
I don't know! I've been to the year 5 billion... and only been gone, what, 12 hours?
[the Doctor gives something between a laugh and a snort]
No, I'll just tell her I've spent the night at Shareen's. See you later!
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In another bizarre episode exploring a good premise when a UFO spaceship crash at Big Ben's Tower landing in the Thames river provoking a panic in the city,but drop with a several farts loose by aliens whose take over the Preme Minister's house,going to a laughable and distasteful episode instead to drive into a serious UFO crash in London,some weird situation for all over, worst to be continued in next episode!!!
First watch: 2017 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 6
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