11. Boom Town: The TARDIS crew take a holiday, but the Doctor encounters an enemy he thought long since dead. A plan to build a nuclear power station in Cardiff City disguises an alien plot to rip the world apart. And when the Doctor dines with monsters, he discovers traps within traps.
12. Bad Wolf: The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack have to fight for their lives on board the Game Station. But a far 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.
13. The Parting Of The Ways: Rose 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.
For the final two-parter - 'Bad Wolf' and 'The Parting of the Ways', we are back on board Satelite 5 - one hundred years on from 'The Long Game', where it's all gone reality tv crazy, what with 'Big Brother' and 'The Weakest Link' and even a mention of 'Ground Force' I think? Russell T Davies has done an excellent job of sending up the banality of reality tv with the fact that even after 100 years, 'Big Brother' and 'The Weakest Link' are still being aired. This two-parter features Ann-droid (voiced by Anne Robinson) and two robotic style advisors (voiced by Trinny and Suzanna), who all get blown up. Then there's the remaining fleet of 200 Dalek Ships that survived the great Timelord War, who go undectected at first, but eventually get revealed, you then get to find out who/what 'Bad Wolf' is.
Finally, you get to see the amazing and moving re-incarnation of Christopher Eccleston's Doctor into David Tennant's, and you know what, he was "fantastic", but may I also take the opportunity of saying what a wonderful entrance Tennant made, he is definitely going to be my kind of Doctor, playing it in a quirky manner like Tom Baker did.
My only critism about the final two episodes, and I'll probabably be hated for mentioning it, is that maybe given that there was so many Daleks on the loose, perhaps more people should have been shown getting exterminated, especially on the lower floor, where Russell T Davies cut away from it just as they were going to be mass exterminated (perhaps he thought it too crude and in poor taste), but it does tame the impact of the Daleks invading Satelite 5.
This has been a wonderful new beginning for Doctor Who. The last time it was this consistently good was the Phillip Hincliffe period, way back in the mid 70's. My only wish is that they toughen it up a bit, don't get me wrong, I love all the humour, innuendo, character involvement, but at times the new show is perhaps a little too camp.
The beeb have outdone themselves with Dr Who and I am counting the days until the next series!!
11: BOOM TOWN-The Doctor, Rose and Jack travel back to Earth; just as we find that one member of the Slitheen family is... Read more
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