This story features the Doctor, as played by Christopher Eccleston, with Captain Jack Harkness and Rose Tyler. Responding to a distress signal, the Tardis and its team find themselves in the Novrosk Peninsula in deep, dark Russia. There they meet up with a team of special soldiers under Colonel Levin, also under his own orders from the military hierarchy to investigate an energy spike before the Americans try to find out what's happening. But something may be waiting for them when they get there; is it the Vourdulak?
This is a great story; a great sci-fi/alien/monsters in the woods story, as well as a great Doctor Who story. The post-Cold War Russia environment is written very empathetically, yet I would imagine fairly accurately. Definitely recommended; the characterisations are all spot-on, there is plenty of action as well as great use of the three main characters and the episode's characters.