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107. The Long Game

The Long Game

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Synopsis

In the far future, Satellite Five broadcasts to the entire Earth Empire. But anyone promoted to Floor 500 is never seen again, and the Doctor suspects mankind is being manipulated. Nothing escapes the eye of the sinister Editor – but just who is he working for? And does Adam have what it takes to become the Time Lord’s companion?

Credits

Written by Russell T. Davies
Directed by Brian Grant

The Doctor – CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON
Rose Tyler – BILLIE PIPER
Adam – BRUNO LANGLEY
Grimy Man – COLIN PROCKTER
Cathica – CHRISTINE ADAMS
Suki – ANNA MAXWELL-MARTIN
The Editor – SIMON PEGG
Nurse – TAMSIN GREIG
Adam’s Mum – JUDY HOLT

Quotes

The Editor: "The right word, in the right broadcast, repeated often enough, can destabilise an economy, invent an enemy, change a vote…"

The Editor: "Is a slave a slave if he doesn’t know he’s enslaved?"
The Doctor: "Yes."
The Editor: "Aw. I was hoping for a philisophical debate, is that all I’m gonna get: ‘yes’?"
The Doctor: "Yes."

Notes

This episode takes place in the year 200,000.

One of the TV channels is called Bad Wolf TV.

The Face of Boe from ‘The End of the World’ is seen on the Bad Wolf Channel.

Adam’s second and final episode as one of the Doctors companions.

It took Simon Pegg several takes to pronounce ‘The Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe’ correctly.

Satellite 5 is revisted in episode ‘Bad Wolf’ 100 years later as ‘The Gamestation’.

In Bad Wolf, it’s also revealed that the Jagrafess’s masters were actually the Daleks.

The episode title is refering to the long game being played by the Doctor.