- Broadcast: 11/18 June 2005
- Viewers: 6.81m/6.91m
- Availability: DVD Series 1: Volume 4
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.
Rose Tyler has faced danger and seen wonders alongside The Doctor, but now their friendship is put to the test as Earth plunges into an epic war.With the human race being slaughtered, The Doctor is forced into terrible action.Will the time-travellers ever be reunited?
Written by Russell T. Davies
Directed by Joe Ahearne
The Doctor – CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON
The Doctor – DAVID TENNANT
Rose Tyler – BILLIE PIPER
Captain Jack – JOHN BARROWMAN
Mickey – NOEL CLARKE
Jackie – CAMILLE CODURI
Voice of Anne Droid – ANNE ROBINSON
Voice of Davinadroid – DAVINA McCALL
Voice of Trine-e – TRINNY WOODALL
Voice of Zu-Zana – SUSANNAH CONSTANTINE
Lynda – JO JOYNER
Strood – JAMIE BRADLEY
Crosbie – ABI ENIOLA
Rodrick – PATERSON JOSEPH
Floor Manager – JENNA RUSSELL
Male Programmer – JO STONE-FEWINGS
Female Programmer – NISHA NAYAR
Agorax – DOMINIC BURGESS
Fitch – KARREN WINCHESTER
Colleen – KATE LOUSTAU
Broff – SEBASTIAN ARMESTO
Controller – MARTHA COPE
Security Guard – SAM CALLIS
Androids – ALAN RUSCOE, PAUL KASEY
Dalek Voice – NICHOLAS BRIGGS
Emperor Dalek : "Purify the Earth with fire. The planet will become my temple and we shall rise. This will be our paradise! "
Emperor Dalek: "I am the god of all Daleks"
Daleks: "WORSHIP HIM! WORSHIP HIM!"
"You would destroy Daleks and humans together. If I am god, the creator of all things, then what does that make you, Doctor ?"
Daleks: "DO NOT BLASPHEME!!"
Trinny: "But that’s a compact laser delux"
Suzanna "Where were you hiding that!?"
Jack: "You really don’t wanna know"
The Doctor: "If you want to remember me you can do one thing for me, just one – Have a good life. Do that for me Rose, have a fantastic life."
Dalek: "Identify Yourself!"
Anne Droid: "You are the weakest link, goodbye!"
Rose: "But what do I do every day mum? What do I do? Get up, catch the bus, go to work, come back home, eat chips and go to bed – is that it?"
Mickey: "It’s what the rest of us do."
Dalek Emperor: "I want to see you become like me. Hail the Doctor ! The Great Exterminator!"
The Doctor: "You were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And, you know what? So was I."
These episodes take place in the year 200,100. A few of Rose’s scenes take place in 2006 sometime after the events of ‘Boom Town’.
This location of the Gamestation is revealed to be Satellite 5 from ‘The Long Game’.
The Dalek Emperor is seen for the first time.
Many fans were convinced the ancient Doctor Who enemy Davros would make an appearance due to a hoax entry on the IMDb.
The scene where Jack is standing naked was snipped in the editing room. Originally a camera angle showed his bare behind.
These two episodes had the lowest viewing figures of the entire series (just under 7 million). However this is most likely a reflection of the hot summer weather than dwindling viewers.
The Bad Wolf mystery is finally cleared up. Rose scattered the phrase throughout time as a message to herself to come back and save The Doctor.
Captain Jack (John Barrowman)is left behind with no apparent means of escape. In the 2005 Children in Need special, when Rose suggests going back to get Jack, The Doctor says that they can’t as he is busy rebuilding earth. This has caused some confusion as the fact Jack was actually alive was never divulged between these two characters (on screen).
John Barrowman will return to Doctor Who in the third series due 2007.
Gameshows mentioned/spoofed – Big Brother, The Weakest Link, What Not To Wear, Call My Bluff, Countdown, Ground Force, Wipeout and Stars in Their Eyes.
Torchwood is mentioned in an answer to one of Rose’s questions . Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who.
The BBC confirmed later in 2005 that ‘Torchwood’ was a new Doctor who spin-off staring Captain Jack to be aired in 2006.
Christophers Ecclestons final appearance as The Doctor. Early reports suggested he would actually be in the Christmas episode. This proved false however.
David Tennant makes his first appearance as the Tenth Doctor.
Two endings to ‘The Parting of the Ways’ were filmed. The one seen, and one in which the ninth Doctor survived.