- Broadcast: 15 April 2006
- Viewers: 8.62m
- Availability: DVD Series 2: Volume 1
The Doctor and Rose visit mankind’s new home, far in the future. They find gruesome secrets hidden inside a luxury hospital. And an enemy thought long since dead, the paper-thin Cassandra, is out for revenge…
Written by Russell T. Davies
Directed by James Hawes
The Doctor – David Tennant
Rose Tyler – Billie Piper
Mickey – Noel Clarke
Jackie Tyler – Camille Coduri
Lady Cassandra – Zoë Wanamaker
Duke of Manhattan – Michael Fitzgerald
Frau Clovis – Lucy Robinson
The Matron – Dona Croll
Sister Jatt – Adjoa Andoh
Novice Hame – Anna Hope
Chip – Sean Gallagher
Patient – Simon Ludders
Face of Boe (voice) – Struan Rodger
Hame: “Old age. The one thing we can’t cure. He’s thousands of years old. Some people say millions. Although, that’s impossible.”
Doctor: “Oh, no… I like impossible. ”
Cassandra: “Why? What do you think I’m going to do? Flap you to death?”
Rose: “Yeah, but… what about Gollum?”
Rose: “What about the skin? I saw it. You…you got ripped apart! ”
Cassandra: “That piece of skin was from the front of my body. This piece is the back.”
Rose – “Right, so you’re talking out of your… !”
Cassandra: “The lady’s moving on. It’s goodbye trampoline, and hello Blondie!”
Cassandra/Rose: “Oh my god, I’m a chav!”
Cassandra/Rose: “Look at me! From class to brass! Although…Oh… curves… oh, baby…It’s like living inside a bouncy castle!”
Cassandra/Rose: “Gosh… she’s with the Doctor… a man… he’s the Doctor… the same Doctor with a new face! That hypocrite! I must get the name of his surgeon. ”
Doctor: “I’m the Doctor. And if you don’t like it… if you want to take it to a higher authority, then there isn’t one. It stops with me.”
Cassandra/Rose: “Leave him! He’s just a clone thing, he’s only got a half life– come on!”
Cassandra/Doctor: “Goodness me, I’m a man. Yum. So many parts! And hardly used… Ah.. ah! Two hearts! Oh, baby, I’m beating out a samba!”
Face Of Boe: “We shall meet again, Doctor, for the third time… for the last time… and the truth shall be told. Until that day…”
Doctor: “That is enigmatic. That– that is – that is textbook enigmatic”
This episode takes place 23 years after events of ‘The End of the World’ in the year 5,000,000,023 (five billion and twenty three).
On the commentary Russell T. Davies says that New Earth will be revisited in the third series.
The Face of Boe will tell The Doctor his parting message in the third series.
Zoe Wanamaker reprises her role as Lady Cassandra, last seen in ‘The End of the World’.
The BBC launched a series of 13, 60 second mini- episodes called ‘TARDISODES’ to promote the new series.
Two new tie-in websites were launched to coincide with the start of the new series, Leamington Spa Life Boat Museum and Milling Dale Ice Cream. The former contains a game to play by clicking ‘Old Rope’ , while the latter contains some hidden messages and clues. The BBC also updated the ‘Who is Doctor Who?’ website.