- Broadcast: 16 June 2007
- Viewers: 7.84m
- Availability: DVD Series 3: Volume 4
SynopsisAs Captain Jack storms back into the Doctor’s life, the Tardis is thrown out of control, to the end of the universe. There, they find the savage Futurekind ruling the wilderness, while a lonely Professor tries in vain to save the last of the human race.
CreditsWritten by Russell T. Davies
Directed by Graeme Harper
The Doctor – David Tennant
Martha Jones – Freema Agyeman
Captain Jack Harkness – John Barrowman
Professor Yana/The Master – Derek Jacobi
The Master – John Simm
Chantho – Chipo Chung
Padra – Rene Zagger
Lieutenant Atillo – Neil Reidman
Chieftain – Paul Marc Davies
Guard – Robert Forknall
Creet – John Bell
Kistane – Deborah Maclaren
Wiry Woman – Abigail Canton
QuotesCaptain Jack: "Captain Jack Harkness, and who are you?"
Martha: "Martha Jones."
Captain Jack: "Nice to meet you, Martha Jones…"
The Doctor: "Oh don’t start!"
Martha: "Is that what happens though, seriously? You just get bored of us one day and disappear?"
Captain Jack: "Not if you’re blonde."
Martha: "Oh she was blonde, oh what a suprise!"
The Doctor: "You two, we’re at the end of the universe, eh? Right at the edge of knowledge itself, and you’re busy … blogging!"
The Doctor: "Oh, excuse me, that is not time travel. It’s like, I’ve got a sports car, you’ve got a space hopper."
Martha: "Oh, my, GOD! You’ve got a hand! A hand in a jar! A hand, in jar, in your bag!"
The Doctor: "What the… the… that’s my hand!"
Captain Jack: "I said I had a Doctor detector."
The Doctor: "Bit of a hermit."
The Professor: "A hermit, err, with friends…"
The Doctor: "Hermits United. We meet up every 10 years, swap stories about caves, it’s good fun. For a hermit. So, um, Utopia?"
Captain Jack: "Captain Jack Harkness."
The Doctor: "Stop it!"
Captain Jack: "Can’t I say hello to anyone?"
Chantho: Chan, I do not protest, tho.
Captain Jack: "Maybe later, blue."
The Doctor: "What’re you taking your clothes off for?"
Captain Jack: "I’m going in!"
The Doctor: "Well from the looks of it I’d say the stet radiation doesn’t affect clothing, only flesh."
Captain Jack: "Well, I look good though."
The Doctor: "Strikes me Professor you’ve got a room that no man can enter without dying. Is that correct?"
The Doctor: "Well…I think I’ve got just the man."
Captain Jack:"Was someone kissing me?"
The Doctor: "Do you want to die?
Captain Jack: "This one’s a little stuck."
The Doctor: "Jack."
Captain Jack: "I thought I did. I don’t know, but this lot, you see them out here surviving and that’s fantastic."
The Doctor: "You might be out there somewhere. "
Captain Jack: "I could go meet myself."
The Doctor: "Well, the only man you’re ever going to be happy with."
Captain Jack: "This new regeneration, it’s kinda cheeky."
Captain Jack: "In the end, I got the message. I’m the man who can never die, and all that time you knew."
The Doctor: "That’s why I left you behind. It’s not easy even just… just looking at you, Jack, cos you’re wrong."
Captain Jack: "Thanks."
The Doctor: "You are. I can’t help it. I’m a Time Lord. It’s instinct; it’s in my guts. You’re a fixed point in time and space; you’re a fact. That’s never meant to happen. Even the TARDIS reacted against you, tried to shake you off. Flew all the way to the end of the universe just to get rid of you."
Chantho: "Chan, Professor, please…"
The Master: "THAT IS NOT MY NAME! The Professor was an invention; so perfect a disguise that I forgot who I am. "
Chantho: "Chan, then who are you, tho?!?"
The Master: "I… am… the Master!"
The Master – "Killed by an insect. A girl. How inappropriate. Still, if the Doctor can be young and strong, then so can I. The Master, reborn!"
The Master – "Anyway, why don’t we stop and have a nice little chat while I tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me, I don’t think!"
NotesThis episode takes place in the year 100 trillion.
Return of Captain Jack played by John Barrowman. Last seen in The Parting of the Ways. This marks his sixth appearance.
John Barrowman is added to the main cast in the opening titles.
The return of the Doctors arch nemesis, The Master. John Simm’s regeneration is the 6th incarnation of the character. The character was last seen in the TV movie in 1996.
This episode contains clips from "The Parting of the Ways", "The Christmas Invasion", "Human Nature" and "Gridlock"
The Professors name "Yana" is an acronym of "You are not alone". As foreshadowed by The Face of Boe.
Derek Jacobi was a huge fan of the series and jumped at the chance to guest star.
The BBC launched a new tie-in website to coincide with this episode – www.votesaxon.co.uk.
John Bell won the part of Creet in a Blue Peter competition.