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The Runaway Bride – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Catherine Tate, Christmas Special, Donna Noble, DVD Release, Episode Guides, iTunes, New Series, New Series Season 2 with tags , , , , , , on March 31, 2009 by Mr M

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On the planet Earth in a church somewhere in London, a nervous bride begins to make her way up the aisle. Under the glare of a room full of people she progresses, but all is not well. Suddenly she begins to illuminate with a golden glow and as an alien whine rings out she screams. Her body reduces to a glowing cloud of gas, flying up through the roof and then out into space, towards a small blue box floating beside a burning star. She reforms her human shape inside the craft, and the occupant of the ship splutters in shock, as she demands to be told who he is, where she is and into what she has just materialised.

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Partners in Crime – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Donna Noble, DVD Release, iTunes, New Series, New Series Season 4 with tags , , , on October 23, 2008 by Mr M

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The episode primarily focuses on Donna Noble (Catherine Tate), a previous companion who appeared in “The Runaway Bride”. After her encounter with the Doctor (David Tennant), she became disenchanted with normal life and regretted declining his invitation to travel in the TARDIS. She started investigating conspiracy theories in the hope she would find him. She confides her regrets to her grandfather Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins), an amateur astronomer who met the Doctor shortly before the episode’s events.

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The Fires of Pompeii – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Donna Noble, DVD Release, iTunes, New Series, New Series Season 4, Pyrovile with tags , , , on October 23, 2008 by Mr M

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The Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) arrive in what the Doctor believes to be first century Rome. After an earthquake, he realises he has materialised in Pompeii on 23 August 79, one day before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. When he returns to the TARDIS’ location, he is told it was sold to a Lucius Caecilius Iucundus (Peter Capaldi), a marble sculptor.

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Planet of the Ood – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Donna Noble, DVD Release, iTunes, New Series, New Series Season 4, Ood with tags , , , on October 23, 2008 by Mr M

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The Doctor uses the TARDIS to land at a random point in time and space. On leaving the TARDIS, he and Donna find an injured Ood, a species the Doctor previously encountered in “The Impossible Planet” and “The Satan Pit”. Just before dying, the Ood’s eyes turn red and it makes a lunge for the Doctor, startling him with its ferocity. The Doctor muses that they were being influenced by the Devil on their previous encounter, and concludes that on this occasion they must be being influenced by a different and closer being. The Doctor and Donna find an industrial complex controlled by Ood Operations, who have been selling the Ood as a servant race since 3914.[1] The Doctor locates their position: the Ood-Sphere in the year 4126 close to the Sense-Sphere which he had visited “ages ago”.

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The Sontaran Stratagem – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Donna Noble, DVD Release, iTunes, Martha Jones, New Series, New Series Season 4, Sontaran with tags , , , , on October 23, 2008 by Mr M

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Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) calls the Doctor (David Tennant) to ask for assistance during an investigation by UNIT. Minutes after the TARDIS materialises in contemporary Britain, Martha authorises the raid of an ATMOS (Atmospheric Omission System) factory. The Doctor introduces his companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) to Martha and UNIT; Donna instantly befriends Martha, but is concerned about UNIT’s ethics and asks the Doctor why he is associated with them; the Doctor ambiguously replies he used to work for them in the late twentieth century.

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The Doctor’s Daughter – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Catherine Tate, Donna Noble, DVD Release, Freema Agyeman, iTunes, Jenny, Martha Jones, New Series, New Series Season 4 with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2008 by Mr M

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Continuing from where “The Poison Sky” left off, the TARDIS kidnaps the Doctor and his companions Donna Noble and Martha Jones; and whisks them away to the planet Messaline, in the midst of a generations-long war between humans and the Hath, fish-like humanoids. Emerging from the TARDIS; Martha reveals that although she wanted to be home, she did miss the adventure. They are then met by armed men working for General Cobb. Cline, the leader of the men, forces the Doctor’s hand in a progenation machine, using his DNA to create a soldier — Jenny, the episode’s titular character.

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The Unicorn and the Wasp – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Agatha Christie, Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Donna Noble, DVD Release, iTunes, New Series, New Series Season 4 with tags , , , , on October 23, 2008 by Mr M

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The episode sees the Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) arrive at a dinner party hosted by Lady Eddison (Felicity Kendal) and her husband, Colonel Hugh (Christopher Benjamin). One of the guests is none other than Agatha Christie (Fenella Woolgar). Looking at a newspaper, the Doctor finds that it is the day of Agatha Christie’s famous unexplained disappearance. Just as this revelation is made, another guest, Professor Peach (Ian Barritt), is found by Eddison’s friend and companion Miss Chandrakala (Leena Dhingra) in the library, murdered with a lead pipe; Donna alludes to the similarity to the boardgame Cluedo. The Doctor finds morphic residue on the floor while examining the scene, meaning that one of the guests isn’t human.

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