The Doctor, Martha and Jack return to the 21st Century eighteen months after the Doctor and Martha left. They find they've missed the election, and the new Prime Minister, Harold Saxon, is someone they've met before by another name.
With the Master having regenerated himself and taken the TARDIS, the Doctor, Martha and Jack Harkness manage to return to Earth. When they arrive, they see the new British Prime Minister, Harold Saxon, on television and Martha immediately recognizes his voice: it's the regenerated Master. He announces that he has been contacted by alien beings and that they will arrive in two days' time. Despite an attempt by the American President to take over the situation, the Master is very much in charge. The situation is particularly stressful for Martha in particular as the Master has taken her family as prisoners.Written by
The car chase was originally much more elaborate. It was scaled down due to budget concerns. See more »
It's stated that by the time of the events of Doctor Who: Utopia, all the stars had burnt out. When the rift opens to the end of the universe to allow the Toclafane to come to the present day, stars are visible on the other side of the rift. See more »
But this Master bloke, he's got the TARDIS. He could be anywhere in time and space.
No, he's here. Trust me.
Who is he anyway? That voice at the end, that wasn't the Professor.
Captain Jack Harkness:
The Master's a Time Lord. Then he must have regenerated.
What does that mean?
Captain Jack Harkness:
It means he's changed his face, voice, body, everything. New man.
[the Doctor is distracted by a beggar tapping out a repeating rhythm on an enamel mug - ~tum tum te tum, tum tum te tum, tum tum te tum~]
Then how are we going to find him?
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I have watched Doctor Who beginning in the 70's. I always loved the Master and was worried how they would bring him back. But, my apprehensions were put to rest with this episode. This Doctor Who series (all 3 of them) have been updated for a new audience. I had watched John Simm in "Life on Mars" and was a little tentative of his being cast as the Master. Stupid me - he is FANTASTIC! Finally a match for the Doctor of this series - witty, cocky ... and his opposite - totally lacking in sympathy & insane. Oh, and I got the pleasure of seeing the US President being disintegrated - just what the present incumbent, George Dubbya, deserves for what he has wrought on this earth. This is my favourite episode of the new incarnation of Doctor Who. Absolutely fabulous!!
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