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The End of Time: Part One 

The Ood have given a warning to The Doctor. The Master is returning yet that is not the biggest threat. A darkness is coming which brings with it The End of Time.

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Euros Lyn
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
John Simm ... The Master
Bernard Cribbins ... Wilfred Mott
Timothy Dalton ... The Narrator
Catherine Tate ... Donna Noble
Jacqueline King ... Sylvia Noble
Claire Bloom ... The Woman
June Whitfield ... Minnie Hooper
David Harewood ... Joshua Naismith
Tracy Ifeachor ... Abigail Naismith
Sinead Keenan ... Addams (as Sinêad Keenan)
Lawry Lewin Lawry Lewin ... Rossiter
Alexandra Moen ... Lucy Saxon
Karl Collins Karl Collins ... Shaun Temple
Teresa Banham Teresa Banham ... Governor
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Storyline

Forewarned and with a sense of foreboding, The Doctor races to return to Earth fearing that The Master will somehow return. He has good reason to worry since The Masters minions have in fact found a way to reconstitute him. Re-united with Wilfred Mott, The Doctor desperately tries to locate The Master only to find that he is being held by Joshua and Abigail Naismith who are using alien technology to create a new future for Earth. It's too late however, for The Master has now turned everyone on Earth into his own image. Little does he realize the greater danger that awaits them all. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$247,798

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$247,798
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DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Simm based his portrayal of the revived Master on The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008). See more »

Goofs

The Master is repairing the computer and when he is done, 12 circles are shown. When the Doctor goes downstairs to where the aliens are, a screen shows only 7 circles. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Narrator: It is said that in the final days of planet Earth, everyone has bad dreams. To the west of the north of that world, the human race did gather in celebration of a pagan rite to banish the cold and the dark. Each and every one of those people had dreamt of the terrible things to come, but they forgot, because they must. They forgot their nightmares of fire and war and insanity. They forgot, except for one.
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Crazy Credits

John Simm is the first villain in the new Doctor Who series to have his name featured in the opening credits alongside David Tennant and Bernard Cribbins. See more »

Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Lords and Masters (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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A fun if crazy start.
30 August 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The whole world is having nightmares but not Donna's granddad Wilf. The Doctor having been called by the Ood finally returns to the Oodsphere, who make a prophecy of a return of something dark, The Master, and something bigger. The Master returns, brought back by a female cult, but Lucy intervenes, seemingly sending the Master a little crazy. The Doctor meets up with Wilf, discussing his fears after the events on Mars where he played God. Millionaire Joshua Naismith and his daughter Abigail have the Master kidnapped and bound, and try forcing him to repair a piece of technology they've discovered, the Immortality Gate, but two of Naismiths' staff are aliens wanting the machinery for their own ends. Naturally being a genius, The Master takes full advantage of the technology, turning everyone into himself, not Donna, who's placed in mortal danger.

Favourite scene possibly Wilf meeting The Doctor in the Coffee shop, it's a very touching, heartfelt scene brilliantly done by both. Wasn't it nice to see some more matures actors and actresses on show.

Plots and subplots, one seeming villain, masked by another. It's a very clever plot, cleverly written. I liked lots of it, return of Donna and Lucy (only briefly admittedly,) there's a good pace, good sense of urgency. Humour is provided by The Silver Cloak, again nice to see some older talent, June Whitfield is just delightful. Talk about joy seeing the Doctor in one of my regular coffee shops (The Kardomah) so random. Wilf and The Master are both very welcome returnees.

I absolutely detest the Master's ability to jump, shoot beams and turn part skeleton, it does not work on any level. Don't really like the Naismith characters they fail somehow. Poor John Simm, his performance cannot be faulted, but the script is not so good for him, again!! I bet he had fun making it though. WHY DID HE HAVE HIGHLIGHTS!!!!

Full of flaws but full of fun, the trailer was stunning, Gallifrey was back!!

7/10


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