Doctor Who

Rose

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 3/26/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Location: London, England Date: 4th/5th/6th March 2005 Enemy: Nestene Consciousness, The Autons Rose Tyler, a shop girl from London, stumbles across a mysterious individual called The Doctor. She tries to help as he seeks out the Nestene Consciousness, an alien who is controlling living plastic in an attempt to take over the world.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Keith Boak

  • Russell T. Davies

  • Phil Collinson

  • Camille Coduri

    Jackie Tyler

  • Adam McCoy

    Clive's Son

  • Fan Reviews (57)
  • Rose's first episode and the story that started it all again!

    By arkanitoo, Aug 24, 2014

  • Every Rose Has It's Thorn

    By AndrewOchwat, Aug 07, 2013

  • A good start to an old Favourite

    By NormanSFletcher, Jun 06, 2013

  • Oooo Yaaa!!!

    By Pomtapom, Jun 06, 2013

  • Rose Review

    By josheliot, Jan 05, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (28)

    • The Doctor: What you doing here? Rose: I live here. The Doctor: Well what you do that for? Rose: 'Cause I do!

    • The Doctor: Can we keep the domestics outside? Thank you!

    • The Doctor: How can you hide something that big in a city this small? Rose: Hold on. Hide what? The Doctor: The transmitter. The Consciousness is controlling every single piece of plastic, so it needs a transmitter to boost the signal. Rose: What's it look like? The Doctor: Like a transmitter. Round and massive! Somewhere slap bang in the middle of London. A huge, metal, circular structure. Like a dish, a like a wheel, round, radial, close to where we're standing. It must be completely invisible! (Rose looks at the London Eye behind The Doctor) What? (she nods at it, The Doctor turns around) What? (Rose nods at it again) What? What is it? (he looks again) Oh! Fantastic!

    • Rose: So what you're saying is, the entire world revolves around you? The Doctor: Sort of, yeah. Rose: You're full of it! The Doctor: Sort of, yeah.

    • The Doctor: (offering Rose to travel with him in the TARDIS) You could stay here, fill your life with work and food and sleep or you could go… anywhere. Rose: Is it always this dangerous? The Doctor: Yep.

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    Notes (25)

    • Injoke: When Rose uses Mickey's computer, a yellow 46 is seen on the monitor. This is the number for MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi, who is known as "The Doctor".

    • The first appearance of the Doctor shows him grabbing Rose's hand. The old Doctor Who final producer, John Nathan Turner, didn't like the Doctor and his companions to touch as he thought there should be no implied sexual relationship between the two.

    • Christopher Eccleston is credited as "Doctor Who" in the end credits, this is the first time the character had been listed with that name since the end of Season 18.

    • This episode is obviously meant to occur soon after the 8th Doctor regenerated into the 9th, since he comments on his appearance while looking in the mirror while waiting for Rose to bring him coffee.

    • When the Doctor uses the sonic screwdriver on the elevator buttons, we see a blue light projected outward, just like Captain Jack Harkness' Squareness Gun in "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances". This is the only time in the Doctor Who series that we see his sonic screwdriver project light outwards. Normally he just points, there is a sound and, in the new series, the tip lights up.

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    Trivia (21)

    • When the Doctor attacks the plastic Mickey with the champagne cork there is no champagne. He makes a big production of shaking the bottle in order to increase the pressure and thus shoot the cork into plastic Mickey's head, but no spray of liquid follows the cork or even dribbles out of the bottle when it is tipped.

    • Never before has an episode been named after the companion, old and new series.

    • When Rose uses Mickey's computer, a yellow 46 is seen on the monitor. This is the number for MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi, who is known as "The Doctor".

    • The Time War gets its first mention in this episode, albeit a little cryptically, when the Doctor explains to Rose the Nestene's food stock was destroyed in a war. We are also told later on that the Doctor himself fought in the war.

    • The first appearance of the Doctor shows him grabbing Rose's hand. The old Doctor Who final producer, John Nathan Turner, didn't like the Doctor and his companions to touch as he thought there should be no implied sexual relationship between the two.

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    Allusions (3)

    • The book the Doctor says has a "sad ending" is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from heaven as her family and friends go on with their lives, while she herself comes to terms with her own death. The novel received a great deal of critical praise and became an instant bestseller.

    • The Doctor:(Riffling through a pack of cards) Luck be a Lady This is the title of a song from the 1950 Broadway musical Guys and Dolls about illegal gambling, which later was adapted into film starring Frank Sinatra & Marlon Brando.

    • The Doctor: That'll never work. He's gay and she's an alien.

      The Doctor is flipping through pop-culture / celeb mag 'Heat' (Front Cover: 'Stars Without Make Up').

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