Doctor Who

Season 1 Episode 2

The End of the World

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Apr 02, 2005 on BBC America

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  • The Doctor and Rose land on a space station acting as the host of a posh party. The A-list guests plan to watch the demise of Earth, long since abandoned, in the spirit of peace, but it someone else has mass murder on their mind.

    This episode is a nice addition to the pilot episode. It starts right after the pilot ends and quickly gets Rose and the Doctor going on a funny, space adventure set in the distant future. Some of the space aliens on the ship are important characters and the story provides some exampless of how the future is not simply a grand, democratic, egalitarian uptopia. The special effects are very impressive, with a real sense of danger and suspense involved without it being too graphic. I especially liked the nice music samples and how they were used in the storyline as classic earth music.