Doctor Who

Season 1 Episode 5

World War Three (2)

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Apr 23, 2005 on BBC America



  • Quotes

    • (The Doctor opens the door to speak to the Slitheen)
      The Doctor: You get the codes, release the missiles… but not into space, there's nothing there. You attack every other country on earth. (Margaret Blaine in human form steps forward) They retaliate. Fight back. World War Three. Whole planet gets nuked.
      Margaret Blaine: And we can sit through it safe in our spaceship waiting in the Thames. Not crashed, just parked. Barely two minutes away.
      Harriet Jones: But you'll destroy the planet. This beautiful place. What for?
      The Doctor: Profit. That's what the signal is beaming into space. An advert.
      Margaret Blaine: Sale of the century. We reduce the Earth to molten slag then sell it. Piece by piece. Radioactive chunks, capable of powering every cut-price star-liner and budget cargo ship. There's a recession up there, Doctor. People are buying cheap. This rock becomes raw fuel.
      The Doctor: At the cost of five billion lives.
      Margaret Blaine: Bargain.