Doctor Who

Season 1 Episode 5

World War Three (2)

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



  • Trivia

    • If the Slitheen are advanced enough to have space flight, and be able to compress their bodies and look like a human being, one would expect them to already have nuclear capabilities. A possible answer would be that The Slitheen are not an entire race -- they are a large family trying to find a way to make some quick money with the resources they do have. The technique of getting humans to blow themselves up is probably cheaper, and also is less likely to attract attention from any sort of intergalactic police (It would look like we did it to ourselves). In general, however, this should be presumed more of a plot device. Any spacefaring race would have means to trigger a nuclear war without such a complex plan. A few dozen radar-invisible masses striking strategic places at planetary velocities would be adequate.