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Doctor Who (Christopher Eccleston) brings Rose (Billie Piper) back to
her time in his time machine, the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In
Space), only to find out they are one yea late, & Rose was reported
missing, presumed dead ... & what's more, her mother (Camille Coduri)
suspected her boyfriend Mickey (Noel Clarke) to be the killer. Before long
though, all of England's attention is directed to something else, a UFO
hitting Big Ben before falling into River Thames ... everyone in the
country is now torn between panicking & throwing UFO parties ... &
amidst all that, the prime minister has gone missing, & his substitute
Green (David Verrey) seems rather weird indeed, even besides continually
... only one person, parliament backbencher Harriet Jones
(Penelope Wilton) finds out what is really his problem though, that he is
really an alien not at all reluctant to killing a few people ... but
Harriet has little chances to tell anyone since she figures it's better to
hide from a homicidal alien.
Green, the new PM meanwhile invites all
alien experts to Downing Street, including of course the Doctor .... but
To have them all killed of course, it would be easier for an alien
race to take over the world with all alien experts gone, now wouldn't it ?
& Green - & his fellow aliens, the Slitheens - even succeed in
electrocuting the lot, excluding the Doctor, who, because he is an alien
too, seems to be immune against electrocuting. And the Doctor even manages
to lock himself, Rose & Harriet Jones in inside the cabinet, where the
Slitheens cannot reach him ... unfortunately though, he also has no way of
getting out, bugger.
Soon though everything begins to fall together, the
Slitheens are not an alien race as such but a family of gangsters (alien
though), who want to get their hands onto the British launch codes for
atomic missiles, which are with the UN, to cause a worldwide atomic war,
to then take the irradiated earth apart & sell the pieces to the
But how to do that ? Have an UFO crashland in Great
Britain of course, claim it's the herald of a big invasion fleet &
request the atomic missile launch codes from the UN, seemingly to defend
the UK against alien invaders, but instead start nuclear warfare on an
international scale, that's how.
The Doctor now figures the only way to
stop them is to with his special mobile phone (the only connection to the
outside from the sealed off cabinet) phone Mickey & tell him how to,
over the internet, hack into the ministry of defense's computer system
& launch a missile against Downing Street, to blow up the aliens once
& for all ... but unfortunately him & Rose with them.
& the salvation of earth is near ... but for the Doctor, Rose &
Harriet Jones all seems lost, until Rose, unwilling to give up, figures to
hide in a sturdy cupboard might as well save them ... & it does, too.
is safe again, Harriet Jones is off to become the next prime minister
(after the Slitheens' attack, most other members of the parliament are
dead anyway), & Rose joins the Doctor for more adventures in time
& space ... only her boyfriend Mickey refuses an invitation to join
A UFO crashing into Big Ben, farting aliens, a missile
blowing up Downing Street, extraterrestrial gangsters wanting to cut the
earth into tiny pieces & sell it off, alien invasion for the sake of
profit & even announced by a slogan transmitted out into space - if
that all doesn't sound like entertainment, you might not like
(tongue-in-cheek) science fiction in the first place ... & this
episode actually lives up to its promises, too, even if it doesn't go all
the way concerning political satire. Plus, since this is a double episode
(running approximately one and a half hours), the plot gets enough time to
develop - which is not always the case with the new Doctor Who
series due to its 45-minute format.