New Earth - Episode Guide

Episode 1 : New Earth

BBC One

Fear Forecast

Fear Factor: 4 / 5 (Chilling)

Fear Factor Score: 4 out of 5 Fear Factor Score: 4 out of 5 Fear Factor Score: 3 out of 5 Fear Factor Score: 3 out of 5

Amy (Age 5)

Harry (Age 7)

Samuel (Age 9)

Adam (Age 13)

How scary is Doctor Who? Our brave Fear Forecasters present a minute-by-minute teaser guide to New Earth.

  • 1 min

    "Haha! She packed her bag!" laughs Adam as Rose enters the Tardis. Samuel tuts: "It's not like she's going abroad or anything!" He's more interested in the top that Mickey's wearing: "Where can I get one like that?" And then it's time for the now traditional sing-along-a-theme-tune while bouncing on the sofa.

  • 2 min

    Harry spots the spider: "Uh oh!" "It's cute!" says Adam. The 'New New' Doctor greatly amuses most of them, but Amy tries to count the number of times the silly new Doctor says 'new'.

  • 4 min

    There are delighted squeals of "Cassandra!". The boys glance at their parents to see if they've noticed that naughty "Bit rich...".

  • 5 min

    The disinfection procedure gets big laughs from everybody.

  • 7 min

    "Why is he blue?" asks Amy. Adam has the answer: "It's the future."

  • 8 min

    "The Face of Boe!" gasps Adam. "How can he be the last of his kind?" demands Samuel, "when he was pregnant last time we saw him. They said so on the telly." Mum says: "How come you can remember that, but you forget to bring your P.E. kit home?"

  • 12 min

    Amy doesn't get it. "Why is Rose being strange?" she asks. As Cassandra explores her new body, Harry puts his hands over his eyes, Amy frowns, and Dad grins. Mum just rolls her eyes.

  • 15 min

    Cassandra's "cockney" accent gets a big laugh.

  • 17 min

    Zombie hands! The first really scary bit. "Uurrrgh, what is it?" they exclaim.

  • 18 min

    The Doctor and Rose snog. "Oh..." says Adam. Amy smiles, but Harry's mortified. "Oh, this is so embarrassing!"

  • 20 min

    The Doctor and Rose break into intensive care. Amy's worried, "Is that where all the dead people go?" she asks, cuddling up closer to her Mum. The Cat Nun follows our heroes. Adam: "Uh-oh!"

  • 25 min

    The living flesh awake! "They can't escape," worries Samuel.

  • 26 min

    The Cat Nun's face blisters. Adam looks a bit pale, and Amy grimaces.

  • 28 min

    It's non-stop action! Everything's opening up! And things are exploding! Samuel is very excited, while Adam fidgets in agitation. Amy attempts to cover the TV with a cushion at one point, to Harry's annoyance.

  • 30 min

    An unfortunate victim's arm and face puckers and blisters. "Oh God, that's horrible" murmurs Adam. He has a bit more of a think about it. "Oh God," he adds. As more zombies attack, Amy asks "Is it nearly finished yet?" Mum wonders if she wants to stop watching. "No!"

  • 31 min

    Samuel has a practical suggestion when Rose sees Cassandra possess the Doctor: "Slap him, you stupid woman!" But the funny moment is cut short as the zombies reappears in the doorway!

  • 34 min

    The Doctor straps up for action, and Adam cheers up as our heroes (and Cassandra) take a thrilling dive down the lift shaft! Rose is holding down a lever. Harry is very worried. The last character to do that burst into flames!

  • 35 min

    "This Doctor is really being a Doctor!" notes Harry. Samuel bounces up and down with excitement.

  • 36 min

    "They've still got the warts," Adam observes, "those things are terrifying." He sees them clearing up, and relaxes.

  • 38 min

    The Face of Boe explains that "the truth shall be told" but then vanishes. "Oh," says Adam, disappointed, "just when he was getting interesting. I notice he took his nice box with him, too"

  • 42 min

    Poor Cassandra. "But she's still alive, there in that dress!" protests Harry, feeling that justice has not been done. Amy just smiles.

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