The Stolen Earth - Episode Guide

Episode 12 : The Stolen Earth


Fear Forecast

Fear Factor: 4 / 5 (Chilling)

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Amy (Age 7)

Harry (Age 9)

Samuel (Age 11)

Adam (Age 15)

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

  • 0 min

    The kids settle down excitedly with a pile of TV snacks. Doctor and Donna are back on Earth... and everything looks OK. The kids look in vain for signs of 'Bad Wolf'. 'I like Saturdays,' says the Doctor. "That's because Doctor Who is on telly," says Samuel. "I don't think it works like that," says Adam.

  • 1 min

    The milkman's bottles are rattling. "Something's gonna happen," says Harry excitedly. "Milk shake?" suggests Adam. But it's bigger than that... the Earth has vanished!

  • 2 min

    "Hey, that's Jack's voice!" says Harry. "No, I think it's someone else with an American accent," advises Dad, to Harry's disappointment. But look, there's Martha! "Ooh! UNIT HQ is in New York!" says Samuel. The kids grin. And then... "Jack!" they yell with surprise. "They've even got Torchwood!" shouts Samuel in delight.

  • 3 min

    "...and Sarah Jane! And Luke!" The kids cheer and applaud. They can't believe it. 'It felt like some kind of cross-dimensional special transference,' explains Luke. "Yeah, right," notes Adam. Mr Smith appears! More cheers from the kids. Then we see Wilf and Sylvia, too. Amy's delighted - all her favourite characters are back!

  • 4 min

    Even the reappearing milkman gets a cheer! And finally... "Rose!" They yell simultaneously. As the titles roll, Amy asks if Mickey will be back, too? Dad shrugs his shoulders and Amy crosses her fingers tightly. The kids laugh with delight as the titles whizz past with so many familiar names! "The Stolen Earth," notes Adam, "that says it all."

  • 5 min

    "They're not dead," Amy reassures Donna, as the Doctor's companion fears for her family. "Yes, we've seen them," adds Adam. Then the Doctor decides to visit the Shadow Proclamation... "Woohoo!" cheers Samuel.

  • 6 min

    The family enjoy the amusing cameos of Richard Dawkins and Paul O'Grady. Amy points at Jack's 'new' friends, Gwen and Ianto. "Who are they?" she wonders. "Torchwood, I think," decides Harry. Samuel and Adam love to mimic the supposed banter between Gwen and her husband: "Oh, Gwen! Oh, Rhys!"

  • 7 min

    'Someone wants the human race alive... that's a plus,' reveals Ianto. "You bet!" grins Adam. "This is immense!" Samuel boggles. "Soooo good!" What's that red blip on everybody's monitor screens? "That's the TARDIS," proclaims Amy confidently. But it isn't... it's 200 objects coming into orbit.

  • 8 min

    "That's not very safe," says Samuel as a car and a drunk reel past Rose on the streets. "That's a Saturday night, all right," notes Adam in a droll tone. "Why bother stealing something if it's the end of the world?" Samuel wonders. But the kids love Rose's confidence, and laugh as she scares off two looters with her big gun!

  • 9 min

    Gramps is fretting about where Donna is. "Awwww!" says Samuel, moved by Wilf's distress. Samuel laughs when Jack tells Martha about the soldier in a bar: "Haha! Ianto's jealous!"

  • 10 min

    The kids are still debating what the red blip on the screen is. "It's Daleks," says Harry. "TARDIS!" insists Amy. Until... "EX-TER-MI-NATE! EX-TER-MI-NATE!" rasps a disturbingly familiar voice. Harry's triumphant. "Told you!" he says. Jack and Sarah are looking terrified, which shocks Adam and Samuel. "Why don't they just defeat them?" Amy shrugs blithely, "Amy, the Daleks are almost indestructible!" Harry yells, and looks on, anxiously. Samuel pushes his plate away: "I can't eat, I'm so nervous." Mum stares at him in amazement.

  • 11 min

    The huge Dalek ship fills the London sky, and the kids gasp in amazement. They gasp even more as swarms of spaceships swoop down towards the Earth. And now here are the Daleks! The kids edge closer to the TV screen. 'Ladies and gentlemen, we are at war!' says UNIT's General Sanchez. "Hey, that's what Jack said in Parting of the Ways, remember?" says Harry.

  • 12 min

    The Supreme Dalek appears... and now a whole crowd of flying Daleks! The kids eyes are popping out of their heads.

  • 13 min

    The TARDIS arrives at the Shadow Proclamation. "Coooool!" smiles Samuel. And there's another surprise. "Judoon!" yell the kids. The kids find the Doctor's conversation with the Judoon hilarious. "Mah-ho!" repeat the kids delightedly. "Hey, 24 worlds taken from the sky?" asks Samuel. "They said 27 before." Then the names of the missing planets are revealed. "Callufrax!" yells Dad, and the kids look at him strangely.

  • 14 min

    The kids love it when Donna stands her ground before the Shadow Architect. And they get more and more excited as names familiar to them get mentioned. Pyrovillia... Adipose 3... but what else is missing? Harry thinks hard. "Oooh! Oooh! I know! The lost moon of Poosh!" Adam nods: "Yes, that was mentioned on Midnight." And Harry's right! "Yesssss!" he says, punching the air in triumph.

  • 15 min

    "They're attacking the Valiant!" yells Samuel. And Martha is being taken away to Project Indigo. "Better do as he says," suggests Adam.

  • 16 min

    UNIT are fighting the Daleks! "There's no point," says Harry sadly, and he shakes his head at the ineffectiveness of the humans' weapons. Project Indigo is being opened, and hand-wheels whirl. "They need more men for those," says Adam. Samuel is trying to work out what INDIGO could be an anagram of. The others shush him.

  • 17 min

    General Sanchez gives Martha the Osterhagen Key. The kids go: "Ooooooh!" and then look at each other. The General bravely faces the oncoming Daleks. "A hand gun?" sighs Adam. "That's a bit rubbish." He has a think. "Or a bit brave." The kids gasp as Martha disappears! They listen in dismay as Jack explains what Indigo is, and speculate on where Martha could have gone.

  • 18 min

    Emerging from the darkness is a sinister figure... "Davros!" yells Harry, and sits bolt upright. Dalek Caan!" shouts Samuel, bouncing up and down on the sofa. "There he is!"

  • 19 min

    Donna sits helplessly on the stairs. The Albino Servant that gives her some water is less than reassuring! "Why has she got red eyes?" asks Samuel. "She can see things," suggests Adam. "Stop telling her the future!" grumbles Samuel.

  • 20 min

    What are the odd things happening on Earth that the Doctor needs to be aware of. The kids shout at the screen: "Bees! The bees! Bzzzz!!" Donna and the doctor twig at last. "Yeaaahh!" shout the kids.

  • 21 min

    The Doctor and Donna rush to the TARDIS and set off to find the Earth. "Look at that bed of needles," says Adam curiously as they race past it. They whoop with delight as the Doctor escapes the Shadow Proclamation.

  • 22 min

    The Daleks round up 'the males, the female, the descendents...' "Daleks can't tell the difference between boys and girls," notes Adam. "Well, have you seen Dalek Caan?" asks Dad. "Shush Dad," say his kids. Out on the street, a different Dad bravely defies the Daleks. Bad move.

  • 23 min

    "MAXIMUM EX-TER-MINATION!" The house blows up, and Amy bites her lower lip. "Oh, wow!" murmurs Samuel. Wilf hits a Dalek with his paint gun. Bullseye! The kids cheer. "Wahey!" says Samuel. "Wait... oh no!" The paint's melting away! The kids don't understand why Dad laughs when the Dalek announces that its vision is "not impaired"! Donna's family are in danger... there's another great cheer as Rose blows up the Dalek!

  • 24 min

    Rose is at the Nobles' house, while the TARDIS is in The Medusa Cascade. "Where's that?" asks Samuel. "He keeps mentioning it," adds Adam. "Did he say he was 19 or 90?" asks Amy, amazed at the Doctor's age. "How old is he now?" she boggles.

  • 25 min

    The kids are dismayed. Everyone but Donna is giving up... even the Doctor! Donna claps her hand to her mouth. The kids do the same.

  • 26 min

    Someone's trying to get through. Harry struggles hard to remember whose voice it is... and then she's revealed: "It's Harriet Jones!" The kids are delighted!

  • 27 min

    "I know who you are," says Jack and everyone laughs. Another big laugh when Wilf explains why he's not allowed a webcam. The kids bounce on the sofa with excitement when they all appear together in a video conference. Ooh... there's space for someone else bottom right," points out Samuel. "That'll be Rose!" Rose thinks so, too. But it's....

  • 28 min

    Martha! The kids all cheer to see she has turned up at her Mum's house! More laughs when Jack flirts with Sarah! And Rose's frustration as she listens in on the conference.

  • 29 min

    "Mr Copper! I remember him!" grins Samuel. "The lovely Mr Copper!" smiles Mum.

  • 30 min

    Harriet explains her plan. The band of heroes lean closer to their screens. The kids lean closer to the TV! There's a plan to call to the Doctor... "What was the Doctor's number?" worries Samuel, who's a dab hand with mobile phones. "I hope Martha's got it saved in her address book."

  • 31 min

    Jack salutes Harriet and work begins to send the signal... The kids are grinning wildly at the screen.

  • 32 min

    Samuel: "There it is!" Harry calls out the Doctor's number as it appears on the screen: "0770 900 461! Can we call it?" A big cheer from the kids as the Torchwood tower begins to transmit! And whoops of delight as the phone rings in the TARDIS! The Doctor can't hear anyone talking. "Should have sent him a text!" groans Samuel.

  • 33 min

    Everyone's calling the Doctor and hoping he answers... But the Daleks are alerted. And someone's lurking in the shadows: "Davros!" whispers Samuel. But then: "Aagh!" shouts Samuel. "The TARDIS is on fire!

  • 34 min

    Harriet hands over control to Torchwood. She asks Jack to tell the Doctor he chose his companions well. "She should count as a companion," decided Samuel. The Daleks burst in. "Shame," says Samuel, "that's a nice home." They know who she is, which causes a nervous smile from the kids. The Daleks fire and her corner of the conference call screen goes blank. Amy asks, "Now she's gone, can't they put Rose on the screen?"

  • 35 min

    The Doctor answers and sees all his friends! More cheers! 'Who's that boy?' asks the Doctor. "Sarah Jane's son, she just told you!" answers Adam. "Weren't you listening?" 'Everyone except Rose,' says the Doctor. "Awwwww!" say the whole family.

  • 36 min

    It's Dalek Caan! And he's not looking at all well. "He's gone loony!" diagnoses Harry.

  • 37 min

    Davros is revealed! The kids look upon his twisted features with horrified curiosity. Caan chips in as Davros is speaking. "Is Caan singing?" asks Amy, wrinkling her nose. "No, he's just a crazy old Dalek!" decides Harry. "Hey look," notes Adam, "Davros's Daleks don't have sink plungers."

  • 38 min

    Davros reveals his chest. "Eurrrrrrrrgh!" says the kids, and recoil in disgust. They are excited as the Doctor escapes in the TARDIS.

  • 39 min

    Caan predicts 'everlasting death for the most faithful companion.' "Oh," says Samuel sadly, "that's Rose." Harry is watching what Jack and Martha do with their transport devices, and makes a note of the numbers '4' and '9'. "Ha!" laughs Adam. "He's fixed it!"

  • 40 min

    Jack teleports away from the Hub. "Don't leave them!" shouts Samuel. The Daleks are in Torchwood. "Set the weevils loose," suggests Adam. Sarah Jane says a sad farewell to Luke, and races off in her car. "Did she put her seatbelt on?" wonders Adam. "More importantly," asks Samuel, "is that a Dalek-proof car?"

  • 41 min

    Rose contacts control and sets off too. "Maybe that was Mickey," suggests Samuel. "Or Ricky

  • 42 min

    The Doctor sees Rose! The kids watch with eager anticipation, awaiting the moment when they're finally together. They're running towards each other. "Nothing can stop them now!" grins Samuel. But he's spoken to soon. There's a Dalek on the street! "Watch out!" yells Samuel. And it fires! And IT'S HIT THE DOCTOR!!! The kids are aghast! "Noooooooooooo!" wails Harry! And even more aghast as the preview disc abruptly stops!

  • 44 min

    In the Torchwood Hub. "Hey!" says Adam. "She mentioned Owen and Tosh." 'Yes ma'am,' Ianto says to Gwen. "He knows who's in charge," says Samuel.

  • 44 min

    In the TARDIS, Jack says that the Doctor will regenerate. "Told you so!" says Samuel.

  • 45 min

    Sarah Jane is stopped by the Daleks. "Oh nooooo!" says Adam. "Where's Martha?" worries Samuel.

  • 45 min

    In the TARDIS, the Doctor says it's starting - and he's regenerating! "Wow! shouts Samuel. "Who's he gonna be? Who's he gonna be?"

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