No doubt, there is something going on that the Doctor wouldn't approve of. He calls the Doctor and Amy lucky for being the first adults it has spared. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. She makes them duck and shoots down more Smilers. After examining the surrounding area with the sonic, he meets the masked woman, who tells him that she is conducting an investigation similar to the Doctor's and demands to know why he thought to put the glass of water on the floor in the marketplace earlier. Doctor Who television stories This is for entertainment purposes only. The rest died on a "bad day". When asked if there are other Time Lords, the Doctor tells her that there isn't anymore; just him. Check out IMDb's highest-rated movies and TV shows of 2020, most-viewed trailers, top stars, memorable moments, and more! What secrets does Starship UK hold at its depths, and who is hiding them? As they part ways, Amy asks the Doctor if he interferes with other lives and planets if children are crying. Abruptly, he stops and takes a glass of water off a nearby table, setting it on the floor and observing it for a brief moment before returning it; he tells those he took it from that "there's an escaped fish". Walking through another corridor, they notice another root coming from the creature pounding against a barred opening. Season 5 | Episode 2. Meanwhile, the nearby Smiler's face turns angry as Amy enters the tent. Contrary to common belief, season 10 kicked off in the last week of December 1972 — not in 1973, as would be expected. ; intelligence of higher alien life forms, hair of an idiot". Amy discovers a message from herself in tears, begging to get the Doctor off the starship. Andrew Gunn Starship UK, 3290s The Doctor says yes, but it was a long time ago; his travels through time and space were the end result. Doctor Who Confidential - The Beast Below Meanwhile, the Doctor descends a ladder into the ship's "engine" room. The episode was lovely – titled ominously the Beast Below – it’s a fine follow up to the 11th Hour premiere from last week. One has a plan but both must go. The Doctor takes Amy to the future inside Starship UK, which contains in addition to British explorers, an intimidating race known as the Smilers. Though the man above might say hello expect no love from the beast below. The Doctor and Amy find themselves in what seems to be a rubbish dump, but the Doctor concludes by the organic nature of the mess that they are now in the heart of the ship on a gigantic tongue. Amy tries to apologise but he isn't interested and tells her that he'll be taking her back to Leadworth after this is all over. Spoiler warning! Amy meanwhile is given the opportunity to learn the truth but chooses to have her memory erased. Amy tries revealing the reason she wants to go back the morning after they took off, but the sound of the TARDIS phone ringing distracts them. Seeing children being put to work, they question this; Hawthorne explains protesters and citizens of limited value are fed to the beast. The screen switches to a video narrated by a man in a smart suit who tells her that she will now be shown the truth of the ship's travels; afterwards, she will be faced with the choice to "forget" everything she's learned in the booth or to "protest". Doctor Who: The Beast Below (Review) Posted on November 29, 2013 by Darren. As the students walk out, Timmy's friend Mandy reminds him that he cannot take the vator; students aren't allowed to if they have a zero. However, as the Doctor sets up the massive electrical charge which will render the star whale brain-dead, Amy remembers the Doctor's encouragement that she notice everything. At that moment, a high pitched scream rings through the room; it's the voice of the star whale. 45 mins 6:15pm 10 Apr 2010 Producer: The Doctor is faced with unacceptable options and it's Amy who makes the final decision on what to do. The Doctor explains that the machine won't show him the film as he is not human; Amy points out that he looks human. Liz tells the Winders that she is still their Queen; they agree, but tell her that, on the highest authority, she must go to the Tower of London. He slams his fist on the "protest" button, making the door shut and the floor open to the red abyss that Timmy fell into. Why the practice of using the music was discontinued has never been explained. They see the giant teeth of the beast, and the Doctor activates the “eject button” by provoking the creature with his sonic screwdriver. Victory of the Daleks. They share a hug. Amy regains consciousness in a voting booth as she's scanned by a machine, confirming her name and reading her age as 1,306 years — which amuses her — and her marital status as "unknown", which unsettles her. However, much to their surprise, the creature continues to power the ship, with Hawthorne observing that they have actually increased speed. Both plummet down a chute. He then notices that only food refuse is down there with them, and Amy notices the floor is all squishy. He declares that there is no choice but a mercy killing. Hawthorne sees them on the monitor and calls it in, saying since Liz has seen the truth, it's time to activate the pre-agreed protocol. LIZ [OC]: In bed above, we're deep asleep, while greater love lies further deep. The whole ship shakes. Add the first question. How could a mask have been made for her specifically 200 years before when she's only 50? If there's one thing you can't fault with 'The Beast Below', the second episode of Doctor Who following the series' all-star shuffle, it's the sheer breadth of imagination on display. The Doctor explains that children cry because they want attention or they're hurt; when they cry silently, it means they can't stop. This episode was the first time that the Doctor's "promise" to himself was mentioned. The smilers are a great creation, I love Sophie Okonedo and thought she made a bloody great Liz ten.I enjoyed the opener, it was pretty good, I just loved The Beast below, it was fast paced, exciting, dark, witty and provided a perfect opportunity for character development, both The Doctor's and Amy's. A horse and a man, above, below, One has a plan but both must go, Mile after mile, above, beneath, One has a smile and one has teeth, Though the man above might say hello, Expect no love from the beast below. She asks him if he "did the thing"; yes, he did. Amy explains her previous encounter with the root that burst through the road; the Doctor confirms that the roots are part of the same creature whose mouth they were just inside and that it's reaching out. The Beast Below sees the Doctor finally meet a Space Whale, although Moffat has gone for the rather more poetic “Star Whale”. When Amy's age is given as 1306, the computer screen reads 1308 instead. The Beast's physical body resembled a massive humanoid with crimson skin, two large, ram-like horns (one of which was broken half way) projecting from its head and a corpse-like face. Explaining that there is a high-speed vator to her quarters nearby, Liz walks off with Mandy. He then states that he intends to abandon the name "the Doctor" once the deed is done. Thus, his series actually begin in 2005, 2006 and 2007 — not 2006, 2007 and 2008 as is commonly thought. The Doctor and Amy observe Mandy from a bench. Companion(s): However, he notices Amy hasn't followed after him and is repeatedly calling his name; she is floating outside the TARDIS again, holding onto the doorway for dear life. Rubbing his hands together, the Doctor comes to a decision. "Hold on; we're bringing down the government!" "And so much for the 'Virgin Queen', you bad, bad boy!" You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Confidential: - The Beast Below . The Doctor takes Amy to the future inside Starship UK, which contains in addition to British explorers, an intimidating race known as the Smilers. The woman replies in the affirmative and offers him a device that will lead him to Amy. Peter Bennett As he leaves the class to board the vator, his friend, Mandy, warns him against boarding, as students with a zero aren't allowed to ride the vators and will be "sent below" if they do. Doctor Who: The Beast Below; Doctor Who: The Beast Below. Here’s our spoiler-free take on The Beast Below… To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the longest-running science-fiction show in the world, I’ll be taking weekly looks at some of my own personal favourite stories and arcs, from the old and new series, with a view to encapsulating the sublime, the clever and the fiendishly odd of the BBC’s Doctor Who. The Beast Below The people will enjoy newfound freedom and liberation from their police state, but — unbeknownst to the residents of Starship UK — a luminous, white crack has appeared on the hull of the ship. “The Beast Below” is in the fine tradition of Doctor Who stories that are designed to show how a new companion deals with life traveling with the Doctor. • Title sequence by Framestore  "Doctor Who" The Beast Below (TV Episode 2010) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Liz seems briefly confused, wondering why an antique would be of any concern in their situation. They walk through the market street, back to the TARDIS, as Amy wonders if it's really okay to leave without saying goodbye. All About the Girl Amy points out that he could have killed the star whale. Production order After being thrown out of the mouth of the star whale, the Doctor's fringe is on his forehead. Amy, relieved that he didn't know about her wedding, asks him if there was anything he ever ran away from because he was scared or just because he could. In the sanctuary base, Rose and three of the surviving members of the crew, Jefferson, Danny and Toby, flee from the advancing Ood , who are all possessed by the Beast. On Starship UK, children sit in class waiting to be graded by their instructor, a Smiler. As for himself, the Doctor explains that he's going to do what he always does — "Stay out of trouble. Beginning with this episode and continuing for most of Series 5, North American broadcasts on Space and BBC America precede the opening credits with a specially recorded monologue spoken by Karen Gillan, in character as Amy Pond, explaining the premise of the series over scenes from different episodes. "The Beast Below" is the second episode of season five of the 2005 British science fiction/action revival series Doctor Who.It is the fifty-seventh episode of the series overall and the 752nd episode of all Doctor Who episodes combined. [Tardis] DOCTOR: We're on our way. Next → Eleventh Doctor As Liz takes this in, Hawthorne confirms that he, the Winders and the Smilers all work for her. ... Well, on balance, The Beast Below… Some great scenes between The Doctor and Amy.A great moral argument in this story, we learn more about the Doctor and Amy. Production code: Amy: My name is Amy Pond. This has Amy remember when the Doctor helped her when she was scared of the crack in her wall, making her realise the star whale is, in fact, benevolent and has been voluntarily propelling the ship because of its compassion for children. On an observation deck, the Doctor looks out into space, deep in thought over the events that have just transpired. For example, why did the Doctor go on about the duck pond? This FAQ is empty. Amy meanwhile is given the opportunity to learn the truth but chooses to have her memory erased. (Starship UK travels on, with a w shaped crack in its side.) She knew how it would react because of its similarities with the Doctor — "Very old and very kind, and the very, very last. And now, all he does is help people every single day that he can. Though he points out that it's at least 200 years old. For Amy Pond's first trip in the TARDIS, the Eleventh Doctor brings his new companion to the 33rd century, where all of the United Kingdom's citizens (apart from the Scottish) live onboard Starship UK, searching for a new home amongst the stars as the Earth is being roasted by solar flares. They land in some red liquid, apparently containing food refuse. Hawthorne plays a recording of Liz Ten; she explains that the British people were faced with destruction when Earth was devastated by the solar flares, and the children screamed in pain.

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