Episode 2, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Dinosaurs on a spaceship
Dinosaurs on a spaceship

Do you remember the siluriens that appeared in several episodes of Doctor Who’s recent series? It’s the species of human alike reptilians that lived a few million years on the surface of Earth before retiring inside the planet in order to save themselves from a comet they believed it would destroy the life on the surface.

In this episode the Doctor is called in the XXIVth century in order to solve the problem of a spaceship approaching to Earth without answering in any way to the signals the humans were sending in its direction. The missiles  were ready, they were launched when the ship was in their range, but it was wanted that the Doctor to return the spaceship from it’s course before it was too late.

The Queen Nefertiti was nearby the Doctor when he got the message, she remained by his side all the episode. The Doctor asked for help from Ridell, a hunter in Africa in the beginning ot the XXth century, and he gathered Amy and Rory from they home. An unexpected passenger got on Tardis when it materialized around the Ponds: Brian Williams, Rory’s father.

The first living being the adventurers find on the spaceship are the dinosaurs: every section of the ship was dedicated to one species of reptile. The vehicle represents an alternative way to save the life on Earth by the siluriens from the destruction brought by the comet, a spatial arc that was hijacked by a pirate (Solomon) in order to sell the cargo to a very good price. The episode have some surprises, but it’s all I can tell you about it. It’s too fresh, it was broadcast by BBC One only last night. Watch it for more details.

The cast is: Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Riann Steele (queen Nefertiti), Sunetra Sarker (Indira), Rupert Graves (Riddell), Mark Williams (Brian Williams), David Bradley (Solomon), Noel Byrne (robot 1), Richard Garaghty (robot 2), Richard Hope (Bleytal), Rudi Dharmalingam (ISA worker).

The director is Saul Metzstein, the writer is Chis Chibna, the produser is Marcus Wilson.

More images about the episode are here.


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