Friday, 4 June 2010

A Matter of Time: Boom Town

DOCTOR: Christopher Eccleston
COMPANIONS: Billie Piper, John Barrowman

STORY: The Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Captain Jack Harkness travel to modern-day Cardiff, where they meet up with Rose’s boyfriend, Mickey. However, before they have time to enjoy there Welsh holiday, they discover that a recent enemy is still alive, and is willing to rip apart the planet to ensure her freedom…

• Rose mentions that she and the Doctor have been to Justicia, the star system that they visit in the New Series Adventures novel ‘The Monsters Inside’ by Stephen Cole
• Margaret refers to being threatened with being fed to the venom grubs in her childhood, the same creatures that appeared in the 1965 First Doctor story ‘The Web Planet’.
• The actor who plays Mr Cleaver in this episode, William Thomas, had previously appeared as Martin the undertaker in the 1988 story ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’. He later played the father of Gwen Cooper in the 2008 Torchwood episode ‘Something Borrowed’.

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