Doctor Who Series 3 Episodes 11-13

The first episode is “Utopia”. Remember that rift in modern-day London? The Doctor and Martha stop there to refuel the Tardis. Remember Captain Jack? He’s back, and before the Tardis can disappear again he grabs onto the outside. The Tardis doesn’t like this, and goes beyond even what the Time Lords know. Jack isn’t happy about being stranded. He does have a temporal vortex, but this stuck him in the 19th century. He’s been waiting by the rift ever since. It turns out this is the very distant future on a distant planet. Canibalistic humans called Futurekind hunt the remaining true humans. The true humans are trying to escape the planet to go to a place called Utopia. In charge of this is Doctor Yana, who is trying to build a spaceship out of scraps. The Doctor helps Doctor Yana. As part of this, Jack does some final work in a room full of radiation. The Doctor reveals what happened to Rose and he also reveals that he knows Jack can’t die now – hence the reason the Tardis ran so far, and the reason the Doctor left him behind. Just as preparations are complete, certain phrases trigger memories in Doctor Yana – he is also a Time Lord. He activates his watch and reveals he is the Master, an enemy of the Doctor. He manages to steal the Tardis, but not before the Doctor time-locks the Tardis. Shot by his assistant, the Master regenerates. It can only travel to the present day and to that future point. They also manage to get the space ship off, but the Master undid the security so the base is being overrun by Futurekind . . .

The second episode is “The Sound of Drums”.

Fortunately Jack still has his vortex manipulator. He gets them back to Earth in one piece – where they find for the past year or two the Master has been living as Harry Seldon who is now England’s Prime Minister. He used a new network to subliminally get people to trust him and vote for him. He also is married to a woman named Lucy. He of course knows when the Doctor and his party arrives and they barely escape a bomb. He has Martha’s parent’s and sister kidnapped. She manages to warn her brother and his family. It turns out that the Time Lords brought the Master back to fight in the Time War, but as they were loosing he ran away to the end of the universe and time and became human. And now the Doctor, Martha, and Jack are the most wanted criminals in England. While in hiding, the Doctor works on the Tardis keys so they are now perception filters – people ignore them. They also discover that the next day the Master plans on humanity meeting their first aliens. Things don’t go well. These aliens are crazy and the Master orders them to kill the President of the United States. Our heroes are caught by the Master. He keeps killing Jack, and as for the Doctor, the Master has his extra hand. He uses the Lazarus box to age him. The Doctor manages to whisper something to Martha and give the vortex manipulator. She escapes as the Master orders the aliens to kill ten percent of humanity.

The third episode is “Last of the Time Lords”. So Martha has spent the last year running from one place to another one step ahead of the Master. A legend has grown around her exploits. Meanwhile, humanity is not in a very good position. They are forced to live in poor conditions and work on armaments for the Master’s conquest of the rest of the universe. Those who have resisted like Japan have been destroyed. Yeah, the aliens are still around. The Doctor, Jack, Martha’s parents and sister try to take down the Master (you get the feeling this isn’t the first time they have tried) but fail. This time the Master makes the Doctor even older. The Doctor doesn’t say much – there is just one thing he does have to say to the Master, but the Master doesn’t want to hear it. Martha is finally back in England. A man takes her to a scientist. She says she is gathering elements which were widely scattered on Earth to form the one weapon that can destroy a Time Lord. They also manage to capture one of the aliens – what is left of the last of humanity far in the future who were looking for Utopia. They found nothing and it drove them mad. After she leaves, the scientist informs on her, fearing for her own son. Later Martha tells people about the Doctor. The Master finds her and captures her. He brings her back, knowing that seeing her death will make the Doctor despair even more. However, when the Master is ready to give the fatal order, Martha laughs. It turns out that there was never any weapon. Instead she was telling everyone about the Doctor so at a prearranged time they could use the Master’s network (to which they are still linked) to restore the Doctor. That is exactly what happens, at which point the Doctor forgives the Master for what he did. The Master gets to the surface where he and the Doctor fight where he threatens to destroy the Earth with his weapons, but the Doctor knows the Master would never kill himself. They go back to the ship where the Doctor rewinds the last year – only those on the ship know what happened. It also gets rid of the aliens. Martha’s parents and sister want to kill the Master, but the Doctor won’t let them. However, Lucy kills him. He refuses to generate. The Doctor burns his body, but someone picks up a ring that fell . . . The Doctor drops Jack off so he can rejoin his Torchwood team (yes, he did join). Turns out his nickname is the Face of Boe . . . The Doctor then takes Martha home. She loves him, but knows he doesn’t feel the same, and her family need her. She also wants to finish her medical degree. However, she leaves her cell phone with him so they can keep in touch. The Doctor leaves and runs into a ship called the Titanic . . .

Special bonus “Time Crash”! This is rather hilarious. The tenth Doctor has his Tardis shields down and accidentally joins with the Tardis of the fifth Doctor. The fifth Doctor doesn’t recognize his future self at first – until the tenth Doctor solves the problem of two Tardises in one space way to easily because as the fifth Doctor he saw what he would do. Very cool to see two Doctors together.

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