AttackoftheGraske

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PRODUCTIONINFO

Name

AttackoftheGraske

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Special

FirstTransmitted

25December2006

Finalratings

N/A

DVDRELEASE

Series2Steelbook

BOXSETRELEASE

CAST

RegularCast

DavidTennant(TheDoctor) GuestCast

LisaPalfrey(Mum),NicholasBeveney(Dad),MollieKabia(Girl),JamesHarris(Boy),RobinMerh(Granddad),GwenythPetty(Grandma),JimmyVee(Graske),BenOliver(Urchin),RogerNott(OlderMan),CatherineOlding(Youngwoman)

CREW

Writtenby GarethRoberts Directedby AshleyWay Producedby SophieFante

sypnosis

AGraskeislooseandcausinghavoc.Canyouhelptostophim?BecomeTheDoctor’scompanionandsavetheworld!.

plot

AfterTheDoctordropsRoseTyleroffin1979toseeABBA,hepicksuptheViewerinhisTARDISandgoestostoptheGraske.TheViewerhelpsfindaChangelingandaGraske,pilottheTARDISandgetthroughdoorsonGriffoth,buttheultimatedecisioniswhenaSlitheenescapes.Theviewermustchoosewhethertofreezethestation,killingeverythinginside,orteleportthekidnappedpeoplebacktotheirhomesanddestroytheChangelings.Afterthechoiceismade,TheDoctorthankstheVieweranddropshimorherhome.

NOTES

  • ThisstoryimmediatelyfollowedTheChristmasInvasionandwasinitiallyonlyavailabletosubscriberstotheBBCRedButtoninteractiveservice.ViewerswereabletopilottheTARDISandfighttheGraskebothonitsnativeworldofGriffothandinVictorianLondon.FromWednesday18January2006,thestorywasavailabletoaccessviatheBBCwebsite,butonlyforUKresidents.Itwassubsequentlymadeavailabletointernationalusersofthewebsiteaswell.
  • Thequestionofwhetherthisepisode”counts”asatelevisionstoryissomewhatmuddiedbyitsinteractivenature.Someregarditprimarilyasagame,ratherthananepisode.However,apossiblereferencetotheeventsofthestorycanbeheardinTheSarahJaneAdventuresstoryWhateverHappenedtoSarahJane?,whichfeaturedthefirstundisputedvalidappearanceoftheGraske,inwhichSarahJaneSmithmakesreferencetotherebeingsomeGraskeactivityonEarthacoupleofyearsearlier.GarethRobertswrotebothstories.ChangelingsandGraskeactivityatChristmasarealsomentionedbyJackHarknessinMonsterFile:Christmas,usingfootagefromthisadventure.ThestoryisalsoconsideredofficialbyDoctorWho:TheEncyclopedia;theepisodeindexatthebackofthe2011editionoftheencyclopediaplacesitbetweenToothandClawandSchoolReunedition.
  • TheDoctormentionsthatiftheviewerswitchestheirtelevisiontoItonightthegalaxymayimplode.ThisispresumablybecausetheBBCandIarerivalcompanies.Inhiseleventhincarnation,hesaidthatIhadgoneofftheairinthesecondDoctorWhoProms,asaresultofsavingtheRoyalAlbertHallandtheBBCProms.
  • Technically,DavidTennantisnotcredinthisepisodeas”theDoctor”.Hereceivesonlypre-titlebilling.ThismakesthistheonlyDoctorWhotelevisionproductionwhichdoesnotcrtheroleof”theDoctor”or”DoctorWho”.ThisincludesMissiontotheUnknowninwhichtheDoctordoesn’tevenappearatall.
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