Orphan 55

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PRODUCTION INFO

Name

Orphan 55

Serial Code

Episode 3

First Transmitted

12 January 2020

Final Ratings

5.38m

BLU RAY RELEASE

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DVD RELEASE

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CAST

Regular Cast

Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yasmin), Toshin Cole (Ryan), Bradley Walsh (Graham)

Guest Cast

Amy Booth-Steel (Hyph3n), Julia Foster (Vilma), Laura Fraser (Kane), Julia Elizabeth Fogle (Bella), Gia Ré (Bella), Col Farrell (Benni), Lewin Lloyd (Silas), James Buckley (Nevi), Will Austin (Vorm), Lead Dreg & Creature Movement (Spencer Wilding)

CREW

Written by Ed Hime
Directed by Lee Haven Jones
Produced by Nikki Wilson, Adam Friedlander & Alex Mercer

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The Doctor and her friends discover that the luxury resort where they are holidaying is hiding a number of deadly secrets. What are the ferocious monsters attacking Tranquillity Spa?

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REFERENCES

HISTORY


The Doctor states that Earth’s fate as Orphan 55 is”one possible future, one timeline.” In this timeline, Earth has become an orphan planet.


Food


Ryan buys a bag of crisps.


Locations


The underground tunnel historically served residents of Novosibirsk in Siberia.
Tranquility Spa has security cameras on the Aqua Spa zone, the Ocean View zone, the Tropical Vista zone and the Peaceful Paradise zone.


Medical ailments and remedies


The symptoms of a hopper virus in a human include wiggling fingers, which immediately signal the legs giving out, and hallucinations.
Graham briefly wonders if he is having a stroke after bumping his head on an invisible void panel.

NOTES


  • The Doctor is still in a bad mood, which Team TARDIS have picked up on. (Spyfall)
  • Ryan mentions that he works in a warehouse. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)
  • The Doctor previously identified a planet as Earth thanks to an underground station in her sixth incarnation. (The Mysterious Planet)
  • The Doctor previously investigated a holiday resort, Paradise 5, which was hiding a secret with Peri Brown. (Paradise 5)
  • Bernice Summerfield previously visited Gigamarket where the humans were hidden behind a forcewall to stop the Borvali from hunting them down. (The Greatest Shop in the Galaxy)
  • Graham says”cockle.” (Kerblam!, Mission of the KaaDok)
  • Ryan mentions his mother’s death. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth, The Tsuranga Conundrum)
  • Graham says that he is a bus driver. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth, Rosa)
  • The Doctor says”When I say ‘run’, run” a favourite saying of her second incarnation. (The Power of the Daleks, Kill the Moon)
  • The Doctor instructs her companions to be the “best of humanity.” (Cold Blood)
  • The Doctor previously witnessed a devastated future Earth in her second incarnation (The Apocalypse Mirror).

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