Love & Monsters
16 June 2006
Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Peter Kay (Victor Kennedy), Marc Warren (Elton Pope), Shirley Henderson (Ursula Blake), Simon Grendall (Mr Skinner), Moya Brady (Bridget), Kathryb Drysdale (Bliss), Paul Kasey (The Hoix), Bella Emberg (Mrs Croot).
|Written by||Russell T. Davies|
|Directed by||Dan Zetf|
|Produced by||Julie Garner and Phil Colinson|
A young man runs across a barren industrial field, and emerges near a large warehouse to see a tall blue police box standing alone. As if he recognises it he reaches out to touch the door but as he does he hears a scream from inside the warehouse, a young girl calling out to a man called The Doctor, telling him to look out. He runs inside to hear the voices of both The Doctor and the young girl calling out to each other in order to find something. The young man runs to try and find them and emerges in a long corridor with a door at one end. Slowly he approaches as he hears a clanging sound coming from inside.
He reaches for the handle and pulls it open, revealing a huge snarling beast behind. Sometime later, present day: the young man is sitting before a camcorder, imitating what happened when he opened the door some time before. He looks straight into the camera and tells his would be audience that if they thought that was the most exciting day of his life, then wait to hear the rest. &ldquo,Oh boy.&rdquo,
- Elton’s encounters with alien life include the Auton invasion in Rose, the Slitheen trip to Earth in Aliens of London / World War Three and the Sycorax invasion in The Christmas Invasion.
- The Abzorbaloff comes from the planet Klom, which is the twin of Raxicricofalapatorius, which is mentioned in Aliens of London/ World War Three and also in Boom Town.
- The alien Elton finds in the warehouse in the beginning of the story was never named onscreen but in the end credits was credits as the ‘Hoix’.
- In a way Ursula’s and indeed L.I.N.D.A’s search for Tenth Doctor is reminiscent to that of Clive in Rose and indeed Mickey, who took over the website about The Doctor which can still be found at www.whoisdoctorwho.net
- The working title for this episode was I Love The Doctor. It was created as a comic strip.
- Colin Skinner’s voice is muffled even though he is only concealed behind a newspaper.
- When Elton flashes forward to the clip of Victor Kennedy, the clip is horizontally inverted.
- When Victor Kennedy makes his introduction, walking off from the elevator and introducing himself, a female crew member is clearly visible in the doorway behind his right shoulder as the lights come on.
- As is routine for post-2005 Doctor Who, a NEXT TIME trailer for the next episode is shown at the end of the episode..