8 July 2006
David Tennant (The Doctor), Billie Piper (Rose)
Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), Shaun Dingwall (Pete Tyler), Andrew Hayden-Smith (Jake Simmonds), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Yvonne Hartman), Raji James (Dr Rajesh Singh), Freema Agyeman (Adeola), Hadley Fraser (Gareth), Oliver Mellor (Matt), Barbara Windsor (Peggy Mitchell), Hajaz Akram (Indian Newsreader), Anthony Debaeck (French Newsreader), Takako Akashi (Japanese Newsreader), Paul Fields (Weatherman), David Warwick (Police Commissioner), Rachel Webster (Eileen), Kyoko Morita (Japanese Girl), Maddi Cryer (Housewife), Derek Acorah (Himself), Alistair Appleton (Himself) Trisha Goddard (Herself), Paul Kasey (Cyber Leader), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek / CybermanVoices), Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, Stuart Crossman, Anthony Spargo, Dan Barratt, David Hankinson (Dalek Operators)
|Written by||Russell T. Davies|
|Directed by||Graeme Harper|
|Produced by||Julie Garner and Phil Colinson|
A newsreader sitting at her desk in a studio delivers an emergency broadcast. The country is under attack and the government have declared it a state of emergency. As she talks clips of the Cybermen attacking army strongholds are shown on screen, the metal giants wiping out anyone and anything that stands in their way. The reporter hears from her earpiece that there is no new word from the government, the country is on its own. She unnervingly explains that the Cybermen are everywhere, before urging people to run if they see the metal monsters. Suddenly the building is under attack and as the desperate newsreader falls to the floor explosions rock the room, destroying the set.
The reporter then tearfully calls out to her mum and dad before attempting to sign off, but it is too late. &ldquo,WE ARE THE MASTERS OF EARTH. CONQUER AND DESTROY. EXTERMINATE.&rdquo,
Besides resonating throughout Series 3 and into Series 4, the events of Doomsday, or specifically Rose’s fate, would be referenced in two original songs related to the series: the extended version of Song for Ten recorded for the Series 1 and 2 soundtrack album, and Love Don’t Roam, which would be introduced during the next episode, The Runaway Bride.
Army of Ghosts/Doomsday is the only multi-part series finale written by Russell T Davies not to feature a regeneration scene. the Ninth Doctor regenerates in The Parting of the Ways, The Master regenerates in Utopia, the Tenth Doctor almost regenerates in The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End, and then does so for real in The End of Time.