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Published on June 7th, 2006 | by Christian Cawley

Satan Pit Build Up

Despite the impact of Saturday Doctor Who, the second part of the story The Satan Pit seems to be pretty much spoiler-proof and under-wraps.

Even the trailer at the end of The Impossible Planet featured little in the way of spoilers – so let’s just cobble together what we do know and not dwell on the future…

The BBC Press Office Programme Information release for week 24 tells us that:

Rose battles the murderous Ood and the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core, as the Pit beckons in the concluding part of this two-part story.

With the planet threatening to fall into the Black Hole, the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice – but can he save the entire universe from the Beast?

David Tennant plays the Doctor, Billie Piper plays Rose and Will Thorp plays Toby.

One would expect with a phrase like “the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged” that this legendary foe is going to playon the Doctor’s guilt in much the same way the possessed Toby taunted the security office Jefferson.

While the CBBC Newsround Doctor Who fan “Lizo” has more to say on the episode (including an oh-so-funny “Santa Pit” joke. Oooh my aching sides…) and possibly gives one or two things a bit too much attention. We’ll skim over those and instead consider the following:

One of the things that’s great about seeing the Doctor in action is how he knows much more than the people around him. But here there’s even more pleasure to be had from seeing him having to think on his feet as he disocvers things that are beyond even his knowledge.

Fans will love the non stop action, as well a throw away comment about the Kaled race! And, naturally, Torchwood gets a quick mention.

The jury is of course in the pub weeping into their ales as to whether or not we need another reference to Torchwood. You see apparently there is a new series by Russell T Davies called “Torchwood”…

Finally, you could – if you were desperate for clues – try this weeks TARDISODE

…and if you want a coincidence, look at the URL above – and the number it ends in. Totally by chance, I assure you…

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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