He goes alone as he is unable to convince Donna to leave the comfort of the local spa. “Bye, Doctor,” Jethro replied, “bye…” “Donna.” “Bye, Donna.” The delay in Sky's repetition becomes shorter, and soon she is speaking simultaneously with all of them, but after a while they realise she is now repeating only what the Doctor says. [2][3][4], Russell T Davies has stated that the episode was inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Darmok".[5]. [14] The episode received an Appreciation Index score of 86 (considered Excellent). When the Doctor knocks on the door, and the creature knocks back, count the number of knocks. These are all references to the series 4 story arc. Movies. Colin Morgan, who plays Jethro, previously appeared with Catherine Tate in her 2007 Christmas special. Donna speaks to the Doctor upon his return, where he reveals that he will inform the company about the entity so they will remove their presence from the planet and let Midnight keep turning around its lethal star in silence once more. Yes, I can't help it. ... Jethro Cane: Colin Morgan: Driver Joe: … Jethro was on holiday with his parents to see the planet Midnight but it all went wrong as an entity attacked the shuttle bus and the knocking on the walls began. Ryan had a supporting role in the Davies created series Bob & Rose (starring Lesley Sharp), and Davies had previously written an episode of Linda Green which Ryan starred in.[11]. Val Cane was a human who was married to Biff Cane.They had a son, Jethro Cane. Species: "[16] William Gallagher of Radio Times was generally positive about the episode, but he said he would have "liked just a beat more, just a tiny further step before the resolution; can't even tell you what was missing but I needed one more stage in the journey". It's just a thought experiment, a plot device, a gothic kind of horror that - ironically - sort of draws inspiration from HP Lovecraft in it's inception and placement within the world. Strong, but quiet, alone, withdrawn. https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Jethro_Cane?oldid=3018561. BBC One - Doctor Who, Series 4, Midnight, Midnight - Biff, Jethro and the Doctor Series 4, Midnight Midnight The Doctor is trapped on the planet Midnight, and the knocking on the wall begins... 1/18 [18], IGN's Travis Fickett rated the episode 8.6 out of 10, commenting that it was "a nice change of pace" from the more complex and emotional two-parter that preceded it. The Doctor and other passengers see Sky behaving oddly, repeating what they are saying, frightening the passengers who think she has become possessed by whatever was outside, but the Doctor is intrigued. It was first broadcast on BBC One on 14 June 2008. The Doctor also mentions the Medusa Cascade, and Rose Tyler appears briefly on a television screen. “Good luck, Jethro,” he said, patting Jethro on the shoulder. "Doctor Who" Midnight (TV Episode 2008) Colin Morgan as Jethro. Menu. y/o son, JETHRO, bit of a Goth, sullen, moping. Loading... We’ll stop supporting this browser soon. "Midnight" is the tenth episode of the fourth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. While most of the other passengers start to pull the Doctor towards the shuttle door, the hostess, hearing Sky use some of the Doctor's unusual phrases, realises Sky is still possessed. Donna has a minor role in the episode (appearing in only the pre-credits sequence and the final scene), while the Doctor has a minor role in "Turn Left". David Troughton, cast here as Professor Hobbes, was a late replacement for Sam Kelly, who broke his leg and had to withdraw from the production. He praised the fact that all the action happened in one confined space with an unseen enemy, saying "this is psychological drama rather than full-blown horror; creepy-unknown scary, not special-effect-monster scary. DOCTOR + SKY: All right, I'm interested. Billen praised the episode for its claustrophobic atmosphere and for showing the series was "not afraid of variety," but instead "dead scared of repetition". Midnight was set to be episode 8 of season 4 with Doctor Who: Silence in the Library (2008) and Doctor Who: Forest of the Dead (2008) following it. Episode guide, trailer, review, preview, cast list and where to stream it on demand, on catch up and download. He has had long association with the series since the 1960s, appearing as an uncredited extra in the Second Doctor serial The Enemy of the World,[7] as Private Moor in the Second Doctor serial The War Games,[8] and as King Peladon in the Third Doctor serial The Curse of Peladon. Sky attempts to convince the passengers she is back to normal, and that they must throw the Doctor off the shuttle. Doctor Who Midnight Scene 7. Doctor Who Midnight Scene 7. For this reason Stephen James Walker has described this episode in his book Monsters Within as being "companion-lite".[1]. Donna relaxes at the hotel while the Doctor goes on a little sightseeing tour to a waterfall made entirely of sapphires. This is for entertainment purposes only. Rose appears along with the missing planets, including Poosh, in the two-part season finale "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End". This episode is the fiftieth episode filmed for the revived series, and was filmed at the same time as "Turn Left". JETHRO + SKY: No, but ever since all the trouble started, you've been loving it. As part of a well-deserved holiday, the Doctor takes a tour on a planet called Midnight. He is unrelated to the director of the episode, Alice Troughton. – Donna and the Doctor tempt fate. With David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Rakie Ayola. During the Crusader Tours to the Sapphire Waterfall, a tour bus had apparently broken down. On the planet Midnight, the shuttle bus the Doctor is riding on is attacked. The Doctor takes a shuttle tour to visit a waterfall made of sapphires. HOBBES + SKY: It has to be said, you do seem to have a certain glee. As the Doctor converses with Sky, she starts saying things before the Doctor repeats them, making the other passengers believe the entity has moved on to possess the Doctor. [15], The episode received a number of reviews in British national newspapers. Dee Dee Blasco quotes, and the Doctor references, Christina Rossetti's poem "Goblin Market," excerpting the famous lines: "We must not look at goblin men, Jethro's memories as Merlin were completely suppressed until now. Doctor/Who Merlin crossover, drabble, set post-Midnight. Human The Doctor returns to the cabin, as he, the hostess, and other passengers hear knocking on the sides of the shuttle. The Doctor is trapped on the planet Midnight, and the knocking on the wall begins... 10 months left to watch. Dee Dee tells the Doctor that she has written a paper on the lost moon of Poosh. [6] Now known for his stage work with the RSC as well as television, he is the son of Patrick Troughton, who portrayed the Second Doctor. The unseen assailant is depicted only through sound effects and its possession of one of the vehicle's passengers, Sky Silvestry (Lesley Sharp), who repeats the words of the other passengers on board. He still has nightmares about it. Even the closed-captioning calls attention to this one. 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