Episode 1 Smith and Jones : For Martha Jones, a medical student in Central London, an ordinary day turns into nightmare when her entire hospital is transported to the moon. There, she has to battle the Judoon and outwit a blood-sucking Plasmavore; but can she trust a mysterious stranger called the Doctor?
**** A very smart introduction of this new companion and a great story.
Episode 2 The Shakespeare Code : For Martha’s first trip in the Tardis, the Doctor takes her back in time, to Elizabethan England. When they find William Shakespeare under the control of deadly witch-like creatures, they must battle forces from the dawn of the universe to stop history being changed for ever.
**** A story that would have been a great Halloween special.
Episode 3 Gridlock : The Doctor takes Martha to the planet New earth, in the far future. But when they find the streets being ruled by the sinister Pharamacists, they must brave the ordeal of the mysterious Motorway in order to discover the terrible secret at heart of the city.
***** I loved that story, a very good sequel of “The End of the World” and “New Earth”.
Episode 4 Daleks in Manhattan Part 1 : The Tardis lands in 1930s New York. In the midst of the Depression, people are disappearing off the streets. Savage Pig Men hide in the sewers and, at the very top the Empire State Building, the Doctor’s oldest enemies are at work, preparing their most audacious plan yet.
Episode 5 Evolution of the Daleks Part 2 : As a new Dalek Empire rises in 1930s New york, Daleks and Pig Slaves attack Hooverville. Martha fights for her life at the top of the Empire State Building, while the Doctor must enter into an unholy alliance with his greatest enemy. The future of both humanity and the Daleks hangs in the balance.
**** I loved the way Dalek Sec was changed after the experiment. And it was a pleasure to see Andrew Garfield in one of his first parts.
Episode 6 The Lazarus Experiment : Martha returns home. Could this be the end of her travels with the Doctor? When she discovers her family is caught up in the scheming of Professor Lazarus and his Genetic Manipulation Device, it becomes a fight for survival, as human DNA twists into monstrous form.
*** I didn’t like the monster : giant scorpion with a human head!
Episode 7 42 : In a distant galaxy, a spaceship hurtles out of control towards a boiling sun with the Doctor and Martha trapped on board. They have only 42 minutes to uncover the saboteurs, but, with a mysterious force starting to possess the ship’s crew, the Doctor is running out of time.
**** I really liked Rose Tyler’s mother, I can’t say that much about Martha’s own mother.
Episode 8 Human Nature Part 1 : It’s 1913 in England, and an ordinary schoolteacher called John Smith dreams of adventures in time and space and a mysterious blue box. But when lights in the sky herald the arrival of something strange and terrible, Smith’s maid, Martha, has to convince him that he alone can save the world.
Episode 9 The Family Of Blood Part 2 : War has come a year in advance as the terrifying Family hunt for the Doctor. But while John Smith refuses to accept his destiny as a Time Lord, the women in his life, Martha and Joan, have to take terrible measures to save the whole of history.
***** A very moving and impossible love story. A beautiful Remembrance Day special. My favourite story for now …
Episode 10 Blink : In an old, abandoned house, the Weeping Angels wait. However, when people start disappearing, a young woman called Sally finds cryptic messages bleeding through from 1969, messages from a mysterious stranger called the Doctor. Can she decipher them before the Angels claim their prize?
***** The very first Doctor Who story I ever saw. I just loved it. One of my friends couldn’t watch it, because she found it too scary! I like the idea of the Weeping Angels, can’t wait to see them again!
Episode 11 Utopia Part 1 : Jack’s back! As Captain Jack storms back into the Doctor’s life, the Tardis is thrown out of control, to the end of the universe. There, they find the savage Futurekind ruling the wilderness, while a lonely Professor tries in vain to save the last of the human race.
Episode 12 The Sound of Drums Part 2 : Harold Saxon becomes Prime Minister, and his reign of terror begins. This is only the start of his ambitions, however, as he announces humankind’s first contact with an alien race, the Toclafane. An audacious plan, spanning the whole of time and space, begins to close around the Earth.
Episode 13 Last of the Timelords Part 3 : Earth has been conquered and the Master rules supreme, with the Doctor a helpless prisoner. The entire human race has been reduced to slavery, as the mighty warships of a new Time Lord Empire rise from the ashes. Only Martha Jones can save the world.
*** You know, John Simm is one of my faves since the Lakes, State of Play and Life on Mars, so I can’t hate the guy!
Time Crash (Children in Need special) : very funny to watch the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison meeting the Tenth, David Tennant.
Voyage of the Damned : The waitress Astrid Peth joins the Timelord on a spectacular journey as a space bound replica of RMS Titanic crashes into the Tardis. When disaster strikes, the Doctor uncovers a threat to the whole human race.
**** Kylie Minogue was great as a one-off companion to the Doctor.
Sci-fi adventure, starring David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Jessica Hynes, Carey Mulligan, Derek Jacobi, John Barrowman, John Simm and Kylie Minogue.