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Doctor Who – The Waters of Mars

Get ready for the beginning of the end…
Doctor Who – The Waters Of Mars

Broadcast Sunday 15th November om BBC1

Screenshots have now been added to gallery Here

Mars, 2059. Bowie Base One. Last recorded message: “Don’t drink the water. Don’t even touch it. Not one drop.”

Starring David Tennant as The Doctor and guest starring acclaimed British stage and screen actress Lindsay Duncan, The Waters Of Mars is the second Doctor Who special to be screened this year.

Lindsay plays Adelaide – the Doctor’s cleverest and most strong-minded companion. She and the Doctor face terror on the Red Planet in one of the scariest adventures yet.

Neighbours, Flying Doctors and Casualty star Peter O’Brien also guest stars as Ed, Adelaide’s second-in-command at the base.

The Waters Of Mars is written by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford and is directed by Graeme Harper.

Waters of Mars Trailer Compilation…

Something for The Weekend preview…

Paul O’Grady Interview…

Channel 5 Interview…

GMTV Inertview…

Russell T Davies BBC Breakfast Interview…

ITN Interview…



  • The Master

    November 16th, 2009 - 3:09pm

    Great episode, but like POTD i thought the trailers had already shown to much, there was no real surprises in terms of “The Waters if Mars”. I was part expecting the ending, but felt uneasy at the way the Doctor was being Portrayed. it was so way out of character.

  • Observer

    November 16th, 2009 - 2:37pm

    Mmmm Tenant and Duncan were genuinely great but even 10 can’t really look serious on a turbo-Segway, let alone the back of WALL-E. I was less impressed by the body of the episode (the final 10 minutes were interesting). The listing of the base crew was overlong and repetitive. Every time ‘The Flood’ were mentioned I thought of the game ‘Halo’ – it was like another series/genre trying to use the word ‘Cyberman’ to mean something other than the Dr Who enemy. There was a scene that was such a straight lift from ’28 Days Later’ it felt like plagiarism. My biggest concern, though is that, between them, RTD/SM might think that they have a ‘formula for scariness’ which is to take some mundane/natural habit and ‘load it with fright’. It worked brilliantly in ‘Blink’, was a little tired when counting shadows in ‘Silence in the Library’ and, truly, felt rather stale, particularly in the compressed single episode by the time we were told not to touch a single drop of water in ‘Waters of Mars’. Christmas afternoon could be spent with a twist on the ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway’ game ‘Party Quirks’ where the Doctor would guess the alien threat from guests’ behaviour (we could imagine ‘Don’t move’, ‘Don’t Speak’ and the devastatingly recursive ,,, ‘Don’t watch BBC Sci Fi’ …

  • Davros lives!

    November 15th, 2009 - 11:58pm

    not long to go now

  • Simon

    November 15th, 2009 - 4:39pm

    This is so exciting, can’t wait

  • Edward

    November 15th, 2009 - 4:23pm

    it wont be on in the US till december 19th

  • louis bowles

    November 15th, 2009 - 4:01pm

    its on 2night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • james

    November 15th, 2009 - 1:28pm

    wat about in the US?

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