Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
Written by: Chris Chibnall
Directed by: Saul Metzstein
Guest stars: Rupert Graves (Riddell), Mark Williams (Brian Williams) and David Bradley (Solomon)
"Enjoy your bounty."
There's a giant spacecraft plunging to Earth and all humanity is imperilled. But this is no ordinary space craft - for a start it's ancient. How ancient? The clue is in the cargo. After 65 and a half million years of extinction, the dinosaurs are coming back. All at once. In a spaceship!
In the race against time to save not just the human race but the last of the dinosaurs, the Doctor and the Ponds are forced to recruit a crack team: Queen Nefertiti, big-game hunter John Riddell - and Rory's dad!
I pitched this story to Chris Chibnall just as a title, and sat back, hoping he'd be impressed. He looked out the window for a bit and asked, "Could the Doctor ride a triceratops?"
Some people are never satisfied...
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