42 ★★★★

Michelle Collins plays a space captain in Chris Chibnall's edgy thriller set in real time


Story 184
Series 3 – Episode 7


First UK transmission
Saturday 19 May 2007

The Doctor – David Tennant
Martha Jones – Freema Agyeman

Writer Chris Chibnall
Director Graeme Harper


Swallow the dubious astrophysics and Michelle Collins as a spaceship captain, and this makes for tense sci-fi, told almost in real time, as the Doctor has 42 minutes to stop SS Pentallian plunging into a star. There’s gorgeous CGI and David Tennant endures agonies, possessed by the living sun. “Burn with me!”