Clearly, setting a story within
established continuity and actually contradicting it
means that the resolution has to put things back exactly
as they were. The release of CO's Reaper was a very
convenient and established way of ensuring that would
happen. This episode gives us the chance to revisit that
last moment of Doomsday as the Doctor and Rose are
forced apart again for the good of the universe- except
this time the Doctor takes the opportunity to say what
he needed to say- not that either of them will remember.
The scenes in the lab were shot in
October. The end scene with the Master arriving on Earth
was shot on 30 Nov. The street scenes with the Reapers
and the sewer scenes were shot
much later on April 10th.
The opening of the TARDIS console is
taken from The Parting of the Ways where Rose absorbs
the Time Vortex. The Doctor mentions in Utopia that if a
Time Lord did that he'd become a vengeful god. The
opportunity to have the Master/ Sec try it was too hard
The final scene where the
Master lands is intended to follow Utopia where the
Master becomes Harold Saxon.
From next month we return to
comic strip style stories. The trailer includes images
from several stories that have been made and hints at
some to come- most notably adventures that we have
planned for the three upcoming classic Doctors. The
quotes from each Doctor are from the PC game Destiny of
the Doctors. I'm not that happy with the Davison quote
but it's the best I could find.