Doctor Who TV Series 4 Story 200 Planet of the Dead Special Easter 2009

Planet of the Dead is the second of the Doctor Who 2008-2010 specials, that was broadcast on 11 April 2009, hence the Easter special. It’s the first episode to be filmed in high definition, after a positive reaction to the visual quality of spin-off series Torchwood and the financial viability of HDTV convinced the production to switch to HD.

David Tennant is joined by actress Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), who plays Lady Christina de Souza, a one-off companion to the Doctor. Christina flees the police from a museum robbery by boarding a bus that accidentally travels from London to the desert planet of San Helios (episode shot in Dubai), trapping her, the Doctor, and several passengers on board the damaged vehicle. After the bus driver dies, the Unified Intelligence Taskforce, headed by Captain Erisa Magambo (Noma Dumezweni) and scientific advisor Malcolm Taylor (Lee Evans), attempt to return the bus while preventing a race of metallic stingray aliens from posing a threat to Earth. At the end of the episode, one of the passengers delivers a warning to the Doctor which foreshadows the remaining three specials…


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