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The Woman Who Fell to Earth 

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In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O'Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from ... See full summary »

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Jamie Childs

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Chris Chibnall
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Episode complete credited cast:
Jodie Whittaker ... The Doctor
Bradley Walsh ... Graham O'Brien
Tosin Cole ... Ryan Sinclair
Mandip Gill ... Yasmin Khan
Sharon D. Clarke ... Grace O'Brien (as Sharon D Clarke)
Samuel Oatley ... Tim Shaw
Jonny Dixon ... Karl
Amit Shah ... Rahul
Asha Kingsley Asha Kingsley ... Sonia
Janine Mellor Janine Mellor ... Janey
Asif Khan ... Ramesh Sundur
James Thackeray James Thackeray ... Andy
Philip Abiodun Philip Abiodun ... Dean
Stephen MacKenna ... Dennis
Everal Walsh Everal Walsh ... Gabriel (as Everal A Walsh)
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In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O'Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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The alien bombs that melt all the body's DNA have real-world analogs. Very high doses of gamma radiation or the chemotherapy agent doxorubicin will also irreversibly damage DNA. Destroying angel/death cap mushrooms, which contain amatoxin, will effectively neutralize DNA too. This toxin prevents messenger RNA from being synthesized, rendering all the DNA in the body useless.

In each case, the person will have a latent period of several hours with no symptoms, then the fastest replicating cells will die (stomach lining and bone marrow), then they will have systemic infections and organ failure, followed by death. See more »

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(Around 48 minutes) Tim Shaw is standing behind Karl when he takes one step towards the Doctor but in the long shot he is much further in front of Karl than one step could have taken him. See more »

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Ryan Sinclair: So today I want to talk about the greatest woman I've ever met. Smart, funny, caring, special, proper special... Where do I start? Okay, I've mentioned this on here before, I'm pretty much not an idiot. I'm actually a capable guy, considering. But I'm 19, and 'cause of the thing I told you about before, I can't yet ride a bike.
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There are no opening titles or credits of any kind. All credits are seen only at the end, and the title "Doctor Who" is not displayed at all. See more »

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New broom, fresh feel, underwhelming story.
7 October 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I was one of the fans that was a little concerned by this series, not because of the female lead, just because of the new cast, writers production, time slot etc.

When Moffat took over from Davies there was change, but it wasn't drastic, this felt like a whole new show, everything felt very different, good for some, bad for others.

This one was very much an introductory episode, personally I didn't really care for the story, felt a bit more like a Torchwood plot, then a Dr Who episode, but it was decent, just a bit dour.

Production values, filming, music etc were very good. The main question was Jodie Whittaker any good? I enjoyed her performance, she was energetic and charismatic, I think with better material she will sparkle. Her introduction felt seemless, the radical change into a woman seemed almost not to matter. No real time yet for Bradley and his fellow new companions to shine through yet.

Overall it was pretty good, but I feel very optimistic. 7/10


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