Who knows upon what soil they fed, The song that plays on the shuttle's entertainment system is "Do It, Do It Again", by Raffaella Carrà. Midnight ... Jethro Cane: Colin Morgan: Driver Joe: … He is unrelated to the director of the episode, Alice Troughton. The Guardian's TV reviewer Sam Wollaston described the episode as "great... it's tense and claustrophobic, and gnaws away at you." [18], IGN's Travis Fickett rated the episode 8.6 out of 10, commenting that it was "a nice change of pace" from the more complex and emotional two-parter that preceded it. y/o son, JETHRO, bit of a Goth, sullen, moping. Jethro Cane was the son of Val and Biff Cane. It had been intended to air as the fiftieth episode of the new series, but plotting similarities between Forest of the Dead and Turn Left forced Davies to … Appearance: These are all references to the series 4 story arc. 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"Midnight" is the tenth episode of the fourth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The hostess pulls herself and Sky out of the cabin and into the radiation, sacrificing herself to save the Doctor. During the Crusader Tours to the Sapphire Waterfall, a tour bus had apparently broken down. Soon the passengers begin to panic when one of them is possessed. Mother: – Donna and the Doctor tempt fate. Menu. He goes alone as he is unable to convince Donna to leave the comfort of the local spa. [17] The Times's reviewer Andrew Billen noted that Davies had chosen to forgo special effects and chases in favour of dialogue, but that it "felt too much of a writing exercise to be really scary" and was an example of how the 2008 series "fails as often as it succeeds". [20] Sam McPherson of Zap2it listed it as the third-best Tenth Doctor episode. Leaving Donna behind to relax, The Doctor takes off on a trip across the mysterious planet Midnight, he's joined by fellow travellers including Professor Hobbs and his assistant Dee Dee, sultry Mrs Sylvestry, Mr and Mrs Kane, and their son Jethro. Mid-route, the shuttle unexpectedly stops; the Doctor joins Driver Joe and Mechanic Claude in the cockpit and see all systems appear operational but they are simply not moving. As the Doctor converses with Sky, she starts saying things before the Doctor repeats them, making the other passengers believe the entity has moved on to possess the Doctor. [14] The episode received an Appreciation Index score of 86 (considered Excellent). The Doctor also mentions the Medusa Cascade, and Rose Tyler appears briefly on a television screen. ... wear the slippers!" The episode is principally set on board a small touring vehicle, which stops in the middle of a tour on the hostile surface of the planet Midnight and has its cockpit destroyed with its driver and mechanic. Sky attempts to convince the passengers she is back to normal, and that they must throw the Doctor off the shuttle. The Doctor returns him to Camelot where Jethro slowly adjusts to Merlin's life. At the front-right: SKY SILVESTRY, 40s, a businesswoman, in a suit. Donna relaxes at the hotel while the Doctor goes on a little sightseeing tour to a waterfall made entirely of sapphires. Ryan had a supporting role in the Davies created series Bob & Rose (starring Lesley Sharp), and Davies had previously written an episode of Linda Green which Ryan starred in.[11]. Yes, I can't help it. “Bye, Doctor,” Jethro replied, “bye…” “Donna.” “Bye, Donna.” The shuttle passengers are left to sit in silence until their rescue arrives, shaken over the events and shamefully realising that none of them thought to ask the name of the hostess. HOBBES + SKY: It has to be said, you do seem to have a certain glee. As part of a well-deserved holiday, the Doctor takes a tour on a planet called Midnight. Jethro Cane Dee Dee mentions the lost moon of Poosh. The Doctor takes a shuttle tour to visit a waterfall made of sapphires. [13], "Midnight" was watched by 8.05 million viewers, a 38% share of the total television audience, making it the fifth most-watched programme of the week. [21], The episode has gone on to be adapted into a stage play. The Midnight entity isn't meant to be figured out, and doesn't fit into some grand scheme of the universe of Doctor Who. The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble go to the leisure planet of Midnight for a simple, relaxing holiday. Little does he know that something is knocking on the walls, although the planet shouldn't be inhabited. Rose appears along with the missing planets, including Poosh, in the two-part season finale "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End". For this reason Stephen James Walker has described this episode in his book Monsters Within as being "companion-lite".[1]. For Jethro it had been three years since that thing reared it's ugly head on planet Midnight. “Good luck, Jethro,” he said, patting Jethro on the shoulder. https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Jethro_Cane?oldid=3018561. David Troughton, cast here as Professor Hobbes, was a late replacement for Sam Kelly, who broke his leg and had to withdraw from the production. Val Cane [6] Troughton joined the rest of the cast in Cardiff with just two days notice. The delay in Sky's repetition becomes shorter, and soon she is speaking simultaneously with all of them, but after a while they realise she is now repeating only what the Doctor says. The episode placed much more emphasis on the role of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor than in the rest of the fourth series, with the Doctor's companion, Donna Noble (played by Catherine Tate) playing only a minimal role. At first, Jethro took an almost childish delight in the shuttle bus breaking down and then in making the possessed Sky Silvestry repeat "666". Joe calls in for a rescue shuttle, but it will take some time to arrive. Human Jethro was on holiday with his parents to see the planet Midnight but it all went wrong as an entity attacked the shuttle bus and the knocking on the walls began. Tenth Doctor; Donna Noble; Jethro Cane; my favorite emo; Episode: s04e10 Midnight; Summary “Come on,” Donna says, gently nudging the Doctor forward with a hand on his back, “Let’s get back to the TARDIS, yeah?” The Doctor hummed in agreement. Even the closed-captioning calls attention to this one. The planet Midnight. Midnight was set to be episode 8 of season 4 with Doctor Who: Silence in the Library (2008) and Doctor Who: Forest of the Dead (2008) following it. Jethro's memories as Merlin were completely suppressed until now. It was first broadcast on BBC One on 14 June 2008. Jethro Cane was the son of Val and Biff Cane. Movies. When Mr Cane and the Tenth Doctor knocked a differen… The Doctor finds Jethro watching the sunlight, and they have a conversation which is not the slightest bit illuminating. [19] In 2010, Matt Wales listed "Midnight" as the second-best Tennant episode of the series in an IGN article. Dee Dee tells the Doctor that she has written a paper on the lost moon of Poosh. Daniel Ryan (Biff Kane) had announced in a 2006 interview that he was going to ask Russell T Davies for a role in Doctor Who, as he wanted his children to see him acting on television in a programme that was not inaccessible. It's just a thought experiment, a plot device, a gothic kind of horror that - ironically - sort of draws inspiration from HP Lovecraft in it's inception and placement within the world. While looking out a window, the on-board trainee mechanic, Claude, noticed a shadow among the diamonds that was moving in the distance, "running" towards them. DOCTOR + SKY: All right, I'm interested. Doctor Who Midnight Scene 7. Doctor Who Midnight Scene 7. Search. Dee Dee Blasco quotes, and the Doctor references, Christina Rossetti's poem "Goblin Market," excerpting the famous lines: "We must not look at goblin men, Colin Morgan, who plays Jethro, previously appeared with Catherine Tate in her 2007 Christmas special. Skip navigation Sign in. Midnight was the fiftieth episode of the revived Doctor Who to enter production. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. When the shuttle is rocked violently, the hostess goes to check in with Joe and Claude, only to find the cockpit has been ripped from the shuttle. The Doctor and other passengers see Sky behaving oddly, repeating what they are saying, frightening the passengers who think she has become possessed by whatever was outside, but the Doctor is intrigued. He deduces that the entity from outside may be trying to communicate to them through Sky as it learns vocal communications, and tries to reason with it, against the other passengers' fears. “I got away when they were arguing with an employee.” The Doctor huffed out a tired breath of laughter. Donna speaks to the Doctor upon his return, where he reveals that he will inform the company about the entity so they will remove their presence from the planet and let Midnight keep turning around its lethal star in silence once more. ... a minute-by-minute teaser guide to Midnight. It was first broadcast on BBC One on 14 June 2008. Following the beginning of the passengers' paranoia, the entity knocked twice around the bus to get everyone's attention. 0 min. Strong, but quiet, alone, withdrawn. "[16] William Gallagher of Radio Times was generally positive about the episode, but he said he would have "liked just a beat more, just a tiny further step before the resolution; can't even tell you what was missing but I needed one more stage in the journey". The staff are made of 2 drivers and a hostess. Jul 31, 2017 - Colin Morgan as Jethro - Doctor Who - S04E10 Midnight For Merlin it had been two thousand years. When the shuttle bus stopped suddenly and the Midnight entity attacked Sky Silvestry, possessing her, the couple became frightened and wanted to throw her out. Image of Jethro (Doctor Who Midnight) for fans of The Adventures of Space Emo 7941498 The Doctor asks Joe to briefly open the cockpit radiation shielding to see what may be causing the problem, and before they are forced to close them again, Claude claims to have seen something moving outside. Morgan was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. When a mysterious entityinfiltrates the shuttle bus, no one is to be trusted. [6] Now known for his stage work with the RSC as well as television, he is the son of Patrick Troughton, who portrayed the Second Doctor. Despite this, Jethro showed more intelligence and was more open-minded than the rest of the passengers, something the Doctor liked about him. He gained a National Diploma in Performing Arts at Belfast Institute of Further & Higher Education in 2004 and graduated from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2007. However, life with the Doctor can never be that simple, and things go horribly wrong for the Doctor when he decides to go off on a bus trip to see the Sapphire Waterfall, starting with the bus shutting down. Jethro frowned, annoyance glinting in his eyes. BBC One - Doctor Who, Series 4, Midnight, Midnight - Biff, Jethro and the Doctor Series 4, Midnight Midnight The Doctor is trapped on the planet Midnight, and the knocking on the wall begins... 1/18 Had the episode been originally where it had been placed it would have been the 50th episode of the revived series. He praised the fact that all the action happened in one confined space with an unseen enemy, saying "this is psychological drama rather than full-blown horror; creepy-unknown scary, not special-effect-monster scary. When the Doctor knocks on the door, and the creature knocks back, count the number of knocks. He has had long association with the series since the 1960s, appearing as an uncredited extra in the Second Doctor serial The Enemy of the World,[7] as Private Moor in the Second Doctor serial The War Games,[8] and as King Peladon in the Third Doctor serial The Curse of Peladon. The Doctor is trapped on the planet Midnight, and the knocking on the wall begins... 10 months left to watch. He thought the most successful aspect of the episode was the creature and praised the fact that it was "tightly written" and allowed the viewer to get to know the different passengers. Episode guide, trailer, review, preview, cast list and where to stream it on demand, on catch up and download. This is for entertainment purposes only. "Doctor Who" Midnight (TV Episode 2008) Colin Morgan as Jethro. Species: [15], The episode received a number of reviews in British national newspapers. When the family was on a tour bus on the planet Midnight, the electrics failed.She and her husband told the Tenth Doctor about their holidays.. This led him to eventually help the other passengers in their attempt to throw the Tenth Doctor from the shuttle rather than continuing to defend him as he had done before. Though he was a typical rebellious teenager, taking pleasure in irritating his mother, he tended to back down in response to his parents' constant criticism. Merlin/Arthur implied, Doctor/Master and Doctor/Rose implied. They find seats in the back half, right hand side. A review of the Doctor Who episode 'Midnight,' written by Russell T Davies and starring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. [9][10] He has appeared in the Doctor Who audio dramas Cuddlesome, The Judgement of Isskar, The Destroyer of Delights, and The Chaos Pool. The knocking seems to follow their movements, but soon comes from the same side of the shuttle where one passenger, Sky, is cowering. JETHRO + SKY: The thing is though, Doctor, you've been loving this. The Tenth Doctor and Donna visit the resort planet Midnight, the surface of which is bathed in lethal radiation from its star. JETHRO + SKY: No, but ever since all the trouble started, you've been loving it. DOCTOR + SKY: Oh, Jethro, not you. [22] It received a mixed reception with one reviewer saying that it was "Probably only of interest to really hardcore Whovians". Colin Morgan Biff Cane "Doctor Who" Midnight (TV Episode 2008) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The unseen assailant is depicted only through sound effects and its possession of one of the vehicle's passengers, Sky Silvestry (Lesley Sharp), who repeats the words of the other passengers on board. Jethro was on holiday with his parents to see the planet Midnight but it all went wrong as an entity attacked the shuttle bus and the knocking on the walls began. 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