A Biography of the Doctor

The Tenth Doctor

Series Three

THE RUNAWAY BRIDE

A woman appears in the TARDIS, wearing a wedding dress. After she behaves obnoxiously, the Doctor tries to take her back to the church from which she had vanished. It arrives in the wrong part of London. The Doctor and Donna attempt to get to the church in a taxi, but cannot as they haven't got any money. The Doctor gets some from a cash machine using his sonic screwdriver. He turns round to see Donna get into a taxi driven by one of the PILOT FISH. He then pursues the taxi in the TARDIS, using it to fly over the road, and rescuing her. The Doctor gives Donna a Bio Damper, to stop the pilot fish from tracking her.

The Doctor and Donna, having missed the wedding, turn up at the reception, which is full swing despite the wedding not having happened. Watching the recording of the ceremony, the Doctor realises that Donna was covered in Huon particles when she disappeared - she was drawn to the TARDIS by the Huon particles within the TARDIS. He then realises that the pilot fish can detect her from the Huon particles, just before they arrive and attack. The Doctor uses the PA system to amplify the sonic screwdriver, destroying the pilot fish.

The Doctor takes Donna and her fiance Lance to their employer HC Clements, which is owned by Torchwood. They discover an underground tunnel, which leads to a Torchwood base under the Thames flood barrier. He discovers that the base has been manufacturing Huon particles, which the Time Lords destroyed long ago. Huon particles can only thrive inside a living being, and Donna was clearly some kind of test subject.

Just after this discovery, the person now running the base reveals another section, which includes a hole bored down to the centre of the Earth. The Doctor then demands that the person reveal themselves, rather than talk "over the intercom". When the person running the base teleports to the Torchwood base, she is revealed to be a Racnoss - a spider-like species which the Gallifreyans destroyed billions of years ago. It turns out that Lance was in league with her, and had been feeding Donna the particles ever since she started work six months ago. He was only marrying her to ensure that she stayed around.

The Doctor and Donna escape by triggering the reverse effect to the one that pulled her into the TARDIS, causing the TARDIS to materialise around them. They then go back to the time the Earth was formed, and see that the first rock that began the process was a Racnoss spaceship - and the Racnoss is clearly trying to revive them. The TARDIS then returns to the present day, where Donna is kidnapped - the Racnoss need the Huon particles in her body to open their spaceship. She imprisons both Donna and Lance (whom she has dosed with Huon particles while Donna was away) above the hole.

The Racnoss then releases the particles from Donna and Lance down into the hole. She then releases Lance, to feed the hungry Racnoss who will be awakening. The Doctor arrives in time to save Donna, and gives the Racnoss the option of being taken to a planet where they will be able to co-exist. The Racnoss refuses, so the Doctor floods the base, drowning her and the Racnoss who are climbing up the shaft.

The Doctor takes Donna back home. He offers her the chance to travel in the TARDIS, but she declines as she couldn't live her life in the way the Doctor does.

(This follows on from the final scene of Doomsday)

SMITH AND JONES

Doctor books himself into hospital with addominal pains to investigate some plasma coils around the hospital.

The hospital is transported to the moon. The Doctor asks medical student Martha Jones if she'd like to help him investigate by going onto the balcony. They discover that there is a forcefield just outside, holding the air in. Just after they discover this, three massive spacecraft land nearby. Large numbers of aliens walk out of the ships and the Doctor recognises them as Judoon - a thuggish species who serve as police-for-hire. He and Martha observe them as they walk through the forcefield, into reception, and start checking that the occupants of the hospital are human, using a marker pen on the hands of those who pass the test. He realises that they are looking for something that's non-human.

The Doctor investigates the hospital's computer systems for a clue about who they might be looking for, only to discover that all the records have been wiped. Whilst he is doing this, Martha goes to ask the consultant, Mr Stoker, the same question. She discovers that one of the "patients" has killed him and drunk his blood. Martha and the Doctor are then chased by her assistant, a faceless figure in leathers and a motorbike helmet. They take refuge in the X-Ray room, and the Doctor rigs the X-Ray machine to kill him. The creature is a slab, a manufactured slave creature. The Doctor then deduces that the creature the Judoon are looking for is a shapeshifter, who took Mr Stoker's blood to mimic human biology. They try to find her, but run into the Judoon, who identify the Doctor as not human.

The Doctor then realises that the creature, actually a plasmavore, has made for the MRI scanner, planning to turn it into a weapon, and follows her there. Before doing so, he kisses Martha, imparting some of his genetic material into her in the process to enable her to slow down the Judoon. He blunders into the room, pretending to be stupid, and cleverly cons the plasmavore into draining his blood, making him appear dead and her appear alien. The Judoon burst in, and conclude that their prey is dead until Martha convinces them that the plasmavore is an alien. With the MRI machinery appearing to go into override, Martha attempts to resuscitate the Doctor. He revives, and shuts down the machinery before it can harm anybody. The Judoon then reverse the effect that transported the hospital to the moon.

Later that night, the Doctor appears outside Martha's brother's 21st birthday party. He offers her a trip into space, and when she mentions her life, he mentions that he also travels in time, and then pops back to the morning, slightly before he met her, to prove the point. Martha then agrees to come with him, for just a single trip.

(The Doctor mentions Rose as a recent travelling companion)

THE SHAKESPEARE CODE

The Doctor takes Martha back to 1599. He takes her to the Globe Theatre, and they watch a performance of Love's Labours Lost. At the end of the play, Shakespeare appears onstage and announces that the sequel - Love's Labours Won - will be performed for the first time the following night. Intrigued by the fact that Love's Labours Lost was one of Shakespeare's lost plays, the Doctor decides not to take Martha straight back home, and instead takes her to meet Shakespeare.

When they arrive at the inn and befriend Shakespeare when Lynley, the Master of the Revels, bursts in. Lynley insists that he be given a copy of the play in order to approve it. Shakespeare still hasn't finished it, and so refuses to give it to him before morning. Lynley storms back to his office to issue a banning order, but he suddenly dies - he has been drowned and his heart has failed, even though he is on dry land. They stay in the inn and, later that night, hear a scream from Shakespeare's room. They run into the room and discover that the landlady has died of fright. Martha then spots something that looks like a witch riding away on a broomstick.

The next day, the Doctor ponders why the Globe theatre is 14-sided, and then he, Martha, and Shakespeare visit the architect - who has been locked up in the Bedlam Asylum. The Doctor questions him about the construction of the theatre, and discovers that the "witches" influenced him, and discovers where they are based. However, the "witches" discover this, and one of them transports herself to Bedlam. She kills the architect, and threatens to kill the others. The Doctor then realises who they are, and uses their psychic technology/magic against them by uttering their name - Carrionite.

The Doctor then realises that the Carrionites have written the final page of Love's Labours Won, and intend to use its performance to release the entire Carrionite race from eternal imprisonment. He sends Shakespeare to stop the performance. The Doctor and Martha go to confront the Carrionites at their base, but fail. They arrive at the globe to find that Shakespeare has failed in his task, and that the Carrionites have begun to be released. The Doctor tells Shakespeare that only he can re-imprison the Carrionites, through his mastery of words. Shakespeare does so, with a little help from the Doctor and Martha.

The next day, the Doctor and Martha take their leave of Shakespeare, who has deduced their origins. However, before they can go, Queen Elizabeth arrives, recognises the Doctor as her sworn enemy (from an adventure the Doctor has yet to experience), and the Doctor and Martha have to run back to the TARDIS to escape.

(This follows on from the end of Smith and Jones.)

GRIDLOCK

The Doctor agrees to let Martha have a trip to the future as well as to the past. She asks to go to his planet, but instead of admitting that it has been destroyed, he describes it and takes Martha to New Earth in the year 5 billion and 53. They arrive in the undercity, where they encounter traders selling moods. One customer buys some forget because her parents have gone to the motorway. Whilst the Doctor and Martha are wondering what that means, Martha is kidnapped at gunpoint. Her kidnappers take her to their car, which is stuck on a 3-dimensional motorway where it takes years to travel just a few miles. As Martha makes a third adult, they are allowed to go down to the fast lane, which they do.

The Doctor then runs to the motorway, and is ushered into a car before he chokes on the fumes. One of the drivers' friends on the communications system is a carspotter, who is able to trace what happened to the car Martha is on. The Doctor then makes his way out of the car onto the one below, and then to the one below that, until he is one lane above the fast lane. He jury rigs a breeze to blow away the exhaust fumes, and then sees that there are giant crab creatures, which he recognises as Macra, at the bottom of the motorway. They have been menacing the cars on the fast lane.

As the Doctor is trying to work out how to save Martha, the car he is in has another visitor - Novice Hame, a cat person he met the last time he was on the planet. Hame has come looking for the Doctor and teleports him to the Senate, where she explains that the undercity was sealed off to save it from a deadly virus that was sweeping the planet. She and the Face of Boe have kept things running for the last 24 years. The Doctor finds a way to open things up again and get all the traffic out. Martha's car is given a flight path to the Senate building. However, when she arrives, the Face of Boe dies, having given his last energy to the computer systems. He gives the Doctor his final message: "you are not alone". Before the Doctor leaves, Martha insists that the Doctor tells her what he meant. The Doctor then tells her about the Time War and the destruction of his planet.

(This follows on from The Shakespeare Code)

DALEKS IN MANHATTAN / EVOLUTION OF THE DALEKS

The Doctor agrees to let Martha go home "the pretty way", and the TARDIS arrives in New York on the 1st of Novemeber 1930. They find a newspaper with the headline "Hooverville Mystery Deepens". Men are going missing from Hooverville, a shanty town in Central Park. When a foreman who has gone from nothing to apparently running half of Manhattan arrives at Hooverville looking for cheap labour to clear a blockage down in the sewer, the Doctor and Martha volunteer along with two others - Solomon, a leader in Hooverville, and Frank. They discover that there is no blockage, but there is a strange lifeform dead on the sewer floor before being attacked by a group of pig men. The Doctor, Martha, and Solomon escape, but Frank is taken.

They exit the sewers to find themselves in a theatre, where the leading lady (Tallulah) in the show is wondering why her boyfriend Lazlo, a stagehand disappeared. The Doctor examines the creature he found and realises that it came from Skaro, whilst Martha watches the showgirls perform from the wings. She spies a pig person watching from the opposite wing, and tries to sneak round the back of the show to catch him, but causes the whole thing to collapse into disarray. She chases him, but ends up being caught by the pig people.

The Doctor and Tallulah hear Martha's abduction and follow into the sewers. They find Lazlo, transformed into a pig person by the Daleks (specifically the Cult of Skaro). He escaped before the process was complete, and still has his mind. He sneaks the Doctor and Tallulah to the Daleks' base in the sewers, and the Doctor joins Martha and Frank in the group of humans of "high intelligence" selected for the "final experiment". They witness a Dalek casing open and release a human-Dalek hybrid.

The Doctor helps them all to escape, and they go back to Hooverville, only to be followed by the Daleks and their pig slaves - who exterminate Solomon and agree to the Doctor's deal to take him prisoner in exchange for the lives of the inhabitants of Hooverville. He is taken to the Dalek base, where he discovers that Dalek Sec - the hybrid - plans to implant his own DNA into some captured humans, turning them into the next generation of Daleks, thus ensuring that the Daleks can both survive and evolve. Sec wants the Doctor to restore emotions to the new generation of Daleks, but this work is stopped by the other three Daleks with him, who make Sec a prisoner, whilst the Doctor manages to escape.

The Doctor makes his way to the Daleks' lift, and finds that it goes up to the top of the Empire State Building, where he discovers that the Daleks have attached parts of their casing to the antennae atop the building in order to channel energy from a burst of gamma radiation coming from the Sun. This will provide the energy to create the hybrids. He attempts to remove them, but fails. Instead he clings to the antennae as the energy hits, thus, somehow, channelling his own DNA into the new breed of hybrids.

The Doctor decides that he needs to draw the Daleks out into the open, and so returns to the theatre. The Daleks and the hybrids arrive, and the Daleks then exterminate Sec. The Doctor orders the hybrids to kill him, but they begin to question their orders, killing two of the Daleks. The other Dalek - Dalek Caan - controlling the hybrids remotely manages to kill all the hybrids before escaping via an emergency temporal shift.

(A deleted scene from Gridlock shows the Doctor offer Martha one more trip before taking her home.)

THE LAZARUS EXPERIMENT

The Doctor returns Martha home, to the morning after they left. Whilst he is saying goodbye, Martha's mother phones, telling her that her sister Tish is on the TV news. Martha switches it on, and she is with her employer - Professor Lazarus, who claims that he is going to "change what it means to be human." The Doctor leaves, only to [presumably] immediately return, asking what he meant.

The Doctor accompanies Martha to Lazarus's black tie event that night, as her plus one. He meets Martha's family, and watches as Lazarus steps inside his machine. However, the system goes into overload, and the Doctor jumps in and prevents the machine from exploding - taking the entire building with it. He and Martha speak to Lazarus, and Lazarus kisses Martha's hand. The Doctor and Martha sneak away to analyse his DNA sample. They discover that he is still mutating. They go upstairs to locate him, and discover that Lazarus' business partner Lady Thaw is dead - just a shell - and conclude that Lazarus must have done it, the process must still require large amounts of energy.

They go to find Lazarus, and discover that he has taken Tish to the roof. They arrive there and confront him just before he transforms into a monster. They escape, but the monster follows them down to the party, and kills one of the guests. The Doctor then distracts him long enough for Martha to get the rest of the guests out. Martha then rejoins him and they end up hiding from Lazarus in the his machine. The Doctor reverses the polarity so that it reflects energy, which knocks out Lazarus and returns him to his (younger) human self.

Lazarus's body is taken into an ambulance, but the Doctor realises that he's escaped. He follows him to the nearby Southwark Cathedral, followed by Martha and Tish. The girls lead Lazarus up into the bell tower, whilst the Doctor uses the sonic screwdriver to amplify the Cathedral's pipe organ, creating sound waves that destroy the mutation. Lazarus falls all the way to the ground, dying.

Following this, the Doctor and Martha return to Martha's flat, where the Doctor offers her the chance to become a permant member of the TARDIS crew, rather than a temporary passenger.

(This is when the Doctor finally returns Martha to her home.)

42

The Doctor upgrades Martha's phone to "universal roaming", and she is about to try phoning from the TARDIS when they intercept a distress signal and land on a spaceship that is 42 minutes away from crashing into a star. The ship's main controls have been deliberately sabotaged, and the ship has been locked down, making access to different areas difficult.

Martha accompanies one crew member to try to get to the auxilliary control room and restart the engines. Meanwhile, the Doctor accompanies other crew members to the medical bay, where one of the crew - the man who sabotaged the ship - is experiencing odd symptoms - his body temperature is incredibly high, and he can't open his eyes. The Doctor looks at ways of buying them more time, but the infected crew member begins killing crew members, and infects a second crew member.

Martha is briefly trapped in a jettisoned escape pod falling into the sun before the Doctor manages to save her. The Doctor becomes infected himself, but is able to explain to Martha that the crew's engines have been taking in parts of the sun, which is a sentient being and this has caused the problems. Martha manages to convey this to the crew members who have made it to the auxilliary controls, and they jettison the fuel. This allows the systems, including the failing heat shields, to all go back up but leaves them stranded.

The infected crew members had already been killed - one by freezing, the other being ejected out of an airlock, and the creature leaves the Doctor when its substance is restored to it. He and Martha leave in the TARDIS, with the remaining crew members sending out a distress signal so that they can be picked up. The Doctor then gives Martha a TARDIS key.

During these events, Martha makes three calls home to her mother, who is being watched by people associated with Mr Saxon.

(The Doctor upgrading Martha's phone suggests that this is soon after the events of The Lazarus Experiment.)

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