This was in my honest to god opinion,
one of modern televisions finest hours.
it was engaging from start to the dramatic finish, the Music was superb, the effects went all-out..
and the ensemble cast? FANTASTIC! this episode worked in every conceivable way, and only raised the bar for my expectations out of this series.
Freena's performance as Martha has elevated yet again, the way she squeaked her excitement at the Doctor's coming through was reminiscent of the moment in "the satan pit" when Rose reacted similarly in the rocket ship after hearing the Doctor's voice.
I also love how they actually spent a good deal of time allowing us,the viewers, to hear the Doctor tell Martha what happened to his people.
we already heard this before, but kudo's to Russel t Davies for letting us have that moment and Martha's face as he told that story, spoke volumes of empathy.
What a Great episode. i don't expect a winner every time with this series, but so far...
so great. now if only they can bring in a 3rd Romana..that would rock.
who played the hymn the old rugged coss in the episode gridlock??