For context, very few are excellent enough to merit a 5.0 in our minds, and we'd take a 0.0 Doctor Who story over a lot of other, non-Whovian stuff out there. Later in the fourth series of Doctor Who (2008), Martha returns for a three-episode arc beginning with the two-part story, "The Sontaran Stratagem" and "The Poison Sky", and ending with "The Doctor's Daughter",[8] in which she meets The Doctor's new companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate); in the first episode, a more assertive and engaged Martha summons The Doctor to Earth to help uncover a plot by the Sontarans. "[41] As a black time traveller, the series' writers have used the character's presence as a means of injecting social commentary, tackling social issues such as racism in both bygone eras as well as the present day. [13], Aside from television appearances, the character of Martha also appears in Doctor Who novels and comic books, some of which are ambiguous in terms of their canonicity in relationship to the television series. [citation needed], To ensure that Noel Clarke and Shaun Dingwall (Mickey Smith and Pete Tyler, respectively) were available for filming, the story was filmed in the season's third production block along with "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel". Meanwhile, Rose, masquerading as a Torchwood employee, slips out of the TARDIS, and gains access to the sphere chamber, where she finds Mickey, also disguised as Torchwood staff. "Smith and Jones" is the first episode of the third series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. In response, Davies created the character of Lois Habiba, played by Cush Jumbo, to be a "kind of a Martha figure", one with added innocence who is out of her depth. The episode is set in London, some time after the events of the 2006 episode "Love & Monsters". Whereas in The Simpsons, Lisa is the character most identified with knowledge and worldliness, in Doctor Who that character is the Doctor. [citation needed]. Martha has been described in newspaper reports as the "first ethnic-minority companion in the 43-year television history of Doctor Who". Having faced the end of the world single-handedly during her time with The Doctor, Martha is recognised for her skills both in the field and in medicine. In the episode "The Shakespeare Code", Martha wonders if she is safe in an era before emancipation, but the Doctor is unconcerned. At a Torchwood party, Yvonne Hartman told Adeola that Pippa always arrived fashionably late. It sees the debut of Freema Agyeman as medical student Martha Jones. [12] In lieu of Martha, the character of Lois Habiba (Cush Jumbo) was created. When the hospital she works at is teleported to the Moon, medical student Martha helps save the day alongside an alien time traveller known only as The Doctor (David Tennant). [39] In 2009, Martha was listed among the top 20 Black Sci-Fi Icons by Entertainment Weekly. The Simpsons (Channel 4) and Doctor Who (BBC)." ROSE: Fifteen B, eight seconds. When the amnesiac Doctor falls in love in the two-part story "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood", a pained Martha claims "You had to go and fall in love with a human... and it wasn't me". Hold it against the port, eight seconds and stop. Martha Jones is introduced in the third series (2007) of Doctor Who, first appearing in the episode "Smith and Jones". "(In)visible To thank her for her help, The Doctor invites her to join him for a supposed single trip in his time machine the TARDIS,[2] but later accepts her as his full-time "companion", admitting that she was "never just a passenger",[3] and he even gives her the key to the TARDIS in the episode, "42". This episode guest-stars Freema Agyeman as Adeola, who went on to … Martha was also intended to make guest appearances in the 2009 series of Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, but could not due to the actress's other work commitments.[1]. [15] When asked about canonicity, IDW executive editor Chris Ryall dodged the issue by saying all the comics are "blessed" by Russell T Davies but it is up to the individual how canonical each story is. Yvonne also reveals to the Doctor that his encounter with Queen Victoria made him an enemy of the state and was the catalyst for the creation of Torchwood. In spite of their differences, however, many commonalities were brought to light by the research. Filming for the story started on 2 November 2005 on location in Kennington, but this story did not become the primary focus of the production crew until 29 November, when filming began on the scenes in and around the sphere chamber. With David Tennant, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke. Throughout Doctor Who series three, Martha pined for the Doctor's affection. Doctor: 'How long you going to stay with me?' 'Army of Ghosts' and 'Doomsday' will forever be remembered as Rose's swansong. [39], Other episodes such as "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood", set in 1913, depict the racism of an earlier era (Edwardian era). He meets Martha, a medical student who has a very complicated family. [20], After its initial airing, the episode was released on DVD with "Fear Her" and "Doomsday" on 25 September 2006. [14], To keep the appearance of the Daleks secret, the final scene was removed from all preview tapes and replaced with a title card reading "final scene withheld until transmission", including the copy given to the Doctor Who microsite's "fear forecast" team. Drawing from her creator's pool of recurring names, Martha and her family share the last name "Jones" with many other Russell T Davies-penned characters. For example, she becomes the first character to use light swear words when she exclaims "We're on the bloody moon!" Prev Next BBC One. [27] Martha's status as "first black companion" depends on whether Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke) is considered a companion in the 2006 series. As a black time traveller, the character of Martha allows Doctor Who to explore historical issues concerning race. Here's what we think of N026 Army of Ghosts. Army of Ghosts é o décimo segundo episódio da segunda temporada da série nova de Doctor Who. Geoffrey Palmer as Masters in ‘Doctor Who and the Silurians’, as the Administrator in ‘The Mutants’ and as Hardaker in ‘Voyage of the Damned’ Trevor Laird as Frax in ‘Mindwarp’ and as Martha’s dad in Season 3 Agyeman is credited as portraying Martha Smith-Jones. The power relationship this affords the Doctor and Martha is challenged, in Martha's favour, for the first time in "42", when an alien possession leaves the Doctor "scared"; according to Agyeman, Martha "has to take control". In "Human Nature", in addition to the racist jibes of private school boys, "we bear witness to how things have changed, when a white nurse refuses to believe that Martha is a medical student in the future, saying, "Women might train to be doctors, but hardly a skivvy and hardly one of your colour. [15], The episode was watched by 8.19 million viewers, and was the seventh most watched programme of the week, behind four World Cup games and two episodes of Coronation Street. Following the airdate of "Last of the Time Lords", the BBC announced that the character would return to screens in three episodes of Torchwood Series 2, before rejoining David Tennant's Tenth Doctor alongside new companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) for five episodes in the fourth series of Doctor Who. Watts, presumed killed in 1989, had returned to the soap in 2003,[11] before being killed a second time in 2005 after being written out of the show. [40], This article is about the fictional character. Together they fight rhino people, (Sorry, Jadoon) kiss (Make genetic transfers) and save the entire hospital from a crazy Plasmavore and in the end, Martha ends up running away with this strange “John Smith” If you don’t … [1] It was an arc word used through the majority of the second series,[2] starting with the series one episode "Bad Wolf".[3]. The Guardian commented that the episode was "Who back at its best" while The People complimented the humour of the scene of the Doctor channel surfing. We saw Martha once again in “Smith and Jones”, where the Doctor is hidden in a hospital, knowing that something is up. The two-part finale comprising "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday" was originally going to take place in Cardiff on the time rift which was the focus of the episodes "The Unquiet Dead" and "Boom Town". John Barrowman noted that in many ways Martha entered Torchwood as their superior as being employed with UNIT placed her in a higher authority. Humans have come to accept them and believe that they are the manifestations of loved ones. An advance guard of Cybermen subvert and manipulate three employees into initiating an unscheduled ghost shift to forcibly open the breach, causing millions of ghosts to appear across the globe before they materialise into their true form, the Cybermen. Agyeman had previously appeared as Martha's cousin Adeola in the 2006 episode "Army of Ghosts". Through questionnaires, researchers for The UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering Technology asked Key Stage 3, KS4 and KS5-age students to "identify three of their favourite television programmes and to try and recall, and describe, a television programme they had watched that was about science or included a scientist." Witnesses: Drawing on young people’s media literacy skills to explore gendered representations of science, technology, The character also appears in the Battles in Time series of comic books periodically. (AUDIO: New Girl) She was finding a place to make a romantic liaison with a co-worker named Gareth Evans when she was seized and cyber-converted by Cybermen who had slipped through the Void through a breach in space-time. 56 of 56 found this interesting. "Army of Ghosts" is the twelfth and penultimate episode in the second series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who which was first broadcast on BBC One on 1 July 2006. [27] As with her predecessor Rose, Martha is from London; Brett Mills from the University of East Anglia presumes this is because characters from the capital of the country are "therefore relatable to all British people" because they are seen as "neutral".[28]. [22], "Walesarts, Coal Exchange and Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay", "Et in Arcadia Ego: Army of Ghosts recap", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Army_of_Ghosts&oldid=996131758, Television shows written by Russell T Davies, Television episodes about parallel universes, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 December 2020, at 18:43. [4][5][6] The Cybermen breaking through plastic sheets is a recurring theme throughout Cybermen appearances, in particular, The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967), The Invasion (1968) and Earthshock (1982). According to the character's creator and executive producer Russell T Davies in his non-fiction book Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale, the character was developed from the beginning with the intention of appearing for a whole of the 2007 series, and to later make guest appearances in subsequent series and crossover appearances in the show's two spin-offs; Martha subsequently made guest appearances in Torchwood series two and in Doctor Who series four in 2008 and special episode "The End of Time" in 2010. Martha Jones - Wikipedia The episode … [9][10] In facing Davros, Martha threatens to set off nuclear warheads which will destroy the Earth in order to spare human suffering and curtail his plans, but is stopped by The Doctor. When Martha next appears in Torchwood, as a UNIT officer and qualified M.D., "the audience has been able to follow Martha’s career and watch her gain in both expertise and confidence." She's still very much in Martha's life".[35]. Episode Guide for the 2008 series of Doctor Who. Martha Jones is a fictional character played by Freema Agyeman in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who and its spin-off series, Torchwood. Martha returns again for the final two episodes of the series, "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End", where she has been promoted to a U.S. division of UNIT and is working on a top secret teleportation project based on Sontaran technology. Director Euros Lyn comments that the production team had intended for Agyeman and Clarke to join Torchwood for its third series, but their careers led them elsewhere. The Doctor also appears to disapprove over the situation until Martha defends her intentions, reminding the Doctor that she herself does not carry a gun, and stating that she is trying to make UNIT "better" from the inside. Freema Agyeman told the school publication The Newspaper that Martha is older and more secure than Rose. [26] She does not have an ex-boyfriend, but writer Russell T Davies has stated that she is not a lesbian, as had been rumoured in some quarters. At the end of the episode, he calls her his "Dark Lady", the name given to the woman the real Shakespeare referred to in a number of Shakespeare's sonnets;[nb 1] by implication, Martha is the Dark Lady. [7][8][9][10] The concept of a CyberKing, mentioned by Mickey, would eventually come to pass in "The Next Doctor" (2008). Totaling the episode count of both programs together, including the 1996 Doctor Who television movie and "The Christmas Invasion" holiday special, it is the 722nd episode in the entire Doctor Who franchise. Doctor Who - Season 2: Army Of Ghosts - The Cybermen have invaded Earth, but the Doctor and Torchwood confront a greater threat. Set between the events of the 2008 series of Torchwood but prior to the Doctor Who finale that year, Martha recruits Jack, Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) on Torchwood's first international adventure, as part of Radio 4's special celebration of the Large Hadron Collider being switched on at CERN in Geneva. 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