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Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

The Doctor learns of a giant spaceship on a collision course with 24th century Earth and assembles a "gang" to explore the ship and stop it. However, he soon learns that the ship is inhabited by dinosaurs... and a man who will stop at nothing to make a profit.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x2
Airdate: Saturday September 08th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ABC) Sep 15, 2012

Guest Stars
Mark Williams (3)Mark Williams (3)
As Brian Williams
Richard HopeRichard Hope
As Bleytal
Rupert GravesRupert Graves
As Riddell (John Riddell)
David BradleyDavid Bradley
As Solomon
Riann SteeleRiann Steele
As Queen Nefertiti
Noel ByrneNoel Byrne
As Robot 1
Rudi DharmalingamRudi Dharmalingam
As ISA Worker
David MitchellDavid Mitchell
voiced Robot 1
Robert Webb (2)Robert Webb (2)
voiced Robot 2
Main Cast
Matt Smith (3)Matt Smith (3)
As The Eleventh Doctor
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
As Amy Pond
Arthur DarvillArthur Darvill
As Rory Williams


Egypt, 1334 BC..

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Episode Notes
This week's episode uses a dinosaur skin-themed logo.

Episode Quotes
The Doctor: I'm riffing. People usually stop me when I'm riffing or carry on without me. That's also an option.

Rory: Doctor... that's my dad.
The Doctor: Well, frankly, that's outrageous.
Rory: What?
The Doctor: You think you can just bring your dad along without asking? I'm not a taxi service, you know.
Rory: You materialized around us.
The Doctor: Oh. Well, that's fine then. My mistake, then.

Brian Williams: I'm not entirely sure what's going on.
Rory: You know when Amy and I first got married and we went traveling.
Brian Williams: To Thailand.
Rory: More the entirety of space and time. In that police box.

Riddell: Not possible.
The Doctor: Run.
Amy: Doctor!
The Doctor: I know. Dinosaurs. On a spaceship!

Riddell: I could take one of them. Short blow up into the throat.
The Doctor: Or not. We just found dinosaurs. In space. We need to preserve them.
Riddell: Who's going to preserve us?

Rory: Dig with what?
Brian Williams: Ah. Well.
Rory: Did you just have that on you?
Brian Williams: Of course. What sort of man doesn't carry a trowel? Put it on your Christmas list.
Rory: Dad, I'm 31, I don't have a Christmas list anymore.
The Doctor: I do!

Brian Williams: Are those pterodactyls?
The Doctor: Yes. On any other occasion, I'd be thrilled. Exposed on a beach, less thrilled. We should be going.
Brian Williams: Where?
The Doctor: Definitely away from them.

Rory: What do we do now? There's no way back out there.
The Doctor: Through the cave, come on. (something large moves ahead) That suggestion was a work in progress.
Brian Williams: We're trapped.
The Doctor: Yes, thanks for spelling it out.
Rory: Doctor, whatever's down there is coming this way.
The Doctor: Spelling it out is hereditary, wonderful.

Queen Nefertiti: Only an idiot denies the evidence of their own eyes.
Riddell: An Egyptian queen or not, I shall put you across my knee and spank you.
Amy: Oh lord.
Queen Nefertiti: Try and I'll snap your neck in a heartbeat.
Riddell: Umm. Well, they certainly bred firecrackers in your time.
Amy: Oh, no no no. Please don't start flirting. I will not have flirting companions.

Rory: I will take you apart cog by cog and melt you down when all this is over.
Robot 1: Oh, I'm so scared! Actually, I might be. A little bit of oil just came out.

The Doctor: Piracy and then genocide.
Solomon: Very emotive words, Doctor.
The Doctor: Oh, I'm a very emotive man.

Queen Nefertiti: You and the Doctor, are you his queen?
Amy: No, no, I'm Rory's queen. Wife. Wife. I am his wife. Please don't tell him I said I was his queen. I'll never hear the end of it.
Queen Nefertiti: And the Doctor, does he have a queen?
Amy: I thought you had a husband.
Queen Nefertiti: The male equivalent of a sleeping potion.
Riddell: You clearly need a man of action and excitement. One with a very large weapon.
Amy: So, human sleeping potion or walking innuendo. Take your pick.

The Doctor: You won't get your precious cargo onboard. There'll just be you and your metal tantrum machines.
Robot 1: We do not have tantrums!
Solomon: Shut up.

The Doctor: Parallel pilot compartments, bio-configured. Needs two operators of the same gene chain. That's why Solomon couldn't change the ship's course and neither have we. What?
Brian Williams: We can. Me and Rory. We must be the same gene thingy you just said.
The Doctor: Brian Pond, you are delicious.
Brian Williams: I'm not a Pond.
The Doctor: Of course you are. Sit down, both of you, lickety-split. Ship does all the engineering. The controls are straightforward, even a monkey could use them. Oh, look, they're going to. Guys, come on, comedy gold. Where's a Silurian audience when you need one?

The Doctor: Right. Phase Two sorted. Now for Phase One.
Amy: Oh no no. Phase Two comes after Phase One.
The Doctor: Humans, you are so linear.

Riddell: Doctor. This is a two-man job. (Amy grabs a gun) What are you doing?
Amy: I'm easily worth two men. You can help too if you like.

Riddell: You know what I want more than anything?
Amy: Lessons in gender politics?
Riddell: A dinosaur tooth to take home. Dinosaurs ahead, a lady at my side, about to be blown up. Not sure I've ever been happier.
Amy: Shut up and shoot.

Cultural References
Amy: Whoa, Chuckle Brothers, lighten up, will you?

The Chuckle Brothers, Paul and Barry Elliott, are comedians who perform in their own CBBC series ChuckleVision as well as gameshows and pantomimes.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSteven Moffat  |  Caroline Skinner
ProducerMarcus Wilson
Production DesignerMichael Pickwoad
EditorTim Porter
Line ProducerDiana Barton (2)
First Assistant DirectorNick Brown (4)
Second Assistant DirectorJames Dahaviland
MusicMurray Gold
Make-upVivienne Simpson  |  Alison Sing  |  Sara Angharad
GripGary Norman
Camera OperatorJoe Russell
Set DecoratorAdrian Anscombe
Location ManagerIwan Roberts
Property MasterPaul Smith (2)
Production AssistantRachel Vipond  |  Samantha Price
Script SupervisorLindsay Grant
Production CoordinatorClaire Hildred
Assistant EditorBecky Trotman
Post Production SupervisorNerys Davies
GafferMark Hutchings
On-Line EditorMark Bright (2)  |  Geraint Pari Huws
Director of PhotographyStephan Pehrsson
Stunt CoordinatorCrispin Layfield  |  Gordon Seed
Production SecretarySandra Cosfeld
Art DirectorAmy Pickwoad
Assistant Production CoordinatorGabriella Ricci
Production ManagementPhillipa Cole
Sound MixerJeff Welch
Dubbing MixerTim Ricketts
Sound RecordistDeian Llyr Humphreys
Third Assistant DirectorHeddi Joy Taylor
Costume SupervisorCarly Griffith
Art Department CoordinatorDonna Shakesheff
Main Title ThemeRon Grainer
Production AccountantJeff Dunn  |  Rhys Evans
Set DresserJayne Davies
Camera AssistantCai Thompson  |  Meg De Koning  |  Sam Smithard
Best BoySteve Slocombe
Casting AssociateAlice Purser
Assistant DirectorDanielle Richards
Production ExecutiveJulie Scott (2)
Graphic DesignerChristina Tom  |  Chris J. Lees
Unit ManagerGeraint Williams
Foley EditorJamie Talbutt
ColoristMick Vincent
Assistant Costume DesignerFraser Purfit
ConductorBen Foster (3)
Focus PullerSteve Rees  |  James Scott (2)
Assistant Art DirectorRichard Hardy
Casting DirectorAndy Pryor
Dialogue EditorDarran Clement
Production BuyerCharlie Lynam
Supervising Art DirectorPaul Spriggs
Construction ManagerTerry Horle
Standby PropsHelen Atherton  |  Phill Shellard
Sound Special Effects EditorPaul Jefferies
Make-up DesignerBarbara Southcott
VFX EditorJoel Skinner
Costume AssistantGemma Evans  |  Katarina Capellazzi
ADR EditorMatthew Cox
Dressing PropsIan Griffin  |  Mike Elkins  |  Tom Belton
Sound Maintenance EngineerChris Goding
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