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Doctor Who: The Satan Pit (2)

The Doctor and one of the Earth crewman become stranded deep under the planet, near an even deeper chasm. The Doctor decides to make a leap of faith, while depending on Rose, still with the rest of the crew trying to leave the mysterious planet, to do the right thing. Only if they both succeed in what they need to do, will they all survive the evil intentions of the creature that may be the real Satan, whom is intent on reclaiming his throne on Earth.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 22
Airdate: Saturday June 10th, 2006

Director: James Strong
Writer: Matt Jones

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Jun 10, 2006
US (BBC America) Dec 01, 2006


Guest Stars
Danny WebbDanny Webb
As Mr. Jefferson
Shaun ParkesShaun Parkes
As Zachary Cross Flane
Claire RushbrookClaire Rushbrook
As Ida Scott
Will ThorpWill Thorp
As Toby Zed
Ronny JhuttiRonny Jhutti
As Danny Bartock
Paul KaseyPaul Kasey
As The Ood
Gabriel WoolfGabriel Woolf
voiced The Beast
Silas CarsonSilas Carson
voiced The Ood
Main Cast
David TennantDavid Tennant
As The Tenth Doctor
Billie PiperBillie Piper
As Rose Tyler


The possessed Ood advance and Mr. Jefferson opens fire. On the bridge, Zachary manages to stabilize the system. Rose tries to call the Doctor while Danny gets through the hatch and warns Jefferson that the Ood are using their translation spheres as weapons. Jefferson doesn't believe him and opens the door, and finds Ood on the other side. They kill the remaining crewman and Jefferson opens fire...

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Episode Quotes
Ida Scott: We should go down. I’d go. What about you?
The Doctor: Oh, oh… in a second. But then again… That is so human. Where angels fear to tread. Even now, standing on the edge. It’s that feeling you get, yeah? Right at the back of your head. That impulse. That strange little impulse. That mad little voice saying "Go on. Go on. Go on. Go over. Go on." Maybe it’s relying on that… For once in my life, Officer Scott, I’m going to say… retreat. (considers) Now I know I’m getting old.

The Doctor: What, then, you're the truth behind the myth?
The Beast: This one knows me, as I know him. The killer of his own kind.

The Doctor: How did you end up on this rock?
The Beast: The disciples of the light rose up against me and chained me in the pit for all eternity.
The Doctor: When was this?
The Beast: Before time.
The Doctor: What does that mean?
The Beast: Before time.
The Doctor: What does "before time" mean?
The Beast: Before time and light and space and matter. Before the cataclysm. Before this universe was created.
The Doctor: That’s impossible. No life could have existed back then.
The Beast: Is that your religion?
The Doctor: It’s a belief.

The Beast: You know nothing. All of you. So small. The captain, so scared of command. The soldier, haunted by the eyes of his wife. The scientist, still running from Daddy. The little boy who lied. The virgin. (referring to Rose) And the lost girl, so far away from home. The valiant child who will die in battle so very soon...

The Doctor: If you want to listen to voices in the dark, then listen to mine.

Rose: (behind Danny) Not your best angle, Danny.
Danny Bartock: Oi! Stop it!
Toby Zed: (behind Rose) Could be worse.
Rose: Oi!

The Doctor: (to the Beast) I accept that you exist. I don’t have to accept what you are. But your physical existence, I give you that.

(contemplating the Beast's plan to stop him at the cost of Rose's life)
The Doctor: If I kill you, I kill her. Except that implies, in this big grand scheme of gods and devils, that she’s just a victim. But I’ve seen a lot of this universe. I’ve seen fake gods and bad gods and demigods and would-be gods. And out of all that, out of that whole pantheon, if I believe in one thing, just one thing… I believe in her.

Ida Scott: Hang on though, Doctor. You never really said. You two. Who are you?
The Doctor: Oh…the stuff of legend.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerRussell T. Davies  |  Julie Gardner
ProducerPhil Collinson
Production DesignerEdward Thomas
EditorMike Jones (4)
First Assistant DirectorGareth Williams (3)
Second Assistant DirectorSteff Morris
MusicMurray Gold
Costume DesignerLouise Page
Make-upAnwen Davies  |  Moira Thomson  |  Steve Smith (8)
GripJohn Robinson (3)
Camera OperatorJamie Harcourt
Set DecoratorTim Dickel
Location ManagerLowri Thomas  |  Gareth Skelding
Property MasterAdrian Anscombe
Production CoordinatorJess Van Niekerk
Assistant EditorMatt Mullins (2)  |  Ceres Doyle
Post Production SupervisorChris Blatchford  |  Samantha Hall
GafferMark Hutchings
On-Line EditorMatthew Clarke (2)
Director of PhotographyErnie Vincze
Stunt CoordinatorBill Davey (1)
Production SecretaryClaire Roberts (2)
Storyboard ArtistShaun Williams
Post Production CoordinatorMarie Brown (2)
Production ManagementTracie Simpson
Sound EditorDoug Sinclair (2)  |  Paul McFadden
Special EffectsWill Cohen (3)
Script EditorSimon Winstone
Dubbing MixerTim Ricketts
Sound RecordistRichard Dyer
ChoreographerAlisa Berk
Third Assistant DirectorLynsey Muir
Costume SupervisorAnna Lau
Boom OperatorJeff Welch  |  Rhydian Yeoman
Art Department CoordinatorMatt North (1)
Main Title ThemeRon Grainer
Visual Effects SupervisorDavid Houghton
Production AccountantEndaf Emyr Williams
Best BoyPeter Chester
Casting AssociateAndy Brierley
Unit ManagerRhys Griffiths
ColoristMick Vincent
ContinuityNon Eleri Hughes
Focus PullerTerry Bartlett
Prop BuyerJoelle Rumbelow
Casting DirectorAndy Pryor
A/production AccountantDebi Griffiths  |  Kath Blackman
Supervising Art DirectorStephen Nicholas
Standby Art DirectorArwel Wyn Jones
Construction ManagerMatthew Hywel-Davies
Standby PropsLaurie Guinee  |  Phill Shellard
Production RunnerTim Hodges
Art Department Production ManagerJonathan Allison
Sound Special Effects EditorPaul Jefferies
Make-up DesignerSheelagh Wells
A/supervising Art DirectorJames North
Costume AssistantKirsty Wilkinson  |  Lindsay Bonaccorsi
Assistant Props MasterPaul Aitken
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