It's just a thought experiment, a plot device, a gothic kind of horror that - ironically - sort of draws inspiration from HP Lovecraft in it's inception and placement within the world. The Doctor asks Joe to briefly open the cockpit radiation shielding to see what may be causing the problem, and before they are forced to close them again, Claude claims to have seen something moving outside. “I got away when they were arguing with an employee.” The Doctor huffed out a tired breath of laughter. Find out when Doctor Who is on TV, including Series 4-Episode 10: Midnight. Biff Cane The Doctor returns to the cabin, as he, the hostess, and other passengers hear knocking on the sides of the shuttle. JETHRO + SKY: No, but ever since all the trouble started, you've been loving it. These are all references to the series 4 story arc. Loading... We’ll stop supporting this browser soon. Little does he know that something is knocking on the walls, although the planet shouldn't be inhabited. “Bye, Doctor,” Jethro replied, “bye…” “Donna.” “Bye, Donna.” The Doctor and Donna go to an alien spa on a beautiful but uninhabitable planet called Midnight — because, all world-saving and death-avoiding aside, they really are just travellers. When the Doctor knocks on the door, and the creature knocks back, count the number of knocks. Mother: Even the closed-captioning calls attention to this one. Jethro frowned, annoyance glinting in his eyes. He deduces that the entity from outside may be trying to communicate to them through Sky as it learns vocal communications, and tries to reason with it, against the other passengers' fears. [6] Now known for his stage work with the RSC as well as television, he is the son of Patrick Troughton, who portrayed the Second Doctor. He is unrelated to the director of the episode, Alice Troughton. The shuttle passengers are left to sit in silence until their rescue arrives, shaken over the events and shamefully realising that none of them thought to ask the name of the hostess. At first, Jethro took an almost childish delight in the shuttle bus breaking down and then in making the possessed Sky Silvestry repeat "666". Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) played Jethro Cane in the Doctor Who story Midnight . Colin Morgan Doctor Who Midnight Scene 7. At the front-right: SKY SILVESTRY, 40s, a businesswoman, in a suit. Ryan had a supporting role in the Davies created series Bob & Rose (starring Lesley Sharp), and Davies had previously written an episode of Linda Green which Ryan starred in.[11]. The staff are made of 2 drivers and a hostess. Joe calls in for a rescue shuttle, but it will take some time to arrive. [18], IGN's Travis Fickett rated the episode 8.6 out of 10, commenting that it was "a nice change of pace" from the more complex and emotional two-parter that preceded it. Strong, but quiet, alone, withdrawn. Directed by Alice Troughton. He thought the most successful aspect of the episode was the creature and praised the fact that it was "tightly written" and allowed the viewer to get to know the different passengers. The episode is principally set on board a small touring vehicle, which stops in the middle of a tour on the hostile surface of the planet Midnight and has its cockpit destroyed with its driver and mechanic. While looking out a window, the on-board trainee mechanic, Claude, noticed a shadow among the diamonds that was moving in the distance, "running" towards them. Sky attempts to convince the passengers she is back to normal, and that they must throw the Doctor off the shuttle. Movies. Donna relaxes at the hotel while the Doctor goes on a little sightseeing tour to a waterfall made entirely of sapphires. Mid-route, the shuttle unexpectedly stops; the Doctor joins Driver Joe and Mechanic Claude in the cockpit and see all systems appear operational but they are simply not moving. Merlin/Arthur implied, Doctor/Master and Doctor/Rose implied. ... Jethro Cane: Colin Morgan: Driver Joe: … "Midnight" is the tenth episode of the fourth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Val Cane “Good luck, Jethro,” he said, patting Jethro on the shoulder. The planet Midnight. Morgan was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Jethro was on holiday with his parents to see the planet Midnight but it all went wrong as an entity attacked the shuttle bus and the knocking on the walls began. It had been intended to air as the fiftieth episode of the new series, but plotting similarities between Forest of the Dead and Turn Left forced Davies to … [22] It received a mixed reception with one reviewer saying that it was "Probably only of interest to really hardcore Whovians". Search. The Doctor takes a shuttle tour to visit a waterfall made of sapphires. Following the beginning of the passengers' paranoia, the entity knocked twice around the bus to get everyone's attention. Amy gives him a funny look. Dee Dee Blasco quotes, and the Doctor references, Christina Rossetti's poem "Goblin Market," excerpting the famous lines: "We must not look at goblin men, "Midnight" is the tenth episode of the fourth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. 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Image of Jethro (Doctor Who Midnight) for fans of The Adventures of Space Emo 7941498 Jethro Cane Midnight was the fiftieth episode of the revived Doctor Who to enter production. Jethro Cane was the son of Val and Biff Cane. It was first broadcast on BBC One on 14 June 2008. ... wear the slippers!" [17] The Times's reviewer Andrew Billen noted that Davies had chosen to forgo special effects and chases in favour of dialogue, but that it "felt too much of a writing exercise to be really scary" and was an example of how the 2008 series "fails as often as it succeeds". [13], "Midnight" was watched by 8.05 million viewers, a 38% share of the total television audience, making it the fifth most-watched programme of the week. While most of the other passengers start to pull the Doctor towards the shuttle door, the hostess, hearing Sky use some of the Doctor's unusual phrases, realises Sky is still possessed. Human Species: Jethro Creighton, a character in the novel Across Five Aprils; Jethro Cane, a character in the Doctor Who episode Midnight; Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a character in NCIS; Jethro Q. Walrustitty, a character in the Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch "Election Night Special" Jethro West, a … He praised the fact that all the action happened in one confined space with an unseen enemy, saying "this is psychological drama rather than full-blown horror; creepy-unknown scary, not special-effect-monster scary. https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Jethro_Cane?oldid=3018561. Yes, I can't help it. DOCTOR + SKY: Oh, Jethro, not you. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The Tenth Doctor and Donna visit the resort planet Midnight, the surface of which is bathed in lethal radiation from its star. Dee Dee tells the Doctor that she has written a paper on the lost moon of Poosh. "Doctor Who" Midnight (TV Episode 2008) Colin Morgan as Jethro. When Mr Cane and the Tenth Doctor knocked a differen… With David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Rakie Ayola. HOSTESS bombarding the Doctor with plastic packets - HOSTESS - that's the headphones for Channels 1 to 36, modem link for 3D vidgames, Tenth Doctor; Donna Noble; Jethro Cane; my favorite emo; Episode: s04e10 Midnight; Summary “Come on,” Donna says, gently nudging the Doctor forward with a hand on his back, “Let’s get back to the TARDIS, yeah?” The Doctor hummed in agreement. David Troughton, cast here as Professor Hobbes, was a late replacement for Sam Kelly, who broke his leg and had to withdraw from the production. [2][3][4], Russell T Davies has stated that the episode was inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Darmok".[5]. This episode is the fiftieth episode filmed for the revived series, and was filmed at the same time as "Turn Left". [9][10] He has appeared in the Doctor Who audio dramas Cuddlesome, The Judgement of Isskar, The Destroyer of Delights, and The Chaos Pool. [14] The episode received an Appreciation Index score of 86 (considered Excellent). He gained a National Diploma in Performing Arts at Belfast Institute of Further & Higher Education in 2004 and graduated from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2007. Soon the passengers begin to panic when one of them is possessed. ... a minute-by-minute teaser guide to Midnight. Leaving Donna behind to relax, The Doctor takes off on a trip across the mysterious planet Midnight, he's joined by fellow travellers including Professor Hobbs and his assistant Dee Dee, sultry Mrs Sylvestry, Mr and Mrs Kane, and their son Jethro. The Doctor also mentions the Medusa Cascade, and Rose Tyler appears briefly on a television screen. Episode Guide for the 2008 series of Doctor Who. – Donna and the Doctor tempt fate. Donna has a minor role in the episode (appearing in only the pre-credits sequence and the final scene), while the Doctor has a minor role in "Turn Left". Jethro Cane was the son of Val and Biff Cane. Colin Morgan, who plays Jethro, previously appeared with Catherine Tate in her 2007 Christmas special. Had the episode been originally where it had been placed it would have been the 50th episode of the revived series. Jethro was on holiday with his parents to see the planet Midnight but it all went wrong as an entity attacked the shuttle bus and the knocking on the walls began. "[16] William Gallagher of Radio Times was generally positive about the episode, but he said he would have "liked just a beat more, just a tiny further step before the resolution; can't even tell you what was missing but I needed one more stage in the journey". They find seats in the back half, right hand side. When the shuttle is rocked violently, the hostess goes to check in with Joe and Claude, only to find the cockpit has been ripped from the shuttle. DOCTOR + SKY: All right, I'm interested. [15], The episode received a number of reviews in British national newspapers. 0 min. Daniel Ryan (Biff Kane) had announced in a 2006 interview that he was going to ask Russell T Davies for a role in Doctor Who, as he wanted his children to see him acting on television in a programme that was not inaccessible. [21], The episode has gone on to be adapted into a stage play. Midnight was set to be episode 8 of season 4 with Doctor Who: Silence in the Library (2008) and Doctor Who: Forest of the Dead (2008) following it. The episode placed much more emphasis on the role of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor than in the rest of the fourth series, with the Doctor's companion, Donna Noble (played by Catherine Tate) playing only a minimal role. JETHRO + SKY: The thing is though, Doctor, you've been loving this. On the planet Midnight, the shuttle bus the Doctor is riding on is attacked. A review of the Doctor Who episode 'Midnight,' written by Russell T Davies and starring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. The Doctor and other passengers see Sky behaving oddly, repeating what they are saying, frightening the passengers who think she has become possessed by whatever was outside, but the Doctor is intrigued. The Doctor finds Jethro watching the sunlight, and they have a conversation which is not the slightest bit illuminating. The unseen assailant is depicted only through sound effects and its possession of one of the vehicle's passengers, Sky Silvestry (Lesley Sharp), who repeats the words of the other passengers on board. He has had long association with the series since the 1960s, appearing as an uncredited extra in the Second Doctor serial The Enemy of the World,[7] as Private Moor in the Second Doctor serial The War Games,[8] and as King Peladon in the Third Doctor serial The Curse of Peladon. The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble go to the leisure planet of Midnight for a simple, relaxing holiday. Though he was a typical rebellious teenager, taking pleasure in irritating his mother, he tended to back down in response to his parents' constant criticism. This is for entertainment purposes only. Midnight Dee Dee mentions the lost moon of Poosh. Rose appears along with the missing planets, including Poosh, in the two-part season finale "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End". Menu. He goes alone as he is unable to convince Donna to leave the comfort of the local spa. Main actor: At first, Jethro took an almost childish delight in the shuttle bus breaking down and then in making the possessed Sky Silvestry repeat "666". [6] Troughton joined the rest of the cast in Cardiff with just two days notice. For this reason Stephen James Walker has described this episode in his book Monsters Within as being "companion-lite".[1]. When the shuttle bus stopped suddenly and the Midnight entity attacked Sky Silvestry, possessing her, the couple became frightened and wanted to throw her out. This led him to eventually help the other passengers in their attempt to throw the Tenth Doctor from the shuttle rather than continuing to defend him as he had done before. Donna speaks to the Doctor upon his return, where he reveals that he will inform the company about the entity so they will remove their presence from the planet and let Midnight keep turning around its lethal star in silence once more. HOBBES + SKY: It has to be said, you do seem to have a certain glee. As part of a well-deserved holiday, the Doctor takes a tour on a planet called Midnight. Billen praised the episode for its claustrophobic atmosphere and for showing the series was "not afraid of variety," but instead "dead scared of repetition". y/o son, JETHRO, bit of a Goth, sullen, moping. The knocking seems to follow their movements, but soon comes from the same side of the shuttle where one passenger, Sky, is cowering. He still has nightmares about it. Appearance: Skip navigation Sign in. Father: For Merlin it had been two thousand years. All rights go to the BBC. "Doctor Who" Midnight (TV Episode 2008) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. However, life with the Doctor can never be that simple, and things go horribly wrong for the Doctor when he decides to go off on a bus trip to see the Sapphire Waterfall, starting with the bus shutting down. BBC One - Doctor Who, Series 4, Midnight, Midnight - Biff, Jethro and the Doctor Series 4, Midnight Midnight The Doctor is trapped on the planet Midnight, and the knocking on the wall begins... 1/18 The professor and Jethro's parents both show off jerkass qualities early on that become a major problem once everything goes to hell. Jethro's memories as Merlin were completely suppressed until now. Though he was a typical rebellious teenager, taking pleasure in … The Guardian's TV reviewer Sam Wollaston described the episode as "great... it's tense and claustrophobic, and gnaws away at you." The hostess pulls herself and Sky out of the cabin and into the radiation, sacrificing herself to save the Doctor. The Midnight entity isn't meant to be figured out, and doesn't fit into some grand scheme of the universe of Doctor Who. 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