Army of Ghosts (Part I)
Series 2 Episode 12
The human race rejoices as the ghosts of loved ones return home, but as the Doctor, Rose and Jackie investigate the Torchwood Tower, the whole of modern-day Earth threatens to fall to an almighty invasion force.
Trivia
  • Part one of a two-part story.
  • In the first draft of this script, the Doctor and Rose originally arrived in Cardiff, and the story was based around the time rift last seen in Boom Town.
  • Freema Agyeman appears in this episode as Adeola, an employee at Torchwood. Russell was impressed by her, and, after attending a string of secret auditions, she was later cast in the role of the Doctor's companion, Martha Jones, in Series 3.
  • To keep the cliffhanger of the episode secret until the episode was transmitted, the final scene featuring the Cult of Skaro appearing out of the Sphere was removed from all preview tapes and the sequence was replaced with a blank screen stating "Final scene witheld until transmission". The production team managed to keep the Daleks return a secret, despite the fact they had included a clip of a woman being shot by a Dalek in the next time trailer at the end of Fear Her.
Memorable Quotes
  • Rose: Doctor, they've got guns.
    The Doctor: And I haven't, which makes me the better person, don't you think? They can shoot me dead, but the moral high ground is mine!
  • Dalek Jast: Location, Earth.
    Dalek Sec: Life forms detected! Exterminate!
    Daleks: Exterminate! Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!
  • Jackie: But these 'Zybermen', what do they have to do with the ghosts?
    The Doctor: Don't you ever listen!? A footprint doesn't look like a boot! They're Cybermen. All the ghosts are Cybermen. Millions of them, right across the Earth.
  • Yvonne: They're invading the planet.
    The Doctor: It's not an invasion, it's too late for that. It's a victory.
Series 2 Volume 5 DVD DVD
Doctor Who Series 2, Volume 5

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