" is the first episode
of Series One
of the British science-fiction television
series Doctor Who
. Written by show runner Russell T Davies
and directed by Keith Boak
, the episode was first broadcast on 26 March 2005.
In the episode, Rose Tyler
meets a mysterious stranger called The Doctor
in the basement of the department store where she works while being attacked by shop window dummies called Autons
. She then starts to investigate him and, in the process, uncovers an alien plot by the Nestene Consciousness
to take over the Earth. Both Rose and The Doctor manage to beat the invasion together and she accepts his offer to travel with him in the TARDIS
which travels through time and space.
The episode marked the debut of Christopher Eccleston
as the Ninth Doctor
and Billie Piper
as companion Rose Tyler
. This episode was the first episode of a series of Doctor Who since 1989 and was also the first episode of Doctor Who since the television movie
in 1996. The episode was seen by 10.81 million viewers in the United Kingdom and received generally positive reviews from critics.
, a young woman of 19 accidentally trapped one evening in the London department store
where she works, finds herself surrounded by plastic mannequins
that have come to life in the basement. She is saved by a man who introduces himself as "The Doctor
" and tells her to flee the building. He then blows up the transmitter that controlled the mannequins from the store's... Read More