"The Stolen Earth" is the twelfth episode of the 2007–08 series and
the 750th overall episode of the British science fiction television
series Doctor Who, which marks its 50th anniversary on 23 November
2013. The episode was written by show runner and head writer Russell T
Davies. It is the first of a two-part crossover story with spin-offs The
Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood, concluding with "Journey's End",
the finale of the fourth series, which brings closure to several
prominent story arcs created under Davies. In the episode, contemporary
Earth and 26 other planets are stolen by the Daleks. As the Doctor
(David Tennant, pictured) and his companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate)
try to find Earth, his previous companions Jack Harkness (John
Barrowman), Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth
Sladen), and Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) convene to contact him and mount
a defence against the Daleks. The episode was received positively by the
audience and professional reviewers. It received one of the highest
Audience Appreciation Index ratings for a television programme, and when
first shown was the second most-watched programme of the week.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
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IBM introduced the Simon (pictured), a handheld, touchscreen
mobile phone and PDA that is considered the first smartphone.
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president Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to transfer power to Vice President
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Wiktionary's word of the day:
A lady, especially a noblewoman; the title given to a lady in Italy.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I've been running all my lives. Through time and space, every
second of every minute of every day for over 900 years. I fought for
peace in a universe at war. Now the time has come to face the choices
I've made in the name of the Doctor. Our future depends upon one single
moment of one impossible day — the day I've been running from all my
life: The Day of the Doctor.
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