This Story: Series 3, Story 6. Production Code 3.10
Overall: Story 185, Episode 737
Airdate: 19 May 2007
Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by Graeme Harper
- This episode was postponed by the BBC due to their coverage of the final of Eurovision Song Contest 2007. It was originally scheduled to run on 12 May 2007. It did air a week later on 19 May.
- At two characters, it holds the record for shortest title for any episode in the entire show’s run from 1963 to current.
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#DoctorWhoMarathon Ep 737 - 42 (Story 185, Serial 3.10) - 12 May 2007 #DoctorWho 1/2— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@JoeSiegler) July 6, 2023
Title really is "42". This is one that puts the Doctor & Martha on a spaceship with a small crew trapped - an old school base under siege feel. A crewman gets infected which raises his body pic.twitter.com/sGvDhXW02j
#DoctorWhoMarathon Ep 737 - 42 (Story 185, Serial 3.10) - 12 May 2007 #DoctorWho 2/2— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@JoeSiegler) July 6, 2023
temp to insanely high levels - they go around killing crewmen. They need to save themselves from falling into the sun. Despite the simple premise, it works well dramatically. Good Chibnall ep. pic.twitter.com/fMMcxHp1gh