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3.0 - The Runaway Bride

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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 1/14/19 2:01 pm
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Christmas Special introducing Donna Noble for a one off adventure before she returned as the regular companion for the Doctor in Series 4.

Stroppy bride Donna is mysteriously transported from her wedding to the TARDIS and the Doctor finds that she is linked inadvertently to an alien plot. The Doctor and Donna end up facing the Racnoss and trying to stop them destroying the world.

Donna worried me as I felt comedian Catherine Tate would be too broad and caricatured in her portrayal to suit the show but I was wrong. Tate is funny and whilst being comedic and 'larger than life' in some ways it works brilliantly because she is so skilled in making it real enough and showing more depth beneath the brash exterior. Her chemistry with Tennant's Doctor is superb and this leads to Donna becoming one of my favourite companions when she returns for a full time role later. In this special episode Donna is great fun and provides a lot of laughs as well as some good drama.

The story itself is fun and has some exciting action as well as a very dramatic conclusion. It may have a few minor flaws and less impressive aspects but nothing drastic and the script and performances lift it to higher standards. Overall it is an excellent entertaining adventure. 9/10.

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/2/16 1:33 am
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The Runaway Bride comes right after the emotional finale of Series 2 and finds Donna Noble teleported the TARDIS without explanation.

Even though Donna has a bit of a Bridezilla complex throughout much of this episode, she still has superb chemistry with David Tennant. The humor works very well and serves as a contrast against the dark ending of the episode.

The story is enjoyable and not without flaws. Repeating the visits of the Christmas-themed villains from “Christmas Invasion” was lazy. There are a few lines that don’t quite make sense and Lance’s motivation and behavior don't always match up throughout episode. Still, it’s a nice Christmas romp that showcases what a great companion Donna would become.