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4.16 - The Waters of Mars

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/18/15 10:20 am
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The Water of Mars finds the Doctor arriving in 2059 on the day that the inhabitants of the first Martian station perished and he wants to leave as he can't change what happens as it's a fixed point in history. However, the base's commander, Adeline Brooks is suspicious and won't let him leave. The Doctor stays and discovers what happened to the base and its crew.

In terms of science fiction and time travel, this is just an amazing story.
The acting of Tennant holds this together as it examines that question of the rules of time travel and if they should ever be broken. And we find out what happens when the Doctor gets tired of keeping the rules. The final scene is absolutely chilling and one of the most perfectly performed scenes in the new series.