28. Invaders from Mars
Released January 2002
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A year after a mysterious meteorite lit up the skies of New York state, Martian invaders laid waste to the nation. At least, according to soon-to-be infamous Orson Welles they did. But what if some of the panicked listeners to the legendary War of the Worlds broadcast weren't just imagining things?
Attempting to deliver Charley to her rendezvous in Singapore 1930, the Doctor overshoots a little, arriving in Manhattan just in time to find a dead private detective. Indulging his gumshoe fantasies, the Doctor is soon embroiled in the hunt for a missing Russian scientist whilst Charley finds herself at the mercy of a very dubious Fifth Columnist.
With some genuinely out of this world 'merchandise' at stake, the TARDIS crew are forced into an alliance with a sultry dame called Glory Bee, Orson Welles himself and a mobster with half a nose known as 'The Phantom'.
And slowly but surely, something is drawing plans against them. Just not very good ones...
Written By: Mark Gatiss
Directed By: Mark Gatiss
Paul McGann (The Doctor); India Fisher (Charley Pollard); Ian Hallard (Mouse / Winkler / Luigi / Heavy); Mark Benton (Ellis); Jonathan Rigby (John Houseman / Thug / Streath); David Benson (Orson Welles / Professor Stepashin / Halliday); Paul Putner (Bix Biro / Noriam / Man); Simon Pegg (Don Chaney / Actor); Jessica Stevenson (Glory Bee / Carla / Women); John Arthur (Cosmo Devine / Hotel Clerk); Katy Manning (Reception Guest); Mark Gatiss (Radio Announcer); Alistair Lock (Thug / Toastmaster).