Midnight

We seem to have had a failure of the Entertainment System.
— The Hostess, on the RTD Era
We seem to have had a failure of the Entertainment System.
— The Hostess, on the RTD Era
Midnight

Midnight

David Tennant watches Journey's End. David Tennant watches Journey's End.
David Tennant watches Journey's End.

David Tennant watches Journey's End.

Season: 4

4

Episode: 10

10

Vital statistics
Air date 14 June 2008

14 June 2008

Written by Russell T. Davies

Russell T. Davies

Directed by Alice Troughton

Alice Troughton

Episode guide
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Forest of the Dead

Forest of the Dead

Turn Left

Turn Left


>mfw the screaming chick is suddenly silent and facing away from me
>mfw the screaming chick is suddenly silent and facing away from me

Midnight is the tenth episode of the fourth season of The Twilight Zone, starring David Duchovny and Catherine Tatas, and written by Rusty T. Dimmsdale.

Midnight is the tenth episode of the fourth season of The Twilight Zone, starring David Duchovny and Catherine Tatas, and written by Rusty T. Dimmsdale.

Plot

Plot

The Doctor gets on a bus, a mystery happens, and then the show eats itself.

The Doctor gets on a bus, a mystery happens, and then the show eats itself.

2 spooky.

2 spooky.

Reception

Reception

The episode is widely regarded as combining the best features of both RTD (skepticism over the character of the Doctor, an almost overwhelmingly misanthropic view of the world, and a keen idea of how to emotionally connect with the viewing audience with just a couple scenes of dialogue) and Moffat (a sense of creeping fear, a monster primarily represented as an interesting filming trick, that can likewise easily be translated to childhood play). Coming right after Forest of the Dead, it thus eases the transition into the imminent Moffat era. Just a shame RTD never wrote for that era, if this is the sort of thing he could have done.

The episode is widely regarded as combining the best features of both RTD (skepticism over the character of the Doctor, an almost overwhelmingly misanthropic view of the world, and a keen idea of how to emotionally connect with the viewing audience with just a couple scenes of dialogue) and Moffat (a sense of creeping fear, a monster primarily represented as an interesting filming trick, that can likewise easily be translated to childhood play). Coming right after Forest of the Dead, it thus eases the transition into the imminent Moffat era. Just a shame RTD never wrote for that era, if this is the sort of thing he could have done.

Lore

Lore

The Doctor hates public transportation forever after. That's about it.

The Doctor hates public transportation forever after. That's about it.

Oh, and the thing outside knocks four times.

Oh, and the thing outside knocks four times.