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The Last Battle was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Parting of the Ways. The working title for this episode was Finale.[1]

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The scripting of Christopher Eccleston's final episode and his regeneration scene.
  • Christopher Eccleston discusses the impact of the Time War upon how his Doctor lives and makes decisions.
  • The heavy VFX work for the Dalek spaceship.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • Construction of the Dalek Emperor and issues faced with submerging the Kaled mutant prop inside a tank of water.
  • The history of the Time Lords and the Daleks, and how that has all fed into the Time War.
  • Rose and the Doctor's dynamic.
  • A montage celebrating the Ninth Doctor.

2005 promo image.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Breathe" by The Prodigy, Album: The Fat of the Land[2] (also used in Stage Fright)
  • "Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Variation) (from 'The Matrix')" by Rob Dougan, Album: Furious Angels
  • "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders, Album: Greatest Hits
  • "Run" by Snow Patrol, Album: Final Score

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • The history of the Time Lords and the Daleks, and how that has all fed into the Time War. (condensed)
  • Rose and the Doctor's dynamic. (slightly condensed)
  • A montage celebrating the Ninth Doctor.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete First Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete First Series DVD box set released on 21 November 2005.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Confidential update. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 6 January 2019.
  2. Episode 13 : The Last Battle. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 5 January 2019.
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