"[H]owever fantastic and 'unreal' the experiences of Martha and Lisa might be, their characters are always situated within a set of family relationships that most viewers would recognise as being fairly commonplace." Army of Ghosts é o décimo segundo episódio da segunda temporada da série nova de Doctor Who. Throughout Doctor Who series three, Martha pined for the Doctor's affection. "Army of Ghosts" is the twelfth and penultimate episode in the second series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who which was first broadcast on BBC One on 1 July 2006. Rose is horrified when the sphere opens and reveals its occupants to be four Daleks. Martha also is asked to save the world singlehandedly in "The Sound of Drums"/"Last of the Time Lords". For example, she becomes the first character to use light swear words when she exclaims "We're on the bloody moon!" This was not the first idea considered, which was the more poignant shot of the Doctor laying flowers at two graves, which turn out to be those of Jackie and Rose Tyler. In the episode "The Shakespeare Code", Martha wonders if she is safe in an era before emancipation, but the Doctor is unconcerned. Prev Next BBC One. Freema Agyeman's first appearance in Doctor Who was in the second series (2006) episode, "Army of Ghosts", where she played Adeola Oshodi, Martha's cousin. A scene in "The End of Time" (2010) shows Martha, apparently having left UNIT, fighting aliens with Mickey and married to him, rather than her previous fiancé. Although Cybermen and Daleks previously appeared together in The Wheel in Space (1968), The War Games (1969), The Mind of Evil (1971), Logopolis (1981), The Five Doctors (1983), and "Dalek" (2005), this two-part episode (including the next episode "Doomsday") is the first time that both the Cybermen and Daleks play a major role. An advance guard of Cybermen subvert and manipulate three employees into initiating an unscheduled ghost shift to forcibly open the breach, causing millions of ghosts to appear across the globe before they materialise into their true form, the Cybermen.  First appearing on the spin-off series in Torchwood episode "Reset", fellow companion Jack Harkness establishes Martha's credibility to her new peers, slyly commenting upon her vast experience.  Agyeman speculated that Martha, by contrast, travels with the Doctor for the adventure, rather than because of a need for guidance or education (Agyeman also told The Newspaper that Martha hopes to eventually go back to Earth and finish her medical education). Martha Jones is introduced in the third series (2007) of Doctor Who, first appearing in the episode "Smith and Jones".  In the series finale, "The Sound of Drums" and "Last of the Time Lords", in which The Doctor's nemesis The Master (John Simm) takes over planet Earth, capturing both The Doctor and fellow companion Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Martha manages to escape by teleporting away but is left alone to save the world. In the episode, the Cybermen come to Earth from a parallel world by following a spherical ship through an interdimensional breach. To thank her for her help, The Doctor invites her to join him for a supposed single trip in his time machine the TARDIS, but later accepts her as his full-time "companion", admitting that she was "never just a passenger", and he even gives her the key to the TARDIS in the episode, "42". Through exposition, it is revealed that Martha has become a "medical officer" for international paranormal investigations agency UNIT since qualifying as a Doctor of Medicine. If it doesn't stop (He hands her the sonic screwdriver.) 56 of 56 found this interesting. , Other episodes such as "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood", set in 1913, depict the racism of an earlier era (Edwardian era). Agyeman had previously portrayed Martha Jones's cousin Adeola Oshodi, who was killed by the Cybermen in DOCTOR WHO episode ARMY OF GHOSTS.  In addition, Martha's family appears to be of a higher social class than Rose; whereas Rose's family was fairly typically working class, Martha's family appears to be wealthier (her father owns what appears to be a late model Mercedes-Benz convertible, and the clothes worn by her family are substantially more in line with fashion), probably middle to upper middle class. Mickey believes that the Cybermen are in control of the sphere and produces a gun to destroy whatever is in it. He meets Martha, a medical student who has a very complicated family. Having faced the end of the world single-handedly during her time with The Doctor, Martha is recognised for her skills both in the field and in medicine. , After its initial airing, the episode was released on DVD with "Fear Her" and "Doomsday" on 25 September 2006. Martha has been described in newspaper reports as the "first ethnic-minority companion in the 43-year television history of Doctor Who". , "Walesarts, Coal Exchange and Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay", "Et in Arcadia Ego: Army of Ghosts recap", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Army_of_Ghosts&oldid=996131758, Television shows written by Russell T Davies, Television episodes about parallel universes, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 December 2020, at 18:43. . Davies states that reusing names (such as Tyler, Smith, Harper, Harkness and Jones) allows him to get a grip of the character on the blank page.  In some instances, Martha's status as a middle-class woman distinguish her from earlier black companion Mickey Smith, who is male and, like Rose Tyler, working-class. In the episode's dénouement, Martha leaves with Jack and former companion Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke), with Jack saying to her "I'm not sure about UNIT these days... maybe there's something else you could be doing. DOCTOR: If it … In late 2008 The Story of Martha, a collection of stories focusing on Martha's adventures between "The Sound of Drums" and "Last of the Time Lords" was published.. Location shooting took place at the Coal Exchange and Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay. The episode is also the first in which Freema Agyeman appears, although she is not playing the role of Martha Jones, which she would play in series 3, but a minor character named Adeola (who is later revealed to be Martha's cousin). The author of the review then stated that the cliffhanger increased his affection of the show. , To ensure that Noel Clarke and Shaun Dingwall (Mickey Smith and Pete Tyler, respectively) were available for filming, the story was filmed in the season's third production block along with "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel". John Barrowman noted that in many ways Martha entered Torchwood as their superior as being employed with UNIT placed her in a higher authority.  Ahsan Haque of IGN gave the episode 9.8 out of 10 (Incredible), and complimented the pacing of the episode and the revelation of both the Cybermen and the Daleks, concluding that "you couldn't ask for a better cliffhanger".  In her introduction, Martha is represented as being 'normal' in ways previous Doctor Who companions were not. It sees the debut of Freema Agyeman as medical student Martha Jones.  The episode's Appreciation Index was 86, above the average baseline of 77 for drama series. This episode guest-stars Freema Agyeman as Adeola, who went on to …  The story ("Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday") was nominated for the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. It's great to see Adjoa there, representing the Jones clan, even though it's a fleeting appearance. The Doctor appears to the pair shortly before his pending regeneration to save them from a Sontaran sniper. Director Euros Lyn comments that the production team had intended for Agyeman and Clarke to join Torchwood for its third series, but their careers led them elsewhere. 's suggestion that "presenting positive televised images of women scientists may be a particularly effective strategy for providing role models to promote girls' interest in science, particularly when direct interaction with human role models is not possible". Rose and the Tenth Doctor return to modern-day London to find a mysterious epidemic of ghosts all over the world. As with many of the episodes in this season, "Army of Ghosts" was accompanied by an online TARDISode, which showed a reporter investigating the history of Torchwood. In 2007, American comic book publisher IDW Publishing (publisher of various Angel, Star Trek and The Transformers comic titles) announced their plans to do a devoted series of Tenth Doctor and Martha comics for an American audience. Martha's attempts to diagnose a patient in her debut episode is criticised as faulty; it is her "responses to the extraordinary situations that she later finds herself in, rather than her everyday life" which distinguish Martha. In terms of comic book appearances, Martha has appeared in the Doctor Who Magazine strips from #381 onwards and the Doctor Who Adventures comics from #28 onwards. The power relationship this affords the Doctor and Martha is challenged, in Martha's favour, for the first time in "42", when an alien possession leaves the Doctor "scared"; according to Agyeman, Martha "has to take control". Humans have come to accept them and believe that they are the manifestations of loved ones.  When the characters interact with UNIT officers in Children of Earth, Martha's absence is explained by her being on honeymoon. Freema Agyeman physically represents the character on the cover of every novel. The episode's secondary plot device is the Cybermen, from the parallel universe featured in "The Age of Steel" and "Rise of the Cybermen". , Aside from television appearances, the character of Martha also appears in Doctor Who novels and comic books, some of which are ambiguous in terms of their canonicity in relationship to the television series. Directed by Graeme Harper. Freema went on to play Martha Jones, the Doctor's companion after Rose Tyler. In the same episode, Martha notes that an "impeccable source" recommended her employment to UNIT, implying the Doctor holds the highest level of faith in Martha's capability. "(In)visible To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the longest-running science-fiction show in the world, I’ll be taking weekly looks at some of my own personal favourite stories and arcs, from the old and new series, with a view to encapsulating the sublime, the clever and the fiendishly odd of the BBC’s Doctor Who.. Army of Ghosts originally aired in 2006. Articles which focus on Martha's race normally attempt to make distinctions between Martha's social status and that of Mickey, and to what extent race or class play a part. The episode is set in London, some time after the events of the 2006 episode "Love & Monsters". In "The Poison Sky" she cites her relationship with Thomas Milligan as a reason to stay on Earth, rather than join Donna and Doctor in the TARDIS - saying that she's now got a great big adventure of her own to enjoy. This independence is continued in "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood", of which Davies says "Martha is left facing the monsters alone. Doctor Who Season 2 Episode 12: Army of Ghosts (1) Summary: Location: London, Torchwood TowerDate: 2007Enemies: Cybermen, TorchwoodGhostly beings have been regularly appearing across the world and people, believing them to be their dead loved ones, are welcoming their visits with open arms. In "Human Nature", in addition to the racist jibes of private school boys, "we bear witness to how things have changed, when a white nurse refuses to believe that Martha is a medical student in the future, saying, "Women might train to be doctors, but hardly a skivvy and hardly one of your colour. For context, very few are excellent enough to merit a 5.0 in our minds, and we'd take a 0.0 Doctor Who story over a lot of other, non-Whovian stuff out there. (AUDIO: New Girl) She was finding a place to make a romantic liaison with a co-worker named Gareth Evans when she was seized and cyber-converted by Cybermen who had slipped through the Void through a breach in space-time. Agyeman is credited as portraying Martha Smith-Jones.  In 2009, Martha was listed among the top 20 Black Sci-Fi Icons by Entertainment Weekly. At the same time, she's continued in her studies to become a doctor, so obviously she still has this caring side to her". The episode also features references to other programmes by the BBC. Such representations include visions of "Depression-era New York [containing] mixed-race shanty towns led by a black man ("Daleks in Manhattan"), while black women populate the streets and royal courts of Victorian England and Enlightenment France". Watch Doctor Who - S 2 E 12 - Army of Ghosts (1) - Carson Nerheim on Dailymotion  In lieu of Martha, the character of Lois Habiba (Cush Jumbo) was created. Foremost among them are Harriet Jones in Doctor Who, Ianto Jones and Eugene Jones in Torchwood, Ianto Jones in Mine All Mine and Stuart Allen Jones in Queer as Folk.  An article in The Times speculated that, since Agyeman has martial arts skills, she may have "a more physical approach" to the role. The episode … The Stage commented that the episode was "a tense contest, full of drama, tears, adversity and two powerful forces coming face to face in the ultimate battle" while mockingly downplaying the England football team's defeat earlier that evening. "" When the TARDIS crew are nationally branded as terrorists in "The Sound of Drums", the Master (Simm) says that the Doctor's current companions "tick every demographic box" – referring to Martha's gender and ethnicity and Jack's sexual orientation. DOCTOR: As soon as the cones activate, if that line goes into the red, press that button there. ROSE: Fifteen B, eight seconds.  Agyeman also feels that it was important for Martha's mother Francine to re-appear in "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End", as closure for what happened to the Jones family in Series Three: "It's great for the audience to know that all this talk of Martha wanting to stay on earth because of her family is for real. DOCTOR: Setting fifteen B. Martha Jones - Wikipedia 'Army of Ghosts' and 'Doomsday' will forever be remembered as Rose's swansong. et al. Martha's absence is explained when the characters interact with UNIT officers in Children of Earth; she is on her honeymoon. After returning to life on Earth, becoming engaged and finishing her medical degree, Martha finds a newfound level of independence when she is recruited into the paranormal military organisations UNIT, and briefly Torchwood. Russell T Davies admired Agyeman's performance as Adeola and called her back to fill the role of companion that Piper had chosen to leave.  Other British TV personalities appearing in the episode are Trisha Goddard, Alistair Appleton and Derek Acorah, appearing as themselves. The Simpsons (Channel 4) and Doctor Who (BBC)." The Doctor investigates the mysterious void ship. Rose: 'Forever.' In their summary, the researchers concluded: "In discussing our analysis of [Lisa Simpson and Martha Jones] we have highlighted ways in which they could be viewed both as characters with which young people can identify, but also as characters that provide positive role models in terms of their relationship to STEM. ", The UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering Technology, "Competition and Review: Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale — The Final Chapter", http://www.gallifreyone.com/cgi-bin/viewnews.cgi?id=EkEkyVyuFAkLljcpKZ&tmpl=newsrss&style=feedstyle, "Freema Agyeman is returning to her Doctor Who role of Martha Jones for Big Finish", "Freema Agyeman confirmed as new companion to Doctor Who", "Russell T Davies: One of Britain's foremost television writers", "Exclusive interview: 'Doctor Who' & 'Torchwood' series producer Julie Gardner teases next seasons of each show", "Freema Agyeman: She moves in Her Own Way", "Exclusive: Eve Myles and Director Euros Lyn Talk 'Torchwood' Season 3! Jackie explains that a few months previously, millions of ghosts began appearing all over the world. Mortimer's Army Of Ghosts is the first part of the two-part series finale of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, it contains references to the British Cult Sci-Fi TV series, Doctor Who and The Lion King. Martha reappears in the second series (2008) of the Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood, which focuses on Captain Jack Harkness. Following the airdate of "Last of the Time Lords", the BBC announced that the character would return to screens in three episodes of Torchwood Series 2, before rejoining David Tennant's Tenth Doctor alongside new companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) for five episodes in the fourth series of Doctor Who. Freema Agyeman told the school publication The Newspaper that Martha is older and more secure than Rose. , Lisa and Martha are both represented as characters who, rather than lacking social skills, play "a central role within their families' relationships" (David X. Cohen describes Lisa as "the heart of the family", Davies describes Martha as a "sort of peace-maker within her family"); "Martha’s family," the article says, "and her relationships with them, are part of the narrative that runs throughout the series", who are her constant despite the time travel aspect of the series. We saw Martha once again in “Smith and Jones”, where the Doctor is hidden in a hospital, knowing that something is up. Meanwhile, Rose, masquerading as a Torchwood employee, slips out of the TARDIS, and gains access to the sphere chamber, where she finds Mickey, also disguised as Torchwood staff. Martha is first seen in action with UNIT in "The Sontaran Stratagem", where Donna Noble, the Doctor's current companion, reacts with shock asking derisively if the Doctor turns all of his companions into "soldiers". She is a companion of the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who, after Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) and before Donna Noble (Catherine Tate). Together they fight rhino people, (Sorry, Jadoon) kiss (Make genetic transfers) and save the entire hospital from a crazy Plasmavore and in the end, Martha ends up running away with this strange “John Smith” If you don’t … On the run from The Master, she spends a year travelling the world in a plan which restores the incapacitated Doctor and reverses time, undoing The Master's actions.  Head writer and executive producer Russell T Davies explains that Agyeman was cast in Law & Order: UK before Children of Earth had been officially commissioned. With David Tennant, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke. Yvonne shows the Doctor the invisible breach which is the source of the ghost energy, along with a ship which came through the breach: a "Void ship", designed to exist in the space between universes known as the Void. When the TARDIS arrives at the Torchwood Institute, the Tenth Doctor and Rose are taken … In response, Davies created the character of Lois Habiba, played by Cush Jumbo, to be a "kind of a Martha figure", one with added innocence who is out of her depth. Watts, presumed killed in 1989, had returned to the soap in 2003, before being killed a second time in 2005 after being written out of the show. As the Doctor searches Torchwood Tower to find answers, something sinisterlurks in the building. The Companion episode of Doctor Who Confidential gained 570,000 viewers.  Lindy A. Orthia opines that such Tenth Doctor era representations of "Earth’s past as a place of happy and benign diversity" may be anti-racist in intention, but ultimately trivialise the racism that she claims has "infested" Western society for centuries.  Martha, as voiced by Freema Agyeman, also appears in the 2007 animated serial The Infinite Quest, which aired in twelve weekly segments during the run of the 2007 series. First appearing in the episode "Reset" as part of a three-episode story arc, Martha has been temporarily drafted to the Torchwood organisation of alien-hunters by Jack, requiring a medical expert on alien life. In books, Martha appears in the "New Series Adventures" series of Doctor Who novels, published by BBC Books. Martha Jones is a fictional character played by Freema Agyeman in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who and its spin-off series, Torchwood. , This article is about the fictional character. The whole story wouldn’t work if the Doctor didn’t trust Martha".  When asked about canonicity, IDW executive editor Chris Ryall dodged the issue by saying all the comics are "blessed" by Russell T Davies but it is up to the individual how canonical each story is. Agyeman had previously appeared as Martha's cousin Adeola in the 2006 episode "Army of Ghosts". Episodes set in the future, Orthia notes, are more often than not inclusive and "cosmopolitan" projections of societies which are as multi-racial (though not multi-ethnic) and sexually liberal as the present, if not more so.  She does not have an ex-boyfriend, but writer Russell T Davies has stated that she is not a lesbian, as had been rumoured in some quarters. A vaguely humanoid and luminous silhouette, which Jackie insists is the ghost of her deceased father, appears in Jackie's flat, surprising both the Tenth Doctor and Rose but delighting Jackie before disappearing. For the American historian, see, Fictional character in the TV series Doctor Who and Torchwood, Carr, Jennifer; Whitelegg, Elizabeth; Holliman, Richard; Scanlon, Eileen and Hodgson, Barbara (2009). Within the series' narrative, Martha begins as a medical student who becomes The Doctor's time travelling companion after an incident at the hospital where she works. The Doctor also appears to disapprove over the situation until Martha defends her intentions, reminding the Doctor that she herself does not carry a gun, and stating that she is trying to make UNIT "better" from the inside. It was later revealed in Smith And Jones that doomed Adeola was the cousin of future companion Martha Jones. In the sphere chamber, Mickey explains to Rose that after a battle in the parallel universe the Cybermen mysteriously disappeared. The Doctor and Jackie are taken by soldiers to see Torchwood's director Yvonne Hartman, while the TARDIS is impounded with Rose inside. Geoffrey Palmer as Masters in ‘Doctor Who and the Silurians’, as the Administrator in ‘The Mutants’ and as Hardaker in ‘Voyage of the Damned’ Trevor Laird as Frax in ‘Mindwarp’ and as Martha’s dad in Season 3 At the end of Series Three, she'd struggled for a year, and travelled alone, and saw all this hardship, her family tortured... that's going to have affected her. "Army of Ghosts" is the twelfth episode of series two of the 2005 relaunch of the British sci-fi series Doctor Who and the twenty-sixth episode of the series overall. It is the first episode of a two-part story; the concluding episode, "Doomsday", was first broadcast on 8 July.
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