Aliens of London/World War 3
By Russell T. Davies
“If aliens fake an alien crash and an alien pilot, what do they get? Us. They get us. It's not a diversion, it's a trap.”
The Doctor returns Rose home in which he believes she has been gone for 12 hours which it turns out to be 12 months instead and it caused quite the furor. Jackie was livid as she thought Rose was kidnapped and even went as far as accusing Mickey of murdering her. Needless to say this was not the homecoming that Rose had expected and it was another goof by The Doctor that resulted in all this.
Then all of a sudden an alien ship crashed to Earth hitting Big Ben before crashing into the Thames. This has gotten The Doctor’s spirits up as he now has something to investigate and to get away from the domestics. What he finds is a pig. A normal pig that someone has augmented his mind to make people think it is an alien.
Aliens of London/World War 3 isn’t a particular favorite of mine. I just could not find the Slitheen all that threatening and for an alien they are pretty weak. I mean they are known more for farting noises than being threatening or scary. In fact they are more suitable for a children’s show and actually work really well on The Sarah Jane Adventures than they did in Doctor Who. I’m guessing the producers were hoping they would catch on as a new baddie but the Slitheen did not just work well.