The Long Game
By Russell T. Davies
“And no one's going to stop you because you've bred a human race that doesn't bother to ask questions. Stupid little slaves, believing every lie. They'll just trot right into the slaughter house if they're told it's made of gold.”
The Doctor, Rose and Adam arrive on Satellite 5 in the year 200,000 which is during The Fourth Great and Bountiful Earth Empire. They do a little bit of exploring and find out that Satellite 5 main job is to send information across the Earth Empire. Lots of stuff goes on in Satellite 5 like how they do the information sending which is pretty strange in itself as the computer is interfaced from a chip they implant in you. The highest upgrade has the info downloaded into your brain directly.
The Long Game is not a particular favorite of mine. In fact I do not like it all that much and in my opinion is the worst story of the Eccleston era. With that said is there anything redeeming about this story at all besides the performances of the two main stars. Well yes there is. Simon Pegg is in it as the Editor and I have been a fan of his since his show Space was on the air. His performance turned an otherwise drab story and gave it some much needed shot in the arm. The Editor was somewhat creepy and eccentric and you can tell he was truly evil from the performance of Simon Pegg. Unfortunately they gave him a shoddy story to be in and he would have been better used for something else. He was considered to play Roses dad but was unavailable to do it so I guess we should be lucky he did make an appearance in the show after all.