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By Jacqueline Rayner

After a visit to the zoo, the general practitioner and Martha pass looking for a true reside dodo and are transported via the TARDIS to the mysterious Museum of the final Ones. There, within the Earth part, they become aware of each extinct creature as much as the current day - billions of them, from the tiniest insect to the most important dinosaur, all nonetheless alive and in suspended animation. upkeep is the Museum's in basic terms task - gathering the final of each endangered species from all around the universe. And for millennia the Museum has been attempting to hint one elusive specimen: the final of the Time Lords...

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