Independently of one another, the Doctor and Donna Noble are investigating Adipose Industries who claim to have created a revolutionary diet pill. The head of Adipose, Miss Foster, runs a pretty tight ship and they have been quite successful. Donna visits several people who have taken the pills and as advertised, the pills seem to be working. Except of course for the person that virtually vanishes, excerpt for a strange little creature in the bathroom sink. The Doctor and Donna join up eventually and come to the realization that there is definitely something alien behind what is going on. Written by
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In the close-up views of Miss Foster, while she is giving her promotional talk on the Adipose diet pill, only the letters D-U-S-T from the word "industries" are visible on the screen behind her, the rest of the word is outside the frame. This may be a deliberate reference to Little Britain
(2003), in which Matt Lucas
portrays (amongst other characters) Marjorie Dawes: a 'Fat Fighters' group leader who has the word "dust" as one of her catchphrases. See more
At the end, when the Doctor is telling Donna he wants a "mate" (buddy) it's raining quite hard when it's showing Donna, but not when showing the Doctor. When Donna is hiding the keys it has quit raining but no one is wearing rain gear and no one is wet. See more
So far they're just losing weight, but the Matron's gone up to emergency parthenogenesis.
And that's when they convert...
Skeletons, organs, everything. A million people are gonna die!
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