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Planet of the Ood 

Finding themselves on the Ood-Sphere planet in the 42nd century, The Doctor and Donna discover the truth over the Ood's willingness to serve humankind.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Griffiths ...
Paul Clayton ...
Tariq Jordan ...
The Ood (voice)


Donna is terrified at her first off-world trip where she and the Doctor encounter the Ood. It's the year 4126 and they seem to have arrived at factory where the Ood are prepared for sale to anyone willing to pay the price. The Ood from all appearances are a subservient race and are fitted with a communications device. Some of them however seem to be going rabid with their eyes turning a bright red. The company has been selling the Ood for some 200 years now and while it all seems benign on the surface, there is something far more sinister at work here. Written by garykmcd

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9 May 2008 (USA)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)
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Did You Know?


An Ood says "D'oh!" This is Homer Simpson's catchphrase from the American animated sitcom The Simpsons See more »


Donna says, "He's gone," to the Doctor when the Ood that was shot dies of his injuries, yet the actor can clearly be seen taking in a large breath when the camera angle switches to a long shot. See more »


Donna Noble: Rocket. Blimey, a real proper rocket. Now that's what I call a spaceship.
[to the Doctor]
Donna Noble: You've got a box, he's got a Ferrari.
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References Lost in Space (1965) See more »


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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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"The Circle must be broken!!"
26 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very old fashioned episode of Dr.Who. Why? I'm not really sure. It just had that feel of an old fashioned episode! Like returning to it's old ways. And I loved it! I've been loving the new stories! But it's nice to go back to the good stuff! The storyline isn't very deep or mysterious. Just an action story featuring the Ood. Who we last saw in the Impossible planet where they were possessed. Now they have a master plan! Though quite quiet and not used very often, these "villains" if you can even call them that gave a nice feel to the episode. Making this for me an instant classic! Tennant and Tate still deliver that classic duo that we sort of missed with Martha and the Dr. So I'm glad that these two really hit it off! They're bond gets really stronger as the season goes on!

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