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"Doctor Who" Planet of the Ood (TV Episode 2008) Poster

(TV Series)

(2008)

Trivia

The scene where Mr. Halpen turns into an Ood had to re-filmed because it was regarded as too horrifying.
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Adrian Rawlins did the scene himself where he fell over the rail in one take.
The snow scenes were shot in a boiling hot week in August, using fake snow. This was done using tiny pieces of paper.
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Ida Scott from "The Impossible Planet"/"The Satan Pit" was going to be a main character in this episode. She would now be a member of an investigative team looking into conditions on the Ood-Sphere, who would be dismayed to discover that her estranged father is now involved with Ood Operations - although it would later be revealed that he is secretly acting on behalf of the Ood.
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An extended sequence set in caves beneath the planet's surface, in which the Doctor searches for the giant Ood brain was cut for time.
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This was originally intended to be the second episode of Series Four, but was swapped with "The Fires of Pompeii".
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Russell T. Davies contemplated devoting a two-part slot to an Ood adventure, but ultimately decided that the storyline would work better if it was not overcomplicated.
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An Ood says "D'oh!" This is Homer Simpson's catchphrase from the American animated sitcom The Simpsons
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Russell T. Davies noted during production of the Ood's introductory episodes that he considered their home world to be close to that of the Sensorites - hence the mention of the Sense-Sphere.
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The Ood's feral state was inspired by 28 Days Later... (2002).
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The top secret lab is in Warehouse 15, a play on the supposed alien research lab at Roswell, Area 51.
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The Ood who are being manipulated have glowing red eyes. This may be a reference to the Sandminer robots in The Robots of Death, another subservient group who likewise displayed glowing red eyes when they came under an evil influence.
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This episode takes place in 4126.
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