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The Impossible Planet 

When the Doctor and Rose become stranded on a planet orbiting a black hole, they find a human expedition crew and their servants, the Ood, being terrorised by the Devil.

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James Strong

Writer:

Matt Jones
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Danny Webb ... Mr. Jefferson
Shaun Parkes ... Zachary Cross Flane
Claire Rushbrook ... Ida Scott
Will Thorp ... Toby Zed
Ronny Jhutti ... Danny Bartock
MyAnna Buring ... Scooti Manista
Paul Kasey ... The Ood
Gabriel Woolf Gabriel Woolf ... The Beast (voice)
Silas Carson ... The Ood (voice)
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Storyline

The one thing the Doctor always keeps near is the Tardis. So losing it in a black hole somewhere in deep space is a bit of a worry. Not least, he says, because without it he'll have to settle down and get a mortgage. In this two-parter (The Impossible Planet and next week's The Satan Pit), the Doctor and Rose land in a ramshackle spaceship stationed on an obscure planet that's trapped in permanent orbit round an all-consuming black hole. But that's only half the problem. An army of hideous-looking Oods stalks the corridors, while a disembodied voice repeats, "The beast is awakening." Written by Jane Rackham

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Trivia

First appearance of the servant-bred species, the Ood. See more »

Goofs

The Doctor insists that it's impossible to orbit a black hole. Black holes are like any other body. They can be safely orbited as long as you're far enough away or going fast enough. Close to a black hole, the orbital velocity becomes faster than light. But there's no mention that they are that close, within the event horizon. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Doctor: I don't know what's wrong with her. She's sort of queasy. Indigestion, like she didn't want to land.
Rose: [straight-faced] Oh, if you think there's gonna be trouble, we could always go back inside, and go somewhere else...
[Rose cracks up, and they laugh outrageously]
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Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Oods and Ends (2008) See more »

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Boléro
(1928)
Written by Maurice Ravel
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perfect!
4 June 2006 | by spyda_mannSee all my reviews

Oooooh man was I pleased I didn't miss this. I wanted to post this review as this episode in particular does what a certain recent movie did not. It pays true homage to the game DOOM. Its plot is different yes, and the characters are obviously set in an entirely different universe (obviously the doctor who universe) however the feel, the pace, the references and the location are perfect. And for all original Doom fans listen out for the door opening and closing sound effect, it was the icing on the cake for me.

Please all doctor who and Doom fans alike, check this one out. its a gem!


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