Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Planet of the Ood

1 episode, broadcast: 19th April 2008
The Doctor and Donna arrive on an icy planet , which as they explore they encounter an Ood. They find a large base and join a group of customers as they are about to be taken into Ood Operations . Breaking off from the sales group, they then explore further and discover more on how the Ood are being treated in the compound. .
The boss, Halpern, has been dealing with problems of Ood going 'red-eye'. He takes his scientific doctor, Ryder, along to the mysterious Warehouse 15 to show him what really makes the Ood tick. Meanwhile, the Doctor and Donna discover a huge container warehouse , and as they are about to get captured the many Ood start to become independent and fight back against the humans.
Amidst the ensuing chaos Halpern decides to destroy the source, a central brain of the Ood, but it transpires that his servant Sigma has been secretly feeding him an enzyme that transforms him into an Ood himself. The Doctor releases the brain and all Ood around the universe are free once more.


Locations filmed for the story:
Trefil Quarry
Tredegar
Filmed: 23 Aug 2007

The Ood Sphere
MOD St Athan (Twin Peaks Hangar)
(formerly RAF St Athan)
Vale of Glamorgan
Filmed: 24,27 Aug 2007

Ood Container Area
Lafarge Cement (Aberthaw)
Aberthaw
Filmed: 28-31 Aug 2007

Ood Compound
Next Generation Data
(formerly Hynix Semiconductors)
Imperial Park, Newport
Filmed: 4 Sep 2007

Factory Front
Mamhilad Park Industrial Estate
Pontypool, Wales
Filmed: 4-5 Sep 2007

Warehouse 15
In Studio:
»BBC Studios, Unit 1/2, Tonteg Road, Treforest Industrial Estate, Upper Boat, Pontypridd, CF37 5UA (21-22 Aug, 1,3 Sep, 16 Nov 2007)
»Hensol Castle, Miskin, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales, CF72 8YS (7 Sep 2007) - The Doctor and Donna handcuffed in the Executive Office (pickup shot)

Further Reading

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DWM: The Series Four Companion: Production Journal (p48-57)

Associated Links

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The Doctor Who Guide - Detailed synopsis of the story.

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BBC Doctor Who Episode Guide - Information and Features on the story.

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