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* Irony: Ryder being killed by the very thing he was trying to help.

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: Ryder being killed by the very thing he was trying to help.

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Nobody seems to care much about Dr. Ryder, or the fact it was the Ood Brain, the thing he was trying to ''help'', that kills him.


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* Irony: Ryder being killed by the very thing he was trying to help.

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* AscendedExtra: The Ood, who had been secondary antagonists in the Krop Tor two-parter, are the protagonist aliens here.


* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Someone gets smothered by grey matter.
* CruelMercy:
-->"Funny thing, the subconscious. Takes all sorts of shapes. It came out in the red eye as revenge, it came out in the rabid Ood as anger, and then there was patience. All that intelligence and mercy focused on Ood Sigma... how's that hair loss, Mr. Halpen?"

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Someone Kess gets smothered by grey matter.
* CruelMercy:
-->"Funny
CruelMercy: "Funny thing, the subconscious. Takes all sorts of shapes. It came out in the red eye as revenge, it came out in the rabid Ood as anger, and then there was patience. All that intelligence and mercy focused on Ood Sigma... how's Sigma. [[ArmorPiercingQuestion How's that hair loss, Mr. Halpen?"Halpen?]]"



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: A deleted scene has it mentioned that Bartle has a wife and two kids. Halpen cuts off their insurance payouts after seeing Bartle call him an idiot on the video of his death.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The overseer who tries to gas the Ood ends up being the only victim of the gas.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The overseer who tries to gas Kess, tasked with gassing the Ood rabid Ood, ends up being the only victim of the gas.



* IronicJuxtaposition: All of Solana's marketing BS is contradicted by the guards hunting down and capturing a rabid Ood for that extra effect.

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* IronicJuxtaposition: All of Solana's marketing BS lingo is contradicted by the guards hunting down and capturing a rabid Ood for that extra effect.



* NotSoDifferent: The Doctor mentions the situation with the Ood isn't that far away from contemporary Earth, pointedly asking Donna who she thinks made her clothes. She returns fire by asking if he only brings humans along so he can act superior at them, a point he concedes.

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* NotSoDifferent: The Doctor mentions the situation with the Ood isn't that far away from contemporary Earth, pointedly asking reminding Donna who she thinks that her shirts were made her clothes.in sweatshops. She returns fire by asking if he only brings humans along so he can act superior at them, a point he concedes.



* RealityEnsues: The Doctor's psychic paper fails not because, as has previously happened, the person in question was resistant to it, but because they bother to run a background check on the suspicious people who weren't on the guest list at the earliest possible opportunity and discover their credentials are entirely fabricated. It gets him into the complex, but doesn't do much more good than that before he and Donna are outed as frauds.[[note]]A deleted scene of Halpen appearing during the presentation shows him ordering said background check in response to the Doctor asking questions about the death of Delta Fifty.[[/note]]

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* RealityEnsues: The Doctor's psychic paper fails not because, as has previously happened, the person in question was resistant to it, but because they bother to run a background check on the suspicious people who weren't on the guest list at the earliest possible opportunity and discover their credentials are entirely fabricated. It gets him into the complex, but doesn't do much more good than that before he and Donna are outed as frauds.[[note]]A deleted scene of Halpen appearing during [[note]]The reason why the presentation shows him ordering said background check happened? Well, in response to a deleted scene, Halpen appears during the presentation, and the Doctor asking asks him a lot of questions about the death of Delta Fifty.Fifty. He tries to blame Delta Fifty's death on space pirates, but the Doctor doesn't believe him.[[/note]]


The Doctor and Donna land on a gorgeous snowy world your favorite alpine vistas, [[UpToEleven cranked up to 11]] 4126 AD, the time of the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire. It is the Oodsphere, home planet of the Ood, the apparently willing slave race we first met in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit]]".

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The Doctor and Donna land on a gorgeous snowy world your favorite favourite alpine vistas, [[UpToEleven cranked up to 11]] 4126 AD, the time of the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire. It is the Oodsphere, home planet of the Ood, the apparently willing slave race we first met in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit]]".



* IronicJuxtaposition: All of Solana's marketing BS is contradicted by the guards hunting down and executing a red-eye Ood for extra effect.

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* IronicJuxtaposition: All of Solana's marketing BS is contradicted by the guards hunting down and executing capturing a red-eye rabid Ood for that extra effect.



* TheMilkyWayIsTheOnlyWay: Nope. By the 42nd century, mankind's spread out over three whole galaxies.

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* TheMilkyWayIsTheOnlyWay: Nope. By the 42nd 42[-[[superscript:nd]]-] century, mankind's spread out over three whole galaxies.



* RealityEnsues: The Doctor's psychic paper fails not because, as has previously happened, the person in question was resistant to it, but because they bother to run a background check on the suspicious people who weren't on the guest list at the earliest possible opportunity and discover their credentials are entirely fabricated. It gets him into the complex, but doesn't do much more good than that before he and Donna are outed as frauds.[[note]]A deleted scene of Halpen appearing during the presentation shows him ordering said background check in response to the Doctor asking questions about the death of Delta Fifty[[/note]]

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* RealityEnsues: The Doctor's psychic paper fails not because, as has previously happened, the person in question was resistant to it, but because they bother to run a background check on the suspicious people who weren't on the guest list at the earliest possible opportunity and discover their credentials are entirely fabricated. It gets him into the complex, but doesn't do much more good than that before he and Donna are outed as frauds.[[note]]A deleted scene of Halpen appearing during the presentation shows him ordering said background check in response to the Doctor asking questions about the death of Delta Fifty[[/note]]Fifty.[[/note]]



-->"Blimey, a real, proper rocket! You've got a box, he's got a Ferrari!"

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-->"Blimey, a real, proper rocket! You've got a box, ''box'', he's got a Ferrari!"


* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mr. Halpen.
-->"Well, we can write [two thousand Ood] off. That's what insurance is for."

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mr. Klineman Halpen.
-->"Well, **"Well, we can write [two thousand Ood] off. That's what insurance is for.""
**In a cut scene, when he's watching the video of Mr. Bartle's death, he decides to cut off the pension and life insurance being paid to Bartle's family upon hearing Bartle call him an idiot.



** The Doctor gives Donna a brief recap of what happened the last time he encountered Ood. They were possessed by the Devil or at least something that ''claimed'' to inspire the legend of such a creature.

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** The Doctor gives Donna a brief recap of what happened the last time he encountered the Ood. They were possessed by the Devil or at least something that ''claimed'' to inspire the legend of such a creature.



* IronicJuxtaposition: All of Solana's marketing BS is contradicted by the guards hunting down and murdering a red-eye Ood for extra effect.

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* IronicJuxtaposition: All of Solana's marketing BS is contradicted by the guards hunting down and murdering executing a red-eye Ood for extra effect.



* KarmicDeath: Solana the PR rep is zapped after rejecting the Doctor's offer to stop the injustice against the Ood, and the overseer is gassed to death with the same gas he tried to use on the Ood.

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* KarmicDeath: Solana the PR rep is zapped after rejecting the Doctor's offer to stop the injustice against the Ood, and the overseer Kess is gassed to death with the same gas he tried to use on the Ood.



* LargeHam: Mr. Kess, the overseer, takes this to impressive levels while he's chasing the Doctor around the warehouse with a giant claw machine, cackling, rocking back and forth in his seat, and making some ''very'' expressive faces just to be sure the viewer understands that he's [[EvilFeelsGood having fun]].

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* LargeHam: Mr. Kess, the overseer, takes this to impressive levels while he's chasing the Doctor around the warehouse with a giant claw machine, cackling, rocking back and forth in his seat, and making some ''very'' expressive faces just to be sure the viewer understands that he's [[EvilFeelsGood having fun]].



* RealityEnsues: The Doctor's psychic paper fails not because, as has previously happened, the person in question was resistant to it, but because they bother to run a background check on the suspicious people who weren't on the guest list at the earliest possible opportunity and discover their credentials are entirely fabricated. It gets him into the complex, but doesn't do much more good than that before he and Donna are outed as frauds.

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* RealityEnsues: The Doctor's psychic paper fails not because, as has previously happened, the person in question was resistant to it, but because they bother to run a background check on the suspicious people who weren't on the guest list at the earliest possible opportunity and discover their credentials are entirely fabricated. It gets him into the complex, but doesn't do much more good than that before he and Donna are outed as frauds.[[note]]A deleted scene of Halpen appearing during the presentation shows him ordering said background check in response to the Doctor asking questions about the death of Delta Fifty[[/note]]



* RedEyesTakeWarning:

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* RedEyesTakeWarning:RedEyesTakeWarning: "Red eye" is a common infection in the Ood.


** The Doctor is all gleeful to walk out and find a snowstorm of ''actual snow''. (The last few times it's been, respectively, [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the ashes of a Sycorax spaceship]], [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride bits of Racnoss web and artificial snow expelled by the TARDIS]], and [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned ballast dropped by a damaged interstellar cruise liner]].)



** The 42nd century is the time of the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire, which, unlike the Fourth, actually exists. Presumably this would be the same "empire" Mr. Jefferson mentioned in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]].

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** The 42nd 42[-[[superscript:nd]]-] century is the time of the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire, which, unlike the Fourth, actually exists. Presumably this would be the same "empire" Mr. Jefferson mentioned in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]].



** The Doctor is all gleeful to walk out and find a snowstorm of ''actual snow''. (The last few times it's been, respectively, [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the ashes of a Sycorax spaceship]], [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride bits of Racnoss web and artificial snow expelled by the TARDIS]], and [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned ballast dropped by a damaged interstellar cruise liner]].)



** The destruction of the circle around the third brain is very similar to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E1TimeAndTheRani a scene from the classic series]].
** The Doctor gives Donna a brief recap of what happened the last time he encountered Ood. They were possessed by the Devil or at least something that ''claimed'' to inspire the legend of such a creature.
** Donna has learned to [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride whistle]].


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** The Doctor gives Donna a brief recap of what happened the last time he encountered Ood. They were possessed by the Devil or at least something that ''claimed'' to inspire the legend of such a creature.
** Donna has learned to [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride whistle]].
** The destruction of the circle around the third brain is very similar to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E1TimeAndTheRani a scene from the classic series]].


** He's not the BigBad, but the overseer, Mr. Kess, definitely displays this trope once the Doctor's cover is blown. He specifically orders his armed {{Mook}}s back, so that he can have the pleasure of chasing the Doctor around a warehouse with a giant claw machine, instead of [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just shooting him]]. For bonus points, he even says, "[[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat I've always wanted to do this]]."

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** He's not the BigBad, but the overseer, Mr. Kess, definitely displays this trope once the Doctor's cover is blown. He specifically orders his armed {{Mook}}s back, back so that he can have the pleasure of chasing the Doctor around a warehouse with a giant claw machine, instead of [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just shooting him]]. For bonus points, he even says, "[[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat I've always wanted to do this]]."

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* ContainerMaze: The warehouse full of shipping containers with Ood, where Mr. Kess attempts to run down the Doctor with the robotic arm intended to move the crates.


* BizarreAlienBiology: Lampshaded. The Doctor attempts to examine a dying Ood, but isn't familiar with their biology and has no idea where the heart is - or if they even have one.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Lampshaded. The Doctor attempts to examine a dying Ood, but isn't familiar with their biology and has no idea where the heart is - or if they even have one.



* BodyHorror: Halpen's "hair tonic" turning him into an Ood. His hair and scalp peel away revealing an Ood head, and tentacles spill out of his mouth, followed by a brain. And this was after they ''toned it down''- the original scene was going to be a lot more graphic.
* BondVillainStupidity: He's not the BigBad, but the overseer, Mr. Kess, definitely displays this trope once the Doctor's cover is blown. He specifically orders his armed {{Mook}}s back, so that he can have the pleasure of chasing the Doctor around a warehouse with a giant claw machine, instead of [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just shooting him]]. For bonus points, he even says, "[[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat I've always wanted to do this]]."

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* BodyHorror: Halpen's "hair tonic" turning him into an Ood. His hair and scalp peel away revealing an Ood head, and tentacles spill out of his mouth, followed by a brain. And this was after they ''toned it down''- down'' the original scene was going to be a lot more graphic.
* BondVillainStupidity: BondVillainStupidity:
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He's not the BigBad, but the overseer, Mr. Kess, definitely displays this trope once the Doctor's cover is blown. He specifically orders his armed {{Mook}}s back, so that he can have the pleasure of chasing the Doctor around a warehouse with a giant claw machine, instead of [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just shooting him]]. For bonus points, he even says, "[[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat I've always wanted to do this]]."



** The 42nd century is the time of the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire, which unlike the Fourth, actually exists. Presumably this would be the same "empire" Mr. Jefferson mentioned in "The Impossible Planet".
** Donna wonders whether humans spreading out so far is a good thing -- does it make them explorers or a virus? The Doctor notes that sometimes he wonders; he had a similar conversation with Leela back in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E2TheInvisibleEnemy The Invisible Enemy]]".

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** The 42nd century is the time of the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire, which which, unlike the Fourth, actually exists. Presumably this would be the same "empire" Mr. Jefferson mentioned in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet".
Planet"]].
** Donna wonders whether humans spreading out so far is a good thing -- does it make them explorers or a virus? The Doctor notes that sometimes he wonders; he had a similar conversation with Leela back in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E2TheInvisibleEnemy The Invisible Enemy]]".



** The Doctor gives Donna a brief recap of what happened the last time he encountered Ood. They were possessed by the Devil -- or at least something that ''claimed'' to inspire the legend of such a creature.

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** The Doctor gives Donna a brief recap of what happened the last time he encountered Ood. They were possessed by the Devil -- or at least something that ''claimed'' to inspire the legend of such a creature.



* EscapeArtist: Subverted -- Donna assumes the Doctor's probably met Houdini [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders (which he has)]], but he's forced to admit, "These are REALLY good handcuffs."

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* EscapeArtist: Subverted -- Donna assumes the Doctor's probably met Houdini [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders (which he has)]], but he's forced to admit, "These are REALLY good handcuffs."



** The Ood refer to the Doctor and Donna collectively as the Doctor-Donna. It takes the rest of the series for the Doctor to figure it out, but when he does, he thinks it's all quite clever. [[MotorMouth Partly because of the way he introduced them to the Ood in the first place]]. Truly an example of FridgeBrilliance.
** Mr. Halpen suspects that the Doctor and Donna are from the Friends of the Ood activist group. Dr. Ryder reveals himself as one in the climax.

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** The Ood refer to the Doctor and Donna collectively as the Doctor-Donna. It takes the rest of the series for the Doctor to figure it out, but when he does, he thinks it's all quite clever. [[MotorMouth Partly because of the way he introduced them to the Ood in the first place]]. place.]] Truly an example of FridgeBrilliance.
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** Mr. Halpen suspects that the Doctor and Donna are from the Friends of the Ood activist group. Dr. Ryder reveals himself as one a member in the climax.



* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: Guards with M4s and a guy with a PPK in the 42[[superscript:nd]] Century. Justified in that [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter it is believed that small arms have hit a peak where making them any more powerful would make them uncontrollable]].

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* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: Guards with M4s and a guy with a PPK in the 42[[superscript:nd]] 42[-[[superscript:nd]]-] Century. Justified in that [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter it is believed that small arms have hit a peak where making them any more powerful would make them uncontrollable]].



* KarmicDeath: Solana the PR rep is zapped after rejecting the Doctor's offer to stop the injustice against the Ood, and the overseer is gassed to death with the same gas he tried to use on the Oods.

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* KarmicDeath: Solana the PR rep is zapped after rejecting the Doctor's offer to stop the injustice against the Ood, and the overseer is gassed to death with the same gas he tried to use on the Oods.Ood.



* MaamShock: Inverted -- Donna reacts to being called Miss. "Why do you say Miss; do I look single?" Never mind that she ''is''.

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* MaamShock: Inverted -- Donna reacts to being called Miss. "Why do you say Miss; do I look single?" Never mind that she ''is''.



* RealityEnsues: The Doctor's psychic paper fails -- not because, as had previously happened, the person in question had resistance to it, but because they bothered to run a background check on the suspicious people who weren't on the guest list at the earliest possible opportunity and discovered their credentials were entirely fabricated. It gets him into the complex, but doesn't do much more good than that before he and Donna are outed as frauds.

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* RealityEnsues: The Doctor's psychic paper fails -- not because, as had has previously happened, the person in question had resistance was resistant to it, but because they bothered bother to run a background check on the suspicious people who weren't on the guest list at the earliest possible opportunity and discovered discover their credentials were are entirely fabricated. It gets him into the complex, but doesn't do much more good than that before he and Donna are outed as frauds.



* {{Sadist}}: Kess seems to take a particularly disturbing pleasure in trying to kill the Doctor with the hanger's grappling hook.

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* {{Sadist}}: Kess seems to take a particularly disturbing pleasure in trying to kill the Doctor with the hanger's warehouse's grappling hook.



* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Despite nine hundred or more years traveling time and space, the Doctor ''still'' gets excited at each location he visits because the universe is amazing! Why else would he still be travelling?

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Despite nine hundred or more years traveling travelling time and space, the Doctor ''still'' gets excited at each location he visits because the universe is amazing! Why else would he still be travelling?


* BatmanGambit: Ood Sigma's "hair tonic". He was counting on Mr. Halpen's concern about his baldness to blind him to the possiblity that it was something else.
* BizarreAlienBiology: The Doctor attempts to examine a dying Ood, but isn't familiar with their biology and has no idea where the heart is - or if they even have one.

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* BatmanGambit: Ood Sigma's "hair tonic". He was counting on Mr. Halpen's concern about his baldness and the status of the Ood as BeneathNotice to blind him to the possiblity possibility that it was something else.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Lampshaded. The Doctor attempts to examine a dying Ood, but isn't familiar with their biology and has no idea where the heart is - or if they even have one.



* EscapeArtist: Subverted -- Donna assumes the Doctor's probably met Houdini, but he's forced to admit, "These are REALLY good handcuffs."

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* EscapeArtist: Subverted -- Donna assumes the Doctor's probably met Houdini, Houdini [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders (which he has)]], but he's forced to admit, "These are REALLY good handcuffs."

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** Justified later on by Mr. Halpen, when the Doctor and Donna end up captured. Halpen reasons he can't just shoot them at the risk of being questioned by the authorities when they inevitably launch an investigation, instead deciding to leave them to the mercy of the Ood; only for them to spare the Doctor and Donna when they remind the Ood of the circle.

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* ArtMajorBiology: The Ood were already established as bald humanoids with dozens of thin dangling tendrils in place of mouths. This episode reveals they also have a secondary brain which hangs outside the body on a slightly thicker fleshy cord. Somehow their natural habitat is a SlippySlideyIceWorld. How do they not all freeze to death?


* SpeakInUnison: An entire cargo container full of Odd, whenever someone mentions "the circle". Donna admits it's creepy.

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* SpeakInUnison: An entire cargo container full of Odd, Ood, whenever someone mentions "the circle". Donna admits it's creepy.


** Donna compares the TARDIS unfavourably to a big rocket-ship ("You've got a box, he's got a Ferrari!"), much like the Doctor compared Jack's Vortex Manipulator unfavourably to the old girl back in "[[Recap/DoctorWho29E11Utopia Utopia]]".

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** Donna compares the TARDIS unfavourably to a big rocket-ship ("You've got a box, he's got a Ferrari!"), much like the Doctor compared Jack's Vortex Manipulator unfavourably to the old girl back in "[[Recap/DoctorWho29E11Utopia "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia Utopia]]".

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