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  • Ho Yay: There's an awful lot of homoeroticism between BOSS and Stevens (well, defining the gender of a non-humanoid AI is questionable, but BOSS has a masculine voice and is referred to as "he" by other people). A comedy featurette on the DVD played it up even further.
  • Special Effects Failure: The infamous scene where Benton and the Doctor are "riding around" on Bessie with a cure for the maggot infestation. It is a clear-cut case of Driving a Desk. This is before you get to the giant fly that is clearly made of plastic. Mocked extensively during a DW 50th anniversary interview with Steven Moffat.
    • What makes it worse is that CSO is used in several instances where it really shouldn't be necessary - such as a brief shot of Jo and the UNIT team standing around in a quarry with nothing in particular going on.
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  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The giant maggots were made on the cheap, out of condoms (and, according to Sean Pertwee, decayed ferret heads at the business end!), and are terrifyingly realistic thanks to some excellent puppetry, camerawork, set design and construction. They don't just look good for low-budget monsters, they look fantastic by any standards. The ingenuity involved is immense.
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