Planet Gallifrey: Gleefulness

Saturday, April 19

Gleefulness

Hooray! Planet of the Ood has now aired, and it was indeed an excitement-filled bucket of joy and danger! Or something along those lines.


We didn't have much mention of anything really, other than another reference to the Bees disappearing. But I reckon thats a good thing... don't want to over do it.

You can now watch this episode on Planet Gallifrey TV
Or
here, here, here, here, and here

And, finally, hooray for those lovable, sqidgey Oods! Who's heads (according to David Tennant) "are so squeezable, you just want to bite them."

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do you mean by rose 3 times in a row??was she in fires of pompeii?

Anonymous said...

She was mentioned by Lucius: 'She is returning!'

Jess said...

Aye she was... at least, we can assume Lucius was talking about Rose. It could of course be someone else.

Anonymous said...

if there was a snowball fight donna could have snow on her back

Sander said...

Nothing, sadly...
Though what did the Ood mean with your song must end soon?

Your-Cipher said...

Anyone see the ATMOS logo in the preview for the next episode? Im sure I saw it....

Combom said...

just watched 4:03

- Before the intro credits, Mr Halpen had a few Pompeii style items on his desk, a Fires of Pompeii link?

- Another mention of the Bees Disappearing, I suspect this is something to do with Atmos Industries.

- The Ood tell the Doctor "Your song must end soon"

Amber said...

Ok, maybe not a direct Rose comment, but did anyone notice that when Sigma said to the Doctor "Your song must end soon" they played the haunting music from the beach scene in Doomsday? Coincedence? I think NOT!!!

Combom said...

havent they played that music in every episode so far?

Sander said...

Well they played it at the end of Partners in Crime when we say a glimpse of Rose, I don't think it was significant in this episode, it was just fitting music.

Moffatrocks said...

It's called the doomsday music and played first when rose is crying in to the wall. The repeated notes played when rose turns around in PiC is the beginning.

N. T. said...

I really can't wait to see this. I don't know if it's been mentioned, but the thing with the bees sounds like Colony Collapse Disorder.

Combom said...

i suspect the bees is this - bees like good air, sontarans have already been poisoning our air, killing bees.

Combom said...

Bee vanishing act baffles keepers - 27 February 2007
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6400179.stm

Jason said...

hm, do you think the bbc article is real or a tie in? theres usually a disclaimer with tie ins isnt there?

N. T. said...

Did this take place after the events of The Satan Pit?

Sander said...

I would almost think so, cause this seems to be the time the Ood were finally free.

But I thought it was somewhat confirmed it was before The Satan Pit/The Imposible Planet.

Combom said...

it has to be after, if not how are the satan pit oods still servants/slaves? unless the doctor has changed time?

Jennefer said...

I found a link to the episode for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. http://www.veoh.com/videos/v7010526grr2ay52
Part two and three are up there too.

Chris S said...

Finally! ;) Thanks Jennefer.
I've been waiting all morning.

Walter said...

To be honest, I think this was a pretty weak episode overall, with the Doctor and Donna occasionally acting out of character and the humor falling flat. Another problem I had was the fact that the writer obviously borrowed heavily from the Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying game in re-imaging the Ood - so much so the BBC could be slapped with copyright infringement if the company making the game decided to push the issue. There is a race of Octopus-like creatures in D&D that are telepathic and share a hive mind dominated by a giant brain. Granted, some of these features in the Ood, such as telepathy, came from The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit, but Temple (the writer) obviously was using the D&D creatures as a template for fleshing out the Ood. Again, I'm disappointed in the episode overall, but I'm betting it will be the exception rather than the rule this season.

N. T. said...

Dungeons and Dragons? Really?

Flying girl said...

Hm, 'Your song must end soon'.
The Ood use a song as their collective mind, so this could be foreshadowing that Doctor's song/link with Donna, Martha, Rose will break at the end of the series.

Or the opposite, the Ood could've taken Doctor's words "I've got a song of my own" to mean that his song is solitary and he's the last of his kind, so it could foreshadow the end of the Time War and come back of the Time Lords.

Combom said...

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=mind+flayer&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

you mean the mind flayer, it is based on CTHULHU

http://images.google.co.uk/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&q=cthulhu&btnG=Search+Images

kelvingreen said...

Indeed, there's clearly a link between Mind Flayers and Cthulhu, but the Mind Flayers are specifically a race of psychic octopoid humanoids who also have a "mother brain" at the heart of their psychic network. If they didn't borrow that from D&D, I'd be very surprised.

Walter said...

Yes, really.

Only geeks like me would notice the similarities, but they are definitely there. For non-geeks, look up "illithid" and you'll see what I mean. Hell, someone has even updated the wikipedia entry on illithids to point out the Doctor Who link. I hope this is a case of borrowing and not outright plagiarism.

Anonymous said...

This is the second time the Doctor and Donna have had to say that they're not married ("Never ever"), which makes me wonder if they will be "married" (say, in a simulation or after a memory wipe).

Combom said...

they both seem to dislike the idea, so you may have a point :)

Anonymous said...

maybe it could have links with donna in a wedding dress in episode 8

N. T. said...

Perhaps I'm not being very open-minded here, but somehow I think it's below the Doctor Who writers and producers to plagiarise from Dungeons and Dragons of all things.

Sean said...

There are some similarities, but ultimately the Ood and the Mind Flayers serve vastly different roles in their respective settings and for me, at least, that's always what's important. You couldn't tell an Ood story with an Illithid, though vice versa isn't nessicarily true since 'slaves become slavers' is an old saw.

As for "below", well, come on now: we're all geeks here. If you don't dig the game, that's your bag, but folks who do aren't somehow less creative because of it. If you're going to yell 'plagiarism!' every time something draws from the same well, you're going to be spending all day doing it-I mean, both sources draw from Lovecraft, among others, who ultimately drew a lot of his ideas by applying the mythology of sea monsters to the human mind and spirit, instead of just as physical creatures.

Anonymous said...

I noticed the music changed to doomsday and I'm positive that the sign for the Ood company I've seen somewhere before . .

Anonymous said...

it was two o's for ood operations
I think its inevitable that some ideas will be similar. sometimes i write my own doctor who stories and i find myself writing stuff thats like existing episodes without knowing it

Anonymous said...

in the trailer for the sontaran strategem the doctor says: so atmos is alien? : strange....

Anonymous said...

Jess theres a new extended trailer out for The Sontaran Strategem, I missed it as it was aired after Doctor Who Confidential.
But it's on youtube:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_vaP6EzKVWw

Just incase your wondering ^^

Lily.

caitilin said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7350000/newsid_7358400/7358491.stm?ls

the thing about the cars....interesting

Anonymous said...

Also, a Sontaran jigdaw/script is on the official site under Games.

Sander said...

It has been added, but I can't seem to open it. (the other games are no problem) maybe it's just a placeholder.

Anonymous said...

the ood remind me of doctor zoidberg :)

Wee Vixen said...

Just a few rambles.
In ‘Dalek’ and ‘The Long Game’ Adam Mitchell was a boy genius. He also nearly started a world war by hacking the US defence system when he was eight, so he has a taste for war. Could ATMOS have something to do with him and his ability to ‘spike’?
At the end of the episode, the Editor on Satellite 5 told the Doctor and Rose that Adam knew everything about the Doctor, which would include the ability to travel in time. When Adam ‘spiked’ he broadcast that information on 600 channels.
The Doctor says, ‘The archive of Satellite 5, one second of that message could have changed the world. The whole of history could have changed because of you’. If the planets and bee’s etc. are disappearing then that points to history being changed... or manipulated. Another thought...could the Dalek have picked up that information too, giving them the gift of time travel? (In ‘Fires of Pompeii’, the Doctor asks who gave them the means to time travel)
BTW, Great site Jess!

Doctor who fan said...

The Ood arrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!