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An Ood Presence

That’s right: everyone’s favourite singing man-servants are back to soothsay and do that glowy eye thing for Neil Gaiman’s hotly anticipated episode The Doctor’s Wife – and the storyteller extraordinaire  has been speaking to SFX about them, budgets and just what is lost inside the TARDIS.

Giving us a sneak peak of whats in store in SFX #209 (on sale next week) the bods behind those precious words have given us a sample of Gaiman chatting about the constraints of television budgets. And it appears the old adage that limitations breed creativity:

“I tried to create a completely new monster. But shortly before shooting it became very apparent that given the incredible amount of money they were going to have to spend on my episode – they were taking other episodes behind the bike sheds, beating them up and taking their pocket money – there came a point where they said, ‘Look, we cannot stretch to doing this prosthetic stuff that you wanted, would you like a classic monster?’

“And I said, ‘Well, actually you have this thing that would fit perfectly there, and we could do this to it, and it would make it work…”

This being Neil Gaiman though they won’t be the same, no they’ll be slightly (snigger!) Ood!

“It was a nice link between the Tennant era and the current era, and it was nice to bring it back and do something very different with it, turn it upside down.”

For more revealing details from the grandmaster of the macabre and mysterious  pick up SFX next Wednesday



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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.


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