The Doctor

Hybrid Sec
Battlepack Dalek
Dalek with Mutant Reveal
Assault Dalek
Mickey Smith
Novice Hame (Gridlock)
Martha Jones
Rose Tyler (series 2)
Reaper

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25th March 2008

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Series Four Spoilers! (Highlight to read)
Just as our story entered production in October 2007, news broke that Rose would be returning for the series 4 finale.
As mentioned on the AFT homepage I considered shelving my story but was spurred on to get it finished.
At this time, with Series 4 about to begin airing it appears that Sarah Jane AND Captain Jack will also be returning and they are fighting Daleks!
Either Russel T Davies is reading my notebooks or we have very similar minds... :-D
 
This episode was one of the original premises of the whole story- the Doctor joined by former companions to help fight a seemingly insurmountable enemy.
The inspiration had come from the wealth of companion figures being made and a desire to use them all. The original plan also included K-9 and Sarah Jane Smith.
 

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The story entered production in early October. The sewer scenes with Rose and Mickey were shot on 28th November.
Late pick ups including the Reaper blue screen stuff was done 20 March.
Some scenes had to be reshot including the scenes where the Doctor is reunited with Rose. These originally took place in Mickey's flat (switched to a library) and on the roof.

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Editing was done very late- starting on Friday 21 Mar and finishing 24 Mar.
One scene moved from the beginning of the story but eventually cut altogether involved the Face of Boe summoning the Doctor's Army. Hearing the Doctor's cries from across the vortex, he realises that time has been altered and sends Hame to assist.
   

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As with previous episodes this story takes place between Utopia and The Sound of Drums. In the series continuity, Rose and Mickey were trapped in a parallel universe at the end of Doomsday and haven't seen the Doctor since.

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