Ood
Back when the AFT began we had to make all our Doctor Who figures from scratch. These days we are blessed with some very good quality figures, not just of the Doctor and his latest companions but also a variety of monsters and other characters to populate the Whoniverse.

interesting, exciting and surprising things to come...

So while the AFT may be using existing characters and monsters you've seen before and probably own yourself, we'll try and do interesting, exciting and surprising things with them.
The Doctor
Martha
The Doctor in Spacesuit
Incidental music by Murray Gold
Not used with permission

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23 November 2007 as part of the AFT's relaunch as a monthly episodic site. For those of you purists who prefer the AFT in strip format, fear not. That format is not gone forever.

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Inspiration for this one came from the figures, the story really suggested itself. The Doctor spacewalking outside the TARDIS and leaving the telepathic Ood to operate the ship according to his thoughts.

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The story began shooting on 15 August 2007 with the scenes set on the Ood space ship, then the TARDIS shots and finally the 'blue screen' elements.
The sets were created in photoshop and are available to download from the downloads page.

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The space station went through a different design before the finished one. It was created entirely in photoshop.

What exactly the transpore is forms the basis for part two but there were several possible ideas for why the Doctor would undertake this dangerous mission. One idea was that it was a missile heading to Earth, back through time thus only the TARDIS was able to follow it. The Doctor would open the missile to discover it's occupant and thus the enemy he was fighting. At one point it was to have been the Daleks. I loved the idea of leaving the Doctor stranded in space facing the approach of a Dalek army in space.
It took a lot of working out to get Ood In Space and indeed the whole Flash series off the ground. Tests were carried out using Symphony 5 first of all. We experimented with exporting the finished flash images as an AVI that could have sound and music added using video editing software. Eventually we found a way of adding music and specifically cued sound effects, though emphasis for this episode has been on music rather than sound effects.
The title was coined as soon as the storyline suggested itself. Only once the story was edited was it fully adopted.

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There is nothing within the story to suggest an exact point in the timeline but it occurs sometime during series three, probably after The Lazarus Experiment where Martha joins the TARDIS as a fully paid up crew member. I have arbitrarily placed it after 42.
The Doctor's space suit came from The Satan Pit, assuming that he didn't give the suit back when he dropped off Ida at the end of that story.

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