Ood, Electric Brain YoYos, and demonic, temporary tattoos.
The Tenth Doctor and Rose materialise in a cupboard aboard a space base on an – dum-dum-duuuum – impossible planet. Why is it impossible? Glad you asked…
It turns out this planet is suspended in space within sucking distance – yum – of an actual, straight-up black hole. The obviously human, more specifically English, crew of the space base have gathered there to figure out what kind of power is holding the planet in place, and how they might be able to harness it, and to help them, they’ve brought along their servants, the Ood.
What’s keeping the planet from plummeting into the black hole? Are the Ood going to remain docile and harmless? And what’s up with all the weird demonic voices and the general Exccorcist-level creep-factor of Space Base 6?
We try to answer these questions and more.
This review covers part 1 of the double feature that is (N022) The Impossible Planet and (N023) The Satan Pit.