Behind the Scenes of The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky (Part Two)
Excerpts from Jason Arnopp’s set report from DWM 396
UNIT and the Sontarans both have a code of conduct. A sense of honour. Are the two sides really so different? Joining David for dinner-time deserts (he brings the deserts; DWM makes the tea) we ask for his take on the matter.
“The Doctor’s anti-military stance throughout this story is clearly showing that parallel a bit”, he considers, “with his insistence that we don’t need guns and all this ammunition. Although, of course, the Doctor did work for UNIT! It’s quite a grey area, where the Doctor stands on all that. He obviously doesn’t like to get his hands dirty. There’s also the whole situation with Martha. I think he’s very proud of her for being there and doing what she’s doing. But he’s maybe even disappointed, at first, to see she may have gone over to what he might consider the dark side! She’s transformed. In fact, in the scenes we’ve been doing today she’s literally transformed, in that she’s not actually Martha!”
When we emerge from David’s trailer, having put the world to rights, Freema Agyeman passes by, chuckling, “I just left half me make up inside a gas mask,” she reveals. “No one’ll want to use that again!”