Behind the scenes of The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit (Part 3)
From the Impossible Planet DVD commentary with visual effects producer Will Cohen, Shaun Parkes (who played captain Zachary Cross Flane), and David Tennant
Will Cohen: Now I remember watching an episode of Doctor Who Confidential after this where you were stroking the Ood
David Tennant: Those heads were so squeezable! They were so soft and kind of…
Will: Stress relieving
David: They are! They are.
Shaun Parkes: They’re like a stress ball.
David: I don’t know how that feels for the guys inside them, obviously. And the tendrils are very… You wanna bite the tendrils! You really do. You want to gnaw on them.
Shaun: That’s… that’s not something…
David: Did that not work for you? You didn’t? You didn’t have that?
Shaun: [laughs] I didn’t have that, no.
Shaun: The stroking I can understand, because you had to feel it to believe it.
David: Yeah. One of the softest things you’ve ever…
Shaun: You’ve ever touched, exactly. It was made really well. The tentacles were like these sausages - they’re like thin sausages.
David: Yeah. You just want to grind them within your back teeth. Really rubbery and kind of… like a big bit of squid.
Shaun: Yeah - beef jerky or something.
David: Yeah! I like a bit of that.
David: Gnawing on an Ood’s tentacle.
Shaun: I don’t get down with that.
David: Well… [laughs] Billie was obsessed with it.
Shaun: She was obsessed with it. I remember that.
…and because it goes with the commentary:
[ David’s obsession with Ood Heads and Cat-Nun faces ]