After Effects was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Hungry Earth.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • Location filming for the episode.
  • Blocking the early scene of ground disturbance so that the VFX team can add the holes appropriately and properly in post-production.
  • How an initial additional lizard creature was cut to help build anticipation for the Silurians and save budget.
  • The reinvention of the Silurians, to make them more human-like and more relevant in a modern-day script.
  • Finding a location that would accommodate the need for actors to be pulled down into the floor.
  • How the SFX team created a rig to allow for the actors to safely sink into the holes in the floor.
  • The process of director and the editor working towards the final edit.
  • The need to cut a notable amount of material from the episode, with attention paid to one particularly long early scene.
  • The Mill's work on adding VFX to various scenes in the episode.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • Discussion of And The Silurians, particularly about building tension.
  • How Arthur Darvill didn't initially recognise the Silurian actors when out of their makeup.
  • Celebrating Matt Smith's birthday on set.
  • Karen Gillan's nervousness about doing the sinking through the hole stunt.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Number One Enemy" by Daisy Dares You
  • "Sound Of The Underground" by Girls Aloud
  • "Back To The Start" by Lily Allen
  • "Saving My Face" by KT Tunstall
  • "Bein' Green" by Van Morrison
  • "Hole In The Ground" by Bernard Cribbins
  • "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" by Pixie Lott
  • "A Sucker For Your Sound" by I Monster
  • "The New Transmission" by Lostprophets
  • "Out Of Control" by The Chemical Brothers

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

to be added

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 8 November 2010.

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45 minutes (full length)
15 minutes (Cut Down) +