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Aliens: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The End of the World.

The title is a reference to the 1966 film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The making of the television story The End of the World.
  • The realisation of Lady Cassandra in CGI.
  • The costumes and makeup for the other aliens on Platform One.
  • The VFX work on destroying the Earth, and of the sun filter failures.
  • The difficulties of making the Auton costumes and having them be practical for the performers inside.
  • Yasmin Bannermen discusses her makeup and costume for Jabe.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • The history of monsters in the show was covered.
  • Russell T Davies discusses the return of the Autons.
  • Peter Davison discusses the difficulties of The Visitation, and how Michael Melia struggled to act within the Terileptil costume.
  • Tom Baker discusses the instance where he had to wear a mummy outfit in Pyramids of Mars.

2005 promo image.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "People Are Strange" by The Doors, Album: The Best of The Doors[1]
  • "Love Theme (from 'Blade Runner')" by Vangelis, Album: Blade Runner Soundtrack
  • "Also sprach Zarathustra (from '2001: A Space Odyssey')" by Richard Strauss & City of Prague Orchestra, Album: The Cult Files
  • "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker, Album: That Loving Vol. 5
  • "Nobody Does It Better" by Aimee Mann, Album: The David Arnold James Bond Project

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • The costumes and makeup for the other aliens on Platform One.
  • Yasmin Bannermen discusses her makeup and costume for Jabe.
  • The realisation of Lady Cassandra in CGI.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete First Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete First Series DVD box set released on 21 November 2005.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Episode 2 : Aliens: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 5 January 2019.
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