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Aliens: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with the Series 1 episode The End of the World.

Aspects of production covered Edit

  • 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

  • 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.
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2005 promo image.

People interviewed Edit

Music list Edit

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

Crew Edit

Elements retained in Cut Down Edit

  • 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

The "Cut Down" version of the episode is available on the Doctor Who: The Complete First Series DVD box set.

Footnotes Edit

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