The Dark Side was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with series 1 episode The Long Game. It was narrated by Simon Pegg, who also appeared in the associated episode as the Editor.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The theme of the nature of media and how it can influence people.
  • Filming schedules, and how that had an impact on the writing of The Long Game.
  • The motivations of Van Statten in Dalek, and The Editor in The Long Game.
  • Simon Pegg discusses being The Editor.
  • VFX work for the Jagrafess.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • Russell T Davies discusses his skepticism of the idea of 'evil geniuses', and his desire to ground the series' villains in motivations.
  • The history of villains within Doctor Who, including Davros, Omega and The Master.
  • The character of Turlough and how he is similar in some ways to Adam Mitchell.

2005 promo image.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Come Down on Me" by Lemon Jelly, Album: 64-95[1]
  • "Firestarter" by The Prodigy, Album: The Fat of the Land
  • "Lovely Head" by Goldfrapp, Album: Felt Mountain
  • "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears, Album: Songs from the Big Chair
  • "Robot Rock" by Daft Punk, Album: Human After All
  • "Shot You Down" by Audio Bullys feat. Nancy Sinatra, Album: Shot You Down (Single)
  • "Alpha Male" by Röyksopp, Album: Röyksopp's Night Out
  • "What People Do All Day" by Aim, Album: Hinterland
  • "We Never Change" by Coldplay, Album: Parachutes
  • "Block Rocking Beats" by The Chemical Brothers, Album: Singles 1993-03
  • "Wordy Rappinghood" by Tom Tom Club, Album: 12" 80's
  • "They" by Jem, Album: They (Single)

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • Simon Pegg discusses being The Editor.
  • The history of villains within Doctor Who. (Condensed significantly, and constrained down to only the modern series)
  • VFX work for the Jagrafess.
  • Discussion of Adam Mitchell's part within this story (restructured to remove the Turlough comparison)

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 7 : The Dark Side. Retrieved on 5 January 2019.
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30 minutes (full length)
15 minutes (Cut Down) +