The Impossible Planet

Doctor Who | Season 2 | The Impossible Planet

The Doctor and Rose land in a base on an ‘impossible planet’. But the TARDIS is missing, there’s a killer in the base, and who are the Ood?


“The Impossible Planet” is the eighth episode of the second series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, first broadcast on 3 June 2006. It is the first part of a two-part story, followed by “The Satan Pit”. The TARDIS lands in a base on a planet orbiting a black hole, an allegedly impossible situation that stumps even the Doctor. The base crew are drilling towards a mysterious subterranean power source, to claim the power that keeps the planet in orbit for the good of the Human Empire. However, an ancient evil is down there too, and it is awakened.

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Originally Aired: 06-03-2006
Director: James Strong
Writers: Matt Jones
Starring: David Tennant
Billie Piper
Danny Webb
Shaun Parkes
Claire Rushbrook
Will Thorp
Ronny Jhutti
MyAnna Buring
Paul Kasey
Gabriel Woolf