Trivia: The 11th episode of series 2 was originally going to be a story written by Stephen Fry, set in the 1920s. However, most of the special effects budget for the episode wound up being used for "The Satan Pit", so Fry's episode was bumped to series 3. "Fear Her" was commissioned as a last-minute replacement, and with intentionally minimal special effects. Fry's episode wound up never happening because he didn't have the time to rewrite it with Martha as the companion instead of Rose.
Trivia: The episode takes place in late July/early August, but was actually shot in February. The Doctor's early line where he wonders what is making it so cold, as well as the Isolus pod's heat-sink abilities, were added to cover for why people's breath is visible in outside scenes.
Doctor: So, that's the trap. Or the test or the final judgment, I don't know. But if I kill you, I kill her. Except that implies, in this big grand scheme of Gods and Devils, that she's just a victim. But I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demi-gods and would-be gods - out of all that - out of that whole pantheon - if I believe in one thing... Just one thing... I believe in her.
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