Operation and use Edit
The space station was controlled by a computer, Control, which in turn was controlled by "the corporation". In 5,000,000,000, it was orbiting Earth when some of the richest and most powerful people in the universe gathered on it to witness the destruction of the planet by the expanding Sun. It was moved between different artistic events.
The shafts carried hot water, could be blocked and — depending on the area of the blockage — a suite could be left without hot water.
When the gravity satellites could no longer be funded to hold back the expansion of the sun towards the Earth, an event was held, sponsored by the Face of Boe, for the richest people to observe the destruction of the Earth.
During the event, Lady Cassandra gifted metal spiders through the Adherents of the Repeated Meme to infiltrate Platform One and profit from the compensation from a faked hostage crisis. The Ninth Doctor and Jabe thwarted this plan, so Cassandra fell on her back-up plan: to teleport away and deactivate the protective shielding on Platform One with her spiders, profiting from the shares of the doomed guests' rivals. The Doctor and Jabe rebooted the shields at the cost of Jabe's life, and Cassandra's teleport was reversed, causing her skin graft to break apart due to Cassandra's surgeons not being present to keep her moisturised. (TV: The End of the World) Her brain survived, however. (TV: New Earth)