Doctor Who - Episode 6 - The Almost People - 28/5/11 - no future spoilers Watch

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:tardis: Doctor Who: The Almost People :tardis:
Saturday 28th May 2011, 18:45 on BBC One


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As the solar storm rages, Jennifer, a Ganger driven mad by the memories of being “decommissioned”, is seeking revenge, as the time-travelling drama continues.

She can remember every excruciating second of every “execution” and is determined that the humans will pay. And she isn’t just talking war; she’s talking revolution. As the crumbling factory fills with toxic fumes and drips lethal acid, the “Originals” wait desperately for the shuttle from the Mainland to rescue them. But Jennifer has other ideas. Can the Doctor convince the terrified factory workers to embrace their own humanity and work together with their Gangers to overcome a monster of their own making?


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  • It’s a compelling, solid action/adventure episode, with a few irritating moments that don’t quite gel and some lapses in logic. If anything, it feels a little small scale and never really steps up a gear to a level you’d expect from a two-parter, but at least that means it can deal with its themes a little more thoroughly and concentrate on the characters.
  • The last couple of minutes are riveting
  • There’s some new footage – not just “story so far” clips – before the opening credits
  • The Doctor appeals to someone’s better nature
  • There’s a lovely reference back to “The Doctor’s Wife”
  • The Doctor is very scary at a couple of points
  • Amy voices something that may have been on the viewers’ minds if they’ve been following the series
  • The Doctor once won a bet in a very unusual fashion
  • The Doctor asks Amy to do something he also asked her to do in the last series
  • Some waste product has a profound affect on Rory
  • The TARDIS makes a very unusual landing
  • By the end of the episode you be left trying to work out when something that clearly happened actually happened
  • There’s a very random balloon
  • The TARDIS is better medically equipped than in “Curse Of The Black Spot”.


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  1. There’s fleeting cameos (of sorts) from both Tom Baker and David Tennant.
  2. ”I’ll break out the big guns.”
  3. Listen carefully - the two Doctors briefly discuss an old foe…
  4. The two Jennifers engage in a fight to the death.
  5. “Being almost The Doctor’s like being no Doctor at all.”
  6. Amy finally shares a secret with her Time Lord chum.
  7. The Doctor’s old alias ‘John Smith’ gets another outing.
  8. Watch out for the red balloons.
  9. ”**** Amy, but only when *** ***** *** too.”
  10. The final scenes are every bit as mind-blowing and game-changing as Moffat and co. would have you believe!


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I'm really looking forward to this episode.

P.S. Poll should just have 'Excellent', 'Good', 'Poor' and 'Awful' as the options.
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Posting to sub!
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I won't be able to watch this until tomorrow :sigh: Tomorrow evening as well as I have work :rolleyes:
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looking forward to it
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Awesome, best twist ever at the end. Completely new approach in my opinion and I love it.
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Awesome twist.
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That was a sick guess. Also a brilliant episode and now to watch to a brilliant match
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Yowzer!

Good episode.
Saw the twist at the end coming, but still a very enjoyable episode!!
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Oh my god, one of the best cliffhangers I've seen :p:
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anjhbcshfnjnscqwsdjvosenvd


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Why couldn't the Doctor-ganger and boss-ganger run into the TARDIS? The crazy monster-ganger was only headbutting stuff, and they could get into the TARDIS and close the door before it reached them. Yes I know it's to conveniently ensure there are no doubles around, but that's a pretty crap reason.

Not sure of the need to have an Amy-ganger if even though the Doctor knows what's happening he can't go rescue her (I assume it was to delay his realisation).
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Well that was unexpected...

(Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
Posted this theory last week. :woo:
Even more impressive :eek:

Came here to boast about your 'psychic' powers? :smug:
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Pretty obvious that was going to happen, but still have to wonder: how long is 'a long time'?
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(Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
Posted this theory last week. :woo:
Well I am truly amazed. Well played if you thought that up yourself.
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That was brilliant.
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THAT TWIST

Someone explain why the doctor needed to switch, does he know he dies?
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Oh My Time Lordy Goodness!!!

The Amy is a clone with a psychic connection to the real pregnant Amy were spot on.... :eek: Have we got a Doctor Who writer leaking spoilers into the thread?! hehe

But seriously....mind blown!
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