The Doctor and Amy travel back in time at the request of Prime Minister Winston Churchill who needs the doctor's help. It's the early years of World War II and London is under constant aerial attack from Nazi Germany. Churchill is proud of his new weapon and wants to show it off but the Doctor is shocked when he realizes that it's actually a Dalek. There are three of them and Dr. Bracewell claims to be the sole inventor. It's not all that simple however and the Doctor uncovers a plot to re-create the Dalek race. He races to stop them before they can escape and once again become the scourge of the universe. Written by
Did You Know?
When Mark Gatiss
wrote the first draft of the episode Matt Smith
had not been cast as the Doctor. Gatiss wrote this early draft for a generic Doctor, though Steven Moffat
commented it sounded like Jon Pertwee
and Gatiss agreed. Once Smith had been cast, Gatiss watched Party Animals
(2007), as well as anything else Smith was in that he could find. Gatiss used these to "download [his] speech patterns" and examine his energy and phrasing. See more
As the Doctor is confronting the new Daleks aboard their ship, Amy, Churchill and Bracewell are observing by means of Bracewell's video device. On the video screen, the Doctor is standing so close to the Dalek that he is almost touching it, but in the scenes shot aboard the ship, he is standing several feet away. See more
What does hate look like Amy?
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