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"Doctor Who" Cold Blood (TV Episode 2010) Poster

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(2010)

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The Doctor asks the Silurian scientist if he has any celery. This refers to the habit of the Fifth Doctor, who always wore a sprig of celery. The celery was a cure for several poisons that affect Time Lords.
The Silurians in previous stories didn't wear masks. The masks here helped save time and money since the actors wearing masks didn't require as much time in make-up.
In earlier stories featuring Silurians they had a third eye which had several abilities. They could use it to generate heat to dig through cave walls, operate their technology, and defend themselves.
Although the theory that the moon was captured by Earth's gravity, a more accepted theory is that the moon was created not long after the Earth itself. It's thought a very large object impacted the recently formed Earth and the debris from the collision coalesced and formed the moon.
The first time the Doctor met the Silurians their hibernation was disturbed by the construction of a particle accelerator deep beneath the earth's surface.
Amy and Mo's discovery that the Silurians have kidnapped a menagerie of modern animals, including a dog owned years earlier by Tony Mack was cut for time.
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This episode takes place in 2020.
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This is the first appearance of the Silurians having a long tongue that could inject venom.
Karen Gillan called Rory's death scene "incredibly challenging" for her to perform and tried to make it "truthful and believable".
Dropped in editing was an extensive conversation about faith between Rory and Alaya, which would have foreshadowed Rory's fate at the end of the story.
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The Doctor holds his sonic screwdriver vertically upright to disarm the Silurians, reminiscent of his older sonic screwdriver models. He was last seen to hold it like this in "Utopia".
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A deleted segment from the scene in which the Silurians are marching the Doctor and Nasreen to the court hall had The Doctor saying that the "last time I was executed it really put a blight on the day."
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