As the dopplegangers - 'gangers' for short - fight their makers, both Doctors, the real one and his ganger, try to find a way to restore the power and get everyone off the island. Both ... See full summary »




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As the dopplegangers - 'gangers' for short - fight their makers, both Doctors, the real one and his ganger, try to find a way to restore the power and get everyone off the island. Both Doctors claim to be the 100% real thing, something Emily can't quite grasp. Rory meanwhile is trying to find Jennie but when he locates her and her ganger, he can't tell them apart. Having selected one of them, they discover of a company secret forces their hand. He soon realizes he's made an error. There is another ganger in the group however. Written by garykmcd

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28 May 2011 (UK)  »

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This was the first time Matt Smith had worn prosthetic make-up. See more »


At the end when the Doctor opens up the screwdriver to disconnect Amy we cut to a view from his standing point and the screwdriver is still closed. See more »


Ganger Doctor: Argh.
The Doctor: What's happening?
Ganger Doctor: I wonder if we'll get back. Yes, one day. Argh. I've reversed the polarity of the neutron flow.
The Doctor: The Flesh is struggling to cope with our past regenerations. Hold on.
The Doctor: Would you like a jelly baby?
Ganger Doctor: Why? Why? Why?
The Doctor: Why what?
Ganger Doctor: Hello. I'm the Doctor. No, let it go, we've moved on.
The Doctor: Hold on, hold on, you can stabilise.
Ganger Doctor: I've reversed the jelly baby of the neutron flow. Would you like a Doctor, Doctor, I'm, I'm the. I can't.
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Featured in The One Show: Episode #6.96 (2011) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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I wasn't crazy about the first part, but this sucks!!
3 September 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK, so the Doctor and co are stuck in a warehouse, with copies of people (The Gangers) trying to destroy their original human counterparts, even the Doctor exists in ganger form. Jennifer tricks Rory into activating the acid with the hope of blowing up the island. The Doctor must battle back to save them.

Matt Smith gives a good performance, I can't fault him a bit, he's really good.

Poor Amy could have sat in the TARDIS, they gave her literally nothing to do, until the very end, she has stood around looking awkward the entire episode, maybe the complexities of the story arc are very slowly beginning to make sense, eye patch lady talk about drawn out!!

The ending is at least rather shocking. Most disturbing moment must be the site of the discarded flesh, when Jennifer shows Rory the true cost of using the flesh.

When you break the story down it would have been more exciting had the Ganger Doctor been working against them. Were the gangers ever going to beat the Doctor, let alone two. Feels like the same situation they had in Kinda, too many companions, so what do they do? one is hidden and one is silent. It is very very padded out, an hour would have been good for this story, rather then two 45's it's too slow in parts. 4/10

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