Doctor Who: Season 6, Episode 6

The Almost People (28 May 2011)

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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 ... 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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The monster Jennifer transforms into at the end was created with CGI and a photo of Madonna was used as reference, as in the image "here arms were...really sinewy, white, veiny, and fleshy". Matthew Graham wanted the creature to have a real face and an alien body. He was inspired by a drawing in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that depicted Alice with a long neck. 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 »


The Doctor: [Grabs a red balloon] Happy endings.
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Quality sci-fi with a shocking end
28 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The previous episode introduced us to the Gangers; creatures made in the image of people but used as slave labour in hazardous areas; after an accident brings them to life they understandable aren't that sympathetic to their human creators. This week's episode starts with The Doctor's Ganger having difficulties due to the nature of the Doctor; it looks as if he might not survive but once the credits have rolled he is fine; although Amy does not trust him. While they are deciding if he can be trusted the group is still struggling to prevent the rest of the Gangers from breaking into the room. While this is going on Rory is finding Jen; unfortunately he finds two of them! As the two fight one falls into acid and exposed as the Ganger... it looks as if Rory is with the human Jen. As if the conflict with the Gangers wasn't enough the whole place could explode at any time so they must get out without getting killed by the Gangers or the acid.

This was a great episode with some genuinely scary moments; the pile of still living discarded Gangers was like something from a horror film; I wouldn't be surprised if it disturbed some viewers; if that didn't I'm sure that when Jen turned into a monster some younger viewers will have hidden behind the settee! After many hints at the series story arc where Amy keeps seeing a woman with an eye-patch looking through a hatch we finally learn something about her; something surprising and rather frightening. It wasn't all scares though; there was a touching scene where one of the Gangers takes a call from 'his' son and learns that he is close enough to being human that he must help the others. As is usually the case with Doctor Who the acting was great, from both the regular cast members and guest starts. It was fun seeing two Matt Smith Doctors interacting and two Jens, played by the excellent Sarah Smart, fighting. Following the shock revelation at the end I can't wait to see next week's instalment.

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