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The Almost People 

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 Amy 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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Raquel Cassidy and Matt Smith had previously starred side-by-side in the political drama "Party Animals" in 2007. See more »


Many times throughout the episode, the "real" Doctor and the flesh Doctor hand the sonic screwdriver to each other. However, even though there is only one sonic screwdriver, at points they both are seen using one. See more »


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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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31 May 2011 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

You can imagine the DOCTOR WHO production team sitting around the desk with Steven Moffat telling his gang:

" Okay this story The Rebel Flesh / Almost People isn't going well . You've played all your cards in the first episode so the story has nowhere else to go . Any ideas how to get around this ? "

" Well Moff if I have people running around every few minutes and have the characters speak absolutely gibberish then th audience might be either too bored or confused to care where the story is going "

" Yeah you've got a point . I'll have a word with a director and have put some atrocious CGI in it so that the audience will be either too irritated or be too busy laughing to realise nothing is happening plot wise . However we've been doing substandard stories since last year and not even the most loyal fan will be fooled by this any longer "

" Hey Moff why don't you do what you did with the Silurian rubbish last year we got away with and have a companion get killed off in the last 5 minutes and everyone will claim you're a courageous genius "

" Oh you mean Rory . We've killed him off in every story this season . Even the most brain dead fan can see through it by now "

" No we do something else "

" Oh you mean the opposite ? we could have Amy die and it's not really Amy it's a ganger and she wakes up pregnant in the care of a sinister alien midwife . But that's maybe too leftfield " ( Pause ) " But if I go back and rewrite the other episodes where there's a pregnancy subplot shoehorned in to every story we might be able to get away with it . Hey I can see the headlines now - OMG this weeks episode was the most awesome thing in the history of television "

I'm not saying this actually happened of course , but this is the impression you're left with after seeing this week's rubbish

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