In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in Thirties Berlin, as the time-travelling drama returns for the second half of the series shown earlier in the year. The ...
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In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in Thirties Berlin, as the time-travelling drama returns for the second half of the series shown earlier in the year. The Doctor comes face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler. Old friendships are tested to their limits as the Doctor suffers the ultimate betrayal and learns a harsh lesson in the cruelest warfare of all. As precious time ebbs away, the Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities. And he must succeed before an almighty price is paid. Written by
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The paper Amy is holding and reading instructions off of to Rory in the beginning scene in the wheat field sending a message to the Doctor, looks almost like the ancient/Devil language from "Impossible Planet" 2-parter in Series 2. See more »
If a time traveler wishes to Kill Hitler they would find the job very difficult if they went to 1938, by which Hitler was already the leader of Germany and had already started World War II. It would be much easier to travel to some time between after April 1889 and around 1900. If the idea of murdering a small child (Even if that child is Adolf Hitler) you could always go to some time shortly before 28 September 1918 and tell Henry Tandey that sparing the wounded German solder he will meet in Marcoing, France would be a bad idea. That way you don't even need to get blood on your hands. Let Tandey do it, as he should have done. See more »
Sorry. Hello. Doctor not following this, Doctor very lost. You never said I was hot.
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Let's Kill Hitler... With a title this good it's got a lot to live up to. And it does.
This is our second trip into WW2 for NuWho and third overall, excluding spinoffs and extended media. The plot sees the TARDIS hijacked by a young Doctor-obsessed woman with a gun demanding that the 11th Doctor take her to kill Hitler only for the disgusting moustached man to shoot her and cause her to... regenerate? SHE'S RIVER SONG!!!! As twists go it's hard to beat.
This story deals a lot with Song's origins by building upon the foundations set in the previous instalment and it advances the story arc of the Doctor's apparent death via the Tessalecta, a robot controlled by tiny people who travel through time punishing war criminals. And it turns out that there's none more dangerous or deadly than Melody Pond.
This episode has received a lot of unfair and harsh treatment over time by the fandom but it's unwarranted. There's nothing that bad in here, nothing to dislike, nothing but good writing and good acting and good direction. I can't see the problem myself. 7/10
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