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 famously clumsy Matt Smith was afraid of ruining his tuxedo, so he placed the jacket onto a table and into a glass of grape juice. 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 »
You see? There you go again. Basically skipping 31 whole minutes when I'm absolutely fine. It's Scottish, that's all I'm saying.
TARDIS Voice Interface:
You will be fine for 31 minutes. You will be dead in 32 minutes.
Scotland's never conquered anywhere, you know. Not even a Shetland.
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I think there was a meeting post A good man goes to war during the break, and the aim was to come up with a totally provocative title to try and get the viewers back for more (viewing figures had been strong.)
Amy and Rory's friend Mel hijacks the TARDIS and forces the Doctor to travel back to Nazi Germany to kill Hitler. Mel's later regenerates into River Song, after being accidentally shot by Hitler, who himself is trying to shoot an alien machine, The Teselecta, who is disguised as a German officer. The Teselecta are a group of miniaturised people who act as a justice agency and wipe out people with crimes against humanity. We learn River's crime, and why she has been imprisoned.
Where to start, I actually really loathe this episode for many reasons. The characterisation of one of the most evil men in world history I found a little distasteful, especially for some of the younger viewers. Am now pretty much disliking Amy, she's become a rather dislikeable sidekick. The flashback of Donna made my heart sink, why couldn't we have had a companion with a personality!! I was not impressed with the Teselecta, didn't feel right somehow.
The best thing about this episode is Alex Kingston, she plays River with a huge burst of energy and fun, she is brilliant. I find River's change of heart a little questionable, all of Madam K's training undone by the TARDIS.
I love how my very own Swansea doubles for lots of Berlin, oh if only!!
Nearly a disaster 3/10 Putting Hitler in a cupboard puuurleeease!!
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