Doctor Who: Season 6, Episode 8

Let's Kill Hitler (27 Aug. 2011)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 BBC Press Release

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The German Major-General eliminated by the Tesselecta for his war crimes is named Erich Zimmermann. Ironically, one Erich Zimmerman was one of the co-authors on one of the earliest standard works on the attempt on Hitler's life on July 20th, 1944. See more »

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When the newly regenerated River Song knocks out several guards, those guards can be seen groggily getting back to their senses when Rory and Amy step outside. However, after Rory has knocked out the motorcycle sentry, the guards have vanished. See more »

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Antibody: Welcome. You are unauthorized. Your death will now be implemented.
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25 April 2014 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Possibly this is the worst episode ever. They already have been during WWII (Germany bombing UK, great two part story, where's that Moffat? In a cupboard?), why do it again? I tell you why: 'cause it's so easy fantasizing on Hitler's death that someone made a whole movie on this idea and it was a masterpiece.

But here no one kills Hitler, they just lock him in a cupboard in the beginning of the episode. Instead we meet the Teselecta, something like "Fantastic Voyage" but with the quality leve of Transformers: terrible.

And obviously here it comes: River Song who doesn't know she is River Song 'cause at first she is Mels. Who's Mels? A girl that Rory and Amy know since they were children but the authors forgot to tell us before. Why? Plot twist? No, they just didn't plan the whole season and have to fill all the crates of their narration: amateurs.

Mels turns out to be their daughter and dies but since her parents had sex in the Tardis she can regenerate into our beloved River Song. Additionally we find out that Amy named her daughter after her daughter, what a coincidence. In a extremely hilarious Futurama episode, Fry is his own grandfather. That's how a clever, funny author writes about time paradoxes, Moffat uses them 'cause he doesn't know what to do next.

The Doctor almost got killed by Melody Pond / River Song, but Amy shows to her daughter who she'll become (what does River Song says? "SPOILERS!") and after years of training and brainwashing in order to kill the Doctor, she suddenly decides she loves him forever and ever and sacrifices all her future regenerations saving his life. Pathetic.

There's another thing that I don't understand. The Doctor sees the date of his death and he doesn't say a word about it. But didn't Amy already told him in "The almost people" she saw him die in his future? So what's the point of keeping the secret?

A complete disaster.


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