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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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Steven Moffat was overseeing six episodes of Doctor Who (2005), making three film-length episodes of Sherlock (2010) and writing The Adventures of Tintin (2011). As a result, he was stretched too thin and overworked. When filming was due to commence on this episode, his only option was to hand the actors his first draft and hope for the best. See more »

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When the crew of the Teselecta scan the dying Doctor to verify he is indeed dying (since their data shows his death is a fixed event elsewhere), the scanner's EKG (or equivalent) shows a normal sinus rhythm of a single heart. The scan of a Timelord with his two hearts should show either a doublet of a normal strip or a single reading with increased PR intervals and/or different QRS. In any case, the EKG should not read as "normal". See more »

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River Song: [strikes a pose in front of the Doctor] Hello, Benjamin!
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Doctor Who Theme
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
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A crazy roller coaster ride
30 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Only Steven Moffat would have the audacity to name an episode "Let's Kill Hitler" and then limit Hitler's screen time to a cameo, as he is locked in a cupboard for almost the entire episode! This one is crazy, wacky, unpredictable, funny and sad - just what "Doctor Who" should be. It's also a very important episode for plot progression, as we see the beginnings of River Song, we learn more stuff about her, we see the Doctor coming face to face with his fixed (?) death date, etc. The story-of-the-week ain't bad either, with another new and fresh concept from Moffat (miniaturized people controlling robots from the inside!) and some great dialogue for the AntiBodies: "Please remain calm while your life is extracted. Please co-operate in your officially sanctioned termination"! In short, another terrific entry in what is so far my favorite season of "Doctor Who". *** out of 4.


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