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A Good Man Goes to War 

A member of The Doctor's team has been abducted and he will call in every favor and maybe even go to war to get them back.

Director:

Peter Hoar

Writers:

Steven Moffat, Kit Pedler (characters: "Cybermen") | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond
Arthur Darvill ... Rory Williams
Alex Kingston ... River Song
Frances Barber ... Madame Kovarian
Charlie Baker Charlie Baker ... Fat One
Dan Johnston Dan Johnston ... Thin One
Christina Chong ... Lorna Bucket
Joshua Hayes Joshua Hayes ... Lucas
Damian Kell Damian Kell ... Dominicus
Neve McIntosh ... Madame Vastra
Catrin Stewart ... Jenny
Richard Trinder ... Captain Harcourt
Annabel Cleare Annabel Cleare ... Eleanor
Henry Wood Henry Wood ... Arthur
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Storyline

The Doctor and Rory begin their quest to find Amy who has been kidnapped. She's also given birth and they have her baby girl, Melody, as well. They begin by scouring the universe where the Doctor calls in debts and head for Demon's Run where Amy is being held. The only one who refuses to join him is River Song. The battle is short-lived and both Amy and Melodie are saved. Perhaps the battle to save them was too easy. It's clearly Melodie the kidnappers were interested in and her DNA reveals she's something more than just human. They've also been fooled however and the baby has been taken. When River Song appears, she reveals who she truly is. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The idea that the word "doctor" derives from the Doctor was first advanced by Steven Moffat in a Usenet post in 1995. See more »

Goofs

Neve McIntosh intermittently reverts back to her natural Scottish accent throughout the episode. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
["Demon's Run"]
Amy Pond: [to her baby] I wish I could tell you that you'll be loved, that you'll be safe, and cared for, and protected, but this isn't the time for lies. What you are going to be, Melody, is very, very brave.
Madame Kovarian: Two minutes.
Amy Pond: But not as brave as they all have to be, because there's somebody coming. I don't know where he is, or what he's doing, but trust me: he's on his way.
["Twenty Thousand Light Years Away"]
Amy Pond: [continuing, V.O] There's a man who's never going to let us down, and not ...
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Connections

References Thunderbirds (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Enough with the showboating.
31 August 2011 | by simonrosenbaumSee all my reviews

I so hoped after Steven Moffat took over we would return to clever well thought out scary stories of the like that he had written in previous series and come away from the overblown bombastic and relentless showboating that the series had become. His first series in charge was mostly a success with some fairly good episodes, but the first half of this season has been a huge disappointment with the quality deteriorating dramatically from the first fairly good episodes to the disastrous mess of this one. It was just like one long trailer for the first 30 minutes and then it just got plain daft. It was more bombastic and overblown than it's ever been and that's unforgivable. I really hope the socks are pulled up in the next half and we get some decent (or even half-decent) stories to help us through the cold winter nights because I really miss those.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2011 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Cymru Wales See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

Color:

Color
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