Category Archives: The Almost People

“It’s funny, isn’t it? If I’m Zygon then my clothes must be Zygon to, so what happens if I loose a shoe or something?”

In ‘The Day of The Doctor’ the Zygons and the humans they are impersonating can’t remember who is the original and who is the copy. This isn’t the first time that ‘Doctor Who’ has explored the concept. Most notably ‘The … Continue reading

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“You haven’t been here for a long, long time.”

At the end of ‘The Almost People’ it is revealed that Amy had actually been replaced by a ganger since before she re-joined the Doctor in ‘The Impossible Astronaut’. Unknowingly controlled remotely by the real Amy the only clue was … Continue reading

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“Your company’s telling the world that the situation is over. You need to get in there and tell them that the situation’s only just begun.”

When the Doctor bids goodbye to Cleaves and Ganger Dicken they are about to inform the public about the true nature of Flesh. For them the story is not yet over. Undoubtedly this will lead to a long crusade and … Continue reading

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“Don’t you remember all the times you were decommissioned? Or should I say executed?”

‘The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People’ by Matthew Graham uses science fiction to explore ethical questions. In such plots there isn’t a clear villain, nor is the answer obvious. They can be very useful to explore just how the characters think … Continue reading

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“Breathe Pond, breathe.”

If ‘Fear Her’ and ‘The Almost People’ have taught us anything it’s that child actors can seriously lower the quality of your episode. Thankfully the rest of the episode was so good it didn’t matter. Like ‘Utopia’ this episode is … Continue reading

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