Recap Doctor Who S 32 E 6 The Almost People Discussion

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06:38:32 PM Jun 6th 2012
I don't think the Retcon mentioned isn't really a retcon. She mentions Earth being all that's available in terms of a brain surgery. I believe it is more than likely that 1) She can't afford to leave Earth to get the surgery if it's available on the colonies and 2) They could be talking in terms of Earth technology.
09:23:03 PM Jul 19th 2013
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Also, affordability or not, by the late 21st century, I would think the Mars and Moon colonies are more research stations like Antarctica, rather than proper permanent communities. They could possibly be researching Cleaves' clot, but I wouldn't assume they'd have hospital complexes to treat it...
10:17:22 PM Aug 22nd 2011
"*Take That!: After Ganger!Doctor imitates the voice of the Tenth Doctor, he then says "Let it go! We've moved on!" "

I find it extremely unlikely that this was an intentional Take That!. This is very YMMV.
02:39:47 PM Sep 25th 2011
I agree; I see it as more of a continuity gag than a Take That!.
07:02:41 PM Jun 9th 2011
Why did the doctor destroy Ganger!Amy ?????
05:56:13 AM Aug 23rd 2011
oh gods, this still? It's made clear in the episode. The Ganger version of Amy is not actually alive like the others, it's a radio controlled version. Amy's consciousness was decanted into it so no one would suspect her body had been stolen. The Doctor broke the link (because he was about to hunt down the location of Amy's body and couldn't afford to have a walking spy camera next to him while he did it) and the flesh!version of Amy disintegrated like a puppet whose strings had been cut (which in a way it was).
02:51:34 AM Jan 4th 2014
It's made semi-clear in the next episode, but flesh!Amy was vaporized just like the others were - the ones the Doctor argued were alive.
04:32:42 AM May 29th 2011
It really feels like the two last Heroic Sacrifices were actually pointlessly Stupid Sacrifices instead. I mean, they'd already reached the TARDIS at this point; couldn't they have just driven it 20 feet forward and scooped up these last two people before the Monster of the Week broke through? If they could catch a falling River Song who was falling during ANY point in time with perfect precision, why would it be impossible to save two people who were 20 feet directly in front of the TARDIS doors?
08:48:04 PM May 29th 2011
Or they could've had the original versions hold the door and melt Ganger!Jen while the other Gangers are safe inside the TARDIS, then quickly pick up the originals before the place collapses.
02:52:12 AM Jan 4th 2014
I guessed halfway through Rebel Flesh that they'd take the ethical cop-out by eliminating one of each human-ganger pair. Sure enough: that scene.
08:29:32 PM May 28th 2011
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Wait, so Ganger!Amy has been around the entire time? Even in the very first episode? I thought maybe the Silence switched her...
10:27:28 AM May 29th 2011
It's still not clear when the switch happened. My money is on "between the first and second episodes". There's a useful three month gap there.
02:22:03 PM May 29th 2011
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in the Confidential episode they explicitly said that it happened before episode 1 of this season.
02:53:10 AM Jan 4th 2014
It makes a lot more sense to me if it happened during Day of the Moon when Amy got kidnapped, but like how someone else could control the Tardis in the previous season, they never answered that.
05:49:46 PM May 28th 2011
The second Sonic Screwdriver under Fridge Logic. The Flesh made a copy of that as well; the Doctor tosses the Doctor Ganger the Flesh version (they traded before), knowing that the Doctorganger will use it. The Doctorganger even mentions it will melt just like they will.
09:27:24 AM Jan 4th 2014
The Fridge Logic is why didn't he just use it a little earlier and then run inside the Tardis?
05:31:25 PM May 28th 2011
who are the three replacement goldfish? shouldn't it say two? I put it here as I wasn't sure and no point changing it if what change i'd be making is incorrect.
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