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Trivia / Doctor Who S33 E8 "Cold War"

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  • Awesome, Dear Boy: David Warner approached Mark Gatiss about a possible role in the series.
  • Fake Russian: All the Soviets are played by non-Russian actors.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In a early draft the character of Professor Grinsenko was a villain.
    • In the original script, the Ice Warrior Skaldak was a more complex creation: he was a time traveller from the thirty-first century who planned to provoke a nuclear war which would wipe out humanity, thereby preventing mankind from dominating Mars in his era. After mind-controlling the Doctor's new companion (at this point, a Victorian-era governess named Beryl) to further his scheme, Skaldak was ultimately killed by one of the Russians. The surviving crew escaped to a British sub, the Redoubt, while the sinking Russian vessel was destroyed by the water pressure.
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    • Several of the character names evolved during the adventure's development: the lieutenant was originally Tsarsko instead of Stepashin; the name Stepashin was earlier applied to the political officer (later Belevich); and Serovian, not Onegin, was the navigator.
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