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The Almost People (2)

Season 6, Ep 6, Aired 5/28/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The Jennifer Ganger and her fellows seek revenge on their human counterparts, and stage a revolution against their enemy. The Doctor tries to negotiate a truce between the two sides, a situation complicated by the fact that a Ganger of himself now exists.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Karen Gillan

    Amy Pond

  • Marshall Lancaster

    Buzzer

  • Arthur Darvill

    Rory Williams

  • Sarah Smart

    Jennifer

  • Raquel Cassidy

    Cleaves

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • The Almost People

    By TrueTvWatcher, Dec 06, 2012

  • Scattered

    By ActiveSparkles, May 29, 2011

  • Doubles, doubles everywhere.

    By 10thdoctorfan, Jun 16, 2011

  • a pretty confusing but still good conclusion to the two parter with a shock ending.

    By alexjones555, May 28, 2011

  • Didn't think this episode or the episode before was that entertaining

    By Darkflame2006, May 31, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • The Doctor-Ganger: There may be a way back from this. Cleaves-Ganger: From being vaporized? How? The Doctor-Ganger: Don't know. Let's find out, eh?

    • The Doctor-Ganger: Well, my death arrives, I suppose. The Doctor: But this one, we're not invited to. The Doctor-Ganger: Pardon? The Doctor: Nothing. Your molecular memory can survive this, you know. It may not be the end. The Doctor-Ganger: Well, if I turn up to nick all your biscuits, then you'll know you're right, won't you?

    • The Doctor-Ganger: Rory and Amy, they may not trust both of us. The Doctor: Are you thinking what I'm thinking? The Doctor-Ganger: Inevitably. The Doctor: See, I'm glad we're on the same... The Doctor-Ganger: Wavelength. You see, great minds... The Doctor: Exactly. So, what's the plan? The Doctor-Ganger: Save them all, humans and Gangers. The Doctor: Tall order. Sounds wonderful. The Doctor-Ganger: Is that what you were thinking? The Doctor: Yes. It's just so inspiring to hear me say it.

    • The Doctor and Doctor-Ganger: Hello. Sorry. The Doctor/Ganger: But we had to establish... The Doctor: ...a few ground rules. For later. Protocol. The Doctor-Ganger: Protocol? Very posh. The Doctor: Protocol between us. Otherwise... The Doctor-Ganger: ...it gets horribly embarrassing. The Doctor: Potentially confusing. Amy: Well, I'm glad you solved the problem of confusing. The Doctor-Ganger: That's not helpful. The Doctor: She's very good at sarcasm.

    • The Doctor: Yowsa! An escape tunnel. You know, I'm starting to get a sense of how impressive it is to hang out with me. The Doctor-Ganger: Do we tend to say "Yowsa"? The Doctor: That's enough, let it go. Okay? We're under stress.

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    Notes (1)

    • International Airdates:
      US: June 4, 2011
      Turkey: February 17, 2013

    Trivia (4)

    • In the final scene where the Doctor is about to use his sonic screwdriver on the duplicate Amy, the sonic screwdriver is shown in its extended mode when the camera is focused on the Doctor. However, when the camera is focused on Amy, showing the Doctor only from behind, the sonic screwdriver can plainly be seen as being in its closed compact mode.

    • During his initial instability, the Doctor-Ganger reverts to several previous incarnations: - "One day we will get back, yes, one day" refers to the First Doctor, talking to his granddaughter Susan about returning home. - "Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow" is typically attributed to the Third Doctor. - "Would you like a jelly baby?" is a common offer from the Fourth Doctor (with Tom Baker's voice apparently dubbed in) - "Hello, I'm the Doctor. No, let it go, we've moved on." is in the 10th Doctor's voice, David Tennant. - The Cybermats appeared primarily against the Second Doctor, first appearing in The Tomb of the Cybermen

    • In the control room as the first tremors shake the factory, Amy is standing with her arms crossed, no one near her, with her back to a red stretcher. There's a brief shot of the Doctor and Cleaves at the control as tremors shake the building. When the camera instantly cuts back, Amy's arms are uncrossed, she has turned 90 degrees clockwise, and Dicken has appeared to steady her.

    • Despite the fact that the monastery is flooded with gas, Rory and Jennifer never notice it or are affected by it during their confrontation with the Jennifer-Ganger, or their earlier movements through the monastery. They only start reacting as they approach the thermostatic chamber.

    Allusions (1)

    • Amy: You know, really, there can be only one. Referencing the often-used phrase in the Highlander movies and TV series. A subspace of Immortal humans are destined to fight each other, taking the heads of their opponents, until only one survives.

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