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Old 06-05-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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Did anybody like this episode? I certainly didn't. It was confusing trying to figure out who was who so I eventually switched the brain off and watched it on auto pilot.

So Amy was a fake Amy? Wonder when she got switched?
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
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Did anybody like this episode? I certainly didn't. It was confusing trying to figure out who was who so I eventually switched the brain off and watched it on auto pilot.

So Amy was a fake Amy? Wonder when she got switched?
I enjoyed the episode.

Yes, Amy was a ganger. Apparantly the real (and pregnant) Amy is being kept by the eyepatch lady. Our theory is that she may have been switched back when she had her encounter with the Silence.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #3
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I wonder how many people are just skipping commenting in this thread because they've already watched the next episode... (we got one behind because of the lack of airing an episode Memorial Day weekend) ..

And yes, I jumped ahead so I wouldn't run across spoilers.

Speaking purely about this episode... I found it rather boring.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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I wonder how many people are just skipping commenting in this thread because they've already watched the next episode... (we got one behind because of the lack of airing an episode Memorial Day weekend) ..

And yes, I jumped ahead so I wouldn't run across spoilers.

Speaking purely about this episode... I found it rather boring.
*raises hand*
It's tough because this was a mediocre episode, but I give credit that in a lot of ways it works well as a setup piece.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:14 PM   #5
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I enjoyed the episode.

Yes, Amy was a ganger. Apparantly the real (and pregnant) Amy is being kept by the eyepatch lady. Our theory is that she may have been switched back when she had her encounter with the Silence.
Am I the only one who thought that "eyepatch lady" looked a lot like River Song?
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:55 AM   #6
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Here's the UK discussion from last week...
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:03 PM   #7
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Am I the only one who thought that "eyepatch lady" looked a lot like River Song?
No, I thought she looked quite a bit like River Song. Initially I assumed she was an older River Song.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:34 PM   #8
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I liked the episode a lot - but then I like almost anything Doctor Who.
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Ok, I didn't see that end coming ... next week should be good (I hope).
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:34 AM   #10
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I'm wondering if that was why the "Tardis pregnancy detector" was alternating on Amy's condition
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:20 PM   #11
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This episode existed pretty much just to introduce the Gangers and to let you know that the doctor that is killed by the astronaut is actually his Ganger!

(My theory based on the Doctor telling his Ganger that he may survive being liquefied by the sonic screwdriver.)
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:18 PM   #12
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This episode existed pretty much just to introduce the Gangers and to let you know that the doctor that is killed by the astronaut is actually his Ganger!

(My theory based on the Doctor telling his Ganger that he may survive being liquefied by the sonic screwdriver.)
I thought the lines:

FleshDoc: Well, My death arrives I suppose...
Doc: But this one we're not invited to...

were more to that point.
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This episode existed pretty much just to introduce the Gangers and to let you know that the doctor that is killed by the astronaut is actually his Ganger!

(My theory based on the Doctor telling his Ganger that he may survive being liquefied by the sonic screwdriver.)
Re-asses your theory when you go back and watch the 1st episode again and note that the Doctor started regeneration-glowing after he was shot the 1st time.

If it is the ganger, I'd like to see the story gyrations they have to do to explain that.

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Old 06-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #14
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Re-asses your theory when you go back and watch the 1st episode again and note that the Doctor started regeneration-glowing after he was shot the 1st time.

If it is the ganger, I'd like to see the story gyrations they have to do to explain that.

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It's already been discussed. It was mentioned that the Gangers replicate down to the cellular level, so the ability to regenerate is possible.

Spoiler from The Doctor's Daughter:
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What the Gangers do isn't terribly different from when his genetic code was copied to make his daughter, and she had some regen glow come out of her when she died. So the regen light on its own doesn't omit the possibility of the dead Doc being a Ganger.

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