(Editor’s note: the kids are in for a surprise this evening – as is anyone else with a shred of decency (i.e., people who avoid the Daily Mail). We didn’t realise it when we first discussed this article, but this is a bit of a spoiler that might even explain quite a few things away this season.
As such the following original article is hidden. If you want the full photographic evidence, hit the link below, but we would urge you to avoid doing this, and instead enjoy The Rebel Flesh instead…)
What kind of synergism is this?! Lord Voldemort has taken over the Doctor! He’s leap from one franchise to the other and is threatening to spoil…no, wait. Those wags at the Daily Mail! I’ve seen though their lies. That’s not Voldemort! It just looks (sort of) like him… really?
To my nerd-strained eyes it looks more like Kryten from series two of Red Dwarf - the hexagonal marshmallow look before Rob Llewellyn took over.
Anyway for tonight’s clone-tastic adventure The Rebel Flesh the Doctor will be filling his eyes with a double vision as the titular disobedient flesh decides to back up a copy of the Doctor for its nefarious schemes!
In what could be his final mission (until next week) the Doctor finds himself in the company of ‘the gangers’ – copies of workers in a futuristic factory on earth that are made of programmable flesh. For added torture, these beings are given all the memories and emotions of their non-claymation doubles before being given all the dangerous, hazardous jobs in the work place.
Instead of forming a union the flesh develops a mind of its own and works out how to replicate itself- leaving the workers surplus to requirements. That bleeding flesh! Coming over here, taking all our jobs, breathing privileges…
The Rebel Flesh airs tonight on BBC One and BBC HD at 18:45