If you thought that there were dark elements in The Doctor’s Wife, you haven’t seen anything yet… This week, the Doctor, Amy and Rory encounter The Rebel Flesh, a story about cloning set in Earth’s future.
Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as the Doctor, Amy and Rory, the episode also features guest appearances by Marshall Lancaster (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) and Sarah Smart (At Home with the Braithwaites, in which she starred with Peter Davison). The episode is the first of a two-part adventure by Matthew Graham (Fear Her, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes)
A solar tsunami sends the TARDIS hurtling towards a futuristic factory on Earth, where human doppelgangers are used to mine dangerous acid, as the time-travelling adventures continue.
A second wave hits and the “Gangers” separate. They can remember every second of their “original’s” life and feel every emotion they’ve ever experienced. But are these memories stolen or have they been bequeathed? Are the Gangers merely faulty machinery that must be shut down or are they living, breathing, sentient beings? Can the Doctor convince the terrified humans to accept these “almost people” and prevent an all-out civil war before the factory explodes?
And here, thanks to the BBC, are a selection of images that you might enjoy…
The Rebel Flesh airs at the much more adult time of 6.45 pm this Saturday, 21st May on BBC One and BBC HD, and at the usual time on BBC America.