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Published on May 16th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley


Rebel Flesh Preview & Gallery

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…

Doctor Who - The Rebel Flesh

Doctor Who - The Rebel Flesh

Doctor Who - The Rebel Flesh

Doctor Who - The Rebel Flesh

Doctor Who - The Rebel Flesh

Doctor Who - The Rebel Flesh

Doctor Who - The Rebel Flesh

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.


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About the Author


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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