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6.6 - The Almost People

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Reviewed By: ordalyaReview Date: 10/8/18 9:37 am
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I honestly do not understand why this two-part story gets such average or below average ratings. Personally, it's one of my all-time favorites, with plenty of hidden little gems and emotional highs.

The plot is enjoyable and has several nice twists. There are, perhaps, a few skips and holes in it as well, but then that's nothing new for this era. (By the way, kudos to anyone who would care to explain to me how on Earth the screwdriver ends up with the Doctor in the room with the acid vat;-) ). On the other hand, the opportunity to explore, what it would be like in any given conflict to have a Doctor on both sides, is high-value and (correct me if I'm wrong) something we haven't seen before or since. The opposite reactions of Amy and Rory to the appearance of the second Doctor, to my mind, also give us an interesting new glimpse into their psyche. And, quite apart from that, the story raises a few interesting moral questions.

Also, first viewing is fun and all, but this story offers a lot more in replay, on both intellectual and emotional level. Many throw-away lines acquire new weight and flavor, once you are confident (and not just guessing) about who's really saying it and why. I'd rather not go into any more detail, so as not to spoil the viewing any more than I already have, but I wholeheartedly recommend giving this story a go... and then a second go:-)