Doctor Who “Let’s Kill Hitler” Spoiler Free Preview

Utter mad bonkers. You can click through to read more, but honestly, we’ll just be using more words for “utter mad bonkers”, basically

• “Let’s Kill Hitler” is a dense, surprising, unpredictable, bonkers maelstrom of random ideas with so many standout moments it’s hard to believe it’s not a two parter

• On the other hand, it may have worked better as a two parter, because one or two important plot elements seems to come to rather rapid conclusions. Indeed one could have been strung out into a season-long arc plot in itself

• It certainly isn’t quite the episode you’d expect following “A Good Man Goes To War”

• The excuse for trying to kill Hitler comes from a totally unexpected source

• Someone unexpected appears in the teaser who we may get to know quite well, it seems

• There’s a special effect that seems inspired by the X-Men movies, but we’d argue it actually looks more impressive. Not bad for a TV budget

• It’s very, very funny. Despite having a few massively dramatic moments, mostly it’s the comedy that’ll linger in the memory

• Some inspiration for the plot seems to have come from The Beano

• Someone gets to take a good look at themself

• The Doctor has another new hat. And coat. But not at the same time. (When asked why the Doctor has a new coat at the post-preview screening Q&A, Moffat replied, “Matt wanted one… it’s not much of an anecdote”)

• There are some surprise cameos

• Someone shocks some soldiers with some very liberal attitudes

• The solution to one problem is pure RTD

• The structure is pure Moffat

• There are lots of women – and men – in underwear at one point

• The banana agenda is back

• One outstanding scene is a gloriously daft mix of Bill And Ted and Moffat’s own Sherlock

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