1st tantalizing details from Doctor Who's Hitler episode emerge

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Dec 15, 2012

We still have around two more painful months to wait before we get to see the next Doctor Who episode—that would be the Hitler-themed one. However, we have good news: Some very tantalizing details about the episode have finally started to emerge.

Titled "Let's Kill Hitler" (we hooted with laughter when it was revealed at the end of "A Good Man Goes To War"), the episode will be screened at the 2011 Edinburgh International Television Festival in August, before its premiere in early September (we don't have the exact air date yet).

An episode synopsis has been released, and it reveals some intriguing details about the episode.

In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in 1930s Berlin, bringing the Doctor face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler. The Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities - and in so doing, learns a harsh lesson in the cruellest warfare of all.


We all knew the Doctor (Matt Smith) was going after Melody Pond, that's a given. But what tickled our interest was the whole bit about Hitler not being the greatest war criminal in the universe. If Hitler's NOT the greatest war criminal in the Universe, then WHO is?

Our money's on an alien, of course—why else mention the universe? But could this greatest war criminal in the Universe be the one who's been behind the as-yet-unexplained explosion of the TARDIS? Or is he completely unrelated to all that's happened to the Doctor and his companions so far?

What do you think?

(via Doctor Who TV)

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