Watch the deleted Doctor Who Hitler scene too expensive to film

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Dec 15, 2012

We don't know about you, but we thought Doctor Who came back in fine form this weekend with the intensely fun romp that was "Let's Kill Hitler." We also learned that one scene didn't make it into the episode because it was too expensive to film. No matter—because you can actually see it right here, right now.

If you guys thought [spoiler alert!] that motorcycle sequence in which Rory (Arthur Darvill) and Amy (Karen Gillan) chased after their daughter Melody Pond—aka River Song (Alex Kingston)—on a Nazi motorbike in World War II Berlin while being chased themselves by that Nazi/robot/Teselecta thingy was fun but way too short, well, so did we.

Problem was, the complex Terminator 2-like chase sequence Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat had envisioned and written for the episode would have been too expensive to film.

So they did the next best thing they could: a 60-second scene shot as a motion comic, which is almost as good as the real thing.

Jeff Krelitz, CEO of Double Barrell Motion Labs, who put into motion that 60-second bridge sequence for "Let's Kill Hitler", talks about the scene and how they did it.

What do you think?

(via Doctor Who TV)