The Rebel Flesh

Doctor Who | Season 6 | The Rebel Flesh

A solar tsunami liberates doppelgangers from their human ‘originals’. And when the Doctor arrives, the deaths begin…


The TARDIS is hit by a solar storm, sending the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) to a monastery on an island on Earth in the 22nd century, which has been converted into a factory to pump acid off the island. To prevent death from the acid, the workers have utilized a “programmable matter” called the Flesh, which creates a doppelgänger (called “Ganger”) controlled by the worker. As the solar storm hits, the Gangers become independent, and the Doctor, Amy and Rory must work to prevent the two groups from breaking into a war.

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Originally Aired: 05-21-2011
Director: Julian Simpson
Writers: Matthew Graham
Starring: Matt Smith
Karen Gillan
Arthur Darvill
Mark Bonnar
Marshall Lancaster
Sarah Smart
Raquel Cassidy
Leon Vickers
Frances Barber