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The Suicide Exhibition was an Indiana Jones-style Doctor Who script written by Mark Gatiss which involved Nazis. The earliest draft was set in World War I, but at the suggestion of head writer and executive producer Russell T Davies, later drafts set it in World War II and had Nazis added. According to Doctor Who Magazine, it was "on the verge of production for a while in the late 2000s". It was replaced by The Fires of Pompeii after a "toss-up" between the two stories receiving that slot. Executive producer Julie Gardner suggested to Gatiss that The Suicide Exhibition might be made as one of the 2009 Specials, but it still never got made. (DWM 515)
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During World War II, as exhibits from the British Museum are being evacuated, "someone" is bringing things back to the museum from when it was first founded. These things are "actually parts of a thing that releases something". The whole museum is "a puzzle box of sliding doors and traps and stuff". (DWM 515)
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- The Suicide Exhibition's name came from Gatiss reading about how precious museum exhibits during both World War I and II were evacuated elsewhere, such as in salt mines, and "for spiritual succour" were replaced by common exhibits on display that could be afforded to be lost were a bomb to fall because "they had loads of them". (DWM 515)