Having Just regenerated the Doctor arrives in a small English village where he meets a seven year old Scottish girl called Amelia Pond. Fascinated and puzzled by the mysterious and bizarre stranger who claims to be a time traveler. Amelia finds her self caught up in a adventure involving an escaped alien convict and the Atraxi who are in pursuit of it. And if the Doctor doesn't act soon the world will end in twenty minutes...but that won't happen for another twelves years! Written by
Steven Moffat stated in a interview, if David Tennant had not left the series at the end of "The End of Time", the fifth season would had been Tennant's final year in the role and would had started with the TARDIS crashing in Amelia Pond's backyard, a terribly bruised and battered Tenth Doctor staggering out of the TARDIS and is found by Amelia who feeds him fish custard, but is in a bad way. The Tenth Doctor returns to the TARDIS and flies away and returns many years later and is perfectly fine, with no recollection of those events and the fifth season would end with The Tenth Doctor regenerating. See more »
During the Doctor's rooftop conversation with the Atraxi, Rory can be seen standing behind him holding a selection of jackets and ties. As the Atraxi are reviewing the various incarnations of the Doctor, one of the jackets (a dark reddish brown jacket) can be seen on the ground to Rory's left. When the Doctor says the line "Hello, I'm the Doctor", the coat is still on the ground, but the scene immediately cuts to a closeup with Rory still holding the jacket in his arms. See more »
The universe is cracked, the Pandorica will open, silence will fall.
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All I can say without giving any hints of spoilage is that we're in excellent hands with the new cast and production team. I think Matt Smith makes a delightful Doctor and to be honest, I was a bit wary of him before seeing this portrayal. There's everything a Doctor Who fan can hope for: warmth, humor, suspense, creativity, innovation and much more.
After seeing this first episode, I'm confident our family will be enthusiastic devotees of the new series.
Also, if you or anyone you know is as of yet unfamiliar with the full 47 year history of Doctor Who, this episode is a wonderful place to start!
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