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The Eleventh Hour 

With his TARDIS in ruins, the newly-regenerated Doctor with the help of Amy Pond must save the world in less than twenty minutes from galactic policemen known as the Atraxi.

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Dr Ramsden
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Jeff
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Mother (as Olivia Coleman)
Eden Monteath ...
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David de Keyser ...
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William Wilde ...
Prisoner Zero (voice)
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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 Robert McElwaine

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Trivia

Caitlin Blackwood, who plays Young Amy Pond, is actually the cousin of Karen Gillan, who plays Amy as an adult. Karen begged producers to cast her young cousin, even though they had never met until the read through See more »

Goofs

When the Doctor remembers what he saw when everyone except Rory were photographing the sun, the black car is already parked in front of the red one, but we only see it arrive in the next scene. Also the Doctor and Amy are not in in that shaky camera sequence even though their known location is visible. See more »

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The Doctor: You're Amelia!
Amy Pond: [pulling at her skirt] You're late!
[starts walking off]
The Doctor: [walking alongside] Amelia Pond! You're the little girl!
Amy Pond: I'm Amelia, and you're late.
The Doctor: What happened?
Amy Pond: Twelve years!
The Doctor: You hit me with a cricket bat!
Amy Pond: Ha! Twelve years!
The Doctor: A cricket bat!
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Let's Kill Hitler (2011) See more »

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Doctor Who Theme
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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A decent start but are the cracks showing straight away (pun intended)
11 May 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

The first episode with Matt Smith as The Doctor (apart from his brief appearance after regenerating).

It is a decent start as the episode is entertaining and generally well acted. Smith had the hardest act to follow as in my opinion David Tennant was the greatest ever Doctor....and that is from someone who was actually angry and upset when I heard Tennant had been cast. I was slightly concerned by Smith 's childish and over excited portrayal straight away but overall felt it was a reasonably strong debut.

The story is hardly groundbreaking in its realisation but Amy and Rory make good first impressions and it is entertaining. It is quite epic in nature with flashes of previous Doctor's, declarations that alien threats better be scared of him and imminent world destruction threatened. Little did I know this was a sign that Moffatt would make previous boss RTDavies' occasional epic episodes look extremely subtle as his biggest flaw to be over-written, overblown and overly confused was to become an issue in the next couple of years.


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