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The Daleks, Cybermen and others have imprisoned in the Pandorica the most dangerous creature in the universe - the Doctor, who they say will in the future destroy the universe. Moving to 1996, a preteen Amy Pond visits a museum with her Aunt and opens the Pandorica, only to find the adult version of herself inside. Traveling back and forth in time, the Doctor tries to make sense of it all and find River Song, who is also missing. He realizes that there is only one explanation for a starless universe. Written by garykmcd

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In the script it was written that the Doctor was a "terrible dancer" and danced like a "drunk giraffe", and Matt Smith additionally came up with his own routine. See more »

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When Amy wakes up in present time her nails are still painted orange as they've been. After greeting her parents and once the scene cuts to her phoning Rory (she's still in her pajamas) her nails are now painted red for the rest of the episode. See more »

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Amelia: [Watching Amy falling onto her hands and knees] Are you all right? Who are you?
Amy Pond: [Moving to a sitting position] I'm... fine. I'm supposed to... rest. Got to rest, The Doctor says.
Amelia: What Doctor?
Amy Pond: [Tapping her temple] He's in here. Left a message in my head, like an answerphone.
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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

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Crazy Little Thing Called Love
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This review is written in the future..
28 December 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

... December 2014 to be precise and (most fans should be OK with this) I went back in time to make a few points:

* when I first saw this episode in real time (or that version of me contemporaneous with the episode as aired) I recall being happy and anticipatory. Life was full of promise. Going forward, the series would I reasoned be at least this good every episode possibly better. Well, I was wrong, don't want to annoy any die-hard fans but the reason I am (in the future) re-watching the entire Amy Pond series as opposed to watching the current (late 2014) Dr Who in real time is that the older version (the one being reviewed) is not merely slightly better, it is better on an order of magnitude that staggers the imagination. So much for the promise of a brighter tomorrow

* frankly on rewatching I was gobsmacked by how sharp the writing was. I mean you could cut a steak with it. Just the ending of this season could be a clinic in film school. At the end, in the last few minutes, in addition to wrapping up loose ends, the writing team (the two of them) not only manage to riff off the "something old, something new" adage -- AND MAKE IT IMPORTANT TO THE STORY! -- but the word banter when the doc does not understand whether he is proposing to River or asking her if she is single....?

Folks, this is beyond good writing, it is in a class by itself

Bottom line -- there is a not an IMDb rating high enough for this series arc. They say that you can show comedies to people in the hospital and they will get better. They should try showing this series to people who have given up on life ... to see if they can find their spark again.

Worked for me


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