Doctor Who: Season 5, Episode 13

The Big Bang (26 Jun. 2010)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Susan Vidler ...
Barnaby Edwards ...
William Pretsell ...
Halcro Johnston ...
Karen Westwood ...
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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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The bride figurine on the wedding cake has red hair, and both the bride and groom figurines are wearing the same outfits as Amy and Rory. See more »


When The Doctor goes back to Rory to tell him he should put the screwdriver in Amy's pocket, Amy is clearly breathing in at the beginning of the scene. See more »


The Doctor: So, 2,000 years. How did you do?
Rory: Kept out of trouble.
The Doctor: Oh.
[the Doctor realizes he still has the fez and puts it on his head]
The Doctor: How?
Rory: Unsuccessfully.
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Arranged by Murray Gold
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decent end .....poorly written series 5
27 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After last weeks daft mish mash of throwing in everything but the kitchen sink it was nice to see the series resolved with a decent storyline. Drawing on similar David tennant story lines such as the master two parter it still had its bad points but overall provided Smith and Gillan with a chance to show what it was got them the jobs in the first place and I thought they did very well in this episode. The pair of them work well together and if they are given the chance of decent story lines to follow will show their worth. Overall series 5 was poor. Not the fault of the actors simply the writers. Alex Kingston and Arthur Darvill brought something interesting along and the River Song character is intriguing. The Angel episodes were excellent and the Van Gogh one was a damn good story if silly monster. The first episode introduced the characters well enough but mostly it was poor. The potential is there it just need Steven Moffat to up his game. As a Doctor Matt Smith has performed adequately and given glimpses of what they saw in him in the first place. Of the 3 new incumbents to the TARDIS he ranks a poor third but has shown what he is capable of given a good storyline. He is energetic and funny and reminds me of the 2nd Doctor Patrick Troughton. Hopefully the writers will give us some real meat to the sandwich of Doctor and Pond next time round and we will get to see Matt Smith consistently do justice to the role as did Tennant and Eccleston. Overall I rate the series 5/6 out of 10 but with glimpses of 8/9. Not too bad as such simply.... disappointing.

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