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"Doctor Who" The Big Bang (TV Episode 2010) Poster

(TV Series)

(2010)

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The Doctor: [last words to sleeping Amelia Pond] It's funny, I thought, if you could hear me, I could hang on, somehow. Silly me. Silly old Doctor. When you wake up, you'll have a mum and dad, and you won't even remember me. Well, you'll remember me a little. I'll be a story in your head. But that's OK: we're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? Because it was, you know, it was the best: a daft old man, who stole a magic box and ran away. Did I ever tell you I stole it? Well, I borrowed it; I was always going to take it back. Oh, that box, Amy, you'll dream about that box. It'll never leave you. Big and little at the same time, brand-new and ancient, and the bluest blue, ever. And the times we had, eh? Would've had. Never had. In your dreams, they'll still be there. The Doctor and Amy Pond... and the days that never came.

[Notices that the crack is closing]

The Doctor: The cracks are closing. But they can't close properly 'til I'm on the other side. I don't belong here anymore. I think I'll skip the rest of the rewind. I hate repeats. Live well. Love Rory.

[Kisses Amelia on the forehead]

The Doctor: Bye-bye, Pond.

Professor River Song: Right, I have questions. But number one is this: what in the name of sanity have you got on your head?

The Doctor: It's a fez, I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool.

The Doctor: We're all stories in the end.

Dalek: You will be exterminated!

River Song: [with a slight emotional waiver] Not yet. Your systems are still restoring, which means your shield density is compromised.

River Song: [pulls gun from holster and adjusts it] One alpha meson burst through your eye stalk would kill you stone dead.

Dalek: [stops advancing]

Dalek: Records indicate you will show mercy! You are an associate of the Doctor's!

River Song: [charges gun] I'm River Song.

River Song: [levels weapon] Check your records again.

[pause]

Dalek: Mercy.

River Song: Say it again?

Dalek: Mercy!

River Song: [measuredly] One more time.

Dalek: [shaking in fear]

Dalek: Mer-cy-y-y!

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Rory: Amy, what is it?

Amy Pond: Something old, something new, something borrowed... something blue.

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Amy Pond: Raggedy Man, I remember you, and you are *late for my wedding*!

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Rory: [Looking at the Pandorica] This box needs a guard - I killed the last one.

The Doctor: No! Rory, no! Don't even think about it!

Rory: She'll be all alone!

The Doctor: She won't feel it.

Rory: Yeah, you bet she won't!

The Doctor: 2,000 years, Rory. You won't even sleep - you'd be conscious every second. it would drive you mad.

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Rory: [Watching the TARDIS appear] It's the Doctor! How could we forget the Doctor?

[Fading into the background as Amy climbs over the table and walks to the TARDIS]

Rory: I was plastic... He was a stripper at my stag... Long story.

Amy Pond: [Knocking on the door of the TARDIS] OK Doctor, did I surprise you this time?

The Doctor: [Opening the door wearing a formal morning suit] Eh, yeah, completly astonished. Never expected that!

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The Doctor: [Leaning against the TARDIS doors] Hi, honey. I'm home.

River Song: [Looks at her watch] What sort of time do you call this?

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Rory: I couldn't help it! It happened, it just happened!

Amy Pond: Shut up!

[Amy kisses Rory]

The Doctor: Yeah, shut up, because we've got to go!

Rory: I waited. 2,000 years, I waited for you.

Amy Pond: No, still shut up!

[Amy kisses him for longer]

The Doctor: And break! And breathe!

The Doctor: [Turns to Amelia] Well, someone didn't get out much for 2,000 years!

Amelia: [Tugs the Doctor's sleeve] I'm thirsty. Can I get a drink?

The Doctor: Oh, it's all mouths today, isn't it!

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The Doctor: I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool.

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The Doctor: Amy. Where's Amy?

[Scene shifts to The Doctor looking at Amy's body]

Rory: I killed her.

The Doctor: Oh, Rory!

Rory: Doctor, what am I?

The Doctor: You're a Nestene Duplicate. A lump of plastic with delusions of humanity.

Rory: But I'm Rory now. Whatever happened, it's stopped. I'm Rory.

The Doctor: [Checking the sonic screwdriver] That's software talking.

Rory: Can you help her? Is there anything you can do?

The Doctor: Yeah, probably, if I had the time.

[Pockets the sonic screwdriver]

Rory: The time?

The Doctor: [Walking forward, with Rory following] All of creation has just been wiped from the sky. Do you know how many lives now never happed?

[Both stop]

The Doctor: All the people who never lived. Your *girlfriend* isn't more important than the whole universe

Rory: [Swinging The Doctor around and punching him on the jaw] She is to me!

The Doctor: [Jumping up] Ha ha! Welcome back Rory Williams!

The Doctor: [Turns, and starts adjusting his jaw] Sorry, had to be sure! Hell of a gun arm you're packing there. Right, we need to get her downstairs.

The Doctor: [Moves towards Amy] And take that look off your plastic face - you're getting married in the morning!

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River Song: [Out of shot] Did you dance? Well, you always dance at weddings, don't you?

The Doctor: [Turning around] You tell me!

River Song: [Gasps] Spoilers!

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The Doctor: Why do you have to be so... Human?

Rory: Because right now I'm not!

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[interior, parlor, night, looking at Amelia's painting of the night sky]

Christine: It's a lovely painting, Amelia. And what are all these?

[psychiatrist Christine indicates the colorful pentagrams]

Amelia: Stars.

Aunt Sharon: Oh, Amelia!

Christine: Tell you what, shall we go outside?

[outside, at night]

Christine: What do you see, Amelia?

Amelia: The Moon.

Christine: And what else?

Amelia: Just the dark.

Christine: But no stars. If there were stars up there, we'd be able to see them, wouldn't we? Amelia, look at me. You know this is all just a story, don't you? You know there's no such thing as stars.

[Amelia says nothing but looks up at the sky. Later, she is lying in bed and hears her aunt and the psychiatrist talking. She walks slowly to the top of the stairs where the voices are much clearer, and watches as they cross from the kitchen to the parlor]

Christine: It's quite common, actually. Throughout history, people have talked about stars in the sky. God knows where it comes from.

Aunt Sharon: I just don't want her growing up and joining one of those Star Cults. I don't trust that Richard Dawkins.

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River Song: Amy! And the plastic centurion?

The Doctor: It's okay, he's on our side.

River Song: Really? I dated a Nestene duplicate once. Swappable heads. Do keep things fresh.

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River Song: Right then. I have questions, but number one is this - what in the name of sanity have you got on your head?

The Doctor: It's a fez. I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.

[a pause, then Amy grabs the fez off the Doctor's head and throws it into the air, where River shoots it]

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Amy Pond: [to Amelia, who has just opened the Pandorica] Okay kid, this is where it gets complicated.

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Amy Pond: [Appearing in the TARDIS Doorway] Oi!

[Walks towards the console]

Amy Pond: Where are you sneaking off to? We haven't even had a snog in the shrubbery yet!

Rory: [Appearing in the Dorway] Amy!

Amy Pond: Shut up - it's my wedding!

Rory: *Our* wedding!

[Closes the TARDIS door]

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The Doctor: [Stepping out of the TARDIS] Hello everyone. I'm Amy's Imaginary Friend!

The Doctor: [Walks over to the top table, and shakes Augustus by the hand] But I came anyway!

Amy Pond: [Striding forward] You absolutly, definitly kiss the bride!

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The Doctor: [Realising Rory has opened the Pandorica and unlocked the shackles] How did you do that?

Rory: [Holds up the sonic screwdriver] You gave me this.

The Doctor: [Taking his sonic screwdriver from his inside pocket] No, I didn't!

Rory: Yes you did, look at it.

The Doctor: [Steps out of the Pandorica and gently places his sonic screwdriver next to the one Rory is holding, causing a small spark] Temporal energy. Same screwdriver at different points in it's own time stream, which means it was me who gave it to you. Me from the future. I've got a future - that's nice!

The Doctor: [Spotting the Stone Dalek] That's not!

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Rory: [Watching the Doctor seal Amy inside the Pandorica] Whoa, whoa, whoa. What are you doing?

The Doctor: Saving her. This box is the ultimate prision. You can't even escape by dying. It forces you to stay alive.

Rory: But she's already dead!

The Doctor: Well, she mostly dead. the Pandorica can stasis lock her that way. Now all it needs now is a scan of her living DNA, and it'll restore her.

Rory: Where's it going to get that?

The Doctor: [Looks at his watch] In about 2,000 years.

[the Doctor walks off]

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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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Amelia: Who are you?

Amy Pond: It's a long story. Oh! A very long story!

[Cut to the Pandorica timeline on the wall]

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The Doctor: [Putting on River's Vortex Manipulator] Rubbish way to time travel, but the universe is tiny now, we'll be fine.

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The Doctor: I'll just move my box. You're going to need the space.

[Walks to the TARDIS, before pausing in the doorway]

The Doctor: I only came for the dancing!

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The Doctor: River... Who are you?

River Song: You're going to find out very soon now, and I'm sorry, but that's when everything changes.

[Taps the manipulator and disappears]

The Doctor: Nah!

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[the Doctor finds himself back in the Byzantium's tree-borg forest]

The Doctor's past self: Good luck everyone. Behave! Do not let that girl open her eyes! Amy, later. River, I'm going to need your computer.

The Doctor's past self: [walks away]

[Amy is sitting, eyes closed, hands fidgeting. The present Doctor covers her hands with his]

The Doctor: [softly] Amy, you need to start trusting me. It's never been more important.

Amy Pond: But you don't always tell me the truth.

The Doctor: If I always told you the truth, I wouldn't need you to trust me.

Amy Pond: Doctor. The crack in my wall. How can it be here?

[sonic screwdriver pulses]

The Doctor: I don't know yet, but I'm working it out.

[the Doctor looks to his left to the sound]

The Doctor's past self: [fiddles with the sonic screwdriver, thinks, pockets it, and continues on]

[the Doctor looks back to Amy]

The Doctor: Now, listen. Remember what I told you when you were seven.

Amy Pond: What did you tell me?

The Doctor: No.

The Doctor: [putting his forehead to hers] No, that's not the point. You have to remember.

[the Doctor kisses her forehead and leaves her]

Amy Pond: Remember what? Doctor? Doctor?

[the Doctor rewinds again]

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The Doctor: [to Rory in 102 A.D., setting his Vortex Manipulator] Listen to me. This is the last bit of advice you're going to get in a very long time. You're living plastic, but not immortal. I have no idea how long you'll last. And you're not indestructible. Stay away from heat and radio signals when they come along. You can't heal, or repair yourself. Any damage is permanent. So, for God's sake, however bored you get, stay out of...

[the Doctor abruptly vanishes. Rory pulls his sword and begins his long vigil over The Pandorica. 1,894 years later, Amy has just learned of Rory's efforts to protect it and her over time and his disappearance in 1941, presumed dead in a fire]

Dalek: Exterminate!

Amelia: What's that?

[Amy runs up to stand between the Dalek and Amelia]

Dalek: Exterminate!

The Doctor: [suddenly appearing between Amy and the Dalek]

  • trouble. Oh!

The Doctor: [turns around] Two of you? Complicated.

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[Amy watches a video presentation accompanying the Pandorica exhibit]

Narrator: According to legend, wherever the Pandorica was taken, throughout its long history, the Centurion would be there, guarding it. He appears as an iconic image in the artwork of many cultures, and there are several documented accounts of his appearances and his warnings to the many who attempted to open the box before its time. His last recorded appearance was during the London Blitz in 1941. The warehouse where the Pandorica was stored was destroyed by incendiary bombs, but the box itself was found the next morning, a safe distance from the blaze. There are eyewitness accounts from the night of the fire of a figure in Roman dress, carrying the box from the flames.

[tears fall down Amy's cheeks]

Narrator: Since then, there have been no sightings of the Lone Centurion, and many have speculated that if he ever existed, he perished in the fires of that night, performing one last act of devotion to the box he had pledged to protect for nearly 2,000 years.

Amy Pond: Rory. Oh, Rory.

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Dalek: Drop the device!

The Doctor: It's not a weapon. Scan it! It's not a weapon, and you don't have the power to waste!

Dalek: Scans indicate intruder unarmed.

Rory: [From the shadows] Do you think?

[Drops the torch, allowing fingers to hinge down, revealling a barrel which fires two shots]

Dalek: Vision impaired!

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The Doctor: You can do loads in 12 minutes - suck a mint, buy a sledge, have a fast bath.

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Aunt Sharon: I don't trust that Richard Dawkins.

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Amelia: [after knocking over the model Nile Penguins] Sorry.

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Augustus Pond: [as Amy's memories come flooding back] Ready Now. Sorry about that. Last minutes adjustments to certain aspects.

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[the Doctor has modified a roof dish to prove the sun is actually the TARDIS exploding at every point in history]

Rory: Doctor, there's something else. A voice.

Amy Pond: [Watching as The Doctor adjusts the dish] I can't hear anything.

Rory: [Pointing to his ear] Trust the plastic!

River Song: [Repeating] I'm sorry, my love.

Amy Pond: Doctor, that's River! How can she be up there?

Rory: Maybe it's a recording or something.

The Doctor: No, it's not a recording. Of course, the emergency protocols! The TARDIS has sealed off the control room and put her in a time loop to save her!

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Amy Pond: What are we doing?

The Doctor: We're running into a dead end, where I'll come up with a brilliant plan that basically involves not being in one.

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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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The Doctor: Earth alone in the sky. Lets go and have a look.

[Holding out his are with the manipulator on it]

The Doctor: You put your hand there. Don't worry, should be safe.

Rory: That's not what I'm worried about!

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