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The Girl Who Waited 

Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague which could kill the doctor in minutes if he were to catch it. So Rory is the only one who can go into the facility to... See full summary »




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Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague which could kill the doctor in minutes if he were to catch it. So Rory is the only one who can go into the facility to save her but can he save her before she is killed by kindness? Written by Sasha Jones

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10 September 2011 (UK)  »

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There's a reference to there being a Disneyland on the planet Klom, which Appalappachia's Roller Coaster Zone has been modeled after the Warp Speed Death Ride Rollercoaster. Klom is the home world of "Absorbaloffs"-- the species of Mr. Kennedy from "Love and Monsters" in season 2. Klom is also the planetary neighbor of Raxicoricofallipatorius, home of the Slitheen. Klom is also one of the worlds stolen by the Daleks in the 4th seasons "Stolen Earth" 2 part finale. See more »


When Rory hits the handbot over the head with the Mona Lisa it tears like canvas. This is obviously a fake because the Mona Lisa is painted on wood, a white Lombardy poplar panel. See more »


[first lines]
The Doctor: Appalappachia.
Amy Pond: Say it again?
The Doctor: Appalappachia!
Amy Pond: Appalappa...
The Doctor: -chia!
Rory: Appalappachia.
The Doctor: Appalappachia.
Amy Pond: Appalappachia! What a beautiful word.
The Doctor: Beautiful word, beautiful world.
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Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Where good and bad acting makes the difference
23 April 2014 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I really loved the script, and it might be the first time in season 6, but Karen Gillan didn't keep the episode at the emotional level where it belongs. Talking about new doctor who, I'm a big fan of Donna Noble / Catherine Tate, I was surprised by Billie Piper and in the end I really enjoyed Martha Jones / Freema Agyeman. Karen Gillan is a beautiful woman, with the kind of beauty that makes you like her and think she's a funny mate: she's some material to work with, but she doesn't. As simple as it is. She didn't had many good scripts, this was one of that and she missed it, especially on the second part. Too bad.

I must say something about how the season is going on, because there's something Moffat (whom I adored as many of us with "Blink" and "The girl in the fireplace") needs to understand, or to remember. Science fiction is not science. In science fiction you can travel through the time line, in the real world probably not, for a long long time. And this is perfectly fine, but when you write science fiction you need to state some rules (your own rules of course) and respect them no matter what. Asimov stated the robot laws and there isn't a single robot in Asimov's literary universe who isn't bound to those rules. The Doctor of Moffat's era makes people see and speak with the older or younger versions of themselves, not mentioning the awful season 5 finale, where the Doctor goes back and forth and speaks to himself. When this kind of thing happens more than once I call it rubbish.

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