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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.

Director:

Adam Smith

Writer:

Steven Moffat
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond
Arthur Darvill ... Rory Williams
Caitlin Blackwood ... Amelia
Nina Wadia ... Dr Ramsden
Marcello Magni ... Barney Collins
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Ice Cream Man
Annette Crosbie ... Mrs Angelo
Tom Hopper ... Jeff
Arthur Cox ... Mr Henderson
Olivia Colman ... Mother (as Olivia Coleman)
Eden Monteath Eden Monteath ... Child 1
Merin Monteath Merin Monteath ... Child 2
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Atraxi (voice)
William Wilde William Wilde ... Prisoner Zero (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Amy Pond first meets The Doctor in 1996. 1996 is the year Doctor Who (1996) was broadcast and also the year, _Jon Pertwee' (The 3rd Doctor) passed away. See more »

Goofs

When the Doctor tells the Atraxi to run, the ship spins in one direction in the close up, and the other way in the wide shot. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: [Prisoner Zero is disguised as the Doctor] Well, that's rubbish. Who's that supposed to be?
Rory: It's you.
The Doctor: Me?
[looks down]
The Doctor: Is that what I look like?
Rory: You don't know?
The Doctor: Busy day! Why me, though? You're linked with her. Why are you copying me?
Young Amy: [Prisoner Zero version] I'm not
[appears from behind the fake Doctor]
Young Amy: Poor Amy Pond. Still such a child inside. Dreaming of the magic Doctor she knows will return to save her. What a disappointment you've been
[...]
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Featured in Whovians: The Woman Who Fell to Earth (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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In the first episode, the only black face belongs to a Rottweiler!
4 April 2010 | by pstancerSee all my reviews

The first thing I noticed with the new Doctor Who is that the only black face in the first episode belongs to a Rottweiler. And that the only sexual reference is a heterosexual one.

Is Steven Moffat, the new Producer, trying to make a point here?

While I sometimes tired of the histrionics of Russell T Davies's plots, I could always chuckle at the thought of middle-class parents cowering behind their sofas while their children were entertained with stories of black/white/gay/lesbian/alien love-triangles, and heroes drawn from the Daily Mail's hate list: single mothers on benefit; gay ex-servicemen; chavs and hoodies a.k.a the working class. Even his first timelord came from that little know northern suburb of Gallifrey: Salford, near Manchester.

Contrarily, Mr Moffat's first solo-offering seems to hark back to days of old. All the episode was missing was some understated misogamy, the Brigadier, and morris dancers dancing around a maypole on the village green, and you have a rehash of the 70's classic: The Dæmons.

Hopefully I am prejudging, Steven Moffat did create Captain Jack in "The Empty Child" back in Series 1. Already there is the hint of child abandonment for young Amy Pond, and maybe she has a whole Belle-De-Jour back-story from her "kiss-a-gram" days? Doctor Who meets Pretty Women anyone?

So despite what I have just said, sheepishly, I would say the omens are good. Karen Gillan and Matt Smith can certainly act and have a curious chemistry - hopefully more Mulder and Scully than Romeo and Juliet - and with Moffat's fine pedigree of past episodes (Blink/ Silence in the Library) it would appear that we have an exciting journey ahead of us.


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