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Vincent and the Doctor 

The Doctor and Amy travel back in time to meet Vincent Van Gogh and face an invisible monster that only the painter can see.

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Jonny Campbell

Writer:

Richard Curtis
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond
Tony Curran ... Vincent
Nik Howden Nik Howden ... Maurice
Chrissie Cotterill Chrissie Cotterill ... Mother
Sarah Counsell Sarah Counsell ... Waitress
Morgan Overton Morgan Overton ... School Child
Andrew Byrne Andrew Byrne ... School Child
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Storyline

Visiting a museum, the Doctor and Amy are especially excited with the gallery for Vincent van Gogh. Many of van Gogh pieces are displayed, including "The Church at Auvers (1890)". However there is something irregular discovered on the painting - a small alien image within a window pane. The Doctor quickly takes Amy back to 1890 where they locate the troubled artist that upsets the locals, cannot pay his bills, and is able to see an invisible monster that no one else is able to see. Written by racliff

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Trivia

The information the printer gives The Doctor on the Krafayis is as follows: Krafayis (kra-fay-iss) Summary: Planet of origin
  • Uncertain
Social structure:
  • Nomadic pack animals.
  • Strict dominance hierarchy.
  • Huge territories, several solar systems wide.
Preferred Habitat:
  • Planets with oxygen and nitrogen based atmospheres.
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Goofs

Amy brings Vincent sunflowers, suggest that he paint them. However, the sunflowers were done about a year before the "Church at Auvers". This error pops up again at the end when "for Amy" appears on "Vase with Twelve Sunflowers." See more »

Quotes

Vincent Van Gogh: It seems to me there's so much more to the world than the average eye is allowed to see. I believe, if you look hard, there are more wonders in this universe than you could ever have dreamt of.
The Doctor: You don't have to tell me
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Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty (2013) See more »

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Chances
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Written by Athlete
Performed by Athlete
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A Doctor Who Tearjerker
4 January 2013 | by dharmabum1966-1See all my reviews

This episode made me weep uncontrollably. I don't care that Tony Curran plays Vincent with his native Scottish accent. He truly embodied the tortured and suffering man that was Vincent Van Gogh. To have two of my favorite things together, Doctor Who and Vincent Van Gogh was just too good to be true but this episode has some very fine acting and some truly touching moments. I really did not want to like Matt Smith given how enamored I was of David Tennant's portrayal of the Doctor, but Matt has won me over. He plays the Doctor like a naughty, but sweet, child and he really is a fine actor. This episode also shines a light on the the fact that Karen Gillan can do something past her goofy, scolding turn as Amy Pond.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2010 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Croatia See more »

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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