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The Big Bang 

The Pandorica opened, silence fell, and now planet Earth is left alone in the universe. Jumping through time, the doctor must figure out a way to bring back those who never were and save his friends from the collapse of reality.

Director:

Toby Haynes

Writers:

Steven Moffat, Terry Nation (characters: "Daleks") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond
Alex Kingston ... River Song
Arthur Darvill ... Rory
Caitlin Blackwood ... Amelia
Susan Vidler ... Aunt Sharon
Franc Ashman Franc Ashman ... Christine (as Frances Ashman)
Barnaby Edwards Barnaby Edwards ... Stone Dalek
William Pretsell William Pretsell ... Dave
Halcro Johnston Halcro Johnston ... Mr Pond
Karen Westwood Karen Westwood ... Tabetha
Nicholas Briggs ... Dalek (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

This episode takes place in April 1996 and on June 26, 2010. See more »

Goofs

Figure can be seen on right side of screen after Amy touches her younger self on the head. See more »

Quotes

[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...
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Alternate Versions

In the shortened version for a 1 hour time slot with commercials for American television, scenes relating to the absence of stars and young Amelia's persistent memory of them were cut, as well as a museum narration telling the story of the Lone Centurion's (Rory's) service through time to the Pandorica to his disappearance saving it from a fire. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Night and the Doctor: Good Night (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
(uncredited)
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
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A very satisfying conclusion to a superb 1st series.
27 June 2010 | by simonrobertrussellSee all my reviews

Absolute genius. To link back to the first episode and show us the clues he left sprinkled throughout the 1st series shows remarkable confidence from Steven Moffat. Such complexity also shows the respect he has for his audience's intelligence.

This 2 parter was the best season finale so far in 'New Who' and wipes away the memory of Tennant as 'Yoda' Doctor with the Master.

As for Matt Smith - brilliant as usual - especially in the more emotional scenes with young Amy and all handled a lot better than the somewhat over the top style we got from Tennant & Davies.

Whilst other dramas seem to lose their way ( Lost, Heroes ) Doctor Who goes from strength to strength - and as long as Matt and Steven are around I don't see that changing.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2010 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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