Doctor Who (2005– )
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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")
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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2010 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

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

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Steven Moffat named this episode as his personal favourite among the episodes he wrote. "I thought it was just a great, fun, funny, witty episode. I was proud of that." See more »

Goofs

When Amy wakes up in present time her nails are still painted orange as they've been. After greeting her parents and once the scene cuts to her phoning Rory (she's still in her pajamas) her nails are now painted red for the rest of the episode. See more »

Quotes

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...
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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 »

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You Give Me Something
(uncredited)
Written by Eg White
Performed by James Morrison
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At last!
27 June 2010 | by ZekeRage911See all my reviews

Under Davies watch, Doctor Who became a mad rush of wackiness with incoherent stories and implausible deus ex machina endings.

Under Moffat, the series has improved significantly. Though they weren't all winners this season, Victory of the Daleks and the Upstairs Neighbor (I forget the exact title) were absolutely horrible, Moffat's finale' was absolutely perfect.

He tied in the entire series with things he's layered. He had a direction since the beginning, and followed it through competently.

While still maintaining a wackiness quota, Matt Smith's performance is stunning, and the finale shows us just how in deep he is with the character. You feel for the characters so much, and you want so BADLY to see the satisfying ending, and he gives it. He gives it without going over the top or pulling something out of his posterior.

I'm looking forward to next season, hoping they can overcome the rushed-out, hackneyed episodes that greatly suffered this otherwise great season. I foresee that the Doctor has nowhere to go but up after Davies, and with Moffat's brilliant storytelling, it WILL get better. It will.


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