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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.


Toby Haynes


Steven Moffat, Terry Nation (characters: "Daleks")

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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)


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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Release Date:

26 June 2010 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


The Doctor: I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool.
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Featured in Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty (2013) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Welcome Matt Smith , Oh and BOW TIES ARE COOL
26 June 2010 | by Tony RichensSee all my reviews

The doctor , the master of the universe , the time lord , the lover of all things good.

Does Matt smith bring all those elements to the role? Yes , Yes he does , i was skeptical at first , but now having seen a entire season with Matt smith , i can honestly say hes taken on the role with sheer class , i Absolutely love him.... , the writers have done well , its not easy writing in a new doctor , all actors/actress's have their own way of bringing their own unique quality's to the role , and Matt and the storyline have blended in extremely well.

The episode was a emotional roller coaster , and at times , slightly confusing , considering the show is aimed at 11 to 16 year olds , i was extremely shocked to see such a complex story line , however the actors and writers have pulled it off , Matt smiths career is off to a Big Bang!

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