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The Angels Take Manhattan 

After Rory has an encounter with a weeping angel, the doctor and Amy travel to 1930's New York to save him, but they soon discover that the weeping angels have taken over Manhattan, and soon, maybe, the world.


Nick Hurran


Steven Moffat




Episode complete credited cast:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond
Arthur Darvill ... Rory Williams
Alex Kingston ... River Song
Michael McShane ... Grayle (as Mike McShane)
Roberto Davide ... Sam Garner (as Rob David)
Bentley Kalu ... Hood
Ozzie Yue Ozzie Yue ... Foreman
Burnell Tucker ... Old Garner
Zac Fox ... Photoshoot PA


The Doctor, Amy and Rory are in New York City on a beautiful summer's day. Rory sets off to get coffee and walks into a 1930s film noir where daughter River Song is a private detective, Melody Malone. Actually, Amy and the Doctor have the whole story written down in a cheap paperback but the Doctor forbids her to read too far ahead because once they know what happens, it cannot be changed. As for Rory, he finds that the Weeping Angels are there. Several attempts to travel back in the TARDIS are unsuccessful but they manage to break through. They find that the angels have taken over New York and the only way to stop them is to create a paradox - but not everyone will survive. Written by garykmcd

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Originally, when the TARDIS was unable to materialise in New York, it was shunted back in time to the Viking era. See more »


When the Doctor tears the page from the book, he puts it in the basket twice. See more »


[first lines]
Sam Garner: [voice over as a typewriter prints the words] New York, the city of a million stories. Half of them are true, the other half just haven't happened yet. "Statues," the man said, "living statues that moved in the dark."
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Crazy Credits

The Doctor Who nameplate bears an episode-appropriate design, in this case, a motif featuring the Statue Of Liberty. See more »


References The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) See more »


Blink (suite)
Written by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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End of an era. Another good, messy episode with lots going on.
8 September 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Doctor, Amy and Rory are in Central Park (2012) The Doctor is reading a book penned by River Song, as the Doctor reads aloud events around him start happening as they're written.

Moffat is clearly trying to crack the U.S. market, once again the story is set stateside. Why New York again, they've already had Daleks, there is more to America.

I can't say I was too gutted to see the last of Amy and Rory, they had a really goo innings, but it was definitely time for a change.

I hope the Angels are rested for a few years now, they are in danger of becoming overused and losing something. The Statue of Liberty was a big no. Although the concept of the Angel's Farm was a good one, very sinister.

It reminds me a bot of The Wedding of River Song, there is so much going on, possibly too much. Although this is much better executed. Pretty good throughout, but the ending is excellent, big send off for Rory and Amy. She proves she really does love him more then the Doctor. 7/10

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