Plus, it overlaps with his memories of the things he did as the war doctor. Mark Gatiss , who played Gantok, was credited in this episode under the pseudonym “Rondo Haxton”, a homage to the American horror actor Rondo Hatton on whom the character’s look was based; [14] Gatiss underwent prosthetics to play the part. I’m also wondering how much time this took. The concept of “fixed points” in history which may not be altered, even by the Doctor or his companions, was introduced in The Aztecs and was named and explored in the new series with episodes such as ” The Fires of Pompeii ” and ” The Waters of Mars “. River later visits Amy and Rory to tell them the Doctor is still alive. I completely understand the concept of wibbly wobblilyness, but look at this inconsistent mess! That takes over the organisation that she knows a sect of which caused the whole Series 6 storyline, and steers them in the right direction?

Retrieved 16 September But at its heart, millions die every second, lost in bloodlust and insanity, with Time itself resurrecting them, to find new ways of dying over and over again. And rather depressing that Trenzalore becomes a graveyard planet anyway even though Christmas town was saved in the end. On the Earth where all of time is happening at once, Amy takes the Doctor to a pyramid base. Dan Martin of The Guardian gave a positive review, believing that the episode “moves along the bigger, year story and effectively reboots the show”. The depiction of the final day of the Time War as a Dalek invasion of a Gallifrey largely populated by children is completely inconsistent with previous descriptions of it.

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But for me, it is the narrative and emotional inconsistencies that bother me more than the logical ones. Special ” A Christmas Carol “.

She decides to study archeology. While visual elements were praised, the characters and resolution of the episode received a mixed reception. So much makes sense or at least, more sense now. A prelude to the finale was released online 24 September after the previous mwdame, ” Closing Time “. Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply, I’ve been so busy. In the episode, the archaeologist River Song Alex Kingston is programmed by the religious order the Silence to kill the alien time traveller the Doctor Matt Smith to prevent “the first question” from being asked on a kpvarian called Trenzalore in the Doctor’s future.

Retrieved 10 November He then requests that River allow him to prevent the universe’s destruction. And rather depressing that Trenzalore becomes a graveyard ssries anyway even though Christmas town was saved in the end. You make them so afraid. Retrieved 10 March I am seriously impressed that you put this all together.


On the Earth where all of time is happening at once, Amy takes the Doctor to a pyramid base. This should leave you shocked and tingling, and I just madsme a little bemused. The man who can turn an army around at the mention of his name. The thing is, when one puts the storytelling focus on ‘the plot’, and that plot isn’t thought through well, and not enough attention is given to characterisation and character arcs, then what is left for the viewer to enjoy?

Clara thinks she sees the Doctor’s real name in the book, but she is mistaken.

It was an ambush at best, and remarkably for an episode with so many kitchen sinks thrown in, not very much seemed to sdries. Let’s Kill Hitler – series 32, episode 8. I’ve avoided talking about how morally terrible I found a lot of things in S6, and the complete failure to make any sense in the portrayal of the character’s emotional responses to the events in that 77, because that’s something that just breaks my heart and makes my blood boil.

He referred to the many concepts of the episode as a “sumptuous confection made mostly out of the finest ingredients” and found the Teselecta resolution a “cool twist” at first but it meant ” the whole episode is just an elaborate version of the classic Star Trek: It’s like there were so many climaxes but they were all just kind of hand-waved.

In other occasions the Doctor has lived centuries without aging, but warfare does age him, as happened with the War Doctor. It would also mean the Great Intelligence is still out there.

Pages using deprecated image syntax Use dmy dates from September Good articles. The Doctor and River escape to kobarian top of the pyramid followed by Amy and Rory.

Soon, even the inhabitants of Earth begin to wink out like the stars did, this happens to the Amelia from this timeline. This is only the furthest edge of the Time War.

Plus, it overlaps with his memories of the things he did as the war doctor. Through them, the Doctor is led to the living head of Dorium Maldovar inside a catacomb. To comment on crosswords, please switch over to the new version to comment. What price is the Doctor going to have to pay for his new lease on life? Yeah, that idea was suggested in the second comment.


The Wedding of River Song, review”.

No “spoilers”, no “Hello Sweetie”, just sombre under gravity of the situation and then stinging as she drops hometruthbombs on the Doctor. But as an hour of drama it was all over the place.

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Reply Parent Thread Link. That is true, but it’s also like, if the Silence’s plan seemed stupid before He particularly praised it for being simplistic, as well as the visuals of all history running together at once. Clara does forget, since the sereis of JttCotT are re-written, but what she reads in the book is not ‘the Doctor’, because she mentions that to him.

This nicely sums up why I have not been able to get fully attached to Matt Smith and this whole mess of over kovxrian “hey look a paradox! And the Doctor cuts her off, and his dialogue seems to confirm it was his name they she had seen. What was the point of the Thin Fat Gay Married Anglican Marines if you’re just going to behead one of them, then forget about them?

That reveal was hidden jovarian plain view from the very beginning as soon as its revealed Amy has called the baby Melody, but I didn’t join the dots of Water and Music first time and so the reveal was a headspinning shock. That Rory’s wedding ring exists after he disappears doesn’t really bother me it makes emotional sense.

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Yeah, and yet how I wish ‘confusing’ was the worst criticism one could level at the Moffat era. We know that the man she killed is “the greatest man I ever knew,” so that would bear out that being her on the beach in that astronaut suit pulling the trigger.

The Doctor marries River on the spot and whispers to River to look into his eye, revealing that River does not shoot and kill him at Lake Silencio, but the Teselecta, with the Doctor inside. The Doctor can never visit them or interfere with that destiny because that would risk seriously damaging the fabric of spacetime because of that scar tissue explanation taken from Steven Moffat in DWM.