Amy Pond

Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan

The Angels Take Manhattan is about endings. Not the end of the world, or the universe, or time, like past epic stories have been about. It is about regular human endings, about saying goodbye and the things in life that keep us from the people we love. It is about leaving Neverland, finding that Peter won’t be coming back for you after all, even though he might want to.The theme of endings is played with from the opening on: the Doctor tearing out the last page of his book and declaring “I hate endings” is paid off at the end of the story with Amy’s line “You and me, on the last page”.
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Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Customary Spoiler Warning.It was pretty clear going in that this episode was going to be a fairly light-hearted comedy romp. The episode title is a Snakes on a Plane parody. The trailers made it clear we were in for ‘fun’ and not ‘epic storytelling’. I mean, more broadly, there are dinosaurs. It is hard not to just sit back and smile when there are dinosaurs.And we got that light-hearted whimsical story, but we also got a lot of interesting complexity - there’s a lot packed into this episode both structurally and narratively.
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Doctor Who: The Wedding of River Song

Spoiler Warning, Speculation Warning, Postmodernism WarningTick tock goes the clockHe gave all he could give herTick tock goes the clockNow prison waits for RiverAs far as series finales go, this one was thoroughly satisfying. And I have a lot to say about it, which is good, because this is probably going to be my last Doctor Who entry until late December.Let’s start with the name: at least one person commented to me that ‘wedding’ can have many meanings, and such word play is right up Moffat’s alley.
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Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited

As always, Spoiler Warning.I didn’t have high hopes for this episode. From the previews, I got the impression that the story was going to go something like this: Amy gets trapped in an accelerated time stream. The Boys™ repeatedly try (and fail) to save her, while she repeatedly grows older, until finally they use techno-magic to undo the ageing and fly off into the Time Vortex toward their next adventure. In the middle, we would get some action sequences and some Rory-and-Amy-love-each-other-so-much-and-isn’t-that-just-so-fucking-sweet sequences.
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