History Recap / DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens

2nd Sep '17 12:22:58 AM goldenroad
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* NothingIsScarier: [[spoiler: Never have the words "silence will fall" been more scary. ''Even the background music stops.'']] Earlier in the episode, we suddenly hear [[spoiler:"silence will fall"]] spoken by a hideous, rasping voice out of goddamn nowhere, just before the TARDIS is hijacked. The source of the sound, and hence the source of the tampering, is ''never shown''.

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* NothingIsScarier: [[spoiler: Never have the words "silence will fall" been more scary. ''Even the background music stops.'']] '' Earlier in the episode, we suddenly hear [[spoiler:"silence "silence will fall"]] fall spoken by a hideous, rasping voice out of goddamn nowhere, just before the TARDIS is hijacked. The source of the sound, and hence the source of the tampering, is ''never shown''.
4th Jul '17 12:25:02 AM Maddoxsort
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The one where Rory [[DisneyDeath got better.]] [[DeathIsCheap Again.]] [[ActuallyADoombot Sorta.]]

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The one with the Doc-in-a-box, where Rory [[DisneyDeath got better.]] [[DeathIsCheap Again.]] [[ActuallyADoombot Sorta.]]
3rd Jul '17 9:57:51 PM Maddoxsort
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The one where Rory [[DisneyDeath got better.]] [[DeathIsCheap Again.]] [[ActuallyADoombot Sorta.]]


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The one where Rory [[DisneyDeath got better.]] [[DeathIsCheap Again.]] [[ActuallyADoombot Sorta.]]
3rd Jul '17 9:57:17 PM Maddoxsort
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The one where Rory [[DisneyDeath got better.]] [[DeathIsCheap Again.]] [[ActuallyADoombot Sorta.]]
27th Jun '17 4:06:39 AM AmuckCricetine
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Written by Steven Moffat, it is the first part of the 2010 series finale.

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Written by Steven Moffat, Creator/StevenMoffat, it is the first part of the 2010 series finale.


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* NothingIsScarier: [[spoiler: Never have the words "silence will fall" been more scary. ''Even the background music stops.'']] Earlier in the episode, we suddenly hear [[spoiler:"silence will fall"]] spoken by a hideous, rasping voice out of goddamn nowhere, just before the TARDIS is hijacked. The source of the sound, and hence the source of the tampering, is ''never shown''.
2nd Jun '17 6:55:12 AM StFan
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At least 10,000 starships -- but it could be 100,000, a million, a hundred million; the scanners are going into overload. A voice comes through; Daleks. Dalek battleships, at least 12,000 armed to the teeth. Not a problem because they have the element of surprise! The three of them can sneak attack the 12,000 battleships . . . and they'll be killed . . . you know what, never mind. Then Cybermen, too; but we can [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday turn them against each other]], the Daleks are so angry they'll fight anyone! Then there's more coming through: Sontarans, the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon Slitheen]] family, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones Judoon]], [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride Roboform]], [[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures Chelonians]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace Nestene]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E1Galaxy4 Drahvins]], [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion Sycorax]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons Zygons]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour Atraxi]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E3FrontierInSpace Draconians]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E4TheVisitation Terileptils]]. They're all here for the Pandorica. What could it possibly be? Everything that's ever hated the Doctor is coming for him tonight. River tells him to run, just this once, just run; he can't win, he can't even fight.

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At least 10,000 starships -- but it could be 100,000, a million, a hundred million; the scanners are going into overload. A voice comes through; Daleks. Dalek battleships, at least 12,000 armed to the teeth. Not a problem because they have the element of surprise! The three of them can sneak attack the 12,000 battleships . . . battleships... and they'll be killed . . .killed... you know what, never mind. Then Cybermen, too; but we can [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday turn them against each other]], the Daleks are so angry they'll fight anyone! Then there's more coming through: Sontarans, the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon Slitheen]] family, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones Judoon]], [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride Roboform]], [[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures Chelonians]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace Nestene]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E1Galaxy4 Drahvins]], [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion Sycorax]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons Zygons]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour Atraxi]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E3FrontierInSpace Draconians]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E4TheVisitation Terileptils]]. They're all here for the Pandorica. What could it possibly be? Everything that's ever hated the Doctor is coming for him tonight. River tells him to run, just this once, just run; he can't win, he can't even fight.



Back to Stonehenge where Amy's waking up, she bumps into Rory and recognises him as the guy who . . . did the . . . swordy thing. The Doctor sends her up to get some fresh air. Rory is rather traumatised and angsts for a bit before the Doctor shuts him up and tosses him the ring. There's no explanation to this; Rory was eaten up by a crack in time and space and now he's here with a head full of Roman memories. It's unexplainable, and to be honest, rather distracting, but the universe is big and sometimes impossible things just happen and people call them miracles. The Doctor's never seen one, but this is close enough. Rory goes after Amy.

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Back to Stonehenge where Amy's waking up, she bumps into Rory and recognises him as the guy who . . . who... did the . . .the... swordy thing. The Doctor sends her up to get some fresh air. Rory is rather traumatised and angsts for a bit before the Doctor shuts him up and tosses him the ring. There's no explanation to this; Rory was eaten up by a crack in time and space and now he's here with a head full of Roman memories. It's unexplainable, and to be honest, rather distracting, but the universe is big and sometimes impossible things just happen and people call them miracles. The Doctor's never seen one, but this is close enough. Rory goes after Amy.



Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans; they've all formed [[LegionOfDoom an alliance against the Doctor]]. They have deduced that the cracks in time are threatening reality and erasing all other universes, and that they have spawned from the explosion of the TARDIS. They're here to save reality from the Doctor under the (false) logic that only he can pilot the TARDIS, shutting him in the Pandorica (while he shouts desperately) in hopes that the TARDIS won't explode without him around. Elsewhere in time and space, River opens the TARDIS doors to . . . a slab of concrete, as behind her the ship starts to explode. "[[TearJerker I'm sorry, my love.]]" The alliance has failed. We zoom out from Rory holding Amy's body, a shot of the Earth against stars and galaxies exploding until all fades out in a black void of nothingness --

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Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans; they've all formed [[LegionOfDoom an alliance against the Doctor]]. They have deduced that the cracks in time are threatening reality and erasing all other universes, and that they have spawned from the explosion of the TARDIS. They're here to save reality from the Doctor under the (false) logic that only he can pilot the TARDIS, shutting him in the Pandorica (while he shouts desperately) in hopes that the TARDIS won't explode without him around. Elsewhere in time and space, River opens the TARDIS doors to . . .to... a slab of concrete, as behind her the ship starts to explode. "[[TearJerker I'm sorry, my love.]]" The alliance has failed. We zoom out from Rory holding Amy's body, a shot of the Earth against stars and galaxies exploding until all fades out in a black void of nothingness --



* BadassNormal: At first, Rory-as-Centurion seems like this because of his impressive "swording" of a Cyberman and then volunteering with fifty of his own soldiers to secure the Pandorica. Then it turns out that he's actually an Auton . . .

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* BadassNormal: At first, Rory-as-Centurion seems like this because of his impressive "swording" of a Cyberman and then volunteering with fifty of his own soldiers to secure the Pandorica. Then it turns out that he's actually an Auton . . .Auton...



* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: "I hate good wizards in fairy tales. They always turn out to be him." It's a ShoutOut to the Seventh Doctor story [[DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]], where the Doctor was revealed to be Merlin. It may be worth noting at this point that the Doctor's fate at the end of the episode is quite similar to Merlin's (sealed in an impenetrable cave[=/=]castle of air[=/=]whatever for the whole of eternity) and may lead to thematically similar results (without Merlin, Arthur's Britain falls; without the Doctor, the ''universe will cease to exist'').

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: "I hate good wizards in fairy tales. They always turn out to be him." It's a ShoutOut to the Seventh Doctor story [[DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]], "[[DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", where the Doctor was revealed to be Merlin. It may be worth noting at this point that the Doctor's fate at the end of the episode is quite similar to Merlin's (sealed in an impenetrable cave[=/=]castle of air[=/=]whatever for the whole of eternity) and may lead to thematically similar results (without Merlin, Arthur's Britain falls; without the Doctor, the ''universe will cease to exist'').



** Rory also gets one, too: ". . . and then I was here, a Roman soldier, a proper Roman, head full of Roman . . . stuff."

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** Rory also gets one, too: ". . . "... and then I was here, a Roman soldier, a proper Roman, head full of Roman . . .Roman... stuff."



** The Doctor's Academy Nickname, ΘΣ or Theta Sigma, first mentioned as far back as the Fourth Doctor serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor "The Armageddon Factor"]], is part of River's message.
** The Doctor's "No plans, no backup, no weapons worth a damn!" calls back to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays "The Parting of the Ways"]] in Series 1.
** The episode is a "direct sequel", according to Moffat, to every episode except [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice "Amy's Choice"]]:
*** The episode, from the Doctor's perspective, takes place very shortly after [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]].
*** The episode also takes place at around the same wibbly-wobbly time as [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]].
*** Part of the episode takes place shortly after the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]].
*** The episode takes place ''before'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]]/"Flesh and Stone" from River's perspective.
*** The Atraxi ("The Eleventh Hour"), Paradigm Daleks ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]]) and Silurians ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth "The Hungry Earth"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood "Cold Blood"]]) are part of the Alliance.

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** The Doctor's Academy Nickname, ΘΣ or Theta Sigma, first mentioned as far back as the Fourth Doctor serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor The Armageddon Factor"]], Factor]]", is part of River's message.
** The Doctor's "No plans, no backup, no weapons worth a damn!" calls back to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays "The Parting of the Ways"]] Ways]]" in Series 1.
** The episode is a "direct sequel", according to Moffat, to every episode except [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice "Amy's Choice"]]:
"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice Amy's Choice]]":
*** The episode, from the Doctor's perspective, takes place very shortly after [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]].
"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]".
*** The episode also takes place at around the same wibbly-wobbly time as [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice The Vampires of Venice"]].
Venice]]".
*** Part of the episode takes place shortly after the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour The Eleventh Hour"]] Hour]]" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone Flesh and Stone"]].
Stone]]".
*** The episode takes place ''before'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels The Time of Angels"]]/"Flesh Angels]]"/"Flesh and Stone" from River's perspective.
*** The Atraxi ("The Eleventh Hour"), Paradigm Daleks ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks"]]) Daleks]]") and Silurians ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth "The ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth The Hungry Earth"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood "Cold Blood"]]) Earth]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood Cold Blood]]") are part of the Alliance.



** The Doctor's fate resembles Merlin's (trapped forever in an impenetrable prison by someone who uses his own power against him). In the Seventh Doctor episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]], the Doctor turns out to ''be'' Merlin. He should have paid attention to the end of that particular story . . .

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** The Doctor's fate resembles Merlin's (trapped forever in an impenetrable prison by someone who uses his own power against him). In the Seventh Doctor episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", the Doctor turns out to ''be'' Merlin. He should have paid attention to the end of that particular story . . .story...



** The Doctor's speech to scare off the alien fleet is possibly what River [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble will be/was referring to]] when she tells the Tenth Doctor "Armies will flee in your wake" in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]].
** This isn't the first time someone's yelled [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern "I! AM! TALKING!"]] . . . only that time, the Doctor was the one being shouted at.

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** The Doctor's speech to scare off the alien fleet is possibly what River [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble will be/was referring to]] when she tells the Tenth Doctor "Armies will flee in your wake" in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead"]].
Dead]]".
** This isn't the first time someone's yelled [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern "I! AM! TALKING!"]] . . .TALKING!"]]... only that time, the Doctor was the one being shouted at.



* CraniumChase: Amy finds a Cyberman head that still manages to be a threat thanks to CombatTentacles. After she gets some distance . . .

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* CraniumChase: Amy finds a Cyberman head that still manages to be a threat thanks to CombatTentacles. After she gets some distance . . .distance...



* DelayedReaction: "I'm not exactly one to miss the obvious . . ." and, a few seconds later, "Missing something obvious, Rory, something big, something right slap in front of me, I can feel it!" "Yeah, I think you probably are . . ." "I'll get it in a minute!" He does. And "it" is that the guy he's talking to ''died and was erased from time quite a while ago''. The look on his face is ''priceless''.
* {{Dissimile}}: The Doctor uses one to explain what the Cybermen do: "It's just like being an organ donor, except you're alive and sort of . . . screaming" .

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* DelayedReaction: "I'm not exactly one to miss the obvious . . .obvious..." and, a few seconds later, "Missing something obvious, Rory, something big, something right slap in front of me, I can feel it!" "Yeah, I think you probably are . . .are..." "I'll get it in a minute!" He does. And "it" is that the guy he's talking to ''died and was erased from time quite a while ago''. The look on his face is ''priceless''.
* {{Dissimile}}: The Doctor uses one to explain what the Cybermen do: "It's just like being an organ donor, except you're alive and sort of . . .of... screaming" .



''[A loud clatter is heard from outside.]''\\

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''[A ''[a loud clatter is heard from outside.]''\\



'''Rory:''' ''[rocks back on his heels from the poke]''\\
'''The Doctor:''' . . . Hello again.
* ForegoneConclusion: River has favourable memories of the events pertaining to the Pandorica, as established in each of the two stories we've seen connected to her. Then again, this is ''Doctor Who''; Timey-Wimey and all that . . .

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'''Rory:''' ''[rocks ''[Rory rocks back on his heels from the poke]''\\
'''The Doctor:''' . . .Doctor:''' ... Hello again.
* ForegoneConclusion: River has favourable memories of the events pertaining to the Pandorica, as established in each of the two stories we've seen connected to her. Then again, this is ''Doctor Who''; Timey-Wimey and all that . . .that...



** The new race of realistic "autonomous Autons", with emotions and memories, first appeared in the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS2E3BraveNewTown "Brave New Town"]].
** Roman Britain, with aliens including a Dalek, and a BadFuture seems based off [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho030SeasonsOfFear "Seasons of Fear"]]. This becomes more prevalent in the next episode.

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** The new race of realistic "autonomous Autons", with emotions and memories, first appeared in the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS2E3BraveNewTown "Brave "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS2E3BraveNewTown Brave New Town"]].
Town]]".
** Roman Britain, with aliens including a Dalek, and a BadFuture seems based off [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho030SeasonsOfFear "Seasons "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho030SeasonsOfFear Seasons of Fear"]].Fear]]". This becomes more prevalent in the next episode.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: June 26, 2010, the date of the explosion that caused the cracks in time and space, is the airdate of the next episode, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]].
* LegionOfDoom: The Daleks, Cybermen, the Sontarans, the Judoon, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters the Hoix]], [[Series/{{Torchwood}} the Weevils, the Blowfish]], [[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures the Uvodni]], [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the Sycorax]], the Silurians, the Autons and Nestenes, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour the Atraxi]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E4TheVisitation the Terileptils]], the Draconians, [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride the Roboform]], the Zygons, the Slitheen, the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E1Galaxy4 Drahvin]] and the Chelonians (from the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse) have all joined forces to attempt to prevent the explosion of the TARDIS and thus TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt by imprisoning the Doctor in the Pandorica. It also counts as an EnemyMine for the Daleks and Cybermen in regards to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]]. Of note is that the Atraxi, Weevils, Uvodni and the Blowfish are merely easily-missed extras in crowd shots whereas the Terileptils, Draconians, Drahvin, Chelonians and Slitheen only "appear" as name-checks by River. River also mentions the Haemogoth, an obscure race that were only mentioned in a novel.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: June 26, 2010, the date of the explosion that caused the cracks in time and space, is the airdate of the next episode, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Big Bang"]].
Bang]]".
* LegionOfDoom: The Daleks, Cybermen, the Sontarans, the Judoon, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters the Hoix]], [[Series/{{Torchwood}} the Weevils, the Blowfish]], [[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures the Uvodni]], [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the Sycorax]], the Silurians, the Autons and Nestenes, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour the Atraxi]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E4TheVisitation the Terileptils]], the Draconians, [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride the Roboform]], the Zygons, the Slitheen, the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E1Galaxy4 Drahvin]] and the Chelonians (from the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse) have all joined forces to attempt to prevent the explosion of the TARDIS and thus TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt by imprisoning the Doctor in the Pandorica. It also counts as an EnemyMine for the Daleks and Cybermen in regards to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]]."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday Doomsday]]". Of note is that the Atraxi, Weevils, Uvodni and the Blowfish are merely easily-missed extras in crowd shots whereas the Terileptils, Draconians, Drahvin, Chelonians and Slitheen only "appear" as name-checks by River. River also mentions the Haemogoth, an obscure race that were only mentioned in a novel.



-->'''The Doctor:''' No, I'm missing something obvious, Rory, something big, something right slap in front of me, I can feel it . . . \\

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-->'''The Doctor:''' No, I'm missing something obvious, Rory, something big, something right slap in front of me, I can feel it . . .it... \\



* PaintingTheMedium: A favourite of Moffat's: in the last few seconds of the episode ''[[MusicalisInterruptus even the BGM stops]]''. "''Silence'' . . . will fall."

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* PaintingTheMedium: A favourite of Moffat's: in the last few seconds of the episode ''[[MusicalisInterruptus even the BGM stops]]''. "''Silence'' . . ."''Silence''... will fall."



** The knockout dart the Cyberman head fires at Amy looks [[Film/AttackOfTheClones familiar]] . . .

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** The knockout dart the Cyberman head fires at Amy looks [[Film/AttackOfTheClones familiar]] . . .familiar]]...
11th May '17 10:38:42 AM AthenaBlue
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The one where the Doctor pretends to be a target.



The episode opens in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor France, 1890]]. Creator/VincentVanGogh is ill and screaming his head off, and the entire town can hear him. His doctor explains to Vincent's landlord that he's ill, but she's more concerned about his new painting. It's weirder than usual.

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The episode opens in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor France, 1890]]. Creator/VincentVanGogh is ill and screaming his head off, and the entire town can hear him. His doctor explains to Vincent's landlord landlady that he's ill, but she's more concerned about his new painting. It's weirder than usual.



However, they have the greatest fighting force in the history of the Earth with them: the Romans. River rides back to get help, but it's not easy; the general has seen through her Cleopatra gig. It mainly has to do with the real Cleo being in Egypt and dead (for 130 years in total), but don't worry, a faceless, voiceless Roman soldier appears in the doorway to help. Who could it possibly be?

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However, they have the greatest fighting force in the history of the Earth with them: the Romans. River rides back to get help, but it's not easy; the general has returned and seen through her Cleopatra gig. It mainly has to do with the real Cleo being in Egypt and dead (for 130 years in total), but don't worry, a faceless, voiceless Roman soldier appears in the doorway to help. Who could it possibly be?



* BigDamnHeroes: Rory-as-Centurion kills the Cyberman in the crypt in the nick of time to save Amy

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* BigDamnHeroes: Rory-as-Centurion kills the Cyberman in the crypt in the nick of time to save AmyAmy.



** River gets a Vortex Manipulator "fresh off the wrist of a handsome Time Agent" (the people Captain Jack used to work for). Except it's ''on'' the wrist, so not Jack himself (unless he got a new wrist).

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** River gets a Vortex Manipulator manipulator "fresh off the wrist of a handsome Time Agent" (the people Captain Jack used to work for). Except it's ''on'' the wrist, so not Jack himself (unless he got a new wrist).



(''[[TemptingFate The rest of the Cyberman walks in and picks up its head]]'')

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(''[[TemptingFate ''[[[TemptingFate The rest of the Cyberman walks in and picks up its head]]'')head]]]''



'''The Doctor:''' Well, I'll get it in a minute. (''walks out of the room carrying two Cyber guns'')\\

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'''The Doctor:''' Well, I'll get it in a minute. (''walks ''[walks out of the room carrying two Cyber guns'')\\guns]''\\



'''The Doctor:''' (''slowly walks back into the room, staring at Rory, and pokes him in the chest'')\\
'''Rory:''' (''rocks back on his heels from the poke'')\\

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'''The Doctor:''' (''slowly ''[slowly walks back into the room, staring at Rory, and pokes him in the chest'')\\
chest]''\\
'''Rory:''' (''rocks ''[rocks back on his heels from the poke'')\\poke]''\\



* ForegoneConclusion: River has favourable memories of the events pertaining to the Pandorica, as established in each of the two stories we've seen connected to her. Then again, this is Who; Timey-Wimey and all that . . .
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Doctor notices something's oddly coincidental when he founds out that Pandora's Box was Amy's favourite book, and Roman history was Amy's favourite subject.
** The fact that the half-disassembled Cyberman attacked Amy and the Doctor in an attempt to assimilate them, yet ''hadn't'' done so to any of the Roman troops who'd been camped nearby, is an early sign that [[spoiler: the Romans are plastic, not flesh.]]

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* ForegoneConclusion: River has favourable memories of the events pertaining to the Pandorica, as established in each of the two stories we've seen connected to her. Then again, this is Who; ''Doctor Who''; Timey-Wimey and all that . . .
* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
The Doctor notices something's oddly coincidental when he founds out that Pandora's Box was Amy's favourite book, and Roman history was Amy's favourite subject.
subject.
** The fact that the half-disassembled Cyberman attacked Amy and the Doctor in an attempt to assimilate them, yet ''hadn't'' done so to any of the Roman troops who'd been camped nearby, is an early sign that [[spoiler: the Romans are plastic, not flesh.]]



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: During the Doctor's phone-call with River, while she's at Amy's house, you can see a Roman briefly wielding the Cyberman's weapon, trying to look badass. Several of them, in fact. As the scene continues, it's clear that they've lined up to have their turn at it.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: During the Doctor's phone-call phone call with River, while she's at Amy's house, you can see a Roman briefly wielding the Cyberman's weapon, trying to look badass. Several of them, in fact. As the scene continues, it's clear that they've lined up to have their turn at it.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: June 26th, 2010, the date of the explosion that caused the cracks in time and space, is the airdate of the next episode, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]].

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: June 26th, 26, 2010, the date of the explosion that caused the cracks in time and space, is the airdate of the next episode, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]].



(''after the Doctor has exited and then re-entered the room'')\\

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(''after ''[after the Doctor has exited and then re-entered the room'')\\room]''\\



-->'''River:''' When you fight Barbarians, what must they think of you?\\

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-->'''River:''' When you fight Barbarians, barbarians, what must they think of you?\\



'''Roman Commander:''' (''draws sword'') A place more deadly and more powerful and more impatient than their tiny minds can imagine.\\
'''River:''' (''pulls out a blaster and disintegrates a table'') [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Where do I come from?]]

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'''Roman Commander:''' (''draws sword'') ''[draws sword]'' A place more deadly and more powerful and more impatient ''impatient'' than their tiny minds can imagine.\\
'''River:''' (''pulls ''[pulls out a blaster and disintegrates a table'') table]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Where do I come from?]]
9th May '17 10:45:22 PM bowserbros
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The one where the Doctor pretends to be a target.
2nd May '17 8:33:13 AM Sharlee
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** The fact that the half-disassembled Cyberman attacked Amy and the Doctor in an attempt to assimilate them, yet ''hadn't'' done so to any of the Roman troops who'd been camped nearby, is an early sign that [[spoiler: the Romans are plastic, not flesh.]]
30th Apr '17 2:21:50 PM nighttrainfm
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* DoubleConsciousness: After getting swallowed by the crack, Rory woke up as a Roman centurion with both his own memories and "a whole other life" in the native time period. He was starting to think the Doctor and Amy were just a dream before they arrived. His Roman memories turn out to be Auton programming.
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