Trivia / Doctor Who S31 E1 "The Eleventh Hour"

  • Edited for Syndication: BBC America cut out quite a bit of this episode for re-airings, including most of the Doctor's "cravings" scene, young Amy waiting for the Doctor, the Doctor proving to the conference who he is, the woman being attacked, the Doctor's comment about Amy's accent and the "Silence Will Fall" scene with Prisoner Zero. Luckily Space Channel seems to have learned from the mistakes of the CBC and left the episode intact for those watching in Canada. BBC America premièred the episode uncut in a special timeslot (the only changes were commercials inserted here and there, but no actual footage was excluded) and for reruns for the rest of the night. They've continued the practice of "première uncut, then edit later" for all new episodes afterwards.
  • First Appearance: Of Amy Pond and Rory Williams.
  • Reality Subtext: The interior of the TARDIS is wrecked and the old Sonic Screwdriver is broken, prompting new sets and props to go with the new Doctor.
  • What Could Have Been: Numerous Scenes were either ct or changed, from the Draft Scripts.
    • There would have been a Running Gag, where the inhabitants of the Village recognize the Doctor as "The Raggedy Doctor", and when the Doctor asks if they hear that name from Amy, they claim to be dating her.
    • Rather than contacting World Experts, The Doctor would have enlisted the help of some students of a Computer & Maths Course, in the Church Hall. Jeff himself was still part of the Scene, but as a Student of the Class, which the Doctor would dub; "Jeff & The Clever"? The Scene would have also shown the Doctor commandeer the Fire Vehicle.
    • When Prisoner Zero is capturd, Rather than call the Atraxi back to give them a talking to, while also taking his Clothes from the Hospital, the Doctor would have gone straight back to the Tardis, and have gotten his clothes from the Tardis Wardrobe.
    • During the Atraxi montage, when the Doctor asks them about who protects the Planet, it would have also shown Images of U. N. I. T., Sarah Jane & Captain Jack?
    • While the Doctor looks about the Tardis Consle, a segmnt comes from the Console, with the Doctor explaining to Amy that he has jst foun the Tardis' Steerng Wheel, claiming he's been looking for it, for Nine-Hundred Years? This is when Amy learns about his Age?
  • Working Title: "The Doctor Returns" - according to Steven Moffat, this lasted until "some smartarse" pointed out he hadn't gone anywhere.
  • You Look Familiar: One of the villagers is Cully from "The Dominators".


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