|Doctor Who night
||[Jul. 25th, 2010|09:02 pm]
"You know there's no such thing as 'stars'."
"I don't want her joining one of those 'star cults'. I don't trust that Richard Dawkins."
... Stone Daleks? As dream sequences go, this is one of the weirder ones.
"OK, kid, this is where it gets complicated".
Looking at Rory Mk. II, it's obvious that the Autons have got a bit better at running off duplicates since Mickey Mk. II.
"... I've got a future. That's nice."
"Total event collapse. The Universe literally never happened."
"That's software talking."
"Your girlfriend isn't more important than the whole universe."
Go Rory... sometimes the Doctor does need to be brought back to ground level.
"Who are you?"
"It's a long story."
"Nothing can get into this box."
"There's only one of me. I checked."
"Why do you have to be so... human?"
"Because I'm not."
"Well, somebody didn't get out much for two thousand years."
I've started wondering. Rory has been time travelling the long way for two thousand years. So... has Amy's Rory always been an Auton? That would be weird.
"History is shrinking. Is anyone even listening to me?"
"Hi, honey. I'm home."
"And what sort of time do you call this?"
"We're going to reboot the universe!" ... So that's why they call this episode "The Big Bang".
"I'm River Song. Check your records again."
"What happened to the Dalek?"
"Oh, that's brilliant. It may even work."
"He's going to fly the Pandorica into the heart of the explosion."
"Are you OK?"
"Well SHUT UP THEN!"
"He doesn't even know me yet... and now he never will."
"You won't have your imaginary friend any more."
"It's from the Doctor."
"What does it say?"
"... OK. I escaped, then."
"The daft old man who stole a magic box." The weirdest thing about this is that (assuming 'sufficiently advanced technology') that's actually exactly what happened at the start of the series. Back in 1963 (although it wasn't really explained until many years later).
"Hello, everyone! I'm Amy's imaginary friend!"
So the Doctor still thinks Rory is "the boy who waited two thousand years". This is really interesting... so is Rory still a self-aware Auton with free will? If so, then this has implications far beyond Rory and Amy and the new show. For example... this means that one of the most memorable Totally Bizarre Characters of the New Adventures books - Graham the spatula - isn't a contradiction of canon any more.