Shadow5

6th Apr 2014

Doctor Who (2005)

The Big Bang - S5-E13

Question: If all the stars have gone out, then how come it is light out when Amelia and her Auntie Sharon are going to the museum? If all the stars had gone out, it would have been dark, since the Sun is a star.

Shadow5

Chosen answer: You are correct, the sun was erased with every other star in the universe.The thing keeping the Earth warm and light is the TARDIS, which exploded and is now exploding at every moment in history.

2nd Mar 2014

Doctor Who (2005)

A Christmas Carol - S6-E1

Question: When The Doctor shows young Kazran his future, older Kazran touches his younger self. He did this without an explosion, however, in 'Doctor Who' it has been said that 'if you touch your younger self, it will create an explosion'. How did the older Kazran, in this episode, touch himself without an explosion?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: It creates a paradox, which isn't always an explosion, but can be. And it doesn't do it in this case for the same reason that the controls no longer operate for Kazran: The Doctor's intervention in his life has caused him to not be the same man he was before.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

24th Feb 2014

Doctor Who (2005)

Hide - S7-E11

Question: In this episode the Doctor says 'Metebelis three' different to how Sarah-Jane in 'The wedding of Sarah Jane Smith' (The Sarah Jane Adventures spin-off) says 'Metebelis three'. (she says it like 'Metabeelis'), so which is correct?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: The Matt Smith pronunciation in this episode seems to be the outlier. Metebelis 3 was first mentioned and shown in the Jon Pertwee stories "The Green Death" and "Planet of the Spiders". In those stories, and in Sarah Jane Adventures it was pronounced 'Meh-teh-beel-is'.

Sierra1 Premium member

29th Sep 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

The Angels Take Manhattan - S7-E6

Question: In this episode, River meets the doctor again. Where is this in her timeline?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: Somewhere after "The Wedding of River Song," but before "Silence in the Library" and "The Name of the Doctor."

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

More precisely, shortly before "The Husbands of River Song."

18th Aug 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

Show generally

Question: For series 5-7, has Rory's mum ever been mentioned or on screen? If so, which episode(s)?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: She is only ever mentioned by Rory as being a fan of Dusty Springfield in "The Rebel Flesh".

MasterOfAll

25th Jul 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

The Angels Take Manhattan - S7-E6

Question: At the end of the episode River and The Doctor talk: River: "So. Rory and Amy, then." Doctor: "Yes. I know, I know." River: "I'm just saying. They're going to get terribly bored hanging round here all day." What are they talking about?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: I think they meant getting bored of hanging around in the TARDIS and traveling through time and space every day.

9th Jul 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

Season 5 generally

Question: Between series 5-7, how many times does Rory Williams die?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: In one way or another, eight times. He dies twice in the episode "Amy's Choice", once in each of the two dreams, firstly killed by an Eknodine in the Leadworth version of the dream, then again when the Doctor blew up the TARDIS in the other dream to allow them to escape it. He's then killed by the Silurian Restac in "Cold Blood", shortly before his body is consumed by the cracks in time, erasing him from history completely. He returns as an Auton duplicate, restored from Amy's memory, in "The Pandorica Opens" - this duplicate is destroyed in "The Big Bang" when the universe is reset, although some memories live on in the human Rory recreated in the rebooted universe. He died again in "The Curse of the Black Spot", but was successfully resuscitated by Amy. He's seen to die of old age in "The Angels Take Manhattan", then kills himself in the same episode by jumping from a high roof (as does Amy) to set up a paradox to eliminate the Angel threat. He then finally dies off-camera at the age of 82 after having been sent back in time by a surviving Angel, having lived out a long and happy life with Amy.

Tailkinker Premium member

14th Jun 2013

St. Trinian's (2007)

Question: What 'group' is Annabelle in?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: She wasn't in one of the groups (Geeks, Emos, First Years, Posh Totties and Chavs), she was an outsider. The girls later give her a makeover as each one of the cliques, but she ended up as herself and said she "felt like a St Trinian".

Sierra1 Premium member

11th Jun 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

The Name of the Doctor - S7-E15

Question: What were some the the old episodes Clara was seen helping the doctor in?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: We see clips from The Invasion of Time, The Five Doctors, Arc of Infinity and DragonFire.

Repo_Man

3rd Jun 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

A Good Man Goes to War - S6-E8

Question: How did Lorna know Amy's daughter's real name in order to make the prayer leaf?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: It was written on the plastic bassinet. She could have seen it or asked at any time Amy was their prisoner.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

29th Apr 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

Cold Blood (2) - S5-E9

Question: If Amelia can remember the people in 'flesh and stone' when they stepped into the 'W' crack, how come she can't remember Rory after he is taken at the end of this episode?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: The Doctor said Amy remembered the clerics because they weren't part of her life, but Rory was. That's why the clerics forgot about the other clerics, because they are part of each other's lives. So you can still remember people being erased from time if they are not part of your life.

Casual Person

25th Apr 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

School Reunion - S2-E6

Question: Which episode did Sarah-Jane meet the Loch Ness monster? (This will be in the classic series in the years 1973-1976).

Shadow5

Chosen answer: This happened during the events of the 1975 story, "Terror of the Zygons".

Tailkinker Premium member

25th Apr 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

Victory of the Daleks - S5-E3

Question: When they are talking about the Daleks at the end of this episode, this is what they are saying: DOCTOR: It's not that. There's something else. Something we've forgotten. Or rather you have. AMY: Me? DOCTOR: You didn't know them, Amy. You'd never seen them before. And you should have done. You should. (They go inside the Tardis and it dematerialises, revealing a glowing w shaped crack in the wall.) My question is: What is the Doctor meaning by what he is saying to Amy?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: The Doctor is referring to the events of the two-part finale of the fourth series of the relaunched show, "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End". These episodes featured a major Dalek invasion of Earth, something that Amy should remember. What concerns the Doctor, leading to the conversation you refer to, is that she apparently doesn't, because if she did, she'd have recognised the Daleks the moment she saw them.

Tailkinker Premium member

21st Apr 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Question: Is the reason for Amelia's crack due to the fact that in series 7 'Angels take Manhattan' she gets zapped back in time, and the crack is there to put those two parts of her life together?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: No. The cracks in time were caused by the TARDIS exploding on Amy's wedding day. The reason why they were at the locations they were at was because the Doctor was there.

MasterOfAll

21st Apr 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

Silence in the Library (1) - S4-E8

Question: Is it possible that the 'Silence' part in the title is hinting that River is part of 'the silence'?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: No.

MasterOfAll

26th Jan 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

The Impossible Astronaut - S6-E2

Question: Why didn't Sarah-Jane Smith get invited to the Doctor's death? Wasn't she one of the doctors favourite companions?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: This is an instance of the Doctor interfering, albeit indirectly, with his own timestream. He sends the invites to his younger self, Rory, Amy, River and the older Canton because he knows, from his memories of those events occurring, that they are the ones who get invited. It's a somewhat circular situation, but that's time travel for you.

Tailkinker Premium member

23rd Jan 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

The Angels Take Manhattan - S7-E6

Trivia: Spoiler: Rory's grave reads "Rory Arthur Williams." This is a reference to his actor, Arthur Darvill.

Shadow5

23rd Jan 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

The Power of Three - S7-E5

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is at the Tower of London with Amy and Kate, he claims he needs some air. When Amy follows him she follows him twice, in two different shots. The first time on 'ground view' walking and the second time on 'above view' running. (00:21:20)

Shadow5

13th Jan 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

Flesh and Stone (2) - S5-E5

Question: What did Amy mean when in response to "You'd slow us down, Miss Pond," she replies "I don't want to sound selfish, but you'd really speed me up"?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: With the rest of the group she would be moving faster then she would if she were alone.

MasterOfAll

7th Jan 2013

Doctor Who (2005)

The Hungry Earth (1) - S5-E8

Question: If Amy and Rory got zapped back in Angels take Manhattan, how come they saw each other on the hill at the start of The Hungry Earth?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: Amy and Rory travelled with the Doctor for a long time in their lives, alternating between travelling with him and long periods (some as long as two years) having a normal life at home; Amy specifically states, I think, that they do their best to try to keep their ages at least roughly synchronised with their friends, to stop awkward questions about why they seem to be aging too quickly. This lasts for at least ten years - Amy is 21 when she first starts travelling with the Doctor, while Rory, who by all appearances was in the same class as Amy, and thus is the same age, states that he's 31 in "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", which takes place some considerable time before their eventual departure from the series (the episode "The Power of Three" alone covers an entire year). By the end of their travels with the Doctor, Rory and Amy are probably about 33 years old. Given that they first started travelling with him in 2010, they would have lived through until around 2021 or 2022, making their appearance on the hillside in 2020, when The Hungry Earth was set, very easy.

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