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Doctor Who 10 Seasons 2012

Season 701
4.7 out of 5 stars (1,624) IMDb 8.8/10

Join the Doctor, the Ponds and numerous friends on their latest escapades through space and time. The explosive season concludes with Amy and Rory's heart-breaking farewell - a race against time through the streets of Manhattan. Will the Doctor really lose the Ponds forever - there's only one way to find out...

Starring:
Matt Smith, David Tennant
Original air date:
September 29, 2012

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1. Asylum of the Daleks

Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission - to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter.... the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory's relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond's marriage.

CC TV-PG September 1, 2012 51 minutes
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2. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Rory is reunited with his father as the time travelers try to stop Solomon from landing a spaceship full of live dinosaurs on Earth.

CC TV-PG September 8, 2012 48 minutes
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3. A Town Called Mercy

When the Doctor, Amy, and Rory travel to the Old West, the Doctor finds himself chosen as sheriff to deal with a ruthless gunslinging cyborg.

CC TV-PG September 15, 2012 47 minutes
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4. The Power of Three

The Doctor moves in with the Ponds while investigating millions of small black cubes that have invaded Earth but seem harmless.

CC TV-PG September 22, 2012 44 minutes
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5. The Angels Take Manhattan

In New York, the Doctor, Amy, and Rory meet River, but the Weeping Angels threaten the city as time periods overlap and time runs out for two of the travelers.

CC TV-PG September 29, 2012 47 minutes
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Bonus: Asylum of the Daleks Prequel

The Doctor receives a message from a mysterious hooded stranger - a woman called Darla Von Karlsen wants to meet him...

CC TV-PG September 2, 2012 3 minutes
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Bonus: Season 7 Trailer

Season seven of Doctor Who will see the last days of the Ponds with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill returning as Amy and Rory for their final, rollercoaster voyage with the Doctor - but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure? Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year.

CC TV-PG August 20, 2012 2 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Kids & Family
Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant
Supporting actors Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, Billie Piper, Paul Kasey, Nicholas Briggs, Peter Capaldi, Arthur Darvill, Jon Davey, Kevin Hudson, Ruari Mears, Freema Agyeman, Barnaby Edwards, Catherine Tate, Alex Kingston, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke, Nicholas Pegg, Christopher Eccleston
Season year 2012
Network BBC America
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I will say this for BBC's reboot of Doctor Who -- the show does both its Hello's and its Goodbyes very well. It will be difficult to write much in this review without offering spoilers. I really, really enjoyed this episode. It kept me guessing. It had Moffat's usual riddles and it had the depth of emotional drama one saw in the best of Russell T. Davies' episodes. I've been missing the old romance and panache of Amy & Rory's relationship for the past few episodes, and this episode brought it back in a huge way. Some depth added to the relationship between River Song and the Doctor, as well.

My favorite line from the episode:

"We're changing the future. It's called marriage."

God, that hit home. As both a married man and as a viewer who has really invested in Amy and Rory, this one hit home.

What else to say? The Weeping Angels were back. They weren't quite as chilling as in "Blink," but there were several intense moments that recalled that episode. As well as one rather majestic moment: "You have got to be kidding me." The show included a beautiful tribute to Manhattan and an homage to 1930s noir.

That's all incidental, though. The Doctor may hate endings, but it is the ending of this episode that is so poignant. I don't usually tear up at television. But I suppose when I do, it's when I'm watching Doctor Who.
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I have it very very rough these days. There aren't a lot of things for me to look forward to anymore. But I can look forward to Doctor Who.
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For the dedicated Doctor Who fan, it isn't a matter of whether this is less or more than "Blink". The deliciousness lies in this season's beginning ending with "The Question That Must Never Be Answered" - just a sly HINT of where we're going on this year's roller coaster ride with the Doctor. And WHO is there among us who could POSSIBLY resist that?!?

The story is amazing. Touching. Human. And humane. "Subtract love, add hate." That is the formula that makes a monster of any human. How strong must be the love that keeps us human in the face of our worst fears!

"Asylum of the Daleks" is a GEM - one of the greatest "Who's". EVER.
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The Power of Three focuses on the bond between the Pond/Williams family and the Doctor. Amy and Rory are questioning the double lives they have traversed since the Doctor arrived and whether or not they should give up time travel. When black cubes descend all over the earth, the Doctor decides to live with his human family to discover the reason for the year-long invasion.

For those dedicated Whovians who love Amy and Rory, you may feel a bit weepy watching this episode. There are shout-outs to what has come before - characters and other companions, and a heartfelt confession from the Doctor to Amy that may require a tissue or two.

Per the Doctor Who Season 7 production schedule, The Power of Three was the final episode Gillan and Darvill filmed as Amy and Rory. In their last scene together the Ponds got into the TARDIS with the Doctor. And when the doors closed, the three actors embraced and cried.
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Matt Smith is at it again. And we all get to come along for the ride! It is shameless of me, yes, but I love amazon.com streaming. We can buy every episode here, the day after it
airs in the UK and then watch it as often as we like. It's the best, but mostly because it's "Dr Who".... the only intelligent writing left in the Universe perhaps. I am a pain in
the keister when it comes to film, but I love my BBC and I am so ready for this season!
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What an episode! The Angels! River Song! The Statue of Liberty!

This is an extremely well written episode, one that leaves you amazed that all that happened in only 45 minutes. The episode hooks you from the beginning, and, like Asylum of the Daleks, gives an old enemy new tricks.

The episode had many touching moments, and the narrated lines by Amy at the end were a good bookend to her story.

Some episodes of Dr. Who have seemed light on the story, lacking in character, or neglecting some other thing. This episode was very well balanced. Good plot, good pacing, great character moments. It leaves you wanting more and satisfied with the ending at the same time.

Bring a tissue. And don't blink.
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This episode is definitely not a good one to introduce someone to Doctor Who with, but for someone who has been watching for a while this episode is a treat. There is a wonderful nod to the classic Doctor Who character The Brigadier. I appreciated insight into the Pond normal life. So often we slip into thinking of them as the Doctor thinks of them, just waiting around for the Doctor to call.

PS. When a friend has never seen Doctor Who and I only have time to show one episode, I show them "Blink" (Season 3, episode 11). It's a brilliant episode that doesn't require much back-story to understand.
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If you look at the title "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" and think "That's silly. I won't like it," then you won't. If you look at that title and think "F*#$ yes I want dinosaurs on a spaceship. And throw in some Egyptians," then you will. As a bonus, Mitchell and Webb!
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