Re: Was Amy's "present" always the future?
It does seem a little silly to use a time machine to visit present-day New York.
But if our present day, is their past day, then it makes more sense. Although one has to wonder what drove them to NY 2012 specifically. Perhaps they were hoping to catch a glimpse of that popular BBC show that shot some scenes in Central Park back in April.
Now all I want is to warn earth: watch Farscape... and share the wonders I've seen.
It's Tolkien, not Tolkein.