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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: How will the Ponds Depart?
One of them dies 8 18.60%
They both die 2 4.65%
They get shot back into time by the angels 22 51.16%
They end up in the library with their daughter 1 2.33%
They slip on a banana peal 2 4.65%
The TARDIS ejects a room they're sleeping in 0 0%
They choke on fish fingers and custard 0 0%
the Doctor backs over them with Bessie 2 4.65%
The TARDIS leaves them behind... IN SPACE 1 2.33%
other... 5 11.63%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old September 27 2012, 12:44 PM   #31
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The Ponds' death has been so heavily foreshadowed that I think it's a safe bet that nothing will happen to them. The sudden introduction of Brian Williams, on the other hands, reminds me of the old Tom Fontana technique, a.k.a. "make the viewers care about a character right before you kill him". That's why I think that the dad buys it, which leads the Ponds to leave the Doctor.
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Old September 27 2012, 01:37 PM   #32
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The Ponds' death has been so heavily foreshadowed that I think it's a safe bet that nothing will happen to them. The sudden introduction of Brian Williams, on the other hands, reminds me of the old Tom Fontana technique, a.k.a. "make the viewers care about a character right before you kill him". That's why I think that the dad buys it, which leads the Ponds to leave the Doctor.
That would be quite stupid.
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Old September 27 2012, 04:19 PM   #33
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That would be quite stupid.
Or it wouldn't. There's really no way to have an informed opinion about it now.
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Old September 27 2012, 05:43 PM   #34
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Well whatever way they leave i am sure they will make a big SPLASH!!!...........(Waits)


Tough room. lol
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Old September 27 2012, 07:20 PM   #35
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Well, seeing as the story is set in New York, the most satisfying result IMO would be to have them zapped back in time to 1969. They then meet and adopt their own daughter, newly regenerated, before relocating back to Leadworth under false names. They then get a chance to raise her properly, eventually passing from old age after a long and happy life together.
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Thus removing River with a Paradox.
Interestingly, though, it would probably mean River being around in the present-day NuWhoniverse and with eleven regenerations left. And there's that whole Silence thing too.

I really don't think they'll wipe out River's story. Maybe they'll address the Library episode in some way. (The Williamses should have suspected something by now. At least I would think that they asked him how he first met their daughter.)
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Old September 27 2012, 10:54 PM   #36
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The Ponds' death has been so heavily foreshadowed that I think it's a safe bet that nothing will happen to them. The sudden introduction of Brian Williams, on the other hands, reminds me of the old Tom Fontana technique, a.k.a. "make the viewers care about a character right before you kill him". That's why I think that the dad buys it, which leads the Ponds to leave the Doctor.
I completely agree. Fontana was very good at this technique, especially on Oz.
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Old September 27 2012, 11:58 PM   #37
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The Ponds' death has been so heavily foreshadowed that I think it's a safe bet that nothing will happen to them. The sudden introduction of Brian Williams, on the other hands, reminds me of the old Tom Fontana technique, a.k.a. "make the viewers care about a character right before you kill him". That's why I think that the dad buys it, which leads the Ponds to leave the Doctor.
I completely agree. Fontana was very good at this technique, especially on Oz.
Something tells me we haven't seen the last of Brian, but I'm inclined to believe the conclusion to his story arc may be after the angels episode. We'll all know by the weekend though!
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Old September 28 2012, 12:41 AM   #38
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The Guardian actually has an interesting, if unlikely, theory. They seem to believe having Amy regenerate into Jenna Louise Coleman is plausible. I seem to recall an image of The Doctor passing his regeneration mojo into Amy in a Canadian teaser for the Angels episode so you never know.
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Old September 28 2012, 10:40 AM   #39
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I completely agree. Fontana was very good at this technique, especially on Oz.
He was so good at it that after a couple of seasons, we were trained to dread the quieter, nicer moments, because of the tragedy that would invariably follow.
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Old September 28 2012, 06:32 PM   #40
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^ The masochist in me is now curious about Oz.
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Old September 28 2012, 08:55 PM   #41
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Thus removing River with a Paradox.
Sorry, how would this have any effect on River? The Ponds are zapped back in time, meet and adopt the newly regenerated Melody as a toddler, and raise her in Leadworth. She grows up as Mels, not realising her adoptive parents are also her best friends at school.

She then meets the Doctor as seen in 'Let's Kill Hitler', regenerates into the Alex Kingston version, and gives up her remaining lives to save the Doctor. Her life then progresses as we have already seen.

As I say though this is all speculation. Another twenty four hours and we will know.
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^ The masochist in me is now curious about Oz.
Just watch the first episode: if you don't like it, you won't like the series.
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Old September 29 2012, 05:34 PM   #43
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So, the Ponds leave Dr Who tonight - will it be "heartbreaking" and "need hankies"? I doubt it, really. Maybe just because I have a sort of opposite reaction to hype - tell me what I will be feeling and you guarantee I won't... Or maybe it's because they already had such a perfect leaving episode last year that it'll be a relief to move on...
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Old September 29 2012, 11:14 PM   #44
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Ok, I was very very wrong.
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Old September 30 2012, 01:56 AM   #45
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Re: How will the Ponds depart?

well, i was close...
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