The Final Final Fate Of The Ponds

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  1. Mitty

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    I guess it was either this ending or the one we got, it would have been a bit messy and confusing to have both. Personally I'm happy with what we got and this is just a nice little coda which I will personally take as canon.
     
  2. Sparky

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    I agree. It would be nice as a CiN special or a dvd extra or a mini webisode though.
     
  3. Allyn Gibson

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    According to Chibnall himself, "P.S." was to be a DVD extra (like "Night and the Doctor"), but the actor wasn't available. He goes on to say it was written at the same time as "Pond Life," long before the season began airing.
     
  4. P0sitr0nic

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    then film it later! Erg....
     
  5. Newspaper Taxi

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    It would have been a fine addition to the episode, assuming they could have fit it in -- or made it a slightly longer episode. I really rather would have sen a scene where the Doctor confronts Brian and attempts to explain/apologize.
     
  6. SeerSGB

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    Or used the letter or letters instead of River's novel? You could have told the same story, minus the novel.
     
  7. Bob The Skutter

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    I would have had less problem with the fixed nature of their end had it been read in the letters.
     
  8. Starkers

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    Yeah I agree, whatever you think about it, this really was Amy's story with Rory, rather than Amy and Rory's story, it's always played that way throughout, even when Rory became a full time companion, with that in mind I think the actual ending we got was lovely, and I don't see how you could have had both.

    At the end of the day you don't need to see something to asume it happened. Of course Amy and Rory would find some way to let Brian know, or the Doctor will; and, you know, they have other family too, how will they feel? At least Brian has an inkling what might have happened to them. We feel for Brian because we've met him, but Rory has a mum too, amy has a mum and dad etc.

    As interesting as it has been, at times, to see the impact on family members of a companion travelling with the Doctor I really hope they knock it on the head for a while now.
     
  9. Trubinator

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    I'm glad that scene was never filmed. It contradicts the storyline about Amy not being able to have children, and the overall effect was too much of a happy ending for the Ponds. I much prefered the sad "they are dead ... but sort of" official ending we got.
     
  10. Bob The Skutter

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    ^How? They adopted, he said so.
     
  11. SeerSGB

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    That's what I was thinking. I enjoyed the episode, but I thought the whole "well we read it in a book, now we're stuck with it" was a bit odd--even for Doctor Who.
     
  12. MacLeod

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    Why?

    Remember it wasn't a novel they were reading rather a history boook.
     
  13. Bob The Skutter

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    No, it really wasn't. It was wrong. It said the Doctor broke River's arm, when he left her and she did it herself.
     
  14. SeerSGB

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    And if she had managed to hide it from the Doctor, would that have rewrote time: him not knowing? I know she say you never let the Doctor see the damage but a broke hand is shit in a fight; so it was either she thought she was rewriting the future like he wanted or she didn't want to deal with him having a tantrum. Why did Rory go into that particular building and muck about--he hadn't read the book; he could have said "well, I just park my ass at this coffee shop, grab a cup and let the Doctor pop by with the Tardis to pick me up". Angels plan screwed. Which leads me to ask: Why not send him back to the battery-farm directly? Why just let him wander about to find it on his own?

    See this is why I don't over think DW episodes to often :lol:
     
  15. Trubinator

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    My mistake. I must have missed that line ...
     
  16. The Borgified Corpse

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    Kinda reminds me a bit of the Roswell finale, when they all had to leave town and it ends with Liz mailing her diaries to her parents, instructing them to read them, let Maria's mother read them, then burn & bury them out in the desert.
     
  17. Jim Steele

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    It's not enough. I want to know every detail. Season 7 should have been 6 episodes about their divorce proceedings. /TheInternet
     
  18. Cutter John

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    Maybe some talented Youtube animator out there will take a crack at bringing this scene to life.
     
  19. Sindatur

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    Troughton The Moonbase, missing episodes 1 and 3, Youtube used to have (Perhaps they still do) someone who took the telesnaps and animated them, the first episode isn't bad at all, by the end of Episode 3, it's getting pretty shoddy, but, it started off real well, and is better, IMHO to watch then the Still Telesnaps

    So, yea, if there's storyboards, someone could probably go to town with it

    I've seen some really CGI Trailers for some audio tracks from Audioplays, too.
     

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