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Doctor Who 2010

Doctor Who 2010 is series 5 and is the debut season of the New Doctor Who. It features Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Karen Gillan as Amy Pond. This series features Daleks, Weeping Angels, Alien Vampires, Silurians, River Song, a Star Whale and more. Check out the latest dvd.

Series 5 (Season 5) - Eleventh Doctor

1. The Eleventh Hour Next Doctor (1 Episode) - 3 April 2010 on BBC One
     Writer: Steven Moffat
: Adam Smith

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Karen Gillan as Amy Pond in Series 5
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The Eleventh Hour is the first full episode featuring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Karen Gillan as companion Amy Pond in the new series of Doctor Who. The first episode was 65 minutes in length instead of the usual 45 minutes.

The Doctor, without time to recover from his recent regeneration, meets orphan girl and new companion Amy Pond. Together they have twenty minutes to save the world from the Atraxi, a group of galactic policemen. In trying to signal the Atraxi ship, the Tenth Doctor's sonic screwdriver is destroyed. The end of the episode also sees the first appearance of the new TARDIS redesign.

The episode was shown in the US on BBC America on 17 April 2010. In Australia, the episode was aired on the ABC on 18 April 2010.

2. The Beast Below (1 Episode)
     Writers: Steven Moffat
: Andrew Gunn

The Doctor takes Amy on her first trip in the TARDIS to the distant future, where she finds Britain in space. Starship UK houses the future of the British people, as they search the stars for a new home. But as Amy explores, she encounters the terrifying Smilers, a masked figure, learns a deadly truth inside the Voting Booth and uncovers a secret so dreadful, no one can remember it. Features Liz 10 (Queen Elizabeth the Tenth) and the Star Whale.

At the end of the episode Amy is about to reveal to the Doctor that she is engaged to be married when the phone in the TARDIS rings. It's the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who is in a spot of bother, as the shadow of a Dalek glides into view.

3. Victory of the Daleks (1 Episode)
     Writers: Mark Gatiss
: Andrew Gunn

The Daleks are hatching a new master plan from the heart of war-torn London in the 1940s. It's the Second World War and Britain has developed a new weapon: metal soldiers, built like mini tanks, designed by an ingenious professor. They're called Ironsides, they're deadly and they're here to help. But the Doctor knows that's all a lie. They're Daleks and they have their own agenda. But why don't they recognise him? Why are they subservient to Winston Churchill? And what is the purpose of the Progenitor? This time, there might not be a happy ending.

The Doctor has been summoned by an old friend, but in the Cabinet War Rooms far below the streets of blitz-torn London, it's his oldest enemy he finds waiting for him, as the time-travelling adventures continue. The Daleks are back but can Winston Churchill be in league with them?

This is the first appearance of the Daleks alongside the Eleventh Doctor.  It also introduces radically redesigned Daleks, appearing in five different colours.

4. The Time of Angels (Part 1 - Episode 1)
     Writers: Steven Moffat
: Adam Smith

It is the first episode of a two-part story penned by Steven Moffat, featuring the return of the Weeping Angels from the Series Three episode "Blink". Alex Kingston will reprise her role as River Song alongside Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. Story features River Song and a crashed spacecraft labelled Byzantium. River Song was previously seen in "Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead" in Series 4 with David Tennant (10th Doctor).

The Doctor discovers a message from Doctor River Song, engraved in Old High Gallifreyan on the side of a ruined flight recorder from the starship Byzantium 12,000 years in the past. With Amy Pond, the Doctor takes the TARDIS to rescue her before the ship crashes on the planet Alfava Metraxis. River Song hurtles back into the Doctor's life but she's not the only familiar face returning. The Weeping Angels are back! The Doctor is recruited by Father Octavian to track the last of the Angels, that have escaped from the Byzantium starliner, through the terrifying Maze of the Dead.

5. Flesh and Stone (Part 2 - Episode 2)
     Writers: Steven Moffat
: Adam Smith

There's no way back, no way up and no way out. Trapped among an army of Weeping Angels, the Doctor and his friends must try to escape through the wreckage of a crashed space liner. Meanwhile, in the forest vault, the Doctor's companion, Amy Pond, finds herself facing an even more deadly attack.

6. Vampires in Venice (1 Episode)
     Writers: Toby Whithouse
: Jonny Campbell

The episode centres on the Doctor taking Rory and Amy to Venice in the year 1580. The city is protected by the House of Calvierri and bodies are being found with all their fluid drained out of them. There's something in the Canal and the beautiful Calvierri girls cannot be seen in mirrors.

Rory joins the TARDIS crew as a companion.

7. Amy's Choice! (1 Episode)
     Writers: Simon Nye
: Catherine Morshead

It's been five long years since Amy travelled in the Tardis with her mysterious doctor and when he shows up again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, danger is not far behind him. Amy is faced with a heartbreaking choice that will change here life forever. The episode features the Dream Lord.

This episode was written by Simon Nye, best known for creating the hit sitcom Men Behaving Badly.

8. The Hungary Earth (Part 1 - Episode 1)
     Writers: Chris Chibnall
: Ashley Way

In 2015, the most ambitious drilling project in history is under way. Dr. Nasreen Chaudhry and her team have reached 21 kilometres into the Earth's crust, but something is stirring far below. Amy Pond discovers there's nowhere to run when you can't even trust the ground at your feet. The episode ends on a cliffhanger as the Doctor and Nasreen are surprised to find an immense Silurian civilisation stretching out for miles in the caverns below the earth.

The Silurians, a reptilian race were last seen in 1984's Warriors of the Deep with Peter Davison as the Doctor.

9. Cold Blood (Part 2 - Episode 2)
     Writers: Chris Chibnall
: Ashley Way

The second episode of the two-part story, features the return of the Silurians. It also marks the departure of Rory Williams as a companion, the character being killed at the climax of the episode.

10. Vincent and the Doctor (1 Episode)
     Writers: Richard Curtis
: Johnny Campbell

Terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence, but only a sad and lonely painter can see it. Amy Pond  finds herself shoulder to shoulder with Vincent van Gogh, in a battle with a  deadly alien - saving the world has bneve been so ginger! But can even the Doctor save Vincent?

11. The Lodger (1 Episode)
     Writers: Gareth Roberts
: Catherine Morshead

The Doctor forgets to set the TARDIS controls leaving Amy trapped inside as she ends up travelling one week into the future, without the Doctor. This leaves the Doctor trapped on Earth as he awaits the return of his TARDIS. While the Doctor waits, he discovers there's a house on Aickman road with a staircase that people go up, but never down... To solve the mystery of the man upstairs, the Doctor must pass himself off as a normal human being, and share a flat with Craig Owens.

The Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet - a flat share! People are disappearing on Aickman Road and the Doctor must solve the mystery of a staircase that people walk up - but never down.

12. The Pandorica Opens (Part 1 - Episode 1) - 50 minutes
     Writers:  Steven Moffat
: Toby Haynes

The Doctor is dealing with a message on the oldest cliff-face in the universe, a puzzle box opening from the inside and a love that lasts a thousand years. He has been warned that the Pandorica, a repository of the most dangerous threats in the Universe, is opening. This episode features the Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon and Sontarans feature.

A Van Gogh painting ferried across thousands of years, communicating a disturbing prophecy to the Doctor, a message on the oldest cliff-face in the universe and a love that lasts a thousand years. In 102 AD England, Romans receive a surprise visit from Cleopatra. Nearby, Stonehenge conceals the Pandorica, a prison-box of legend. As it slowly unlocks from the inside, terrible forces gather in the heavens above. The fates are drawing close around the TARDIS is this the day the Doctor falls? But there is just one certainty: Silence will fall...

The episode title refers to the Pandorica which was first mentioned in 'The Eleventh Hour' and once again by River Song in the fifth episode of this series, 'Flesh and Stone'. The Doctor believes it to be merely a fairytale.

13. The Big Bang! (Part 2 - Episode 2) - 55 minutes
     Writers:  Steven Moffat
: Toby Haynes

This is the last episode of series 5. The Doctor is dealing with a message on a cliff, a mysterious box and a love story which spans over millennia. The Doctor is gone, the TARDIS has been destroyed, Amy Pond has been shot by Rory Williams (Auton version) and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all reality is a little girl who still believes in stars.

Some interesting quotes from second part of the two-part season finale:

After the wedding, the Doctor gives River the Vortex Manipulator to return to her time.
The Doctor: River... who are you?
River Song: You're going to find out very soon now. And I'm sorry, but that's when everything changes.

River Song: I have a lot of questions, but the first one has to be; what in the name of sanity do you have on your head?
The Doctor: It's a fez. I wear a fez now, fez's are cool.

At the end of 'The Big Bang', aboard the TARDIS, the Doctor explains to Amy and Rory that unanswered questions remain about the destruction of the TARDIS and the nature of 'the Silence' that will fall, but before they can contemplate that, the Doctor receives a telephone call alerting him to the presence of an escaped Egyptian goddess on the Orient Express in space. Rory and Amy decide to join him and the three leave on their next adventure.

The next story might be on December 25, 2010 on Christmas Day.

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 * The Doctor regenerated into the Eleventh Doctor in the Christmas Special called 'The End of Time' (Part 2). Matt Smith was cast to replace David Tennant (10th Doctor).

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