Joopac_Badur wrote:Now, in the first episode, Prisoner Zero refers to them and says, "the Pandorica will open, silence will fall." Jim, you are our resident 'old-Who' nerd. Does the Pandorica ring a bell, or is this some new element to be added?
It doesn't ring any bells for me, and a search of relevant sites brings up nothing besides references to The Eleventh Hour
alone. The only guess I can find is the possibility that it references the Death Zone from The Five Doctors
serial, based on a rumor that the big catastrophe of the season will be a release of a ton of different DW baddies, ranging from the Daleks to the Cybermen to the Sontarans and more from the zone.
My personal guess would be that it's a leftover effect from the test runs of the Reality Bomb. Another possibility is that Pandorica is the jail in which Prisoner Zero was being kept, and all of the cracks lead to other cells beside his own, many of them quite possibly holding even worse criminals than him and being overseen by even more zealous and dangerous guards than the Atraxi. It could be some experiment of the Rani's, or it could be the effects of some scheme by the Meddler, since there are rumors circulating that he's going to be returning as portrayed by Patrick Stewart.
Sorry, all I've got right now is speculation.
Agrajag wrote:In other news, I noticed that this season has had way less civilian deaths. Usually people die all over the place, but until Angels we didn't really have any.
I think that may be a Moffat thing. The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
didn't have any
deaths ("Just this once, everybody lives!"). The deaths in The Girl in the Fireplace
were mostly if not wholly off-screen and happened well before the Doctor and company came along. Blink
had deaths in it, but they were from old age after merely being shunted back to live their lives in an earlier time. Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
had a number of deaths . . . but then everybody who died got "saved" and continued on in digital reality, even ol' River Song.
Even the bad guys in each of these stories get off pretty light. It seems to me Moffat just likes happy(ish) endings.
Also, I have a crazy theory that the church guys in Angels are part of the Church of the Doctor (because of how they all know about him, call him Sir, and say "we have faith" when the Doctor asks if they trust him). Or if they're not, they should do an episode about a group like that. A mystical being who travels through time and saves people/planets? He should have at least one religion by now. Or a cult.
The Church of LINDA?
We are the universe talking to itself.