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June 24th, 2010 712 comments

Doctor Who Episode 13 – The Big Bang

Doctor Who – The Big Bang Ep 13/13

The Doctor is gone, the Tardis has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all reality is a little girl who still believes in stars, as this series of Doctor Who concludes with an episode written by Steven Moffat.

The Doctor is played by Matt Smith and Amy Pond by Karen Gillan.

Doctor Who is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC’s High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

Doctor Who Confidential

Out of Time

Behind-the-scenes series about the making of Doctor Who. Confidential takes a closer look at the earth-shattering action of the series finale, helping viewers to make sense of the epic series of events that unfold. And in an exciting departure, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan take a bite out of the Big Apple to help launch the new series in the USA. Featuring interviews with Matt and Karen


  • dalekship 101

    June 27th, 2010 - 8:02pm

    Cannot wait until the christmas episode and series 6

  • mattsmith(LL)/pond

    June 27th, 2010 - 6:59pm


  • mattsmith(LL)/pond

    June 27th, 2010 - 6:55pm

    rachael mc, i have just watched it and OMG i cried, it was amazing !!!
    and oh goood glad to hear you will be on it all week πŸ˜€

  • RedBlu

    June 27th, 2010 - 6:20pm

    Absolutely fantastic!

    This series has been such a massive improvement, what a superb ending to an amazing series.

  • Brian

    June 27th, 2010 - 6:03pm

    When do you think we’ll start hearing about changes . This series was awful and I’d like to hear the BBC higherups talking about it.

  • Rachel Mc

    June 27th, 2010 - 5:35pm

    Mattsmith(LL)/Pond- of course I’ll be on here all week to talk πŸ˜€ and why don’t you watch it on iplayer? It was amazing πŸ™‚

  • B-Me

    June 27th, 2010 - 4:39pm

    Prior to Amy remembering, did the half-doctor exist?

    Imagine this scene:

    Rose. In the alternate universe, at the moment that the Tardis materialized at the wedding: Oh yeah, now I remember you; you are the half-doctor. I was wondering who the hell you were and why were you living in my house!

  • kody

    June 27th, 2010 - 4:38pm

    Really disapointed i was looking forward to what looked like a great ending but i was left dissapointed BRING BACK RUSSELL at least he could write a good ending

  • Richard Cariven

    June 27th, 2010 - 4:22pm

    Ok i think it is obvious the identity of the voice was never going to be revealed, not lazy writing, instead it is moffat doing somthing RTD never did, actually carrying on story lines from one season to the next, whoever the voice is (and my guess is still omega) it obv needs more then just a 5 min explanation, and oh lets seal the cracks and save the universe as well.

    If you watched confidential moffat explained all the time jumping stuff by stating that as time was unraveling, and history being re written (look again at the animals in the museum, nile penguins, polar bears from I think africa, or somewhere) the dr could jump around time, the rules no longer counted. It still gives the headache of how did rory get the dr out for him to go back in time to give rory the screwdriver, but that is kind of writers perogative in sci fi time travel story’s, yes it is a bit of a cop out, well ok a lot of a cop out but lets give moffat the benifit of the doubt.

    there is the question of what has and hasn’t happened, My assumption is that everything in the series happened, he cracks in time e.t.c, the dr has sealed them which meant they have gone, but anything they caused to happen happened. What amy was able to do, by remembering her family e.t.c was anchor them in time and stop them from never existing. If she hadn’t remembered them then they would have never existed still, rory would still be dead.

    As an ending to a series got to say better then the first series, sorry but the whole bad wolf thing really was a bit rubbish, didn’t actually achieve anything rose would still have tried getting into te tardis, would have absorbed the time vortex e.t.c without the words being scattered through time.

    Yes it wasnt the exciting fast paced, dont have to think about it ending, but I like that, it sets things up nicely for the next series, there is still a big bad guy out there to fight.

  • B-Me

    June 27th, 2010 - 4:16pm

    Was it Amy or the Doctor who brought Rory back?

    When Rory came back, he was an Auton, so wouldn’t it be funny if all those brought back aren’t what they appear to be? Maybe the show could do a cross-over with the Syfy network and the Doctor is actually a Cylon! LOL!!!! (I’d bet you immediately see increased ratings from all the Battlestar Galactica fans) πŸ˜‰

  • the doctor

    June 27th, 2010 - 4:09pm

    boe ties and fezz are C O O L!!!!!!!

  • B-Me

    June 27th, 2010 - 4:03pm

    @ Matt, you should not read the forum until you watch the episode first…too many spoilers. Sorry.

    Just google “doctor who free online episodes”; the first two results I use the most.

  • mattsmith(LL)/pond

    June 27th, 2010 - 3:33pm

    rachael mc make sure you stay on thid over he week like we planned caue i have some things i would like to discussss :-):-):-)

  • mattsmith(LL)/pond

    June 27th, 2010 - 3:30pm


  • B-Me

    June 27th, 2010 - 3:29pm

    Here I go again…

    Back in 102 AD, after Rory freed the doctor, why didn’t the light from the Pandorica restore the stone Daleks and Cybermen there?

  • B-Me

    June 27th, 2010 - 3:22pm

    Quick question…

    In The Big Bang, pause it at 04:01 min.; is that the door that prisoner 0 hid behind for all those yrs? Should that door still be there? Is it a production error?

  • B-Me

    June 27th, 2010 - 3:03pm

    I have to stop thinking about the time paradox because my head will literally explode!!!

    To change the subject, I saw in a “Who is River Song” thread on another forum that someone has suggested that seeing she is originally from the 51st century, that she may have created the time agents, such as Jack Harkness. Another posted even suggested that she may be the reason behind Capt. Jack’s missing 2 yrs.

    Any thoughts or comments???


    June 27th, 2010 - 2:56pm

    But if the Dr. never existed the timelords never sent him to skaro to prevent the creation of the daleks and the daleks never found out about it and so never started the time war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God it would drive you nuts.

  • B-Me

    June 27th, 2010 - 2:42pm

    Before I get flamed, just let me preface this by saying that I overall liked season 5, but I was just expecting more from the finale. Maybe because the strongest jail in the universe opened with just a wave of a magic wand; maybe because the ending was just too cute and sitcom-ish; maybe because there was no face-off with the big bad behind the silence? I just don’t know…

    Now for the nit-picking…

    I am confused regarding the time paradox:
    1) If everything was reset, then there was no crack
    2) If there was no crack, then the doctor never visited Amelia
    3) If he never visited Amelia, then he never returned for grown-up Amy
    4) I know people are saying that because Amy lived with the crack so long that her mind is special, but still if the crack did not exist, then the above did not happen.
    5) Does that also mean that all the traveling that Amy and the Doctor did never happened and only the Doctor and Amy can remember it?
    6) If they never traveled together in this reality, then in The Beast Below, are people still disappearing and does Liz 10 even remembers that she is the queen?
    7) Ditto for The Time of Angels. If Amy & Doctor were never there, are the weeping angels regenerated and destroying that planet?
    8) Ditto for Hungry Earth; are those creatures planning an attack on human civilization? Etc, etc.

    Here’s something else to think about…

    Prior to Amy’s remembering the Doctor, the Doctor did not exist in this reality, so the Time Lords would no longer be time-locked and the Time War would still be raging. Seeing that the Time Lords would have remembered everything, including the Doctor sealing them in that time-lock, wouldn’t they have gotten to Amy long before she could have remembered the doctor???!!!

  • TimeLord_Davros

    June 27th, 2010 - 1:45pm

    Rachel MC—- The whole 5th season was amamzing, not the last episode Big bang.
    But the Master was an amazing villian, what amazing villain has there bean at this season finale? None.
    SEASON 1: Emperor Of Daleks
    SEASON 2: Cybus Cybermen
    SEASON 3: THE Master
    SEASON 4: Davros
    SEASON 5: ….em…A crack? Nice crack but..were’s the big villain?
    The master episodes where full of action and amazment.

  • Nigel M

    June 27th, 2010 - 12:49pm

    Sorry but NUL POINTS. It started well but once the titles rolled, apart from the “Honey I’m home” line, this was awful. The plot had more holes in it than a gorgonzola cheese, too many easy-way-outs and too many unexplained events. I was expecting much, much better after “The Pandorica Opens”.


    June 27th, 2010 - 12:11pm

    After watching each episode of this season at least twice I’d give the full season 99.9% out of 100, the only downer for me being the new daleks from “Victory of the daleks” the episode itself was good I liked it, I’m just not keen on the new daleks. The big bang was a great episode to watch and to finish the season on, well done all concerned

  • Rachel Mc

    June 27th, 2010 - 11:40am

    @ Timelord_Davros- I thought this series has been brilliant, and anyway, didn’t “the sound of drums” take a bit of an easy way out too? I love Doctor who but at the end of the sound of drums they went with a similar “it never happened…” ending. Just a thought, but I loved both finales anyway, despite the easy way out endings πŸ™‚

  • Hector Sadler

    June 27th, 2010 - 9:55am

    I’ve seen them all πŸ™‚ or almost ? :0. But I will be certain to see all. Well I hope the last episode of the season be good. πŸ˜‰

  • TimeLord_Davros

    June 27th, 2010 - 9:23am

    And alot of people have just proven its a bad episode becuase If an episode needs explained by others than the episode wasn’t clear enough.

  • TimeLord_Davros

    June 27th, 2010 - 9:16am

    yes, I did listen to what the doctor said in the episode.
    Wow! He just answered the mystery of the coat!
    What About the strange creature that destroyed the Tardis? And there was nothing showing that the universe was being destroyed, just no stars and stone Daleks.
    I am a major Sci-Fi fan lol and I didn’t expect Steven Moffat to take the easy way out.
    Compared to The sound of Drums and the other finals this seaed more justlike a normal episode than a final.

  • Bewildered

    June 27th, 2010 - 8:43am

    Dear Confused,

    Yeah, that got me too. He didn’t start that loop in any way. He just rolled with it. The only thing that makes sense is the Universe playing a game of “what if”, and choosing to keep the results. I enjoyed the episode despite the deus ex machina.

    “I am really liking the character of River. The Darlek was actually intimidated by River…WTF! Who is she???”

    More importantly, she enjoyed intimidating the Dalek. I think the next time we meet her, she will “kill a good man”. After all, that’s when everything changes.

    Oh, and why didn’t they address the second set of stairs in the two story house? I figured it had to be addressed this episode! Amy’s family has been remembered back into existance… but somebody uninvited has come for dinner…

  • Confused

    June 27th, 2010 - 7:55am

    Am I missing something or confused by all the time travelling actions in the last episode? My confusion was that when the doctor was locked in the Pandorica to the point when he was rescued by Roy. My understanding was that he was locked in the box with no means of escape till Roy open the box for him. But if we cut out the middle man (ie. Roy using the sonic screw driver the doctor gave him), somehow the doctor just rescued himself without being out of Pandorica in the first place. The scene just playing in a loop in my mind and it stuck. VERY confusing.

  • doctor

    June 27th, 2010 - 7:35am

    oh my daze, i knew it would explode!

    if there will be a better episode i am yet to see it

  • Paddy

    June 27th, 2010 - 6:59am

    Just like to clear up a few things that other people have said
    somebody said there was no mention of the alliance but the alliance was made so to stop the doctor from destroying the universe but since he stopped the cracks from ever happening the alliance was never made

    some guy seemed annoyed that there was another finale with daleks but if there wernt any then there would be ppl complaining about that aswell and anyway they were used well

    for the ppl who complained about the identity of “the silence” not being revealed I don’t see the problem as that way there’s a good basis for the next series as there is an interesting storyline to continue with rather than having to start up a whole new build up as we are already familiar with this one and since the new series is still being written they can make it even better by listening to viewers feedback and suggestions

    what was wrong with the ending aswell?? It was good and funny
    it’s not all about action there’s a different side to it aswell

    also for the people who still can’t understand it here’s the story in simple terms
    first of all u have to understand that there are different time streams think of how there wer 2 doctors in the musuem the one who appeared shot was a doctor from a future timestream an the doctor we were following was a past timestream to the one who was shot try and understand that first of all
    when the explosion happened in one of the future timestreams it sent cracks through all space and time including the past timestreams so it was the cracks that were formed by the explosion in his present that affected his past time stream which was what ultimately lead him to the moment of the explosion where he was in 1020ad and the tardis was in 2010 ( on that point some of u may wonder why if the explosion was in 2010 why silence also fell in 1020ad this was because the explosion erased the existence of everything so it ceased to exist in all times so that’s why say even though river song n the tardis were in 2010 n the doctor was in 1020 the stars went out simultaneously in all times)
    therefore the doctor restored the universe rewriting time and erasing all events of the explosion and cracks from existence although as provevnin previous episodes although they were gone permanently they could be remembered as amy Rory and the doctor knew about then still once they brought him back after the doctor had successfully planted a memory so he could come back
    since this never happened the person or thing that was responsible for making silence fall is still out there although it is likely that this being will be able to remember the events as it was he she or it that caused them
    and if anyone thinks the doctor could go back to one of the cracks he previously saw to investigate then no because they never existed as he restored the universe to the way it was including the tardis so it never blew up so the cracks never existed so all of the past timestreams were changed as a result and that’s y everyone woke up were they ought to be instead of just continuing on
    the doctor , once sealed out of the universe knew that amy would remember him and bring him back using the power she gained from being exposed to the crack in her Walls time energy for so many years
    one last point I will make is that someone reading the above paragraph will say how did she gain the power from the crack if it never existed which would be a valid question except fr when the doctor defeated the master on the valiant with martha jones he told her mum tht they could remember it because they were in the eye of it which is what the doctor said when earth was the last piece of reality about to collapse so that’s why she retained the power and that’s also why she was able to remember the doctors message as he said nothing is ever truly forgotten
    I know that whole thing makes me seem like I have no life but really I do I have a broken leg so can’t do anything else and also in extremely bored lol
    hoped it helped u to understand
    everything I said is techinically true so think about it a few times n ul understand