Wednesday, June 2, 2010

5.7 : Amy's Choice

Season 5, Episode 7 - Amy's Choice

Written by: Simon Nye
Directed by: Catherine Morshead
Original Air Date: June 5, 2010


It's been five years since Amy Pond traveled with the Doctor, and when he lands in her garden again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, she finds herself facing a heartbreaking choice - one that will change her life forever. Toby Jones guest stars.

Simon Nye has described his upcoming Doctor Who episode as a “scary romp”.

The Men Behaving Badly creator penned the script for this week’s ‘Amy’s Choice’ and told DS that the episode was influenced by his own dreams.

When asked if the episode’s themes might be too complex for the show’s audience, Nye quipped: “I’m a very mainstream, dumbing-down kind of writer and I wouldn’t inflict anything too intellectual on the audience!

“It’s a mixture. There are monsters in this episode, there are creepy old people. There are chases. There’s a world which is freezing. I think the thrust of the episode is quite visual and quite accessible.”

He added: “But Doctor Who‘s just great at being very teasing about interesting concepts – in this case the subconscious, alter-ego, a little bit about ageing, the answer to fear and nightmares about old age and things – but at its heart it’s a scary romp.”

Twelve Teasers from SFX !

1 It’s a very clever (cleverer than you might think at first) and unusual script, slightly let down by some pedestrian direction that doesn’t always achieve quite the right tone for what could be a much darker, creepier tale…

2 The Doctor wears the kind of jumper you hope your nan won’t buy you for Christmas

3 There are no plot holes

4 There’s an interesting use of a hover mower

5 You’re probably tired of hearing this every week, but it’s Matt Smith’s best performance yet. He really seems to thrive in quirky episodes

6 You get a good chance to study the new TARDIS set

7 There‘s a great “we’ve second guessed you” moment with the Doctor waving his hand
8 There may be complaints that it encourages spitting

9 Amy’s second false alarm amusingly sends up the Doctor’s arrogance

10 Once again it’s packed with quotable one-liners, especially the sentence that begins, “If we’re going to die, let’s die looking like…” (which could also spark a whole new trend in cosplaying)

11 The Doctor opens a black box that has some information written on it which will have fans hitting the freeze frame

12 Toby Jones has about a zillion costume changes (and he’s great)


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