Rate & Discuss: The Big Bang

June 26th, 2010
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

The Doctor is gone, the TARDIS has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all reality lies with a little girl who still believes in the stars.

Just over 3 months ago, the Eleventh Doctor crash-landed in Amelia Pond’s back garden, and ever since that fateful night, they’ve faced non-stop drama and adventure, as they’ve embarked on an epic journey across the stars. Along the way they’ve faced the likes of Smilers, Daleks and Dream Lords galore, but there’s been something else following them, just out of sight… that is, until now!

Tonight’s Big Bang tied up the loose ends that have been developing throughout the previous episodes, and our questions were given their much needed answers, as the cracks that have remained hidden in the shadows were finally explained.

It might have been the final episode, but that didn’t stop Steven Moffat throwing in a last-minute array of the usual shocks, laughs and tears for which he is acclaimed, and it’s safe to say that the showrunner’s first finale was unlike anything we’ve seen before, pushing the boundaries of new Who – and the concept of timey-wimey - itself.

Whether you’ve loved or loathed Matt Smith and Karen Gillan’s portrayals of the Doctor and Amy, it’s now time, as their first tenure in the TARDIS draws to its close, to look back over tonight’s finale and the 12 episodes before it. Whovians know well enough by now that all goods things must come to an end, and, even though we’re saying a fond farewell to our beloved Time Lord for a few months, it means we can set our brains to nostelgia and relive the highs and lows of the Eleventh Doctor’s first series…

The TARDIS closes its doors on another action-packed voyage, so please leave your thoughts on tonight’s finale and the series as a whole below. You can also give the episode a star rating out of 5, and don’t forget to leave your mark in the poll.

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127 comments on this article
  1. Michael Sage
    July 6th, 2010 at 12.34am | #1

    jack harknes is of the russell t davis era he wont be in any of the new series.

  2. Steve
    July 6th, 2010 at 3.51am | #2

    @Michael Sage

    Yeah but Moffat created the charector (The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances) and the Weeping Angles were in RTD’s era but Moffat created them, so hes brought them back

  3. Dylan
    July 6th, 2010 at 3.54pm | #3

    @Michael Sage
    Only because something was in RTD’s era doesn’t mean moffat
    will not use them. Its still the same show :) And series 5 has been amazing btw! But i do hope they get a bigger budget next year tbh. But i still love the show!

  4. e.p
    July 6th, 2010 at 9.25pm | #4

    Actually if I remember correctly Jack is RTD’s creation, but was put in Moffat’s episode (and then obviously Moffat had control over the character with the script, etc).
    Regardless, there is every possibility that Jack will come back in the future, but this season was Moffat’s opportunity to make his own name as head writer, so throwbacks to the RTD era were understandably few and far between.

    As I said in another post in reference to the unknown Time Agent and their vortex manipulator:
    I don’t think it was Jack’s because he isn’t a Time Agent anymore, and he had both hands plus his vortex manipulator when he met the Doctor. In fact, I think he was able to escape the Time Agency and become a con man (The Empty Child/Doctor Dances) because he had his vortex manipulator.
    But I guess we just have to wait and see ;)

  5. The 13th Doctor
    July 6th, 2010 at 11.43pm | #5

    maybe its a jack from the future……….

  6. shawn
    May 15th, 2011 at 12.25pm | #6

    ur wrong steven moffat himself side he created jack and tryed to get him for series 5 but couldnt as john barrowman who plays jack was busy shooting torchwood among other stuff but he said he will bring him in for a futre series as long as he can get him just thought u should no RTD did not create captian jack harkness!!!!

  7. shawn
    May 15th, 2011 at 12.26pm | #7

    i meant series 6 not series 5 that steven mofat tryed to get chaptian jack harkness for sorry for the mistake

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