There are a ton of Doctor Who-related things I want to talk to you about this week. First and foremost – how will [[The Doctor (Doctor Who)|The Doctor]] escape the Pandorica?
In case you’re wondering, the Pandorica is the huge box that contains a slew of technologies designed to capture the most dangerous creature in the universe. And if you were watching on Saturday night, you’ll know that the creature who was captured was…The Doctor.
Despite pleading with his enemies that their assumptions were wrong – someone else could pilot the [[TARDIS (Doctor Who)|TARDIS]], and it was about to explode anyway – the host of Cybermen, Daleks and Autons, etc threw him in the box and locked it up.
But the Combom blog, as usual, has advanced a theory for how our hero escapes from this awesome prison. Some eagle-eyed person has spotted that River Song’s vortex manipulator was lying around underneath Stonehenge after she left to go on her ill-fated TARDIS expedition. And this advances the two-doctors theory we talked about in [[Flesh And Stone (Doctor Who episode)|Flesh And Stone]] – that The Doctor who was returning to [[Amy Pond]] in the forest was wearing a Vortex Manipulator. Now I’ve had a look through this screencap gallery for the episode, but I can’t see the device on his wrist. Perhaps it’s on the other hand?
Either way, a vortex manipulator might explain why the second Doctor arrived so silently.
However, there are a few flaws in that one – how can The Doctor operate the vortex manipulator with his hands locked down? And if the Pandorica is loaded with escape-proof technologies, surely it’ll be capable of stopping a vortex manipulator?
On the other hand, if Song still has the vortex manipulator, perhaps she can escape the exploding TARDIS and return to rescue The Doctor? But are either Song or Amy capable of unlocking that box, or can they convince the Daleks or Cybermen to do it for them?