Come on Steven Moffat, you’re giving us nothing to work with this week. In the lead-up to the [[Doctor Who Series 5|fifth series]] finale of [[Doctor Who (TV Series)|Doctor Who]], there’s been virtually nothing gossipy out there. We’ve had the same rounds of galleries of non-spoilery photos – little Amelia Pond returning, River Song pointing a gun at something out-of-frame.
Even the trailer for [[The Big Bang (Doctor Who episode)|The Bing Bang]] gives nothing away – it’s Auton Rory talking to a seemingly dead Amy. Imagine it – next season’s opening episode Weekend At Amy’s, where The Doctor and Rory travel the universe with dead Amy strapped to the [[TARDIS (Doctor Who)|TARDIS]] roof-rack!
Big Bang episode spoilers
Over on io9, a member called Bluehinter has gathered a number of potential spoilers for The Big Bang.
- The “Future Doctor” thing from ‘Flesh and Stone’ DOES happen, and has been confirmed by people who have seen the scripts.
- The Pandorica has a rather useful feature, in that it keeps you alive… forever. (Which is good, considering what just happened to [[Amy Pond]].)
- Amy has a very special brain because she grew up next to the crack for so long.
- Auton-Rory is responsible for releasing the Doctor, and Amy gets locked inside the Pandorica while the Doctor goes off to find the right “fuel” to bring her back to life, leaving Rory to guard the box. Stuff happens and Rory is left waiting a LONG TIME, hence the “love that lasts a thousand years.” He becomes “The Lone Centurion” and is spotted throughout time guarding the box. (and as some fans have pointed out, this actually makes him chronologically older than the Doctor now!)
- Rory doesn’t stay an Auton though, and he supposedly ends up human by the end.
- The TARDIS does explode, but it’s not how you think.
- There is a wedding at the end, and one person who has seen the episode says that the ending is cheesily reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz.
The Return of Omega?
There are indications that another Time Lord is lurking in the background here. We’ve speculated on Shout about the possibility of it being another Time Lord this week, and our classic Doctor Who fans have been talking up the possibility of The Master, Omega, Rassilon or a.n.other Gallifreyan returning to the series.
The main evidence in favor of the evil Time Lord’s return come from two independent posters on Gallifrey Base; one who claims to have seen some concept art, and another who says that he was shown a suit of black “armor” with big gauntlets labled as “Omega.” As for Jason Isaacs taking over the role, he was seen entering a closed door meeting with Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and John Simm a few months back (after this episode was filmed, though). This led to much speculation that he could be taking over the role of the Master next year.
I should also mention here that Life, The Universe and Combom blows the notion that it’s the Dream Lord out of the water in his latest post.
Simon Nye wrote “Amy’s Choice” far later than any other writer, even after Moffat wrote the finale. Also, DWM 423 (which is gorgeous, by the way, in every way possible, so buy it while you can) had a quote from Steven Moffat in which he stated that his attempt was that the finale would be a sort of “direct sequel to every story in the preceding series. To be honest, [he] got close. It’s not a direct sequel to Episode 7 [“Amy’s Choice”]!
So, all fingers are currently pointing toward Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter playing the dastardly Time Lord behind those cracks in the universe! As Omega – one of the original Time Lords, the co-creator of Time Lord society who turned rogue. Am I getting this right, guys?
And if it’s true, how do we feel about a proper Time Lord adversary for [[The Doctor (Doctor Who)|The Doctor]]?