- 1 How long did Amy Pond wait for the doctor
- 2 Do the Doctor and Amy kiss
- 3 Is Amy a Ganger
- 4 Did the Doctor groom Amy Pond
- 5 Why is Amy called the girl who waited
- 6 How old was the Doctor when he met Amy
- 7 Who does Dr Who fall in love with
- 8 Does Clara ever kiss the Doctor
How long did Amy Pond wait for the doctor
Amy Pond, the young Scottish woman from the English village of Leadworth first met her ‘raggedy Doctor’ when she was a little girl and had to wait fourteen years before he finally returned and took her off in the TARDIS. The first face the Eleventh Doctor ever saw belonged to Amy Pond, the girl who waited over a decade for him to return and a further year before she finally saw the inside of the TARDIS.
During those long Doctorless days she lived in Leadworth where some people thought she was just a little bit mad because of her stories about a vanishing blue box and the ‘raggedy man’ that disappeared inside it Dear Santa, thank you for the dolls and pencils and the fish She also fell in love with a nurse called Rory and became a kissogram.
Never moving on, but never really settling down. So once Amy had seen the wonders of the universe and experienced adventures with the Doctor, nothing could ever make her return to her old life Could it? She fought Daleks and Angels and visited many alien worlds – always a brave and loyal figure by the Doctor’s side.
- In time, Rory joined them on their travels.
- Got my spaceship, got my boys!’ she once announced, happy at last.
- She married Rory and they had a daughter called Melody who became River Song.
- Long story.
- But eventually the pull of her life on Earth with her husband meant less time with the Doctor.
- There were still mad adventures with everything from Zygons to Henry VIII but then the Angels returned.
One of the Lonely Assassins zapped Rory into the past and in order to follow him, Amy decided to become the Angel’s ‘victim’. Despite the Doctor pleading with her not to, she turned to her old friend and spoke three words: ‘Raggedy man! Goodbye!’ The girl who waited was finally torn from the Time Lord’s life, happy to spend the rest of her days with Rory.
Why did Amy love the Doctor?
I’m intertwined to hear what people think about this, I won’t give my answer yet ahaha So let’s list a few things – In ‘the big bang’ the doctor gets wiped from history and should not be remembered, yet Amy does remember him. But when Rory gets taken by the crack in time, Amy doesn’t remember him until the last few episodes.
Do the Doctor and Amy kiss
At the end of this episode, 40 minutes in, Amy Pond tries seducing the Doctor, and while watching this scene, I couldn’t help imagining Amy as a man and the Doctor as a woman. Doing that made the whole thing seem very sketchy. To make my feelings clear, I’ll describe the scene with male and female pronouns swapped: He tries to kiss her and she backs away.
She runs away, he pursues, and pushes her up against the TARDIS. He starts trying to undress her and she counters. She backs up again, protesting all the while, and he continues to fondle her. Finally she gets a couple of feet between them, and he pauses to deliver dialogue before grabbing her and kissing her.
This series of actions ends when she breaks the kiss by pushing him away. So I get that sensibilities can be different depending on the characters’ genders, but I found it very hard to divorce myself from the idea that if the man and the woman were swapped, this would look terrible.
Why did Amy Pond kiss the Doctor?
Amelia “Amy” Pond – The Portrayal of Female Companions in New Doctor Who: Russell T. Davies v. Steven Moffat Amelia “Amy” Pond is the first companion of the Eleventh Doctor, meeting him right after his regeneration when she was a small child. She is the first companion under Moffat (besides River Song, who had previously appeared under Davies but not yet under Moffat).
- She is known as “The Girl Who Waited.” Amy Pond first meets the Doctor when she is seven years old, directly after his regeneration into the Eleventh Doctor.
- He asks her if she would like to come travel with him; she happily says yes, and then the Doctor decides to take a trip to stabilize the engines and then return for her.
He does not return to pick her up. He returns twelve years later; this is how Amy gains the moniker “The Girl Who Waited.” She spent her entire childhood and part of her adulthood waiting for the Doctor, and she was even taken to psychiatrists to attempt to rid her of her obsession with the Doctor, who others did not believe was real.
When the Doctor next meets her, Amy is nineteen and working as a kiss-o-gram. The Doctor scolds her for this, shaming her for exploiting her sexuality and referring to her as “a little girl.” Later, she becomes a model. The Doctor constantly refers to her as a “girl” and treats her in a paternalistic manner.
To a certain extent, it is understandable since the Doctor first meets her as a child; but he never sees her as completely grown up, even though she gets married, has a daughter, and becomes his mother-in-law upon his marriage to River Song (born Melody Pond).
Despite this, Amy has the upper hand in her relationships with the men in her life. She is the dominant force in her relationship with Rory Williams; she proposes in “The Wedding of River Song.” She is teasing and flirtatious. She kisses the Doctor on the eve of her wedding night, simply because she wants to (which causes obvious issues in her relationship with Rory, which are later solved, although the Doctor feels the need to interfere in her relationship rather than letting her work it out).
She refers to Rory and the Doctor as “her boys,” a role they accept. She does not follow the rules laid out for her by society. However, Amy can be unlikable in that her treatment of Rory isn’t very kind; she bullies him a lot and makes him feel unloved and inferior.
- It takes until “The Angels of Manhattan,” their final episode, for the audience to realize that Amy loves Rory just as much as he loves her, and that her bullying attitude is a defense mechanism and how she interacts with the world.
- She has been without a family much of her life and has a hard time understanding how to relate with people she cares about.
Promo still for “Asylum of the Daleks” Amy is sassy constantly, and frequently responds with feminist comments; when someone asks for two men to help, she replies that she is “easily worth two men” but that they can help if they’d like. She is spunky and feisty.
- However, Amy often becomes the damsel in distress.
- She is a mystery to be solved to the Doctor; from childhood, she’s had a mysterious crack in her wall that is actually a rip in time and space, and the Doctor wants to solve the mystery of this crack and what it means.
- She also has to be rescued multiple times; she rarely saves herself.
She tends to be a plot catalyst, rather than just herself and a companion. Her story arcs are all inexplicably tied up in her relationship either with the Doctor or Rory, and her most obvious development is in the realm of her relationship with Rory (she goes from treating Rory poorly and acting as though she does not value him to being willing to risk death in order to stay with him; “together, or not at all,” she insists when Rory attempts to kill the Weeping Angels by killing himself).
- Even though Amy and Rory only travel with the Doctor occasionally and also conduct lives at home, Amy is constantly waiting for the Doctor to come for the next adventure and frequently has him on her mind.
- She never really stops waiting for him until she picks Rory in “The Angels of Manhattan,” when she decides to leave the Doctor and River permanently in order to be with Rory, who was sent back in time by a Weeping Angel.
In “Asylum of the Daleks,” the main plot is not only repairing her relationship with Rory (something the Doctor seems to think is part of his job and not Amy’s issue to deal with, yet again) but the Doctor saving her once again. The promo art even depicts the Doctor carrying her while she is unconscious (and not even in a very efficient way, might I add).
One of the other disconcerting things about Amy’s character arc is that her other defining role is as the mother of River Song; she is captured before she even knows she is pregnant by a group intending to groom her child as a weapon, has her consciousness placed inside a grown copy of herself that continues to travel with the Doctor and be with Rory, and then suddenly She becomes a baby bank, an incubator.
Her child is used as a weapon to destroy her best friend, the Doctor. She has absolutely no control over herself or her body; she has no agency in this situation. Her pregnancy becomes a plot point, suddenly there and then suddenly gone, rather than a process.
She is reduced to her biological function by the Silence, who then strip her of this function, making her think that she has lost worth and that she needs to “give up” Rory because he should have someone who can have children, despite the fact that he is aware she is infertile and doesn’t care because he loves her.
While Amy is a spunky, feisty, and sassy character, her portrayal is unfortunate. She could have been a more developed and interesting character, but instead she is reduced to the role of girlfriend/spouse, mother, child, or damsel in distress. : Amelia “Amy” Pond – The Portrayal of Female Companions in New Doctor Who: Russell T.
Is Amy a Ganger
Could this article be merged back into the original? – Since the Ganger Amy was essentially being controlled by the real Amy – shouldn’t this article be merged back with the original Amy article, seeing as how the real Amy and the ganger Amy were the same people? – MisterRandom2 19:52, May 28, 2011 (UTC) Was she being controlled? Additionally, the grounds for the deletion of this article are ridiculous.
- A lack or knowledge does not mean the page should be deleted.
- She was ganger, fact.
- Alternations do need to be made though.- Skittles the hog – Talk 19:54, May 28, 2011 (UTC) Gangers are supposed to be controlled by the originals – with the exception of what happened in TRF/TAP.
- So, the REAL Amy has been unconscious and controlling her clone this whole time, while being unaware of her true state.
That’s why the Ganger version kept seeing visions of the eye patch lady. – MisterRandom2 19:58, May 28, 2011 (UTC) And there’s also the fact that if the Ganger Amy was a real independently functioning clone, the Doctor wouldn’t have just arbitrarily destroyed her.
- Not after all that business about how independent Gangers should be treated like humans.
- MisterRandom2 20:01, May 28, 2011 (UTC) Plus when Ganger Amy is destroyed the real one wakes up, quite obviously surprised to find herself there.
- And why would the Doctor tell her they were coming to find her if she was an independent clone that would forget everything when destroyed? TemporalSpleen 20:27, May 28, 2011 (UTC) That’s exactly it: plastic Amy is really just a physical extension of real Amy, which is why the real Amy wakes up when the plastic ganger is destroyed.
(No idea why the TARDIS didn’t fixate that one, though.) I’m now trying to go back to The Impossible Astronaut to see what’s going on, but even during their very first meeting with the president Amy is fake-pregnant, so she must have been plastic already at that point.
- Hack59 21:36, May 29, 2011 (UTC) That makes sense, but it is still a different character, albeit very loosely.- Skittles the hog – Talk 19:59, May 28, 2011 (UTC) Yes, but for the sake of simplicity and organization it would probably be better.
- MisterRandom2 20:01, May 28, 2011 (UTC) And before anyone gets started with a “But we have a separate page for the Auton Rory!” argument – that’s different because the real Rory was dead/erased from the time line and the Auton version really was a separate character.
The Ganger Amy IS the real Amy – just not physically. She’s an avatar of the real Amy – who is alive and has (presumably) been unconscious this whole time. – MisterRandom2 20:13, May 28, 2011 (UTC) Agreed, as Ganger Amy was not a sepperate soul. It was Amy’s – I repeate, REAL Amy’s – consiousness controlling an avatar, hence why she kept seeing Madame Kovarian – glimpses of where she really was.
A body is not a character, the soul is the character. Ganger Amy was an avatar being controlled by Amy as she, in her original body, was asleep controlling the avatar. As soon as her avatar was destroyed, she woke up in her natural body. It’s the same character in a different body. The argument is pointless, really – unless one believes a “character” is the body, not the soul.18.104.22.168 02:39, May 29, 2011 (UTC) No, there needs to be a seperate page, There were two amy timelines now, one where she is with the Doctor, and one where she is in the hospital pregnant.
To avoid confusion let’s keep it seperate. Just like there was a Jennifer Lucas, and a Jennifer Lucas (Ganger), they had completely different traits and beliefs. We cant have one Jen page that says “Jennifer wanted peace between the Gangers, but Jennifer’s ganger wanted chaos” it won’t work.
Keep it as is. Landisnicholas 11:32 May 30 2011 (EST) That’s different. The Jennifer Ganger was clearly defined as a different character than the original Jennifer. The Amy Ganger was NOT a different character than the real Amy. – MisterRandom2 16:40, May 30, 2011 (UTC) I agree, this page should be deleted because the Ganger Amy is just a host body used by the real Amy.
We don’t know the specifics yet, but we know enough. Bigredrabbit 10:41, June 4, 2011 (UTC) And she had to be there for at least 9 mounths. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 ( talk ). Deleted? Why should this page be deleted? None of the people making the argument for deletion are making a strong case.
- Ganger Amy is akin in my mind to a remote controlled Robot Amy, only Amy doesn’t always have the controls, actually her “control” is very limited indeed, just snatched intermittently here & there.
- To those of you saying Amy is controlling her Ganger, well, how do you figure? If Amy truly were controlling her Ganger don’t you think the 1st thing real Amy would’ve done is try to tell the Doctor? Seeing how close Real Amy was to the Doctor it makes zero sense that she would just be okay with being kidnapped & replaced by The Flesh.
If Amy truly were controlling her Ganger as an extension of herself, it would make perfect sense for her to tell the Doctor, not parade around like Ganger Amy is real, pretending she’s on holiday. Do you see what I’m saying? Since real Any was trapped & only had brief connections with her Ganger shown via the glimpses of the woman in the window, this makes up a huge part of the evidence that Ganger Amy is indeed different from Real Amy.
- Why? Because real Amy couldn’t hold & maintain total control over her Ganger.
- So Real Amy/Ganger Amy, are in fact 2 different characters, because real Amy could not control Ganger Amy for any meaningful length of time.
- If real Amy had been able to, the ganger Amy story arc would’ve ended pretty quick.
And since real Amy had only minute control over her Ganger, they were in fact 2 different characters. This isn’t like the Doctor & his Ganger, real Amy was being held against her will while her Ganger was sent out to act as real Amy in her stead to confuse/throw off the doctor.
I’d also like to add that I think real Amy must’ve become pregnant before being swapped with a ganger. Why else would real Amy have been kidnapped in the 1st place? Just for kicks? Real Amy & Rory conceived on the Tardis giving their daughter Time Lord characteristics & thus the essence of a Time Lord.
Which is why real Amy was kidnapped. To get the baby & time lord DNA cells. If my theory is correct real Any would’ve been kidnapped & held in captivity for 8-9 months or so. The brief snippets where Ganger Any showed being pregnant & felt pregnancy symptoms were the only moments Real Amy was connected completely, as in controlling feeling & thought of her Ganger.
So, 2 different characters see? Think what you want, it’s a compelling argument in my opinion. But besides all that, The real 11th Doctor & The ganger 11th Doctor each have a page, so why the outcry over Real Amy & Ganger Amy having a page? Doesn’t seem fair because as far as characters go I think Amy Pond was a pretty important one during the 11th Doctors tenure, so why get in such a twist over a Real Amy vs.
Ganger Amy page? 126.96.36.199 talk to me 14:29, October 9, 2013 (UTC) The Jaded-Gal
Why did Rory and Amy break up?
Television – Rory is introduced in ” The Eleventh Hour ” (2010) as a nurse in a coma ward and the “sort of boyfriend” of new companion Amelia Pond ( Karen Gillan ). He is shocked to meet Amy’s ‘imaginary’ “Raggedy Doctor” – the Eleventh Doctor ( Matt Smith ), whom he instantly recognises from Amy’s childhood stories.
- Two years later, Amy absconds on the eve of their wedding to travel with the Doctor, whom, at the end of an initial travelling period, she tries to seduce.
- In response, the Doctor takes Amy and Rory to 1580s Venice to repair and strengthen the couple’s relationship; at the end of the episode Rory joins them as a travelling companion.
In ” Amy’s Choice “, in a shared realistic dream where he is a doctor married to a pregnant Amy, he tells her with his dying breath to look after their baby, which causes Amy to realise how much she loves him. Rory travels with the Doctor and Amy until mid-series when, in ” Cold Blood “, he is shot dead by a Silurian after saving the Doctor and then absorbed by a crack in time and space, erasing him from existence and from Amy’s memory.
- He next appears in ” The Pandorica Opens “, as a Roman soldier in 102 C.E.
- But is revealed to be an Auton with Rory’s memories.
- Rory attempts to fight his Auton programming, but unwillingly shoots Amy.
- In the Series 5 finale episode, ” The Big Bang “, the duplicate Rory preserves Amy in stasis using a futuristic prison called the Pandorica, voluntarily watching over her for almost two millennia.
He becomes known as the “Last Centurion”, guarding the Pandorica wherever it is taken. The Auton Rory assists the Doctor, Amy, and River Song ( Alex Kingston ) in saving the universe from the explosion that caused the cracks in time. Restored to his original human timeline but still possessing memories of his Auton existence, Rory marries Amy.
- The couple continue traveling with the Doctor, who allows them a honeymoon.
- They are said to still be on their honeymoon in both The Sarah Jane Adventures serial Death of the Doctor and the Christmas special ” A Christmas Carol “.
- Series 6 premiere ” The Impossible Astronaut ” (2011) begins with Amy and Rory living back on Earth when they are contacted by the Doctor, via a letter, to meet him in America.
In Utah they witness the Doctor dying in his relative future at the hands of a mysterious assassin. In ” The Almost People,” it’s revealed Amy has been kidnapped and replaced with a Ganger – a duplicate animated by the real Amy’s consciousness – which the Doctor disintegrates upon deducing the situation, just as the real Amy goes into labour on a secret asteroid base called “Demon’s Run”.
Amy gives birth to their daughter, Melody Pond, between “The Almost People” and ” A Good Man Goes To War “; Madame Kovarian ( Frances Barber ) and the Silence plan to raise her as a weapon against the Doctor because she has been born with Time Lord-like abilities. Dressed in his centurion armor, he faces down a space fleet of Cybermen to learn Amy’s location, and assists the Doctor in assembling an army to rescue her.
Though Amy and Rory are distressed they were unable to save Melody from being kidnapped by Madam Kovarian, River appears at the episode’s climax and reveals to Amy and Rory that she is their daughter, Melody. ” Let’s Kill Hitler ” begins by revealing that Melody went on to become Amy and Rory’s childhood friend, Mels, so that she might one day meet and kill the Doctor.
As Amy had initially assumed Rory was gay due to his lack of interest in other women, a teenage Mels ( Nina Toussaint-White ) had been the one to inform Amy of Rory’s affections. On 21st century Earth, Mels hijacks the TARDIS and directs it to 1938, where she is shot by Hitler ( Albert Welling ) and regenerates into River Song.
They learn she is the assailant they saw kill the Doctor in his future. At the episode’s conclusion, they decide to let the adult River make her own way in life and continue their travels. Rory features prominently in ” The Girl Who Waited “, where he is confronted with the horrible consequences time travel has had on a version of his wife.
- In ” The God Complex “, he is the only one of the TARDIS crew who is not hunted by the creature that feeds on faith because of Rory’s rational nature and lack of personal faith.
- The Doctor eventually realises the danger he is exposing his friends to and returns Amy and Rory to Earth, giving them a house and a car as exit presents.
The Doctor next glimpses the couple in ” Closing Time “, some time after he left them. The pair appear in his life once again when River creates an alternate reality by refusing to kill the Doctor. They witness the Doctor marry River in the alternate universe before returning to the established course of events where the Doctor once again appears to die.
Once reality is restored, however, they are visited by their daughter River, who tells them the secret that the Doctor is still alive, and that the version of him that died had been a robot duplicate. Though he wishes the world to believe he is dead, the Doctor joins Rory and Amy two years in their future for Christmas dinner in the Christmas special ” The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe “.
Series seven opener ” Asylum of the Daleks ” (2012) establishes early on that Amy and Rory are set to divorce. The Daleks kidnap the Doctor to go on a mission for them, as well as kidnapping Rory and Amy on the day they are about to sign their divorce papers because they know the Doctor works better with companions.
During the mission, the Doctor engineers a reconciliation between the two. The two discuss their feelings for each other. It is revealed Amy left Rory because she has been infertile since “A Good Man Goes to War”, and she knew he wanted children. The Doctor subsequently embarks on sporadic journeys with the Ponds.
Rory is said to be 31 years old at the time of ” Dinosaurs on a Spaceship “. They rejoin him as permanent companions prior to their last adventure in ” The Angels Take Manhattan “. In this story, Rory is sent back to 1930s New York by a Weeping Angel, where he encounters River, and is tracked there by the Doctor and Amy, where he finds himself repeatedly the victim of Weeping Angels repeatedly attacking him and dislocating him in space and time.
- It is discovered he is in an Angel “battery farm”, where they intend to trap him until he dies of old age.
- Rory even encounters his dying older self there.
- Amy and Rory jump from a building to create a paradox and destroy the Angels, but one survives and sends Rory back in time.
- Amy chooses to let it send her back in time as well, and due to the massive paradox the Doctor can never reunite with them.
From a tombstone he learns that Rory died at age 82, and Amy at 87. The website-only epilogue ” P.S. ” later reveals that Rory and Amy adopted a son, in 1946, and named him Anthony Brian Williams. His middle name was chosen after Rory’s father, Brian, to whom Rory sent a letter in “P.S.”, delivered to him by Anthony, who is Brian’s grandson despite being older than he is.
Who did the Doctor love the most?
Truly, madly, deeply – Doomsday (2006) To some, companion Rose Tyler was the greatest love of the Doctor’s life. He seemed to have a closer bond with her than almost anyone he’d travelled with before, and as time went on it was increasingly clear that she was deeply in love with him.
Why can’t the Doctor get Amy?
Why can’t the doctor go back to Amy and Rory? Overwriting a fixed point in time screws up timelines. Amy and Rory are a fixed point in time when they get sent back into the 1930s; just as River Song’s death in the Library is a fixed point that the Doctor cannot change.
Did the Doctor groom Amy Pond
I am writing essays on episodes from Doctor Who, season 5. This essay was written for the livejournal community doctorwho, and the original URL is http://community.livejournal.com/doctorwho/5808627.html, This essay is part of a series of feminist critiques of characters from the show Doctor Who.
- It was written for the livejournal community doctorwho,
- Other posts in this series: A Feminist Take on Doctor Who’s River Song, Part 1 A Feminist Take on Doctor Who’s River Song, Part 2 There are spoilers for season 5.
- A Feminist Take on the Doctor Who Companion Amy Pond As a feminist and Doctor Who fan, I am always looking at the companions with a critical eye.
Are they strong? Do they get to be the protagonists? To what extent are they the equal of the Doctor? Which stereotypes do they fit into, and which do they resist? The depictions of the companions are never perfect successes, but they’re usually not complete failures either, and I do appreciate the honest attempts to make well-rounded, strong characters.
- So. The newest companion, Amy Pond.
- Which is she so far? Success or failure? Let’s take a look at the first episode of the new Doctor Who season, “The Eleventh Hour,” to see Steven Moffat, sets up her character.
- Here’s the story in a nutshell: The Doctor has just regenerated, and the TARDIS, is crashing.
Meanwhile, a little girl named Amelia Pond, worried about a monster in her bedroom that no one else believes, prays to Santa. She hears a crash, goes outside, and sees the Doctor climbing out of a disintegrating TARDIS. He starts helping solve her mystery, but then his TARDIS calls for help and he has to rush back into it.
He promises to return “in five minutes.” But the TARDIS returns him a bit late, when she’s nearly a grown woman, who now calls herself “Amy Pond.” Her childhood and adolescence has been marked by his earlier visit, and when he reappears she is unable to resist her fascination with him. He vanquishes the monster, with her assistance, then vanishes for another two years.
When he returns, on the night before her wedding, he asks her to travel with him as a regular companion and she agrees. What kind of a beginning is this for a companion? Is her decision to join him a free choice? Or does he manipulate her with his two lengthy absences? Here are three possible interpretations of the events in the show: 1.
- The Doctor grooms Amy as a perfect companion by visiting her as a child, abandoning her without notice, and then returning later.
- This is the creepiest, ickiest interpretation.2.
- Amy calls the Doctor forth by praying to Santa, then freely makes the choice to go with him.
- This interpretation empowers Amy the most.3.
The TARDIS decides when and where to crash-land and then plays matchmaker by causing the lengthy absences. I’ll explore each of these interpretations, bearing in mind that no single interpretation fits all the facts. Doctor Who is often an ambiguous show, with an ambiguous hero.
Simple answers are often wrong, so it would be a mistake to choose one interpretation and reject the others. Rather, each interpretation is likely to influence Amy’s characterization, giving it depth and possibility — and a bit of fail. The Doctor in Charge In the first interpretation, the Doctor is in control of the TARDIS, and he set Amy up to want to travel with him.
This is a nasty interpretation. It’s a dreadful setup for Amy as a strong character, and it does no favors to children who are groomed in reality by adults who seek out children who, like Amelia, have a lack of adult guides and protectors. But how valid is it? On the surface, the Doctor is not in control of the first lengthy absence.
- He intends to return right away, because Amelia is in danger, and he’s upset when he finds out how much time has passed.
- But at the same time, events certainly worked out in his favor, didn’t they? He badly needed a companion, and what better way to attract a friend than to meet her as a child? From Amy’s point of view, it doesn’t matter whether the Doctor intended to leave her for so long.
She still suffers the consequence: she’s hopelessly in love with the Doctor. She’s lost adults before — people who have promised to come back. And so she’s emotionally vulnerable and especially likely to fall for someone who always comes back, no matter how many years it takes.
And although the Doctor can’t be blamed for his first absence, we can hold him accountable for the second absence. He leaves on a whim, because he is so excited to have his TARDIS back, with no thought for Amy. And when he returns, to ask her to travel with him, it doesn’t occur to him to ask whether she has made a free choice.
Amy Chooses Her Fate In another interpretation, Amy’s childhood self Amelia is the protagonist. She summons the Doctor in response to a legitimate problem, and then decides, as an eight-year old, to accompany him in his TARDIS. But can a child make such a major life decision? In the Doctor Who universe, maybe yes.
It’s always been a children’s show, and the Doctor has always been a childlike hero. Kids are taken seriously. The writer of the episode, Steven Moffatt, has a special regard for people who fell in love with the Doctor in childhood, and this episode is in many ways an homage to his own childhood as a Doctor Who fan.
And if anyone can choose her destiny as a child, it would be Amelia. She’s afraid of the monster in the bedroom but reacts with sober pragmatism. She finds a believable child’s solution — praying to Santa — and when the Doctor arrives, she treats him as the answer to her call.
- She is neither surprised nor afraid when the Doctor arrives and climbs out of a burning box, exuding golden radiation energy, but reacts with aplomb.
- Does it scare you?” the Doctor asks.
- No, it just looks a bit weird,” she says.
- She is a sensible and determined little girl, better equipped than some adults for major choices.
As an adult, she’s as wary as any self-respecting princess, a practical idealist if I ever saw one. Although she can’t resist the allure of the Doctor and his TARDIS, she does keep her wits about her and ask the questions that need to be asked. When he invites her to travel in his TARDIS, she says, “You are asking me to run away with you in the middle of the night.
- It’s a fair question.
- Why me?” So perhaps Amy is the master of her destiny.
- Perhaps the Doctor’s absences worked in her favor as much as his.
- After all, they gave her the chance to grow up, develop inner strength, and establish a life before following through on her earlier decision to travel with him.
The TARDIS is Acting On Her Own In the final interpretation, the TARDIS chooses when and where to crash-land and then chooses the length of the Doctor’s absences. But can the TARDIS really act on her own? Usually, she’s treated as a traveling machine and nothing more.
- At the same time, the TARDIS does have a history of bringing the Doctor right to the middle of a new adventure.
- If an alien menace threatens the Earth, she’s on it.
- Often, the Doctor sets the coordinates for one location and ends up somewhere completely different.
- But when it really matters — when the TARDIS needs to be at a certain time and place to defeat a monster — the Doctor steers her with great accuracy.
This episode treats the TARDIS as a character in her own right. At one point, she locks the Doctor out, and proceeds with her own regeneration, completely redesigning her insides with a fancy steampunk motif. “Look at you!” he tells her fondly. “Oh, you sexy thing! Look at you!” So it’s not too huge a leap to imagine her thinking and planning.
What could her motives be? Knowing the Doctor needed a strong companion, does she choose Amelia? Or, knowing Amelia’s great need, does she send the Doctor on a rescue mission? Or is there some other reason known only to the TARDIS? We’ll probably never know. This interpretation leaves the possibilities wide open for both Amy and the Doctor.
The Doctor is not all-powerful, not in charge. Amy is still a strong character who is operating within a world she does not fully understand or control. In that sense, she’s the equal of the Doctor. Sure he’s hundreds of years older than her; sure he makes the monsters run away; and sure he can see events past, present and future; but he’s every bit as confused and scared as anyone.
- The Verdict: A Promising Start None of the interpretations fully explain the relationship Amy has to her past and to the Doctor.
- Maybe he didn’t manipulate her, or maybe he did, or maybe the TARDIS did.
- Maybe she made a choice as a child that would mold her destiny.
- Maybe she summoned a hero who was a bit more than she expected.
Perhaps she’s neither entirely a hero nor entirely the victim, but something else, a person struggling to make the best choices possible in a complicated world. And that’s strength. So my verdict: it’s a promising start for Amy, with a bit of fail. I can only hope, though, that she’ll have the wits to watch out for that Doctor guy.
Why is Amy called the girl who waited
- ^ “Series 6-10. The Girl Who Waited”, Radio Times, Archived from the original on 9 July 2012, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ Jump up to: a b Jeffery, Morgan (24 June 2011). ” ‘Doctor Who’ writer: ‘New episode is unusual’ “, Digital Spy, Retrieved 5 March 2012,
- ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f Jeffery, Morgan (8 September 2011). ” ‘Doctor Who’ writer Tom MacRae interview: ‘The Girl Who Waited is special for Amy’ “, Digital Spy, Retrieved 5 March 2012,
- ^ Jump up to: a b c “The Girl Who Waited – The Fourth Dimension”, BBC, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ Jump up to: a b Bahn, Christopher (10 September 2011). “The Girl Who Waited”, The A.V. Club, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ Jump up to: a b Martin, Dan (10 September 2011). “Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited – series 32, episode 10”, The Guardian, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ “Ep 10 Lost Scene, The Girl Who Waited” (Video), BBC America,14 September 2011, Retrieved 29 March 2012,
- ^ “What Dreams May Come”. Doctor Who Confidential, Series 6. Episode 10.10 September 2011. BBC, BBC Three,
- ^ “Doctor Who – Karen Gillan plays Amy Pond” (Press release). BBC.16 August 2011, Retrieved 21 April 2012,
- ^ “Network TV BBC Week 37: Saturday 10 September 2011” (Press release). BBC, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ “The Girl Who Waited”, BBC America, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ Golder, Dave (11 September 2011). “Doctor Who: “The Girl Who Waited” Overnight Ratings”, SFX, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ Golder, Dave (5 October 2011). “Wednesday Link-A-Mania”, SFX, Retrieved 5 October 2011,
- ^ Golder, Dave (18 September 2011). “Doctor Who “The Girl Who Waited” Final Ratings”, SFX, Retrieved 18 September 2011,
- ^ “The Girl Who Waited: Appreciation Index”, Doctor Who News Page,12 September 2011, Retrieved 29 March 2012,
- ^ Martin, Dan (30 September 2011). “Doctor Who: which is the best episode of this series?”, The Guardian, Retrieved 20 November 2011,
- ^ Fuller, Gavin (10 September 2011). “Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited, BBC One, review”, The Daily Telegraph, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ Debnath, Neela (11 September 2011). “Review of Doctor Who ‘The Girl Who Waited’ “, The Independent, Archived from the original on 7 July 2012, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ Risley, Matt (10 September 2011). “Doctor Who: “The Girl Who Waited” Review”, IGN, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ Setchfield, Nick (10 September 2011). “Doctor Who “The Girl Who Waited” TV Review”, SFX, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ Mulkern, Patrick (10 September 2011). “Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited”, Radio Times, Retrieved 11 September 2011,
- ^ Davis, Lauren (7 April 2012). “The 2012 Hugo Nominations have been announced!”, io9, Retrieved 7 April 2012,
- ^ “2012 Hugo Awards”, World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on 9 April 2012, Retrieved 3 September 2012,
Is Amy coming back to Doctor Who?
Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan reveals that she would only return to the series if her co-stars Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill join her. Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan has recently confirmed that she would return to reprise her famous role as Amy Pond, but only under one, strict condition.2010 marked the beginning of a new, modern era for the Doctor Who franchise. The first reboot following the massive success of the 2005 revival by Russel T.
Davies was finally released. The reboot signified the show at the peak of its popularity. Lead actor David Tennant also started receiving the same praise and attention for his portrayal of the Tenth Doctor. Writer Steven Moffat was then tasked with the challenge of following in Tennat’s footsteps and carrying on his legacy as he began to kick off this new generation of Doctor Who,
As he began to craft what this new world and period of Doctor Who would ultimately look like, he decided he wanted to focus specifically on the characters of the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and his sidekick, Amy Pond. Gillan dove fearlessly into the spunky, yet vulnerable characteristics of Pond.
She ushered in an incredibly new force into the TARDIS with her presence alongside Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill). The dynamic duo unfortunately stepped away from the series in 2012. However, in a recent interview with Wired, Gillan confessed that she would return to Doctor Who, but she would only like to do so if her former co-stars, Smith and Darvill, would join her as well.
After reflecting on the good times she had on set with her castmates, Gillan stated, “Never say never. If I was asked, I would be really, really interested and keen. It would be really amazing. I would like to do it with Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill, if I was going to go back.” Since her Doctor Who departure, Gillan has made quite a household name for herself and further affirmed her place in Hollywood. She has starred in major blockbusters such as the Jumamji sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy, and even the iconic Avengers: Endgame,
Gillan also starred as the lead in her own action film for Netflix titled Gunpower Milkshake, Gillan’s prompt answer should give Doctor Who fans hope to see the beloved Amy Pond return after her abrupt, disheartening departure from the series. The highly anticipated 60th anniversary of Doctor Who is going to be honored through a special, celebratory episode.
The episode is set to be released in November 2023, and it will be directed by previous showrunner Davies. This anniversary special is the perfect opportunity for Gillan, Smith, and Darvill to make their comeback, as it would be very nostalgic and comforting for many Doctor Who fans – fingers crossed.
How long did Rory wait for Amy?
Rory Arthur Williams was a human nurse and companion of the Eleventh Doctor, He was Amy Pond ‘s husband, He began travelling with the Doctor on the night before their wedding, but he died and was erased from history after being absorbed by the time field,
- Shortly before the Pandorica was opened, Rory reappeared as a Nestene Roman, waited for Amy to come out of the Pandorica for 1,894 years and was restored to a human after the second Big Bang,
- He went on to marry Amy and resumed travelling with her and the Doctor.
- During this time, his child, Melody Pond, was born.
When the Doctor married River, Rory became his father-in-law. In 2012, he was sent back in time by a Weeping Angel, and was soon followed through time by his wife, He died at age 82 some time before 2012, his gravestone standing in a graveyard in New York City,
How old is Amy when she meets the Doctor?
So Amy was 7 when she first met the Doctor in the Eleventh Hour, he left for 12 years, then after saving the world, he comes back after 2 more years for Amy. So she is 21 at the start of series 5. In series 7 though, Amy and Rory look significantly older.
- In the Christmas special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Amy mentions that it had been 2 years since the events of series 6.
- Then in Power of Three she mentions how it’s been 10 years since their last adventure.
- Also, the episode takes place over the course of about a year.
- So I guess Amy age is: 7 + 12 + 2 + 2 (events of series 5 and 6) + 2 + 10 + 1 = 36 years old by the end of her run? Sorry if this is rambling, but I’ve just been going through and re watching Matt Smith’s run as the Doctor and have been wondering about Amy’s age.
How old was the Doctor when he met Amy
The Eleventh Doctor – Played as an absent-minded professor by Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor continued the New Who trend of aging the Doctor one year for every season at first. Shortly after he first began traveling with Amy Pond, he claimed to be 907 years old in the episode “Flesh and Stone.” One year later, in the Series 6 premiere “The Impossible Astronaut,” Amy claimed that The Doctor was 908 the last time she saw him while comparing notes with River Song,
- They were soon met by an older version of The Eleventh Doctor, who claimed to be 1103 years old.
- By the time of the Series 7 episode “A Town Called Mercy,” The Eleventh Doctor gave his age as roughly 1200 years old; the same age he gave to the War Doctor in “The Day of the Doctor.” He later claimed to be 1000 years old when he first met the original Clara Oswald in 2013 London in the episode “The Bells of Saint John,” but he may have started lying about his age at that point, which he freely admitted to doing in “The Day of the Doctor.” The Eleventh Doctor’s age during his final battle during the Siege of Trenzalore is another point where the lore of the show becomes conflicted.
The Eleventh Doctor claimed to be almost 1500 years old in the short story “An Apple A Day.” though he confessed he could have been off by a few hundred years either way. In either case, the short story anthology Tales of Trenzalore confirmed that The Doctor spent 900 years protecting the city called Christmas, meaning that the Eleventh Doctor was somewhere between 2100 to 2600 years old when he regenerated into the Twelfth Doctor.
Has the Doctor ever slept with a companion?
In the Doctor Who novel The Dying Days, the final book in the Virgin New Adventures series and the only one to star the Eighth Doctor, the book ends with the beginning of a sexual encounter between the Doctor and Bernice Summerfield, a constant companion throughout the series who was basically a proto-River Song.
Who does Dr Who fall in love with
9 Rose Tyler – The Doctor Who Time War and its double genocide of the Time Lords and Daleks put something of a dampener on the Doctor’s romantic endeavors, but David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor picked up where his Eighth incarnation left off. Taking Doctor Who romances to an entirely new level, the Tenth Doctor gradually fell in love with his first companion, Rose Tyler.
These feelings were strongly reciprocated by Rose, but it took the threat of Cybermen from a parallel universe for these emotions to finally manifest into words and actions. Rose ended up settling for a Tenth Doctor lookalike created from her beloved’s severed hand, and the Doctor failed to tell Rose he loved her before a barrier between parallel universes supposedly separated them forever.
The Doctor and Rose ‘s relationship marked a first for Doctor Who, with both characters falling wholly in love during their TARDIS adventures – emotions far beyond the First Doctor’s cocoa drinking or Eight’s New Year’s Eve clinches. Rose sparked a Doctor Who trend that is now a common dynamic between Doctors and companions.
Does Clara ever kiss the Doctor
More like this – 16. The Tenth Doctor and Donna (The Unicorn and the Wasp, 2008) There was famously no funny business between the Doctor and Chiswick’s fastest shorthand typist but, when the Doctor is poisoned with sparkling cyanide, even Agatha Christie can’t write him out of trouble.
- The Doctor says he needs a shock to the system, so Donna duly obliges – by sucking his face at some length.
- It’s enough to successfully stimulate his inhibited enzymes into reversal.
- And no, we’ve never heard it called that before, either.15.
- The Eleventh Doctor and River Song (The Wedding of River Song, 2011) Okay, listen up – this is complicated.
So the Silence created a doppelgänger of Amy and substituted it for the real Amy, keeping the real Amy in captivity until she gave birth to Melody Pond, aka River Song. Then they created a doppelgänger Melody and substituted it for the real Melody, raising her and training her to wear a homicidal exoskeleton disguised as an Apollo 11 astronaut suit.
Then they waited a few decades until the next available fixed point in time, kidnapped River all over again, strapped her back inside the homicidal Apollo 11 astronaut suit and stuck her in the bottom of a lake – that’s right, a lake – until the Doctor arrived, at which point she shot him dead. Job done.
But then River managed to rewrite history by not killing the Doctor, at which point all of time started to unravel. The only way to re-set the universe properly was for the Doctor and River – “the ground zero of an explosion that will engulf all reality” – to touch.
So they got married on top of a pyramid, with Rory as the vicar, and when the Doctor kissed the bride, time went back to normal and everything was okay, except the Doctor was dead, except he wasn’t really dead, because it turns out he was actually a teeny-tiny miniaturised Doctor hiding inside a robot replica of himself.
True story.14. The Eleventh Doctor and the TARDIS (The Doctor’s Wife, 2011) Look, we’ve all heard of men getting attached to their wheels, but this is ridiculous. Having assumed the human form of Suranne Jones, the Tardis – the only lifelong partner the Doctor has ever known – grabs him for a big snog, then bites him on the ear.
Biting’s excellent,” she explains. “It’s like kissing, only there’s a winner.” The Doctor, meanwhile, decides to rename his ship Sexy. The situation is best summed up by Amy: “She’s the Tardis and she’s a woman? Did you wish REALLY hard?” 13. The Tenth Doctor and Madame du Pompadour (The Girl in the Fireplace) A real wrestling match, this, and up against the boudoir wall of Louis XV’s most famous courtesan, no less.
The Doctor is so taken with this introduction to French kissing, he is prepared to give up his wandering ways and settle down with Madame du P. In real life, David Tennant and Sophia Myles were an item for a couple of years afterwards. That certainly adds a certain frisson to the scene – but points deducted for dropping this otherwise perfect historical romance right in the middle of the Doctor-Rose love story.12.
- The Eleventh Doctor and River Song (Let’s Kill Hitler, 2011) First River tries to kill the Doctor with a poisoned kiss.
- Then she locks lips with him again to save his life, sacrificing her entire future regeneration cycle in the process.
- Talk about blowing hot and cold.11.
- The Tenth Doctor and Astrid Peth (Voyage of the Damned, 2007) Turns out a Christmas kiss isn’t just a tradition on planets with mistletoe as Astrid, a plucky waitress on board the stricken starship Titanic, grabs the Doctor for a festive fumble.
But, because she’s played by pint-sized pop sexpot Kylie Minogue, she has to grab a box to stand on first. The Doctor looks suitably handsome in his 007-style tux and, when they kiss, there are literally fireworks. Later, they repeat the moment after Astrid has sacrificed herself to save the ship, the Doctor leaning in to kiss an “echo made of stardust”, before Astrid turns into dancing specks of light and flies out among the stars.
- All that’s really missing is Angry Anderson singing ‘Suddenly’.10.
- The Tenth Doctor and Cassandra (New Earth, 2006) David Tennant and Billie Piper are the ultimate Who couple among fan shippers – but the Tenth Doctor and Rose never actually, properly kissed.
- David and Billie did get to canoodle a couple of times, though, the first being when Cassandra – the last surviving human turned “bitchy trampoline” – transported herself into Rose’s body.
Despite her initial horror at becoming “a chav”, Cassandra soon started to enjoy her new curves, and lost no time in sucking the Doctor’s face off. The Time Lord’s verdict? “Yep. Still got it.” 9. The Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald (The Snowmen, 2012) In The Snowmen, the Doctor plants a smacker on Strax the Sontaran’s big shiny potato head, and even has an intimate moment with Mr Punch.
- But it’s Clara, in her Victorian governess mode, who delivers a proper Christmas kiss, attaching herself to the Doctor’s face for so long he must be grateful Time Lords come with a respiratory bypass system.
- Now that’s the way to do it.8.
- The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones (Smith and Jones, 2007) The Doctor has barely said goodbye to Rose than he’s playing tonsil hockey with the new girl.
Except, in this case, it’s not a kiss, it’s a “genetic transfer”, designed to give Martha enough Time Lord DNA to fool the Judoon into thinking she’s not human. Yeah, right – we’ve all tried the old “genetic transfer” line, mate.7. The Ninth Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness (The Parting of the Ways, 2005) It’s entirely typical of the Doctor’s endearing species blindness that his first kiss of the re-booted show should be with an ‘omnisexual’ alien in the body of TV’s John Barrowman.
Wish I’d never met you, Doctor,” says Jack, unconvincingly, as he prepares to face the Daleks in a battle to the death. “I was much better off as a coward.” Then he kisses him on the lips, and says: “See you in hell.” Someone give that man his own show.6. The Twelfth Doctor and Missy (Dark Water, 2014) The Twelfth Doctor’s not the hugging sort, and he’s definitely not the kissing sort.
So when Missy presses him up against the wall and snogs him so hard his eyes are in danger of popping out, he’s relieved to discover she’s actually just a slightly over-enthusiastic welcome droid. Later, he’s horrified to learn that she’s not really a droid at all, and that he’s actually been swapping spit with his oldest enemy, the Master, who is now a woman with a penchant for dressing like Mary Poppins.
So many issues – where to even begin? 5. The Eleventh Doctor and River Song (The Name of the Doctor, 2013) River Song is dead. In fact she died the first time we met her, but she and the Doctor aren’t the types to let a small detail like that get in the way of a beautiful friendship. On Trenzalore, though, the Doctor discovers River’s grave alongside his own, and he knows it’s finally time to let her go.
“There is a time to live and a time to sleep,” he tells her. “You are an echo, River.” That may be so but, for a ghost, she’s still a pretty good kisser. So is this really the last we’ll ever see of Professor Song? Spoilers, sweetie! 4. The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond (Flesh and Stone, 2010) Undoubtedly the sauciest scene in all Who, this prompted something of a minor tabloid kerfuffle at the time.
- First, Amy tries to rip the Doctor’s clothes off, then she snogs him up against the Tardis, then arranges herself on her bed in a manner that’s not so much a come on as a COME ON ! And on the night before her wedding, too.
- She insists all she wants is a no-strings quickie but, in a bedroom that’s basically a shrine to the Doctor, that’s something of a mixed message, to say the least.
Unlike his smooth-talking predecessor, Matt Smith’s Doctor is all flailing awkwardness and indignation. Besides, he has other priorities. “The single most important thing in the history of the universe is that I get you sorted out right now,” he insists.
- That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you,” purrs Amy.
- Blimey, is it hot in here? 3.
- The Eighth Doctor and Grace Holloway (TV movie, 1996) The Doctor waited 33 years for his first screen kiss – so it’s no surprise that, when the moment finally came, he really went for it.
- Walking through a San Francisco park, the newly regenerated Eighth Doctor celebrates the sudden return of his memory by grabbing cardiologist Dr Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook) for a full-on snog, before declaring “I am the Doctor!” “Good,” she says.
“Now do that again.” So he does. They don’t call her Amazing Grace for nothing, you know.2. The Clone Doctor and Rose (Journey’s End, 2008) More Billie-Tennant action, but still not the actual Doctor and Rose. It’s close enough, though, as the ‘biological metacrisis’, half-human version of the Doctor manages to say those three little words that the real thing never could, and is rewarded with a passionate kiss.
- A kiss from a Rose, if you will.
- It’s a moment that inspired worldwide swooning and a million animated GIFs.
- Points deducted, though, because, by returning to Bad Wolf Bay, the scene does slightly diminish the Doctor and Rose’s original farewell on that same beach two years earlier – indisputably the most heartbreakingly romantic moment in all Who (but sadly disqualified from this list by the lack of mouth-to-mouth action).1.
The Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler (The Parting of the Ways, 2005) After 13 episodes of weapons-grade flirting, the Doctor and Rose finally kiss. And it’s literally the kiss of life: Rose has absorbed the time vortex from the heart of the Tardis, and it’s killing her.
- Come here,” says her Time Lord, tenderly.
- I think you need a Doctor.” Then, as they kiss, ribbons of vortex energy flow from her eyes into his.
- Wow, talk about chemistry: we always knew there was something between these two – we didn’t know it would turn out to be the whole of time and space.
- What’s more, the Ninth Doctor sacrifices himself in the process – laying down his life for the woman he loves without a moment’s hesitation.
What could possibly be more romantic than that? Or if you really must see them in action try this snippet, from 12 seconds in. : Doctor Who best kisses countdown: from Rose Tyler to Kylie Minogue, Captain Jack to Rory Williams