THE new era of the BAFTA-winning series Doctor Who has broken BBC America ratings records and taken audiences on adventures to meet Vincent Van Gogh in Provence, vampire aliens in 17th century Venice and face-to-face with the Doctor's horrifying foe and fan favorite, the Weeping Angels. In the two-part season finale, it is now a silent menace that will finally catch up with our hero.
While the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his new companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) have managed to side-step danger while exploring time and space, they continue to be threatened by a crack in the universe that first appeared on Amy's wall in the season premiere. In the two-part season finale, they discover a message etched on the oldest cliff-face in the universe, a puzzle box opening from the inside and a love that lasts thousands of years. Their fates are drawing close around the time machine, the TARDIS; will this be the day the Doctor fails?
The Pandorica Opens is part one of the finale, marking the return of several famous villains from the series, along with Professor River Song (Alex Kingston, ER, Flash Forward). According to legend, the Pandorica contains the most feared being in all the cosmos, a monster soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The Doctor's friends unite to send him a terrible warning - the Pandorica is opening. But what's inside, and can the Doctor stop it?
In part two of the dramatic season finale, The Big Bang, the universe is collapsing and the only hope for survival is a little girl who still believes in stars...
The two-part finale was written by lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat (Steven Spielberg's upcoming Tintin, Sherlock, Coupling). The Pandorica Opens airs on Saturday, July 17th @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America, followed on July 24th @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST by The Big Bang.
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