The Doctor and Amy travel to a future time where all of the residents actually live in a orbiting spacecraft, Starship UK. The Doctor soon realizes that while the spaceship is moving through space, it isn't powered in the conventional sense. Amy meanwhile is given the opportunity to learn the truth but chooses to have her memory erased. The Doctor is faced with unacceptable options and it's Amy who makes the final decision on what to do.Written by
Liz X mentions that The Doctor had "tea and scones with Liz II" Matt Smith who plays The Doctor, played Prince Phillip in The Crown (2016). Prince Phillip is the husband of Liz II. She also mentions how "Vicky was a bit on the fence" about the Doctor. In Victoria (2016) Queen Victoria is played by Jenna Coleman who played a companion of Matt Smith's Doctor. Clara Oswald. See more »
After Amy wakes up in the chair and the computer verifies her identity, the display shows "Age: 1,308", but the voice announces "Age: 1,306". See more »
I'll not get into specifics here, so as not to give spoilers. This episode has several surprises and some very interesting concepts, as well as social commentary.
When faced with a seeming moral dilemma, is it best to confront its consequences or forget them? Both answers are explored here.
Also, Moffat is one of the best constructors of plot around. The epiphany, when it comes, seems obvious in retrospect, although it wasn't. In other words, Moffat is excellent at laying clues toward a resolution without seeming to do so.
However, the best part for me is the further character development of the Doctor's new companion, Amy, and the Doctor's own morality. Both roles continue to be wonderfully acted by Matt Smith and Karen Gillen.
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