The Eleventh Hour
Series 5 Episode 1
The Doctor has regenerated into a brand new man, but danger strikes before he even has time to recover. He has just 20 minutes to save the whole world – with only Amy Pond to help him.
  • The Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)'s first full-length episode. We also meet new companion, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), as well as her boyfriend, Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill).
  • This episode also introduced a brand new version of theme tune to the series, as well as a revamped title sequence. We also saw the new TARDIS interior on screen for the first time.
  • In Amelia's bedroom at the start of the episode, the new Doctor quotes his previous incarnation on two occasions. First, he says "You've had some cowboys in here..." (The Girl in the Fireplace), and then he says "wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey" (Blink). Interestingly, both of these are lines taken from episodes that were also penned by Steven Moffat.
  • This episode was previewed to the press in Cardiff on 18th March 2010.
  • Worldwide broadcasts for this episode include 17th April in the US and Canada, and on 18th April in Australia.
Memorable Quotes
  • The Doctor: Can I have an apple? All I can think about. Apples. I love apples. Maybe I'm having a craving? That's new, never had cravings before!
  • Young Amy: Who are you?
    The Doctor: I don't know yet. I'm still cooking.
  • The Doctor: I'm the Doctor. Do everything I tell you. Don't ask stupid questions, and don't wander off.
  • The Doctor: Run. Just go. Your back up's coming. I'll be fine.
    Amy: There is no back up!
    The Doctor: I heard you on the radio. You called for back up.
    Amy: I was pretending. It's a pretend radio.
    The Doctor: But you're a police woman!
    Amy: I'm a kissogram!
  • The Doctor: You said six months. Why did you say six months?
    Amy: We've gotta go...
    The Doctor: This matters. This is important. Why did you say six months?
    Amy: Why did you say five minutes!?
  • The Doctor: You're Amelia.
    Amy: You're late.
    The Doctor: Amelia Pond. You're the little girl!
    Amy: I'm Amelia, and you're late!
    The Doctor: What happened?
    Amy: Twelve years.
    The Doctor: You hit me with a cricket bat...
    Amy: Twelve years!
    The Doctor: A cricket bat!
    Amy: Twelve years, and four psychiatrists!
    The Doctor: Four?
    Amy: I kept biting them.
    The Doctor: Why?
    Amy: They said you weren't real.
  • Mrs Angelo: Hello Amy, dear. You're a police woman now?
    Amy: Well... sometimes.
    Mrs Angelo: I thought you were a nurse?
    Amy: I... can be a nurse.
    Mrs Angelo: Or, actually, a nun?
    Amy: I dabble.
  • The Doctor: Twenty minutes to save the world, and I've got a post office. And it's shut!
  • Amy: Who are you?
    The Doctor: You know who I am.
    Amy: No, really. Who are you?
    The Doctor: Look at the sky. End of the world. Twenty minutes!
    Amy: Well, better talk quickly then.
  • The Doctor: Get a girlfriend, Jeff.
  • Mrs Angelo: I like Patrick Moore.
    The Doctor: I'll get you his number. But watch him, he's a devil.
  • Prisoner Zero: The cracks in the skin of the universe, don't you know where they came from? You don't, do you? The Doctor and the TARDIS doesn't know. Doesn't know! Doesn't know! The universe is cracked. The Pandorica will open. Silence will fall.
  • Rory: (To Amy, while the Doctor is getting changed) Are you not going to turn your back?
    Amy: Nope.
  • The Doctor: The Doctor will see you now!
  • Amy: Are you from another planet?
    The Doctor: Yeah.
    Amy: Ok...
    The Doctor: So what do you think?
    Amy: What?
    The Doctor: Other planets. Want to check some out?
  • Amy: There's a whole world in here, just like you said. It's all true. I thought... well, I started to think that... maybe you were just, like, a madman with a box.
    The Doctor: Amy Pond, there's something you better understand about me, because it's important. And one day, you life may depend on it. I am definitely a madman with a box.
  • The Doctor: Goodbye Leadworth. Hello everything!
Series 5 Volume 1 DVD DVD & Blu-ray
Doctor Who Series 5, Volume 1

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