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What does Amy mean by "washing up"?

It's a joke. The Doctor is saying that he wants Amy and Rory to stop travelling with him and get on with their lives before they come to a sticky end like many of his previous companions. Amy replies &...
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Why was the Silence ship from "The Lodger" abandoned?

The circumstances of the episode imply that it was abandoned in 1969 (or shortly thereafter; emphasis mine): Doctor: You just raised an army against yourself and now, for a thousand generations, you'...
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What really made the Doctor want to take Amy with him?

I think there are two possible reasons for this apparent contradiction. The Doctor changed so much that he reconsidered his decision. When he met Lady Christina, he was close to the end of his tenth ...
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What does Amy mean by "washing up"?

"Washing up" is the British expression meaning 'doing the dishes'. We sometimes also refer to the pile of dirty dishes waiting to be dealt with as "the washing up". Amy's ...
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What does "They can't shunt within the same timestream" mean?

The dictionary definition of shunt that applies here is it means "allow movement". Timestream refers to personal history. Generally it gets used in Doctor Who in multiple Doctor specials ...
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What type of bird makes the birdsong in the episode Amy's Choice?

I hear the exact song every morning. It is not similar to the Robin above, but is exactly the same as the episode. However, the Grosbeak is probably a hit. I have seen these at our bird feeder and ...
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What does "They can't shunt within the same timestream" mean?

One of the meanings of "shunt" is a bypass -- electrically, a short circuit is a "shunt" and sometimes a parallel load is, too (think "shunt wound motor" vs. "series ...
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Why was the Silence ship from "The Lodger" abandoned?

I think the answer is that Moffat cleared up all the loose ends that he thought he could (or perhaps should) in The Time of the Doctor, the Christmas special that was Matt Smith's swan song as the ...
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What does Amy mean by "washing up"?

Amy is referring to herself and Rory as (metaphorically) being a pile of dirty dishes that the Doctor needs to deal with and put away before he's (metaphorically) able to settle down for the evening. ...
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Is Amy Pond Clara's grandmother?

No. Amy said she could not have any more children after Demon's Run. AMY: Whatever they did to me at Demons Run, I can't ever give you children. -- Asylum of the Daleks (Series 7 Episode 1)
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Was the Silence ship an early attempt to kill the Doctor?

Although it was revealed in a later episode to be a Silence ship as you stated, and almost certainly created for the purpose of their mission to kill or imprison The Doctor, all available information ...
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What does "They can't shunt within the same timestream" mean?

OK, so after I gave it a bit more thinking I came up with another theory. How about this? Rory has seen the Handbots appearing out of nowhere. He's smart, so he figured this may be some kind of a ...
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Was the Silence ship in "The Lodger" the exact same ship?

Unknown As far as I'm aware, this has not been explicitly confirmed one way or the other, and you can make a decent case for either side. On the one hand, Moffat's comments (cited in my answer to ...
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