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Because they're too 'good'. This is addressed explicitly by the Doctor at the end of the episode: RORY: So that was the Dream Lord then? Those little specks. DOCTOR: No, no. No. Sorry, wasn't it obvious? The Dream Lord was me. Psychic pollen. It's a mind parasite. It feeds on everything dark in you, gives it a voice, turns it against you. I'm nine ...


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No they didn't have the same ring on. SO, no Clara's Granny is not Amy Pond. There are also various other reasons, like the fact that Amy and Rory's son's last name was Williams, not Oswald OR Ravenwood. Amy and Rory were dead by 2012, which was proved in THE ANGELS TAKE MANHATTAN when they arrive and the Doctor says they're in 2012. Clara, being 24 and ...


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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 "Well, I think this is about the washing up, personally." - as in the real reason is that the Doctor is fed up of Amy and Rory literally leaving dirty ...


12

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're going to be ordering them to destroy you every day. How fast can you run? Because today's the day the human race throw you off their planet. Doctor Who ...


9

I'm struggling to find a canon confirmation but the birdsong clip in Amy's Choice sounds very much like a robin. Given that you appear to be in the US, what you're hearing is possibly some kind of grosbeak or vireo, both of which are said to have similar calls to the European Robin


9

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 incarnation; he'd lost several Companions, and the loss of Donna was evidently still fresh in his memory. In that frame of mind, it made sense for him to ...


5

"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 relationship with the Doctor is unusual - there may be some attraction between them but she firmly loves Rory and she recognises that the Doctor is always 'running away'...


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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 where each Doctor is considered to have his own timestream. Basically Doctor Who is paradox free except for the personal history of a time traveler. See the 9th ...


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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 wound motor"). In transportation, a "shunt" is like a shortcut, but one that, for reasons, isn't the primary route (you'll see shunt tracks on ...


3

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 11th Doctor. A July 2013 interview with io9 contains the following (emphasis mine): When we caught up with Moffat last weekend at Comic-Con, we asked him, "...


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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 this recording sounds really close: I just finally caught sight of the bird singing. Turns out it is a house wren!


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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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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. AMY: Why now? DOCTOR: Because you're still breathing. AMY: Well, I think this is about the washing up, personally. DOCTOR: I mean, you're right, there's still ...


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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 teleport, and his idea is to use the very same technology to get to the TARDIS. However, Amy points out that this is not a teleport, but a "time jump" (...


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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 your last question) seem to imply that the ships are distinct, or at least that there's a non-zero chance of them being distinct (emphasis mine): Those were ...


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