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    Visit the Episode GuideDOCTOR WHO SERIES 31
    AMY'S CHOICE
    EPISODE NUMBER - 3107 (507)

    Amy, Rory, and the Doctor must decide between two versions of reality that seem equally real, with the self-proclaimed "Dream Lord" threatening their death if they choose wrong.

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    Default (Temporary) While Amys Choice Is Closed...

    Anyone want to post their views on Amys Choice seeing as the main thread not been opened?
    Hopefully this will be merged when it does open

    So Amys Choice, your views??
    I thought it was quite a good episode overall, like all of this series episodes
    The idea of choosing between two ideal lifestyles was quite a good storyline to go down
    Both pending disasters were quite interesting, with the alien attack on Earth and the Cold Star threatening the Tardis
    Also nice to see some character development with all the characters, and an evil alter ego of the Doctor
    Glad they all survived and Rorys still with the Tardis as i think those three together are a good group, the constant banter from Rory thinking Amys going for the Doctor and not him. Thought Rory might die or leave but glad he didnt
    As usual, there was the usual comedic side to the episode which is always nice to see

    This season is definately going well in terms of good storylines and episodes

    As usual, cant wait till next weeks episode, looks good as usual
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    Ah, good idea.

    Amy's Choice...bit dull, I think. Not necessarily bad, and it isn't the lack of monsters, spaceships etc that turned me off, I just think it was a little slow-moving.

    Some good dialogue (though I can't remember it now), and interesting ideas (cold star?) but generally...meh. I'll watch it again later, see if I warm up to it more second time around.

    Also, maybe I wasn't paying attention - was the Dream Lord 'real', and if so, was he the Doctor, the Valeyard maybe? I found it interesting when the Doctor says something along the lines of 'there's only one person in the universe who hates me as much as him'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealurk View Post
    Ah, good idea.

    Amy's Choice...bit dull, I think. Not necessarily bad, and it isn't the lack of monsters, spaceships etc that turned me off, I just think it was a little slow-moving.

    Some good dialogue (though I can't remember it now), and interesting ideas (cold star?) but generally...meh. I'll watch it again later, see if I warm up to it more second time around.

    Also, maybe I wasn't paying attention - was the Dream Lord 'real', and if so, was he the Doctor, the Valeyard maybe? I found it interesting when the Doctor says something along the lines of 'there's only one person in the universe who hates me as much as him'.
    The Dream Lord was everything the Doctor hated about himself
    It was because of the dust particles (cant remember their name) stuck in the Tardis, and it put them in a dream like state, and made a physic connection to the Doctor

    I agree with you about it being a bit slow moving, but it did have some action in it, and I enjoyed it because of the mystery as to who the Dream Master was and also which lifestyle would they choose as the dream and which one was real. Kind of an interesting twist at the end with them both being dream worlds

    Also interesting that at the end of the episode, the Doctor saw the Dream Master as his own reflection in the console, so maybe he still believes in all the things he hates about himself

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    While I think the episode was a little like watching Shaun of the dead in places..... I did love the episode itself. I really hope we see the Dreamlord again at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-90_177 View Post
    While I think the episode was a little like watching Shaun of the dead in places..... I did love the episode itself. I really hope we see the Dreamlord again at some point.
    Lool, i think i can see where your coming from with that point. The whole small comedic bits and also the monsters and them running and hiding, then at the end when they decide to face them and die

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybrown View Post
    Lool, i think i can see where your coming from with that point. The whole small comedic bits and also the monsters and them running and hiding, then at the end when they decide to face them and die
    Yeah exactly. To me that was pretty much a dead give away that it was the fake one. (i mean it was kinda clear that it was anyway but if they had ramped up the drama then there was a chance that people would have been more confused)

    I was also fairly sure both realities were fake.........Pretty much the same time a Cold Star was mentioned.
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    10/10
    Loved it! What a great, twisted, odd, and eerie story that was with some wonderful humour too! And what a twist about who the Dream Lord actually was! Very clever! I know the Doctor said that it was him...but I could quite easily think of the Dream Lord as the Valeyard...who is the Doctor too of course! Brilliant!
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    here's the real thread. sorry about the delay folks

    enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-90_177 View Post
    Yeah exactly. To me that was pretty much a dead give away that it was the fake one. (i mean it was kinda clear that it was anyway but if they had ramped up the drama then there was a chance that people would have been more confused)

    I was also fairly sure both realities were fake.........Pretty much the same time a Cold Star was mentioned.
    I didnt really want to guess because I thought the cold star was quite a nice idea, but it did cross my mind that the Earth one was fake, what with everything being so perfect

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    Default Re: (Temporary) While Amys Choice Is Closed...

    10/10
    Loved it! What a great, twisted, odd, and eerie story that was with some wonderful humour too! And what a twist about who the Dream Lord actually was! Very clever! I know the Doctor said that it was him...but I could quite easily think of the Dream Lord as the Valeyard...who is the Doctor too of course! Brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver View Post
    here's the real thread. sorry about the delay folks

    enjoy
    Its ok, delays happen sometimes =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    10/10
    Loved it! What a great, twisted, odd, and eerie story that was with some wonderful humour too! And what a twist about who the Dream Lord actually was! Very clever! I know the Doctor said that it was him...but I could quite easily think of the Dream Lord as the Valeyard...who is the Doctor too of course! Brilliant!
    Lol, you summed up what i liked about the episode quite well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybrown View Post
    Also nice to see some character development with all the characters, and an evil alter ego of the Doctor
    It's got to be The Valyard, if it's The Master I will hurt someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Sealurk View Post
    Also, maybe I wasn't paying attention - was the Dream Lord 'real', and if so, was he the Doctor, the Valeyard maybe? I found it interesting when the Doctor says something along the lines of 'there's only one person in the universe who hates me as much as him'.
    I agree with the Dream Lord being the Valyard

    I have to say I really enjoyed this one it was nice and dark, it's nice to see that while Amy fancies the Doctor like mad (who wouldn't) she loves Rory. So we can cheer, they'll be no shippy mooning over the Doctor a la Martha and Rose HOORAY!!!!

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    Well all round it was a good episode, I think it was obvious witch was the dream as why would Amy and Rory leave the Doctor so soon. It was weird that the Doctor was the dreamlord but it kinda made sense and the ending was a bit predictable.

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    Lol, you summed up what i liked about the episode quite well
    Lol. Your welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefgirl View Post
    I have to say I really enjoyed this one it was nice and dark, it's nice to see that while Amy fancies the Doctor like mad (who wouldn't) she loves Rory. So we can cheer, they'll be no shippy mooning over the Doctor a la Martha and Rose HOORAY!!!!
    I agree because I think it gives some depth to the character and her relationships between Rory and the Doctor. Also rovides some nice funny banter between Rory, the Doctor and Amy

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    The cold star sounded strange, but then this is Doctor Who. I did like the Doctor's line early on about whether they are in the future having flashes of the past, or in the past having flashes of the future (or something like that). I thought that went a way towards blurring the line and making it harder to tell which was real, although I did start to get an idea that both were a short while before the Doctor said it.

    But the big issue, the one that overshadows the rest of the episode...Rory's ponytail? I shouldn't laugh, as I'm a bloke with long hair too (and yes, I frequently tie it back - but purely for practical reasons) but still, that was bad! If anything, it was the biggest indicator that the village reality was fake early on...

    I think one of my biggest reasons for not liking it (though certainly not disliking it) is I've never liked "is this real, or is it fake?" stories in any series, so I may have been biased against it from the start. Don't know why. Now, stories that revolve around memory are another thing entirely - they are generally awesome, in my view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealurk View Post
    The cold star sounded strange, but then this is Doctor Who. I did like the Doctor's line early on about whether they are in the future having flashes of the past, or in the past having flashes of the future (or something like that). I thought that went a way towards blurring the line and making it harder to tell which was real, although I did start to get an idea that both were a short while before the Doctor said it.

    But the big issue, the one that overshadows the rest of the episode...Rory's ponytail? I shouldn't laugh, as I'm a bloke with long hair too (and yes, I frequently tie it back - but purely for practical reasons) but still, that was bad! If anything, it was the biggest indicator that the village reality was fake early on...
    I agree with you about the whole anything can happen in the Doctor Who universe, thats why i wasnt sure whether either of them were real. I also found his speech on the past and future was put in to confuse people and make them wonder

    But as you said, Rorys ponytail was a definate lol for me because it was such an awkward hairdo, and also, the switching between dreams made it even funnier because i kept trying to imagine the Rory in the Tardis with a ponytail and you got used to him without a ponytail, then boom its back.

    Btw Sealurk, i loled at ur location (Proud and happy to be in the Con-Dem-Nation!!!)
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    I think I mainly liked this episode for the dialogue, the banter and the interaction between the three leads. I'm actually very happy to see Rory is almost a full fledged companion now (and did I see him in the trailer for next week's episode as well?), albeit one who doesn't quite know what to think of the Doctor.

    I am also happy to see an episode spend as much time on the TARDIS as this one, even if we didn't really see any new areas (unless you count the storage cubby hole).
    And now it's time for one last bow, like all your other selves. Eleven's hour is over now... the clock is striking Twelve's.

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