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Old 01-05-2010, 21:58
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It was as if the doctor randomly mentioned it to Amy in ep 1. The duck pond without ducks, and he asked why call it a duck pond when there's no ducks in it.

Now in ep 5, he mentioned duck pond and no ducks briefly.

Any theory how this will pan out?

Anyone? I am going mad just thinking about it!
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:02
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It was as if the doctor randomly mentioned it to Amy in ep 1. The duck pond without ducks, and he asked why call it a duck pond when there's no ducks in it.

Now in ep 5, he mentioned duck pond and no ducks briefly.

Any theory how this will pan out?

Anyone? I am going mad just thinking about it!
I've raised this before, but it's worth repeating, because I think it shows genius in the field of lateral thinking, if I say so myself... yes, you can all congratulate me later when I'm proven right... ahem...

But...

I think it's a Sally Sparrow-type clue.

"Duck, Pond!"
Amy ducks.
The bad death-type thing that was aimed at her head sails harmlessly over it.

Hey, I don't hear anyone else coming up with anything better!
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:02
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It was as if the doctor randomly mentioned it to Amy in ep 1. The duck pond without ducks, and he asked why call it a duck pond when there's no ducks in it.

Now in ep 5, he mentioned duck pond and no ducks briefly.

Any theory how this will pan out?

Anyone? I am going mad just thinking about it!
I think the Ducks went through the crack in time. I have no wonder why they did and other animals didn't. Maybe other animals did but just not mentioned.
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:03
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I've raised this before, but it's worth repeating, because I think it shows genius in the field of lateral thinking, if I say so myself... yes, you can all congratulate me later when I'm proven right... ahem...

But...

I think it's a Sally Sparrow-type clue.

"Duck, Pond!"
Amy ducks.
The bad death-type thing that was aimed at her head sails harmlessly over it.

Hey, I don't hear anyone else coming up with anything better!
Okay, that's a start!

Thank you.

Any more theory??? From anyone else?
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:04
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Maybe they went with the bee's but didn't return!
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:05
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Okay, that's a start!

Thank you.

Any more theory??? From anyone else?
There are other theories? Are you saying mine wasn't perfect?
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:38
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I was so happy that this turned out to be an actual clue, I said from the beginning that it was important but nope, nobody listened...

To be honest I kind of cheated. I was looking at the place where Leadworth was filmed and noticed the duck pond wasn't there in real life, so they must have purposely built it, so it must be important...

But still, go me!
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:41
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I was so happy that this turned out to be an actual clue, I said from the beginning that it was important but nope, nobody listened...

To be honest I kind of cheated. I was looking at the place where Leadworth was filmed and noticed the duck pond wasn't there in real life, so they must have purposely built it, so it must be important...

But still, go me!
I remember it well... zooming in was almost Doctor-esque!
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:41
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Because a duck pond without ducks is simply a pond. A clue to the fact that the crack is all about Amy?

Perhaps that a little too simplistic.
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:43
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I remember it well... zooming in was almost Doctor-esque!
Yes, someone remembers my"silly thread and its bizarre and now correct theory!

And yes, it was very Doctor-ish... I definitely did NOT attempt to recreate that scene...
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:46
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Because a duck pond without ducks is simply a pond. A clue to the fact that the crack is all about Amy?

Perhaps that a little too simplistic.
I think you are bang on the money.
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:48
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The extra mention does suggest it's important. Ditto the citation of the Cyberman from The Next Doctor.
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:52
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The extra mention does suggest it's important. Ditto the citation of the Cyberman from The Next Doctor.
Unlike the duck pond moment though, that definitely wasn't pre-planned... I suspect that's Moffat's fanboy attempt to explain the insanity that is the human race being none the wiser about a massive robot pretty much destroying London in the 1800s.
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:53
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The...citation of the Cyberman from The Next Doctor.
The mention was of the Cyberking, a huge great massive Cyberman-shaped thingy rampaging through London, and nobody remembered it.

That's 'cos it was sh!t, and most 19th century Londoners quickly purged it from their memories by whatever means necessary...
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:55
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I can understand that time unravelling would cause people to forget things or rather make them as if they hadn't happened. But not sure why it would cause the ducks to leave their pond. I did wonder if it was writing a species out of existence, but then no one would remember them. Perhaps ducks are a lot more sophisticated than we think at detecting anomalies in time and so left the vacinity of the cause of the crack - Amy.
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:55
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The mention was of the Cyberking, a huge great massive Cyberman-shaped thingy rampaging through London, and nobody remembered it.

That's 'cos it was sh!t, and most 19th century Londoners quickly purged it from their memories by whatever means necessary...
Well, nevertheless I was reminded of the end of Gridlock when we got what seemed like a gratuitous mention of the Daleks, only for them to suddenly be the very thing appearing next week...
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:57
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Well, nevertheless I was reminded of the end of Gridlock when we got what seemed like a gratuitous mention of the Daleks, only for them to suddenly be the very thing appearing next week...
True... what chance someone at the end of next week's episode mentioning the Zygon-Ice Warrior problem?
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Old 01-05-2010, 22:59
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I can understand that time unravelling would cause people to forget things or rather make them as if they hadn't happened. But not sure why it would cause the ducks to leave their pond. I did wonder if it was writing a species out of existence, but then no one would remember them.
That's kind of been explained tonight, Amy's a time traveller so she can see things differently like the Doctor - she knows what should be there even if it never ends up existing. I know she wasn't a time traveller at the duck pond point, but I dunno, wibbly wobbly timey wimey, she was a time traveller in the end.

Perhaps ducks are a lot more sophisticated than we think at detecting anomalies in time
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Old 01-05-2010, 23:19
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I'm guessing it's just the unfortunate ducks from that particular pond that got erased from time? Poor little buggers. If all of the ducks had been erased from history, Amy wouldn't have known what the Doctor meant by a duck pond.

I like to think the erased stuff has been deposited into some kind of gigantic neverwhere purgatory. The Stolen Earth Daleks, a huge ridiculous CGI robot, and a bunch of waddling ducks. All just twiddling their thumbs. Well, if the daleks and ducks had thumbs.

(hopefully they've been joined by The Slitheen, that weird Scottish alien from The Two Doctors, Jenny, Marta Jones's mother, and the Red Kangs)
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Old 01-05-2010, 23:26
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It is obvious that the Doctor is going to face his biggest battle yet, he is going to go to war against this creature here, http://bestuff.com/images/images_of_...lla-204172.jpg, yes rubberduckzilla!
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Old 01-05-2010, 23:33
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(hopefully they've been joined by The Slitheen, that weird Scottish alien from The Two Doctors, Jenny, Marta Jones's mother, and the Red Kangs)
You've gone crazy, you little stump of wood. Red kangs are best! Red kangs, red kangs, red kangs are best!
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Old 01-05-2010, 23:38
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Cheers, folks!

Many theories to PONDer tonight. Now I can finally sleep on it!
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Old 01-05-2010, 23:39
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You've gone crazy, you little stump of wood. Red kangs are best! Red kangs, red kangs, red kangs are best!
Haha. I just about got the message during the episode, not sure how, I mean, it was a very subtle message...
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Old 01-05-2010, 23:42
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Maybe it's Moffatt's version of the Dolphins leaving earth in Hitchhikers...

"so long and thanks for all the bread!"
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Old 01-05-2010, 23:47
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The crack has caused ducks to cease to exist I guess.

It'll probably be the 'joke' relevation of things the crack has done.

Sort of like the bees disappearing because they're aliens.
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