Bridging The Rift #22: From The Hungry Earth to The Big Bang, Part 2

September 5, 2010

Subwave  Network album artAt long last, it’s here! The second part of our massive, sprawling discussion of the latter half of series 5. Last time, we discussed the Silurian 2-parter and “Vincent & The Doctor.” The conversation continues here as we dive into “The Lodger” and the 2-part finale, “The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang.”

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Show Notes


@ 1 minute – A brief intro and apology from Erik.

General Discussion

@ 1 minutes 40 seconds – We pick up where we left off, with a discussion of Gareth Robert’s quirky “The Lodger.” And yes, the towel scene gets mentioned. As the story was based on a 10th Doctor comic strip, we also talk about how well this episode fit the 11th Doctor, and which other Doctors we think could have done well with this story.

@ 15 minutes 15 seconds – We dive into “The Pandorica Opens,” and the conversation naturally meanders over into its conclusion “The Big Bang,” and we try to hit all the high notes: River Song! Young Amy! Plastic Rory! The Doctor Dances…poorly! Plus, Nat has a very interesting theory as to what the story’s really all about. Also, stupid people are stupid.

@ 1 hour 2 minutes 26 seconds – An open call for feedback, especially a request that you bring our attention to any excellent Series 5 inspired creativity for our next episode.

@ 1 hour 2 minutes 50 seconds – Speaking of next episodes…back to our core strength–spotlighting your excellent works of creativity!

Trocking Out

@ 1 hour 3 minutes 25 seconds – We trock out to the excellent song “Doctor Who” by Parry Gripp. You can download this song, and many others, at They also have songs available via iTunes, and they have a great YouTube channel at

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