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

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

If you have any feedback about anything we’ve discussed, you can send messages on Twitter directed @BridgingTheRift, comment on this blog post or send short MP3 feedback to our GoogleMail address.  You can also “like” us on Facebook and leave comments there.

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