230) THE ANGELS TAKE MANHATTAN

29 September 2012

Viewing Figure: 7.82M

230) THE ANGELS TAKE MANHATTAN

Plot

When Rory is sent back to 1930's New York, The Doctor discovers that some historical events can't be rewritten

Cast

Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory), Alex Kingston (River Song), Mike McShane (Grayle)

Rob David (Sam Garner), Bentley Kalu (Hood), Ozzie Yue (Foreman), Burnell Tucker (Old Garner)

Uncredited Cast

Sarah Maddison, Louise Bowen (Weeping Angels)

Crew

Steven Moffat (Writer), Marcus Wilson (Producer), Nick Hurran (Director), Crispin Layfield, Gordon Seed (Stunt Coordinators)

Matthew Sterling, Stephanie Carey (Stunt Performer), Fay Selby (First Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (Second Assistant Director)

Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch (Third Assistant Director), Danielle Richards (Assistant Director), Nicky James (Location Manager)

Geraint Williams (Unit Manager), Phillipa Cole (Production Manager), Moe Bardach (Production Manager (New York))

Claire Hildred (Production Coordinator), Gabriella Ricci (Asst Production Coordinator), Sandra Cosfield (Production Assistant)

Rachel Vipond, Samantha Price (Production Assistants), Rhys Evans, Justine Wooff (Asst Production Accountants)

Joe Phillips (Assistant Script Editor), Steve Walker (Script Supervisor), Joe Russell (Camera Operator)

James Scott, Julius Ogden (Focus Pullers), Gary Norman (Grip), Meg de Koning, Sam Smithard, Evalina Norgren (Camera Assistants),

Owen Charnley (Assistant Grip), Ross Adams, Chris Goding (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer)

Stephen Slocombe (Best Boy), Bob Wilton, Gareth Sheldon, Matt Wilson (Electricians), Paul Spriggs (Supervising Art Director)

Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator), Charlie Lynam, Adrian Greenwood (Production Buyers), Lucienne Suren (Art Director)

Richard Hardy (Assistant Art Director), Donna Shakesheff (Art Department Coordinator), Paul Smith (Props Master)

Bernies Davies (Props Chargehand), Jayne Davies (Set Dresser), Austin J Curtis (Prophand) 

Phill Shellard, Helen Atherton (Standby Props), Mike Elkins, Ian Griffin (Dressing Props), Christina Tom (Graphic Artist)

Chris Lees (Graphic Designer), Florenece Tasker (Petty Cash Buyer), Will Pope (Standby Carpenter)

Bryan Griffiths (Standby Rigger), Penny Howarth, Alan Hardy, Jamie Thomas (Props Makers)

Gareth Fox (Prop Driver), Terry Horle (Construction Manager), Dean Tucker (Construction Chargehand)

Fraser Purfit (Assistant Costume Designer), Carly Griffith (Costume Supervisor)

Katarina Cappallazzi, Gemma Evans (Costume Assistants), Sara Angharard, Vivienne Simpson, Alison Sing (Make-Up Artists)

Alice Purser (Casting Associate), Becky Torman (Assistant Editor), Joel Skinner (VFX Editor)

Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer), Matthew Cox (ADR Editor), Darran Clements (Dialogue Editor), Paul Jefferies (Sound Effects Editor)

Jamie Talbutt (Foley Editor), Peter Anderson Studio (Graphics), Mark Bright (Online Conform), Jon Everett (Online Editor)

Mick Vincent (Colourist), with thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted and orchestrated by Ben Foster

recorded and mixed by Jake JacksonRon Grainer (Original Theme Music), Andy Pryor CDG (Casting Director)

Julie Scott (Production Executive), Nerys Davies (Post Production Supervisor), Jeff Dunn (Production Accountant), 

Deian Llyr Humphreys (Sound Recordist), Howard Burden (Costume Designer), Barbara Southcott (Make-Up Designer)

Murray Gold (Music), The Mill, Stargate Studios (Visual Effects), Real SFX (Special Effects), Prosthetics (Millennium FX)

Jamie Pearson (Editor), Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer), Neville Kidd (Director of Photography), Denise Paul (Script Producer)

David Mason (Line Producer (US)), Diana Barton (Line Producer), Steven Moffat, Caroline Skinner (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Marcus Wilson (Director), Toby Ford, Iestyn Hampson-Jones, Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch, Stuart Feldman (First Assistant Directors)

Jim Nickas (Second Assistant Director), Delmi Thomas, Marie Devautour, Lora Sorrentino (Third Assistant Directors), James Beaumont

Medry Llewellyn, Hannah Bone (Assistant Directors), Bridget Calrk (Location Manager), Rory Herbert, Cynthia Balfour (Script Supervisors)

Russell Swanson, David Kimmelman (Camera Operators), Leo Holba, Chris Walmsley (Focus Pullers), Tim Smythe (Grip)

Sam Reeves (Assistant Grip), John Merriman (Gaffer), Andrew Clarke (Best Boy), Jack Gibbons (Electrician), Heather Kane (Prop Master)

Eion Lambe (Prophand), Rob Keymer (Standby Props), Pam Mullins, Donyale McCrae (Make-Up Artists)

Gareth Meirion Thomas, James Baker (Sound Recordists), Gavin Struthers (Director of Photography)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 2

  • Cardiff University, School of Physics & Astronomy, The Parade, Cardiff

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 1

  • Bute Street, Cardiff Bay

  • West Bute Street, Cardiff Bay

  • Bristol University/Royal Fort House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol

  • Central Park, New York

  • 5th Avenue @ 60th Street, Plaza, New York

  • Broadway @ 47th Street, Times Square, New York

  • Main Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York

  • Bench near Manhattan Bridge, New York

  • Tudor City Place @ 43rd Street, New York

  • Main Street @ Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, New York

  • South Street, New York

  • Grand Central Station, New York

  • Grand Arm Plaza, New York

  • Tudor City Place, New York

  • St Nicholas, near Cardiff

  • Llanelli District Cemetery, Swansea Road, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • Upper Boat Studios: Ext Studios

Deaths

  • Amy Pond [sent back in time and dies of old age]

  • Rory Williams [sent back in time and dies of old age]

  • Grayle [possibly sent back in time and dies of old age]

    • possibly - fate probably in hands of Weeping Angels ​

  • Sam Garner [sent back in time and dies of old age]

Number of Production Days: 20

Production Days

  • 20 Days between Friday 23 March - Thursday 28 June 2012

Production Errors

  1. When The Doctor rips out the last page of his book, he actually ripped a page from the middle 

  2. After Amy and Rory jump from the roof of Winter Quay, The Doctor is looking down at them, and River Song is standing in the background. In the next shot, River is also looking down at Amy and Rory

  3. When arriving at Winter Quay, The Doctor and Amy leave River Song behind in the car. However in a couple of shots later, River Song is in the lift with The Doctor and Amy

  4. During the final graveyard scene, Rory is wearing a hoodie over his shirt. When he wakes up, Rory is wearing a jacket over the hoodie, which he has been wearing throughout the episode 

  5. If the Winter Quay acts like a prison for all of the victims of the Weeping Angels, how do the 'residents' get food and water to stay alive? The apartments clearly do not have a kitchen or a bathroom  (or maybe they do hidden off-screen). Do the Weeping Angels put food baskets at the doors of the apartments? Are the Weeping Angels in league with an underground food and water bootleg business? Does Winter Quay have a power that keeps 'residents' alive? Explain someone, explain. 

  6. The Weeping Angels are killed when Rory escapes from Winter Quay. It is established that every time some tries to escape, they are sent back in time, back to an apartment in the same building where they eventually die. Couldn't somebody, living on the first floor have escaped a long time ago - like jumping out to the streets below? 

  7. The Doctor is seen to heal River Song's broken wrist with regeneration energy. This is impossible since it will be later revealed in The Time of the Doctor that the 11th Doctor is the final incarnation of a Time Lord regeneration cycle. How could he have used regeneration energy in the first place? 

Working Titles

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Verdict

An episode which seems to spend time advertising famous New York landmarks instead of using them as integral parts to the story. The departure of Amy and Rory is not well handled while the beloved Ponds disappear from the show in a distasteful manner. The script is not that great which seems to forget what makes the Weeping Angels the creatures they are. Amy and River are at their worst, their attitudes towards The Doctor for helping fix River’s wrist is very uncalled for. To be honest Amy has done similar means things in the show so nothing new has changed. The episode is full paradoxes which seems to contradict other paradoxes, resulting in some very confusing moments. The final monologue and freeze-frame for Amy is not deserved. Not the best way to end a companion’s time on the show but then again Amy and Rory brought nothing special to the show. **​

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Number of Production Days: 5