a real world point of view
|Good as Gold|
|Main enemy:||Weeping Angel|
|Main setting:||The Doctor's TARDIS, 2012|
|Writer:||The Children of Ashdene School|
|Premiere broadcast:||24 May 2012|
|Format:||1x3 minute minisode|
|Doctor Who television stories|
|The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe||Asylum of the Daleks|
Bored of not having any adventures lately, the Doctor and Amy get a bit more than they asked for when they set out on one. Landing in London 2012, there's only one piece of advice that can help them now: Whatever you do—don't blink!
The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond are inside the TARDIS, and Amy tells him that the guide book for travelling through the universe says they need to have at least one adventure per week. Complying, the Doctor activates the TARDIS' "Adventure Setting" and they are off. However, the TARDIS starts to malfunction and the Doctor gets blasted by steam. His hair becomes messy and the TARDIS continues to malfunction. The Cloister Bell sounds and the TARDIS console fires out sparks. The Doctor says the TARDIS is going to crash. Amy and he hang on for dear life and they crash.
The Doctor and Amy say, "don't blink", but then the TARDIS fires sparks out of the console. The Weeping Angel takes the Olympic Torch from the athlete. The Doctor says the Angel wants to destroy the Pride of the Olympics and ruin London 2012. He points his sonic screwdriver at the Angel, which cracks and blows up.
The athlete jumps up and grabs the Torch so it doesn't hit the floor and go out. He thanks the Doctor and gives him an Olympic gold medal before leaving the TARDIS to light the Olympic Beacon. The Doctor turns around and says that they are now going to go on an adventure.
The Weeping Angel reappears and looks to the centre of the TARDIS.
- When the Doctor's hair stands on end from an explosion, Amy jokes that he looks like Einstein.
- A Weeping Angel chases a 2012 Olympic Torch Bearer.
Story notes Edit
- A shortened version of the Doctor Who opening titles was used.
- In announcing the competition, the BBC webcast a specially shot scene in January 2012 featuring the Doctor in the Land of Fiction (from TV: The Mind Robber), breaking the fourth wall and describing the competition. The winning story was chosen despite the fact the Doctor requests in the rules that the story not be set at the 2012 London Olympics, owing to the fact "I've already been there" (referring to TV: Fear Her).
- The actor Elliot Barnes-Worrell who played The Athlete was not credited. However, he was later named in Issue 449 of Doctor Who Magazine.
- Although obviously these events did not occur during the real-life opening ceremony, the sound of the TARDIS materialising was heard at one point during the event.
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Filming locations Edit
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Production errors Edit
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- Amy wears the same clothes she did in TV: The Doctor's Wife.
- Weeping Angels first appeared in TV: Blink and last appeared in TV: The Angels Take Manhattan.
- The Cloister Bell is heard, last having been heard in TV: The God Complex.
- The Athlete mentions lighting the Olympic Flame. The Tenth Doctor did this himself in TV: Fear Her. In reality, the flame was lit by a group of future Olympic athletes.
- The Tenth Doctor had previously attended the 2012 Olympic Games in the company of Rose Tyler. (TV: Fear Her). Prior to that, he had also visited 2012 on at least one occasion during or prior to his sixth incarnation (AUDIO: The Raincloud Man) as well as during his seventh (AUDIO: Frozen Time), eighth (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon) and ninth incarnations (TV: Dalek).
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