1. Galadriel says:

    One of the trailers had the line–“Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. But not necessarily in that order.”
    As for the season as a fairy tale,  I’ve seen some beautiful Tumblr posts comparing each new series companion to a fairy tale: but series five was the first to invoke it with the Doctor’s comment

    “Amelia Pond. Like a name in a fairy tale.”

    Other comments in season five include

    Doctor:  “The Pandorica? That’s a fairy tale.”
    River: “Aren’t we all?”

    The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.River: I hate good wizards in fairy tales. They always turn out to be him.

    Doctor to sleeping Amelia Pond: When you wake up, you’ll have a mum and dad, and you won’t even remember me. Well, you’ll remember me a little… I’ll be a story in your head. But that’s OK. We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? Cause it was, you know. It was the best. 

    And in season seven, we get this line, Amy’s last words to the Doctor.
    Tell her this is the story of Amelia Pond, and this is how it ends.

    I love the fairy-tale tone of seasons 5-7– five has the “happily,” but six and seven are the “ever after,” the fact that no real life ending is as smooth as the stories. And the ending…oh, I just keep thinking PONDS! MY PONDS!  because this was a good fairy tale.

    It was the best.


  2. Galadriel says:

    On a more humorous note


  3. Kessie says:

    Oh wow, I didn’t know that about Moffat wanting to make it more like a fairy tale. And it’s so true.
    Looking ahead, you know how people are railing about how the Doctor’s true name will be revealed? It won’t. That’s the point of the prophecy. The question will be asked that must never be answered, and silence will fall.
    Except we already know the Doctor told River his name. So she’ll be there. But it will kill the Doctor, because it’s the Fall of the Eleventh. So, essentially, we’re hurtling toward the Doctor being forced to commit suicide. How will this fairytale end?
    But I’m so glad the Ponds got a happy ending. I always was afraid that Amy would leave Rory for the Doctor, which is so yucky. I’m glad she stood by her Roman. I loved that line Rory said, “I’ll come back to life! Don’t I always?”

What do you think?