Days left till the 50th: 28
Episodes watched: 75
Today’s Episode: The Impossible Astronaut
Writer: Stephen Moffat
So, we begin Season 6! This season has a ton of mini episodes, like this episode has..
That’s Nixon! The Doctor is going to ‘Merica!
This is the first time that Doctor Who has actually filmed on site in ‘merica! In Utah! They are in Monument Valley.
I loved the beginning, as its clear that Eleven can travel alone and has fun doing so, as Ten could NOT hang out like Eleven can.
The best part of this is that Mark Sheppard is in it. Anyone who knows sci-fyi knows this guy. He’s been in EVERYTHING.. Firefly, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, Chuck, Battlestar Galactica, he even was in an episode of Sliders! What makes this episode even more awesome is that the guy that played older Canton, well that’s Mark’s father, William Morgan Sheppard! They play Americans in this, but they are British.
So, the Doctor’s death is the story arc of this season, who killed him? Why did he have everyone there on the beach? Is he really and truly dead? Lots of questions to answer. Luckily we did learn more about the Silence, by actually seeing one!
We did learn that Eleven doesn’t like wine, just like Nine. Ten, as you recall could drink it, and did often, but evidenced here and back last season in the Lodger, Eleven can’t stand the stuff.
Also another difference is that Eleven is cool with having a married couple on his ship.. compared to Nine..
He also under estimates Americans and our stupid love for guns..
Now, the best lines go to River, when she and Rory are having a lovely heart to heart as she’s unlocking a door..
RORY: What did you mean? What you said to Amy. There’s a worse day coming for you.
RIVER: When I first met the Doctor, a long, long time ago… he knew all about me. Think about that. Impressionable young girl, and suddenly this man just drops out of the sky, he’s clever and mad and wonderful and knows every last thing about her. Imagine what that does to a girl.
RORY: (softly) I don’t really have to.
RIVER: Trouble is, it’s all back to front. My past is his future. We’re travelling in opposite directions. Every time we meet, I know him more, he knows me less. I live for the days when I see him. But I know that every time I do, he’ll be one step further away. And the day’s coming, when I’ll look into that man’s eyes… my Doctor… and he won’t have the faintest idea who I am. (the lock whirrs) And I think it’s going to kill me.
Poor River she has to deal with so much. At least she was able to get a good slap in..
Poor Matt smith.. as they had to do multiple takes of that.
Finally this great Doctor’s request of the president that didn’t get fulfilled.. I think that no one knew what a Jammie Dodger was, and SWAT was just created in 1968, so they might not have known what the Doctor was talking about with that…
Alas. At least we are left with a cliffhanger, as Rory and River are trapped in this room that is the exact same set from the second floor of the Lodger, and Amy shoots the astronaut just after revealing to the Doctor that she’s pregnant!
Till tomorrow.. More Morgan Sheppard!!!