5 Years of Us!
You'll be able to find all our 5-year celebrations up here. There's going to be some great stuff.
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Five years of Doctor Who...
What an opener! While our review may still be in the early stages, there’s no doubting the impact that The Impossible Astronaut had on the audience last Saturday, and the amount of open ends and questions it left for us to try and plug ourselves, before beginning to answer some of them the following week, in tommorow’s episode, Day of the Moon.
So, instead of a normal preview, we’ve decided that, for this once only, we’ll be offering totally wild speculation on the basis of the last episode. None of this is confirmed (Unless stated otherwise) and all comes from the head of somebody who’s steered well clear of spoilers, with the exception of the BBC’s own trailers, so you don’t have to look away in case it spoils the story. However, it goes without saying that there shall be spoilers for The Impossible Astronaut, including the climactic ending, so if you don’t want that spoilt, you may want to change the page... now. Oh, and the monsters in that episode were called ‘Silents’, in case you didn’t know already.
-The little girl (Or, as President Nixon says, ‘Jefferson’) that appeared inside the spacesuit at the end is actually Amy’s daughter, somehow projected Amy’s past and present simultaneously, despite being from her future.
-This little girl is River Song, and possibly still Amy Pond’s daughter. This explains why she was unfazed by seeing the Doctor die, as she’s already done it. This is also possibly the ‘first time’ River spoke of, when a man fell out of the sky and knew everything about her, as the Doctor had done all he was to do with River.
-So perhaps, the future Doctor has asked River to kill him in order to stop the Silents from performing whatever evil plot they’re going to perform. A bit obvious, considering this is Steven Moffat and it was alluded to in the episode, but hey ho. River being Amy and Rory’s daughter certainly isn’t.
-Or: Amy isn’t pregnant. It’s a justification given by herself for why she’s feeling so sick after seeing the Silents. Remember, River also felt sick upon seeing the monsters of the piece. Alternatively, they could be making them pregnant upon sight, but then that’s a little bit Torchwood.
-This series takes 200 years (With the mid-season wait, it may seem that way) and the Doctor, at the end of Episode 13, goes back in time and gathers up Amy, Rory and River for this adventure which triggers the entire series.
-This years’ plot arc will be stopping the Doctor dying, and it won’t actually happen until Episode 13, which means that Episode 1 is only because of the events of Episode 13, which is due to the events of Episode 1... Weird paradox thing that the Doctor is somehow rescued from, as this creates a ‘bubble’ of time known as a DVD box set.
-It’s not the same astronaut in 2011 as in 1969.
-The astronaut in 2011 is Doctor himself.
-Whatever happened to Rory at the end will see him pretty much written out of the next few episodes. Again.
-We don’t see the TARDIS of the future Doctor, so perhaps he’s, in true Jon Pertwee fashion, ‘exiled to earth’ the 1800s and has, thus, aged 200 years.
-The Ood appear in an episode this year, so why not this one with The Satan Pit-esque markings on the trailer? While it’s probably something (almost) completely original from The Moff, it could be the Beast again...
-That TARDIS at the end, which was the same one as appeared in The Lodger, is the Silents’ TARDIS, possibly stolen from a Time Lord of some kind, or copied from the Doctors’ TARDIS somehow.
-The villains in The Lodger were also Silents- whenever somebody was killed in that episode, the camera turned to face the victim, so that we never saw the killer. This would make sense as well, as the lights flickered at every death in that episode as well, just like when the Silent killed Joy mid-way through The Impossible Astronaut.
-The way that Joy said ‘They never fix the lights’ is more than a throw-away comment: There have been many killings in the White House, all by the Silents, as they cause the lights to flicker when electrocuting people.
-The Doctor finds this TARDIS, recognises it as quickly as the loyal viewers did and then heads to find Craig Owen, star of The Lodger, as James Corden’s character does reappear this series. It’s bound to be this half, as well, otherwise the BBC wouldn’t mention it until the big break to drum up a little extra publicity, what with Corden being such a big name.
-Canton is gay, and this proves a big thing somehow. This would be the only reason why ‘Being married would be a crime’ in America, in this time, to think of.
-The Silents are actually protecting the humans somehow, and so the Doctor causes the ‘Silents to fall’, leaving the Earth in a greater danger than it would be otherwise.
-The Doctor goes through the episode without seeing or hearing of a Silent.