Doctor Who Vol. 2 #77


“The Impossible Astronaut”

  • written by Steven Moffat
  • begins after a two-month break, during which Amy and Rory did not travel with the Doctor
  • features River Song (her seventh episode)
  • (on 22 April 2011, as revealed by later episodes) a future version of the Doctor dies (reconciled in the season finale, “The Wedding of River Song”)
  • introduces the Silence (revealed, in “Let’s Kill Hitler,” not to be the species seen here but actually a religious order to which they belong)

sixth season debut; aired 23 Apr 2011

See It in Context on the Continuity Pages:

Doctor Who: Steven Moffat Era (2010-2017)

With the departure of Russel T. Davies, Steven Moffat was selected as the show’s new head. Moffat had contributed several of the most celebrated scripts during Davies’s tenure (e.g. “Blink” and “Silence in the Library”).… [more]

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