History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut

6th Jul '17 11:52:36 PM goldenroad
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They discover a weird, TARDIS-like vessel which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger Amy and the Doctor might have recognised,]] but before they can discover anything about it, something unseen happens to Rory.

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They discover a weird, TARDIS-like vessel which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger Amy and the Doctor might have recognised,]] recognized,]] but before they can discover anything about it, something unseen happens to Rory.
4th Jul '17 4:20:27 AM Maddoxsort
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Oh, well.\\

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Oh, well.\\
well.
4th Jul '17 12:40:45 AM Maddoxsort
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And the Doctor adopted a Stetson. Which was ''also'' shot. But unlike the fez, it lived. Give that hat a Purple Heart... to patch the bullet hole.

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And the Doctor adopted a Stetson. Which was ''also'' ''[[RunningGag also]]'' shot. But unlike the fez, it lived. Give that hat a Purple Heart... to patch the bullet hole.
4th Jul '17 12:39:21 AM Maddoxsort
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[---''([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyW3unCT sound of rattling breathing]])''---]\\

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[---''([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyW3unCT com/watch?v=UyW3unCT08A sound of rattling breathing]])''---]\\
4th Jul '17 12:38:25 AM Maddoxsort
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[---''(sound of rattling breathing)''---]\\

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[---''(sound [---''([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyW3unCT sound of rattling breathing)''---]\\breathing]])''---]\\
4th Jul '17 12:36:08 AM Maddoxsort
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Seems like we're forgetting something...

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Seems like we're forgetting something... \\
4th Jul '17 12:35:53 AM Maddoxsort
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The one made in America, with [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Tricky Dicky]], a queer guy in the FBI, an eyepatch lady in the wall, and an assassination... meant for the Doctor.

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The one made in America, with [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Tricky Dicky]], Dick]], a queer guy in the FBI, an eyepatch lady in the wall, and an assassination... meant for the Doctor.



[===''(sound of rattling breathing)''===]\\

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[===''(sound [---''(sound of rattling breathing)''===]\\breathing)''---]\\
4th Jul '17 12:35:22 AM Maddoxsort
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The one made in America, with [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Tricky Dicky]], a queer guy in the FBI, an eyepatch lady in the wall, and an assassination... meant for the Doctor.

And the Doctor adopted a Stetson. Which was ''also'' shot. But unlike the fez, it lived. Give that hat a Purple Heart... to patch the bullet hole.

Seems like we're forgetting something...
[===''(sound of rattling breathing)''===]\\
[[ParanoiaFuel ...?]]\\
Oh, well.\\
2nd Jun '17 7:17:30 AM StFan
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->''You're going to have to trust us this time.''\\
''You have to do this, and you can't ask why.''

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->''You're going to have to trust us this time.''\\
''You
\\
You
have to do this, and you can't ask why.''



Next time: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon"]].

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Next time: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon Day of the Moon"]].Moon]]".



* AllThereInTheManual: Nowhere in the episode is the Silent named. Instead you have to look at the credits to find it, and even then, as clarified in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler"]], "the Silent" is a member ''of'' "the Silence".

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* AllThereInTheManual: Nowhere in the episode is the Silent named. Instead you have to look at the credits to find it, and even then, as clarified in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler Let's Kill Hitler"]], Hitler]]", "the Silent" is a member ''of'' "the Silence".



* BrickJoke: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E8TheGunfighters "The Gunfighters"]], the First Doctor proclaims, "If I ever say Stetsons are cool again, well, just shoot it off my head." Fifty years later, in what is probably the longest running brick joke ever, the Eleventh Doctor puts a stetson on, says "I wear a stetson now. Stetsons are cool!" and promptly has the aforementioned hat shot off his head by River.

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* BrickJoke: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E8TheGunfighters "The Gunfighters"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E8TheGunfighters The Gunfighters]]", the First Doctor proclaims, "If I ever say Stetsons are cool again, well, just shoot it off my head." Fifty years later, in what is probably the longest running brick joke ever, the Eleventh Doctor puts a stetson on, says "I wear a stetson now. Stetsons are cool!" and promptly has the aforementioned hat shot off his head by River.



** Back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], the Doctor told Wilf that if he was killed before his regeneration could be completed, he would be fully dead. Over a year later (in our time), River says more or less the same when the Astronaut shoots the Doctor.

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** Back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time"]], Time]]", the Doctor told Wilf that if he was killed before his regeneration could be completed, he would be fully dead. Over a year later (in our time), River says more or less the same when the Astronaut shoots the Doctor.



* CatchPhrase: River and the Doctor have repeatedly said the same little bit of dialogue. The Doctor will say or do something that embarrasses River, River will say "I hate you," and he'll quickly retort, "No you don't." They also did it back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]] as well. They did it twice in this episode. River and the (Tenth) Doctor had a similar bit of dialogue back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]]:

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* CatchPhrase: River and the Doctor have repeatedly said the same little bit of dialogue. The Doctor will say or do something that embarrasses River, River will say "I hate you," and he'll quickly retort, "No you don't." They also did it back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone Flesh and Stone"]] Stone]]" as well. They did it twice in this episode. River and the (Tenth) Doctor had a similar bit of dialogue back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead"]]:Dead]]":



** In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekzglkLEJFI "prequel"]], there is a tape rolling while a child is talking creepily just like in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]].

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** In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekzglkLEJFI "prequel"]], there is a tape rolling while a child is talking creepily just like in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child"]].Child]]".



** The Astronaut rises out of the lake like the Dalek rose out of the river in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth "The Dalek Invasion of Earth"]]. Or the way Ace rises out of the lake in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]].
** The Doctor's meeting on the lake with the Astronaut resembles the meeting with the Watcher on Tower Bridge in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis "Logopolis"]].
** Creepy astronaut that may not be an astronaut? Can we say [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E3TheAmbassadorsOfDeath "The Ambassadors of Death"]]?
** "Human beings. I thought I'd never be done saving you." A line straight out (tense-shifted) of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]].

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** The Astronaut rises out of the lake like the Dalek rose out of the river in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth The Dalek Invasion of Earth"]]. Earth]]". Or the way Ace rises out of the lake in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]].
"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]".
** The Doctor's meeting on the lake with the Astronaut resembles the meeting with the Watcher on Tower Bridge in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis "Logopolis"]].
"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis Logopolis]]".
** Creepy astronaut that may not be an astronaut? Can we say [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E3TheAmbassadorsOfDeath "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E3TheAmbassadorsOfDeath The Ambassadors of Death"]]?
Death]]"?
** "Human beings. I thought I'd never be done saving you." A line straight out (tense-shifted) of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels The Time of Angels"]].Angels]]".



** Rory pokes the Doctor in disbelief and asks "How can you be here?" the same way the Doctor did to Rory in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]].
** The TARDIS has been invisible before, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]].
** The TARDIS "decloaking" effect recalls the TARDIS being pulled into the Capitol in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Deadly Assassin"]].
** The Silents' control room in the tunnels is the same as the proto-TARDIS on top of Craig's apartment in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]]. The Doctor mentions it in the next episode, implying they're the same ship.

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** Rory pokes the Doctor in disbelief and asks "How can you be here?" the same way the Doctor did to Rory in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens"]].
Opens]]".
** The TARDIS has been invisible before, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]].
"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]".
** The TARDIS "decloaking" effect recalls the TARDIS being pulled into the Capitol in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin"]].
Assassin]]".
** The Silents' control room in the tunnels is the same as the proto-TARDIS on top of Craig's apartment in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]]."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]". The Doctor mentions it in the next episode, implying they're the same ship.



** When talking to the Secret Service, the Doctor refers to Mr. Delaware as "Canton 3". This is the same shorthand that was used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below"]] to refer to the Kings and Queens of England ([[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Liz 2]], Henry 12, Liz 10).

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** When talking to the Secret Service, the Doctor refers to Mr. Delaware as "Canton 3". This is the same shorthand that was used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The Beast Below"]] Below]]" to refer to the Kings and Queens of England ([[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Liz 2]], Henry 12, Liz 10).



** The Doctor is having trouble remembering exactly where he parked the cloaked TARDIS again... like in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]].

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** The Doctor is having trouble remembering exactly where he parked the cloaked TARDIS again... like in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]]."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]".



*** It also sheds light on the Doctor's decision to give the Master a funeral pyre in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]].

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*** It also sheds light on the Doctor's decision to give the Master a funeral pyre in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords Last of the Time Lords"]].Lords]]".



** Not to mention, this isn't the only Moffat episode set in 1969. Ten and Martha got stuck in that year in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], and Martha mentions that they went to see the Moon landing four times.

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** Not to mention, this isn't the only Moffat episode set in 1969. Ten and Martha got stuck in that year in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink Blink]]", and Martha mentions that they went to see the Moon landing four times.



** [[Series/{{Space1999}} "Space. 1969."]]

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** [[Series/{{Space1999}} [[Series/Space1999 "Space. 1969."]]



** As revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon"]], Amy and Canton's exchange about marriage is about same-sex marriage ''and'' interracial marriage.
-->'''Amy:''' And [getting married]'s a crime?\\

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** As revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon Day of the Moon"]], Moon]]", Amy and Canton's exchange about marriage is about same-sex marriage ''and'' interracial marriage.
-->'''Amy:''' --->'''Amy:''' And [getting married]'s a crime?\\



-->'''The Doctor:''' ''[nonchalantly]'' I just walked into the highest security office in the United States, parked a big blue box on the rug and you think you can just shoot me?\\

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-->'''The --->'''The Doctor:''' ''[nonchalantly]'' I just walked into the highest security office in the United States, parked a big blue box on the rug and you think you can just shoot me?\\
11th May '17 12:24:11 AM AthenaBlue
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The one where the Doctor dies.



'''River:''' (''scoffs'') I hate you.\\

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'''River:''' (''scoffs'') ''[scoffs]'' I hate you.\\



-->'''The Doctor:''' These are my top operatives, [[ShesGotLegs The Legs]] (''[[MsFanservice Amy]]'') , The Nose (''[[ButtMonkey Rory]]'') and MrsRobinson (''[[ChristmasCake River]]'').

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-->'''The Doctor:''' These are my top operatives, [[ShesGotLegs The the Legs]] (''[[MsFanservice Amy]]'') , The the Nose (''[[ButtMonkey Rory]]'') and MrsRobinson (''[[ChristmasCake River]]'').



** When the companions tell the Doctor he's going to have to trust them and not ask who gave them the summons, he asks Amy to prove it by swearing on something that matters. Her choice? [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "Fish-fingers and custard."]]

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** When the companions tell the Doctor he's going to have to trust them and not ask who gave them the summons, he asks Amy to prove it by swearing on something that matters. Her choice? [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "Fish-fingers "Fish fingers and custard."]]



* CatchPhrase: River and the Doctor have repeatedly said the same little bit of dialogue. The Doctor will say or do something that embarrasses River, River will say "I hate you," and he'll quickly retort, "No you don't." They also did it back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]] as well. They did it twice in this episode. River and the (Tenth) Doctor had a similar bit of dialogue back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]:

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* CatchPhrase: River and the Doctor have repeatedly said the same little bit of dialogue. The Doctor will say or do something that embarrasses River, River will say "I hate you," and he'll quickly retort, "No you don't." They also did it back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]] as well. They did it twice in this episode. River and the (Tenth) Doctor had a similar bit of dialogue back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Library"]]:Dead"]]:



** In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekzglkLEJFI "prequel"]] there is a tape rolling while a child is talking creepily just like in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]].

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** In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekzglkLEJFI "prequel"]] "prequel"]], there is a tape rolling while a child is talking creepily just like in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]].



** When talking to the Secret Service, the Doctor refers to Mr. Delaware as "Canton 3". This is the same shorthand that was used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below"]] to refer to the Kings and Queens of England (Liz 2, Henry 12, Liz 10.)
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The last time]] a future version of 11 died, it was Rory who made sure the body was respected by draping his coat over him like a shroud. This time he makes sure to give him a VikingFuneral.
** The Eleventh Doctor doesn't like wine, but mocklingly replies to Amy that he must have drank it at some point on his life. The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath Third]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath Fourth]] Doctors were very fond of it.

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** When talking to the Secret Service, the Doctor refers to Mr. Delaware as "Canton 3". This is the same shorthand that was used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below"]] to refer to the Kings and Queens of England (Liz 2, ([[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Liz 2]], Henry 12, Liz 10.)
10).
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The last time]] a future version of 11 Eleven died, it was Rory who made sure the body was respected by draping his coat over him like a shroud. This time he makes sure to give him a VikingFuneral.
** The Eleventh Doctor doesn't like wine, but mocklingly mockingly replies to Amy that he must have drank it at some point on his life. The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath Third]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath Fourth]] Doctors were very fond of it.



-->'''The Doctor:''' (''wearing the spacesuit helmet'') Look how ''[[RunningGag cool]]'' this stuff is!
* CoolOldGuy: [[OneSceneWonder The Canton Everett Delaware III from 2011]] is one of the Doctor's trusted guys and takes all this in stride.
* CoolShades: Wore a rather nice (and intimidating) pair during his [[SinisterShades faked executions of the Doctor's companions.]]

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-->'''The Doctor:''' (''wearing ''[wearing the spacesuit helmet'') helmet]'' Look how ''[[RunningGag cool]]'' this stuff is!
* CoolOldGuy: [[OneSceneWonder The Canton Everett Delaware III from 2011]] is one of the Doctor's trusted guys and takes all this in stride. \n* CoolShades: Wore a rather nice (and intimidating) pair during his [[SinisterShades faked executions of the Doctor's companions.]]



** The Doctor's comment about "More happening in 1969 than anyone remembers." This is because the Silents (the aliens) make you forget their existence the moment you look away.
** You can only remember things about the Silents when you see them, including past encounters. When River finds them underground right after they get to the warehouse, she looks terrified.

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** The Doctor's comment about "More happening in 1969 than anyone remembers." This is because the Silents Silence (the aliens) make you forget their existence the moment you look away.
** You can only remember things about the Silents Silence when you see them, including past encounters. When River finds them underground right after they get to the warehouse, she looks terrified.



* KickTheDog: The Doctor twists the knife on River Song's heart when he says he doesn't trust her, but [[{{Irony}} by the time the Future!Doctor gave her the envelope to set off this plot, she's the most trusted companion of the Doctor.]]

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* KickTheDog: The Doctor twists the knife on River Song's heart when he says he doesn't trust her, but [[{{Irony}} by the time the Future!Doctor gave her the envelope to set off this plot, she's the most trusted companion of the Doctor.]]Doctor]].



** In a bit of LeaningOnTheFourthWall, while explaining the entertainment value of days of the week, he ends by saying that most times the world hangs in the balance on a Saturday; the day that Doctor Who airs new episodes. In his own words: "Time isn't a straight-line. It's all... bumpy-wumpy. There's loads of boring stuff, like Sundays and Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. But now and then there are Saturdays. Big temporal tipping points when anything's possible. The TARDIS can't resist them. Like a moth to a flame." Wink, wink, nudge, nudge...

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** In a bit of LeaningOnTheFourthWall, while explaining the entertainment value of days of the week, he ends by saying that most times the world hangs in the balance on a Saturday; the day that Doctor Who ''Doctor Who'' airs new episodes. In his own words: "Time isn't a straight-line. It's all... bumpy-wumpy. There's loads of boring stuff, like Sundays and Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. But now and then there are Saturdays. Big temporal tipping points when anything's possible. The TARDIS can't resist them. Like a moth to a flame." Wink, wink, nudge, nudge...



** This line is also {{Foreshadowing}} considering this is a Future!Doctor because he uses the word "remembers", possibly referring to the the Silence's forget-me effect.

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** This line is also {{Foreshadowing}} {{Foreshadowing}}, considering this is a Future!Doctor because he uses the word "remembers", possibly referring to the the Silence's forget-me effect.



* NightmareFace: The Silents. Especially when one kills Joy in the restroom and it looks like it's growing a MOUTH.

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* NightmareFace: The Silents.Silence. Especially when one kills Joy in the restroom and it looks like it's growing a MOUTH.



--->'''The Doctor:''' (''lying on the floor of the Oval Office'') River, have you got my scanner working yet!?\\
'''River:''' (''in the TARDIS'') Oh, I hate him.\\

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--->'''The Doctor:''' (''lying ''[lying on the floor of the Oval Office'') Office]'' River, have you got my scanner working yet!?\\
'''River:''' (''in ''[in the TARDIS'') TARDIS]'' Oh, I hate him.\\



* StableTimeLoop: The Companions believe that the Doctor is trying to pull off one of these by inviting them to his death and then showing up as a two hundred old younger version of himself.

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* StableTimeLoop: The Companions believe that the Doctor is trying to pull off one of these by inviting them to his death and then showing up as a two hundred old younger two-hundred-years-younger version of himself.



* TheStoic: Canton Everett Delaware III practically has NervesOfSteel. He gets a brief moment of wonder when he sees how the T.A.R.D.I.S is bigger on the inside but quickly accepts it and compliments the Doctor's "wheels". The Silence never bothered them.

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* TheStoic: Canton Everett Delaware III practically has NervesOfSteel. He gets a brief moment of wonder when he sees how the T.A.R.D.I.S TARDIS is bigger on the inside but quickly accepts it and compliments the Doctor's "wheels". The Silence never bothered them. him.



-->'''The Doctor:''' (''nonchalantly'') I just walked into the highest security office in the United States, parked a big blue box on the rug and you think you can just shoot me?\\

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-->'''The Doctor:''' (''nonchalantly'') ''[nonchalantly]'' I just walked into the highest security office in the United States, parked a big blue box on the rug and you think you can just shoot me?\\
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