History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut

16th Apr '17 1:11:18 PM nombretomado
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* TheSpaceRace: The episode is set in 1969, just before Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The Astronaut wears the old [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A7L A7L]] suit used by the Apollo astronauts.
31st Mar '17 6:12:50 PM AthenaBlue
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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 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 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....nudge...



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The Secret Service are played by fairly transparent non-Americans. Also, Canton says "Scotland Yard have..." instead of the American "Scotland Yard has...." when the Doctor gives his alibi. Also, Canton seems to pick up a bit of Cockney accent in the 40 years since the space program....

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The Secret Service are played by fairly transparent non-Americans. Also, Canton says "Scotland Yard have..." instead of the American "Scotland Yard has....has..." when the Doctor gives his alibi. Also, Canton seems to pick up a bit of Cockney accent in the 40 years since the space program....program...



* RebelRelaxation: The Doctor [[LeaningOnTheFurniture leans on the hood of the Edsel]] and makes himself comfy in the Oval Office, ''in Nixon's chair.''

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* RebelRelaxation: The Doctor [[LeaningOnTheFurniture leans on the hood of the Edsel]] and makes himself comfy in the Oval Office, ''in Nixon's chair.''chair''.
27th Mar '17 7:26:48 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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The Doctor is able to convince the President -- after some difficulties with the Secret Service -- that he is capable of solving the mystery. He realises that the child's "name", Jefferson Adams Hamilton, was actually answering the President's question "Where are you?". It's a little girl, and she's is at an intersection of streets each named after these of the founding fathers. (Two of whom, the Doctor remarks, [[HoYay fancied him]], but considering the fact that "[[TruthTwister The Doctor always lies . . .]]")

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The Doctor is able to convince the President -- after some difficulties with the Secret Service -- that he is capable of solving the mystery. He realises that the child's "name", Jefferson Adams Hamilton, was actually answering the President's question "Where are you?". It's a little girl, and she's is at an intersection of streets each named after these of the founding fathers. (Two of whom, the Doctor remarks, [[HoYay fancied him]], but considering the fact that "[[TruthTwister The Doctor always lies . . .lies...]]")



Canton runs off after he hears the little girl again calling for help; following him, the Doctor and Amy find him unconscious, his gun lying next to him. As she struggles to remember something, Amy suddenly tells the Doctor that she's pregnant. The Doctor asks why she's telling ''him'', of all people. She tells him that [[ShipTease he ought to know the answer to that one]]. But before she can elaborate, the astronaut appears. Hoping to change time and save the Doctor's life, Amy immediately grabs Canton's pistol and fires at the astronaut . . . just as it lifts its helmet to reveal that it is the little girl.

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Canton runs off after he hears the little girl again calling for help; following him, the Doctor and Amy find him unconscious, his gun lying next to him. As she struggles to remember something, Amy suddenly tells the Doctor that she's pregnant. The Doctor asks why she's telling ''him'', of all people. She tells him that [[ShipTease he ought to know the answer to that one]]. But before she can elaborate, the astronaut appears. Hoping to change time and save the Doctor's life, Amy immediately grabs Canton's pistol and fires at the astronaut . . .astronaut... just as it lifts its helmet to reveal that it is the little girl.



** 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 . . .again... like in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]].



'''The Doctor:''' Uh . . . nothing! [[JustFriends She's just a friend.]]\\

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'''The Doctor:''' Uh . . .Uh... nothing! [[JustFriends She's just a friend.]]\\



** 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 airs new episodes. In his own words: "Time isn't a straight-line. It's all . . .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 . . .nudge....



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The Secret Service are played by fairly transparent non-Americans. Also, Canton says "Scotland Yard have . . ." instead of the American "Scotland Yard has . . ." when the Doctor gives his alibi. Also, Canton seems to pick up a bit of Cockney accent in the 40 years since the space program . . .

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The Secret Service are played by fairly transparent non-Americans. Also, Canton says "Scotland Yard have . . .have..." instead of the American "Scotland Yard has . . .has...." when the Doctor gives his alibi. Also, Canton seems to pick up a bit of Cockney accent in the 40 years since the space program . . .program....



* StageWhisper: Amy, Rory and River discuss an AwfulTruth that they absolutely cannot tell the Doctor . . . under the glass floor of the TARDIS console room, with him directly above them.

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* StageWhisper: Amy, Rory and River discuss an AwfulTruth that they absolutely cannot tell the Doctor . . .Doctor... under the glass floor of the TARDIS console room, with him directly above them.



--->'''Canton:''' Doctor . . . ''who'', exactly?

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--->'''Canton:''' Doctor . . .Doctor... ''who'', exactly?
6th Mar '17 5:36:39 PM AthenaBlue
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** "I just walked into the highest security office in the United States and parked a big blue box on the rug. You think you can just shoot me?". Subverted when River pointed out that, as Americans, they would.

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** "I just walked into the highest security office in the United States and parked a big blue box on the rug. You think you can just shoot me?". me?" Subverted when River pointed out that, as Americans, they would.



* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. American ''Doctor Who'' fans rejoiced -- this was the first time the series had ''actually been filmed'' [[note]]with actors; there was a bit of location shooting in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan "Daleks in Manhattan"]], but not involving the cast[[/note]] on location in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates. There was some local "California" doubling, however -- some "Utah" scenes were actually filmed across the state lines in Idaho.



* CodeName: The Doctor, the Legs, the Nose and Mrs Robinson.

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* CodeName: The Doctor, the Legs, the Nose and Mrs Mrs. Robinson.



** The Silents' control room in the tunnels is the same as the proto-TARDIS on top of Craig's apartment in "The Lodger". The Doctor mentions it in the next episode, implying they're the same ship.

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** 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".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 "The Beast Below" to refer to the Kings and Queens of England (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 Beast Below" Below"]] to refer to the Kings and Queens of England (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...again . . . like in [[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 of the Time Lords"]].



* EmbarrassingNickname: One of the times River says "I hate you" to the Doctor is when he gives her the codename [[Film/TheGraduate "Mrs Robinson"]].
%%* EvilSoundsDeep: The Silents.
%%* FaceFramedInShadow: The Astronaut.

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* EmbarrassingNickname: One of the times River says "I hate you" to the Doctor is when he gives her the codename [[Film/TheGraduate "Mrs "Mrs. Robinson"]].
%%* * EvilSoundsDeep: The Silents.
%%* FaceFramedInShadow: The Astronaut.
Silent speaks with a noticeably deep voice.



'''The Doctor:''' Uh...nothing! [[JustFriends She's just a friend.]]\\

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'''The Doctor:''' Uh...Uh . . . nothing! [[JustFriends She's just a friend.]]\\



** 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 airs new episodes. In his own words: "Time isn't a straight-line. It's all...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...nudge . . .



** 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 landings four times.
** 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
** The repeated question, [[TitleDrop Doctor who?]] Turns out to be {{Foreshadowing}}, as well.

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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"]], and Martha mentions that they went to see the moon landings Moon landing four times.
times.
** This line is also {{Foreshadowing}} considering this is a Future!Doctor because he uses the word "remembers" "remembers", possibly referring to the the Silence's forget-me effect
effect.
** The repeated question, [[TitleDrop "[[TitleDrop Doctor who?]] who?]]" Turns out to be {{Foreshadowing}}, as well.



** The trip to Easter Island and Jim the Fish. Then again, given the Doctor and River's track record, this could just be {{Foreshadowing}} instead.

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** The trip to Easter Island and Jim the Fish. Then again, given The second incident ends up being important, as when another Doctor turns up at the diner, River uses his ignorance of "Jim the Fish" to deduce that he's younger than the Doctor and River's track record, this could just be {{Foreshadowing}} instead.they met earlier.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The Secret Service are played by fairly transparent non-Americans. Also, Canton says "Scotland Yard have..." instead of the American "Scotland Yard has..." when the Doctor gives his alibi. Also, Canton seems to pick up a bit of Cockney accent in the 40 years since the space program . . .

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The Secret Service are played by fairly transparent non-Americans. Also, Canton says "Scotland Yard have...have . . ." instead of the American "Scotland Yard has...has . . ." when the Doctor gives his alibi. Also, Canton seems to pick up a bit of Cockney accent in the 40 years since the space program . . .



* PowerOfTrust: Double Subverted; when River tells the Doctor that he has to trust her not to reveal what's going on, he bluntly points out that, as much as he likes her, he knows barely anything about her -- and what he ''does'' know suggests that she's a murderer, and has possibly murdered ''him'' at some point. She might be many things, but "trustworthy" isn't one of them. He is, however, willing to trust Amy.

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* PowerOfTrust: Double Subverted; subverted; when River tells the Doctor that he has to trust her not to reveal what's going on, he bluntly points out that, as much as he likes her, he knows barely anything about her -- and what he ''does'' know suggests that she's a murderer, and has possibly murdered ''him'' at some point. She might be many things, but "trustworthy" isn't one of them. He is, however, willing to trust Amy.



** From bow tie to fez to Stetson.

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** From bow tie bowtie to fez to Stetson.



** Joy asks the Silence in front of her whether it's "some kind of ''Series/{{Star Trek|TheOriginalSeries}}'' thing".

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** Joy asks the Silence in front of her whether it's "some kind of ''Series/{{Star Trek|TheOriginalSeries}}'' thing".mask".



** Mark Sheppard's character is a carbon copy of his one from ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' at first.

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** Mark Sheppard's character is a carbon copy of his one from ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', at first.



* StageWhisper: Amy, Rory and River discuss an AwfulTruth that they absolutely cannot tell the Doctor... under the glass floor of the TARDIS console room, with him directly above them.

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* StageWhisper: Amy, Rory and River discuss an AwfulTruth that they absolutely cannot tell the Doctor...Doctor . . . under the glass floor of the TARDIS console room, with him directly above them.



** As revealed in "Day of the Moon", Amy and Canton's exchange about marriage is about same-sex marriage ''and'' interracial marriage.

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** As revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon", Moon"]], Amy and Canton's exchange about marriage is about same-sex marriage ''and'' interracial marriage.
6th Mar '17 5:08:41 PM AthenaBlue
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Amy and Rory haven't seen the Doctor for two months, though they've discovered references to ridiculous adventures of his throughout history. They receive a letter through the post: a map reference and a date, inside an envelope of TARDIS blue numbered "3". In the distant future, River Song receives a similar message within the Stormcage.

The message leads them all to Utah, where they meet up with the Doctor. Even more time has passed for him since Amy saw him last. He's nearly two hundred years older, and he talks merrily about the moon landing in 1969, stating that they're going to see it now.

But first, the four have a friendly picnic on a present day lake shore, and the Doctor explains that he's been running away from something for the last two centuries. And he's got to stop running now. The camaraderie is interrupted by the arrival of a number of enigmatic figures: a tall shadow witnessed by Amy, then just as quickly forgotten; an older man carrying a jerry can; and strangest of all, an astronaut rising from the lake. The Doctor warns the others to stay back, whatever happens, before walking forward to talk to the astronaut. After a brief conversation, which neither the other characters nor the audience hear, the astronaut shoots the Doctor.

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Written by Creator/StevenMoffat.
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Amy and Rory haven't seen the Doctor for two months, though they've discovered references to ridiculous adventures of his throughout history. They receive a letter through the post: a map reference and a date, inside an envelope of TARDIS blue numbered "3". In the distant future, River Song receives a similar message envelope, numbered "2", within the Stormcage.

The message leads them all to Utah, where they meet up with the Doctor. Even more time has passed for him since Amy saw him last. He's nearly two hundred years older, and he talks merrily about the moon Moon landing in 1969, stating that they're going to see it now.

But first, the four have a friendly picnic on a present day lake shore, lakeshore, and the Doctor explains that he's been running away from something for the last two centuries. And he's got to stop running now. The camaraderie is interrupted by the arrival of a number of enigmatic figures: a tall shadow witnessed by Amy, then just as quickly forgotten; an older man carrying a jerry can; and strangest of all, an astronaut rising from the lake. The Doctor warns the others to stay back, whatever happens, before walking forward to talk to the astronaut. After a brief conversation, which neither the other characters nor the audience hear, the astronaut shoots the Doctor.



The Doctor is able to convince the President -- after some difficulties with the Secret Service -- that he is capable of solving the mystery. He realises that the child's "name", Jefferson Adams Hamilton, was actually answering the President's question "Where are you?". It's a little girl, and she's is at an intersection of streets each named after these of the founding fathers. (Two of whom, the Doctor remarks, [[HoYay fancied him]], but considering the fact that "[[TruthTwister The Doctor always lies...]]".)

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The Doctor is able to convince the President -- after some difficulties with the Secret Service -- that he is capable of solving the mystery. He realises that the child's "name", Jefferson Adams Hamilton, was actually answering the President's question "Where are you?". It's a little girl, and she's is at an intersection of streets each named after these of the founding fathers. (Two of whom, the Doctor remarks, [[HoYay fancied him]], but considering the fact that "[[TruthTwister The Doctor always lies...]]".)
lies . . .]]")



Canton runs off after he hears the little girl again calling for help; following him, the Doctor and Amy find him unconscious, his gun lying next to him. As she struggles to remember something, Amy suddenly tells the Doctor that she's pregnant. The Doctor asks why she's telling ''him'', of all people. She tells him that [[ShipTease he ought to know the answer to that one]]. But before she can elaborate, the astronaut appears. Hoping to change time and save the Doctor's life, Amy immediately grabs Canton's pistol and fires at the astronaut... just as it lifts its helmet to reveal that it is the little girl.

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Canton runs off after he hears the little girl again calling for help; following him, the Doctor and Amy find him unconscious, his gun lying next to him. As she struggles to remember something, Amy suddenly tells the Doctor that she's pregnant. The Doctor asks why she's telling ''him'', of all people. She tells him that [[ShipTease he ought to know the answer to that one]]. But before she can elaborate, the astronaut appears. Hoping to change time and save the Doctor's life, Amy immediately grabs Canton's pistol and fires at the astronaut...astronaut . . . just as it lifts its helmet to reveal that it is the little girl.



* ArmorPiercingSlap: River slaps the Doctor in the diner. And for added armor-piercing goodness, they weren't able to fake it convincingly, so Kingston was really slapping Smith. Over multiple takes.

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: ArmourPiercingSlap: River slaps the Doctor in the diner. And for added armor-piercing armour-piercing goodness, they weren't able to fake it convincingly, so Kingston was really slapping Smith. Over multiple takes.



%%* BavarianFireDrill: The Doctor in the Oval Office.

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%%* * BavarianFireDrill: The Doctor Doctor, in the Oval Office.Office, upon being discovered, informs the President that he's their new operative on loan from Scotland Yard.



* 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 "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" 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"]]:
11th Feb '17 2:54:52 PM AthenaBlue
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When UsefulNotes/RichardNixon turns around to see the Doctor standing in the Oval Office taking notes, the Doctor distractedly gestures for him and Canton to continue with their conversation. It doesn't dawn on the Doctor that maybe he needs to leave until Nixon pages the Secret Service.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When UsefulNotes/RichardNixon turns around to see the Doctor standing in the Oval Office taking notes, the Doctor distractedly gestures for him and Canton to continue with their conversation. It doesn't dawn on the Doctor that maybe he needs conversation, oblivious to leave until Nixon pages the Secret Service.their alarm.
11th Feb '17 2:54:07 PM AthenaBlue
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When UsefulNotes/RichardNixon turns around to see the Doctor standing in the Oval Office taking notes, the Doctor distractedly gestures for him and Canton to continue with their conversation. It doesn't dawn on the Doctor that maybe he needs to leave until Nixon pages the Secret Service.
11th Feb '17 2:49:41 PM AthenaBlue
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-->-- '''Amy Pond'''
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The mysterious astronaut then sinks back into the lake, apparently unaffected by an enraged River's gun shots.

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The mysterious astronaut then sinks back into the lake, apparently unaffected by an enraged River's gun shots.
gunshots.



The answer, to their shock and disbelief, is the Doctor himself -- but a younger version, only slightly older than when he left Amy and Rory last series. And he's having milk shakes at the little café where they all met up earlier that day. After getting past their initial reaction of shock and anger (and after River slaps him in the face), they're able to convince him to travel to 1969. Although hesitant, the Doctor is willing to blindly trust Amy (but not River) after making sure she isn't being compelled or threatened somehow.

In 1969, a young Canton Everett Delaware III is recruited by President Nixon to investigate a mysterious daily phone call that the President receives from a terrified young girl. Canton isn't thrilled: he was kicked out of the Secret Service previously because he wanted to get married. Nixon manages to coax him into working as a freelance agent for now. They're interrupted, though, when the TARDIS materialises in the White House and the Doctor fails miserably to be sneaky about it.

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The answer, to their shock and disbelief, is the Doctor himself -- but a younger version, only slightly older than when he left Amy and Rory last series. And he's having milk shakes a Coke at the little café diner where they all met up earlier that day. After getting past their initial reaction of shock and anger (and after River slaps him in the face), they're able to convince him to travel to 1969. Although hesitant, the Doctor is willing to blindly trust Amy (but not River) after making sure she isn't being compelled or threatened somehow.

In 1969, a young Canton Everett Delaware III is recruited by President Nixon to investigate a mysterious daily phone call that the President receives from a terrified young girl. Canton isn't thrilled: he was kicked out of the Secret Service FBI previously because he wanted to get married. Nixon manages to coax him into working as a freelance agent for now. They're interrupted, though, when the TARDIS materialises in the White House and the Doctor fails miserably to be sneaky about it.



Our heroes and Canton travel to the location that the Doctor deduced, finding strange alien technology there -- including an astronaut suit. The Doctor realises that when the little girl said she was scared of a space man coming to "eat me", she probably meant the suit. River and Rory investigate an underground passage, unaware that it is full of the strange aliens which they keep seeing and forgetting. River tells Rory that she lives her whole life hoping to find the Doctor again, but that each time she sees him, he's younger and he recognises her less and less. One day, she says, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead she'll look into his eyes and he won't know who she is]]. [[TearJerker And her sheer grief might kill her.]]

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Our heroes and Canton travel to the location that the Doctor deduced, finding strange alien technology there -- including an astronaut suit. The Doctor realises that when the little girl said she was scared of a space man coming to "eat me", she probably meant the suit. River and Rory investigate an underground passage, unaware that it is full of the strange aliens which they keep seeing and forgetting. River tells Rory that she lives her whole life hoping to find the Doctor again, but that each time she sees him, he's younger and he recognises her less and less. One day, she says, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary she'll look into his eyes]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead she'll look into his eyes and he won't know who she is]]. [[TearJerker And her sheer grief might kill her.]]



* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "Rory the Roman."

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "Rory "Rory, the Roman."



* 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 "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 Kill Hitler", Hitler"]], "the Silent" is a member ''of'' "the Silence".



* BehindTheBlack: You'd think that Amy and Rory would've seen the Doctor and the CoolCar ''before'' they got off that school bus in Monument Valley, but [[NoPeripheralVision nope!]]



* BrickJoke: In season 3 episode 8 of the original series 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 season 3 episode 8 of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E8TheGunfighters "The Gunfighters"]], the original series the first doctor First Doctor proclaims, "If I ever say stetsons 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 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.



* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. American ''Doctor Who'' fans rejoiced -- this was the first time the series had ''actually been filmed'' [[note]]with actors; there was a bit of location shooting in "Daleks in Manhattan", but not involving the cast[[/note]] on location in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates. There was some local "California" doubling, however -- some "Utah" scenes were actually filmed across the state lines in Idaho.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. American ''Doctor Who'' fans rejoiced -- this was the first time the series had ''actually been filmed'' [[note]]with actors; there was a bit of location shooting in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan "Daleks in Manhattan", Manhattan"]], but not involving the cast[[/note]] on location in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates. There was some local "California" doubling, however -- some "Utah" scenes were actually filmed across the state lines in Idaho.



* CargoEnvy: River Song blows on the muzzle of the revolver.

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* CargoEnvy: River Song blows on the muzzle of the her revolver.



** The TARDIS "decloaking" effect recalls the TARDIS being pulled into the Capitol in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Deadly Assassin"]].

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** The TARDIS "decloaking" effect recalls This isn't the TARDIS being pulled into [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink first time]] the Capitol in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Deadly Assassin"]].Doctor's taken a companion or three to see the Moon landing.



** "Human beings. I thought I'd never be done saving you." A line straight out (tense-shifted) of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]].
** Right before that, the Doctor notes that "a lot more happens in '69 than anyone remembers." While ultimately, it's foreshadowing of the Silence and what they are capable of, on the surface, it's a reference to the Doctor's many adventures in 1969, most of them as the Second Doctor.



** The Silents' control room in the tunnels is the same as the proto-TARDIS on top of Craig's apartment in "The Lodger". The Doctor mentions it in the next episode, implying they're the same ship.



** "Human beings. I thought I'd never be done saving you." A line straight out (tense-shifted) of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]].
** Right before that, the Doctor notes that "a lot more happens in '69 than anyone remembers." While ultimately, it's foreshadowing of the Silence and what they are capable of, on the surface, it's a reference to the Doctor's many adventures in 1969, most of them as the Second Doctor.

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** "Human beings. I thought I'd never be done saving you." A line straight out (tense-shifted) of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels The TARDIS "decloaking" effect recalls the TARDIS being pulled into the Capitol in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Time of Angels"]].
Deadly Assassin"]].
** Right before that, The Silents' control room in the tunnels is the same as the proto-TARDIS on top of Craig's apartment in "The Lodger". The Doctor notes that "a lot more happens mentions it in '69 than anyone remembers." While ultimately, it's foreshadowing of the Silence and what they are capable of, on next episode, implying they're the surface, it's a reference to the Doctor's many adventures in 1969, most of them as the Second Doctor.same ship.



-->'''The Doctor:''' (''wearing a helmet'') Look how [[RunningGag cool]] this stuff is!

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-->'''The Doctor:''' (''wearing a the spacesuit helmet'') Look how [[RunningGag cool]] ''[[RunningGag cool]]'' this stuff is!



** Whatever the future Doctor did with the Cavalier's wife that led her to paint him naked.
* HesDeadJim: Old!Canton says that the Doctor that was shot by the Astronaut is definitely the real Doctor and [[KilledOffForReal definitely, permanently, dead]] Of course he's The Doctor, so you know there's something else going on, but you won't find out what it is until the season finale.

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** Whatever the future Doctor did with the Cavalier's wife that led her to paint him naked.
* HesDeadJim: Old!Canton says that the Doctor that was shot by the Astronaut is definitely the real Doctor and [[KilledOffForReal definitely, permanently, dead]] Of course he's The course, it's the Doctor, so you know there's something else going on, but you won't find out what it is until the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong season finale.finale]].



** The Doctor has died, permanently, and the surviving companions are fiercely debating what to do now. Cue younger Doctor stepping out of the gents' to crack jokes and ask what everyone seems so broken up about.
* MoodWhiplash: The scene in the bathroom, flipping between comedy and horror each time the woman turns her head. She asks the Silent if he is wearing a ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' mask, and is then electrocuted.

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** The Doctor has died, permanently, and the surviving companions are fiercely debating what to do now. Cue a younger Doctor stepping out of the gents' to crack jokes and ask what everyone seems so broken up about.
* MoodWhiplash: The scene in the bathroom, flipping between comedy and horror each time the woman (Joy) turns her head. She asks the Silent if he is wearing a ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' mask, and is then electrocuted.



'''The Doctor:''' It's a police box, can't you read? I'm your new undercover agent, on loan from Scotland Yard. Code name, the Doctor. These are my top operatives, the Legs, the Nose, and Mrs Robinson.\\

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'''The Doctor:''' It's a police box, can't you read? I'm your new undercover agent, on loan from Scotland Yard. Code name, the Doctor. These are my top operatives, the Legs, the Nose, and Mrs Mrs. Robinson.\\



* NauseaFuel: [[invoked]] An encounter with a Silent seems to elicit this reaction in people after their memories have been wiped. May be linked with the adrenaline rush caused by their sight, and the ensuing confusion as to why when they are forgotten.

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* NauseaFuel: [[invoked]] An encounter with a Silent seems to elicit this reaction in people after their memories have been wiped. May be linked with the adrenaline rush caused by their the sight, and the ensuing confusion as to why when they are forgotten.



** The Prison guard remarks imply that River has broken out before, after "packing".

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** The Prison guard Stormcage guard's remarks imply that River has broken out before, after "packing".



* NoPeripheralVision: It's pretty well established that there wasn't a whole lot around Amy and Rory's bus stop in Utah. How they missed the station wagon with the Doctor on the hood as the bus came to a stop stretches the mind a little.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The Secret Service are played by fairly transparent non-Americans. Also, Canton says "Scotland Yard have..." instead of the American "Scotland Yard has..." when the Doctor gives his alibi. Also, Canton seems to pick up a bit of Cockney accent in the 40 years since the space program....

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The Secret Service are played by fairly transparent non-Americans. Also, Canton says "Scotland Yard have..." instead of the American "Scotland Yard has..." when the Doctor gives his alibi. Also, Canton seems to pick up a bit of Cockney accent in the 40 years since the space program....program . . .



* NoPeripheralVision: It's pretty well established that there wasn't a whole lot around Amy and Rory's bus stop in Utah. How they missed the station wagon with the Doctor on the hood as the bus came to a stop stretches the mind a little.



* ThePublicDomainChannel: Rory is watching it at the beginning; "The Flying Deuces" is out of copyright. Presumably, getting permission from a rights-holder to show a ''digitally altered'' clip from their movie would have been just too much of a hassle.

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* ThePublicDomainChannel: Rory is watching it at the beginning; "The ''The Flying Deuces" Deuces'' is out of copyright. Presumably, getting permission from a rights-holder to show a ''digitally altered'' clip from their movie would have been just too much of a hassle.



* RefusalOfTheCall: Because his friends won't tell him who sent the envelopes, The Doctor initially refuses to go to 1969 like he's asked, insisting that Amy and Rory go home while River returns to prison.

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* RefusalOfTheCall: Because his friends won't tell him who sent the envelopes, The the Doctor initially refuses to go to 1969 like he's asked, insisting that Amy and Rory go home while River returns to prison.



** "Archaeologist" as an insult.

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** "Archaeologist" as an insult.[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary insult]].



* SchmuckBait: Doctor to Canton: "Under no circumstances follow me into this box and close the door behind you!"

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* SchmuckBait: The Doctor to Canton: "Under no circumstances follow me into this box and close the door behind you!"



** A major song from ''Film/TheGraduate''? "[[FridgeLogic The Sound of Silence]]".

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** *** A major song from ''Film/TheGraduate''? "[[FridgeLogic The Sound of Silence]]".



* TimeyWimeyBall: In Moffat tradition. We have the Doctor inviting his companions to attend his death which he already knows will happen; invites someone else who ''they'' haven't met yet, but he's met them; and also invites his past self to meet up with them after everyone's seen him die. Make sense?

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* TimeyWimeyBall: In the Moffat tradition. We have the Doctor inviting his companions to attend his death which he already knows will happen; invites someone else who ''they'' haven't met yet, but he's met them; and also invites his past self to meet up with them after everyone's seen him die. Make sense?



--->'''Canton:''' Doctor who, exactly?

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--->'''Canton:''' Doctor who, Doctor . . . ''who'', exactly?



* VikingFuneral: For the Doctor on the lake, the companions burn a ship.

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* VikingFuneral: For the Doctor on the lake, the companions burn a ship.boat.
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* EmbarrassingNickname: One of the times River says "I hate you" to the Doctor is when he gives her the codename [[TheGraduate "Mrs Robinson"]].

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* EmbarrassingNickname: One of the times River says "I hate you" to the Doctor is when he gives her the codename [[TheGraduate [[Film/TheGraduate "Mrs Robinson"]].
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