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What Did You Think Of The Impossible Astronaut?

What Did You Think Of The Impossible Astronaut?

Screenshots from The Impossible Astronaut have been added to the gallery Here.

Now that the first episode of Series 6 has aired, what did you think of The Impossible Astronaut? Cast your vote in the panel below.



  • simeytimeywimey

    April 24th, 2011 - 6:07pm

    Thought it was very entertaining and can’t understand people baffled when it is after all a two parter and thats one of the main purposes of two parters!!!

    • simon w

      April 24th, 2011 - 6:24pm

      @ simeytimeywimey Some off us might have Dyslexia and spelling might be hard for us with it. As i know myself and im not inbarised to let ppl know im Dyslexik

    • booboo

      April 24th, 2011 - 6:31pm

      There are very young people and people from other countries on here, and as someone has said people with Dyslexia, they do want want to come here and be pulled up on their spelling or grammar.

  • Anthony Harding

    April 24th, 2011 - 1:46pm

    Anyone else think the little girl in the spacesuit could be Amy’s Daughter about 10 years old? That would make sense to me as at the beginning there was a few years between the Doctor’s timeline?

    • DoctorWho2011

      April 24th, 2011 - 2:00pm

      Could Be True That U Might Of Found Something There Well Done

    • doctor stu

      April 25th, 2011 - 10:50am

      that might be why Amy screamed.

    • doctor stu

      April 25th, 2011 - 10:52am

      In series 5 episode Amy’s choice, amy is pregnant. could this episode link with that.
      i hope the baby IS Rory’s. if its the doctors then Doctor who will just turn into a soap opera.

  • whofan4ever

    April 24th, 2011 - 1:27pm

    so does the doc really eventually die as matt smith

    • DoctorWho2011

      April 24th, 2011 - 1:58pm

      No Matt Smith Doest Leave Till 2013 And Thats Away Ahead

    • darren

      April 25th, 2011 - 2:44pm

      yes but so is 200 years in the drs time line and so he could carry on travelling whith amy and rory as his younger self and die in 2013 just a theory

    • The Dark Side of the Moon

      April 25th, 2011 - 7:33pm

      Well the way it is left, it certainly seems like the Doctor dies in 11th incarnation (Matt Smith)…but I’m sure that between a little bit of timey wimey paradoxing and the crack in time re-writing everything AND the fact the older Doctor sent an invite to his younger self must mean he has something up his sleeve…I just hope its not as lame as the “Remembering him back into existance” finale of last year – sorry SM – I love your writing but I was a tad disappointed with that ended (which was another take on ‘it was all a dream’).

  • AHAHA!

    April 24th, 2011 - 12:58pm


    • DoctorWho2011

      April 24th, 2011 - 1:01pm

      River Isnt The Astoronaut Did’t U See Trailer For Next Time

    • ajoshmilesproduction

      April 24th, 2011 - 8:19pm

      River can’t be the astronaut, looking at the trailer for next time. But it was a big shock that the doctor ‘died’, AND that Amelia Pond is Pregnant!

    • JtgMaster123

      April 25th, 2011 - 7:05pm

      Who says the person inside the astronaut is the same person in 1969 and 2011? You never saw the face of the person inside the astronaut in 2011. I don’t think River is inside the 2011 Lake Astronaut because she would REMEMBER killing the doctor, because she HAS killed a good man, not WILL kill a good man. And if she remembered, she would not be shocked by the astronaut coming out of the lake.
      I am very sure that it is not the girl INSIDE the suit. The suit is far too big for her, and her head didn’t really look 3D. It’s like a projection, like the 2D faces they had in The Idiot’s Lantern. She said on the phone the spaceman was going to eat her, so maybe it has by the time they got there in an attempt to save her. I think the suit is completely independent from the little girl who appears to be in it. The girl is trapped because she shouted, ‘HELP ME!’ when she was inside the suit.
      I don’t think the little girl is Amy’s daughter, and I don’t think Amy is pregnant at all. The previews have told us that the silence have been here for centuries, but no one noticed because we could never remember. It is also told us that they have been manipulating people’s actions since they came here e.g. that Silent trying to get Amy to tell the doctor about his death. She can’t remember why she said, ‘I have to tell the doctor’ but that idea was put in to her mind by that Silent. So I think Amy isn’t pregnant and it might’ve been another idea implanted in to her head by the Silence. Or there’s something far deeper to it than just a pregnancy. Steven Moffat is clever, and I’m sure this episode has lots of things to throw us off course.
      There is the matter that Amy screams as she shoots the astronaut. That might just be that she shoots as soon as she turns around so she’s already shot before realising that the little girl is inside the suit. That might be all there is to that. I will be very disappointed with Moffat if Amy really is pregnant, or if there’s nothing deeper than a normal pregnancy there.

      Essay done. Enjoy? 🙂

  • DoctorWho2011

    April 24th, 2011 - 12:51pm

    It Was Aswsome,Smashing,Funny,Scary And I Really enjoyed It Cant Dam Wait For Part Two

    • River Song 2

      April 27th, 2011 - 8:47pm

      I have read other fan’s comment about Dr who program,I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait for the rest of the series,also I can’t wait for torchwood as well,as both series are brill.

  • tardistik

    April 24th, 2011 - 12:05pm

    best matt smith episode so far it was packed with everything that makes doctor who – really sinister monsters, mysterious happenings and just pure genious writing from mr moffat

  • The face of Boe

    April 24th, 2011 - 12:03pm

    It was the best Dr.Who series operner ever!!!

    • DJ Bling62

      April 29th, 2011 - 12:02pm

      U Can Say That Again!


    April 24th, 2011 - 11:28am

    MAN I LOVE THAT DOCTOR WHO EPISODE, IVE BEEN WATCHING IT SINCE THE CLOCK WALK ROBOT ONE AND SO FAR THAT ONE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!! i found it a bit freaky when the silence blasted the girl to bits in the restroom and found it funny when the doctor said 12 jammp dodgers and a fez!!! he really wants a fez!


      April 24th, 2011 - 11:30am

      i mean jammy dodgers

    • Callum Metcalfe

      April 26th, 2011 - 8:13am

      My first episode was Tooth And Claw.

  • Adam

    April 24th, 2011 - 11:21am

    I think that the astogirl was a young River Song, who is also Amys daughter. As for reasons for killing the doctor (which he seemed to know about in adavance) wasn’t there something back in the original series about one of the regenerations being evil? Perhaps the reason being to stop that Dr existing?

  • Alex Galpin

    April 24th, 2011 - 11:13am

    I never thought the Doctor would die!!! I actually thought it was going to be river! Any idea who the monsters were and if the little girl was actually the astronaut and she shot the doctor. The TARDIS that River and Rory discovered is definitely the one that that guy had made on The Lodger. It did say in doctor who magazine that Craig Owens and the Doctor would meets again!!!

  • Alex

    April 24th, 2011 - 11:05am

    This was a great excellent start to Series 6 , with even more layers of mystery then ever before and as always Matt Smith was on top form but what concerns me is that The Doctor seemly dies in the first 15 minutes of the episode and then we see him when he is younger.

    Does this mean that The Doctor really die? My theory is that somehow it is fixed and he doesn’t die but as Steven Moffat has said , the person that dies , will properly die.

    Love the really scary monsters which are the silence who are really great and what is even more scarier is the fact that anyone can easily forget them in a second.

    The episode all the way through makes you want you to see the next episode , though the ending was a little weak , I think most of the answers will be solved in the next episode.

    • CG

      April 24th, 2011 - 11:24am

      Like you say Alex, Moffatt did indeed say that. Show’s Moffat’s arogance and proves he should NOT be running the show.

      Think about it. He has in effect killed off the Doctor and no regeneration beyond the 11th!!!!!

      Hope its put right. But knowing SM as I do. I doubt it.

    • Trevski

      April 24th, 2011 - 1:11pm

      Moffat is a genius, and is sure to have many tricks up his sleeves yet. Obviously he isn’t going to just leave it with the Doctor dying in his 11th form, but his twists, and understanding that with time travellers things do not always have to work in a straight line, are what I love about a good episode of Doctor Who.

      The Moffat and Smith combo makes me truly happy

  • Dalekman

    April 24th, 2011 - 10:58am

    Love the timy wimy.
    I think it River’s in the astronaut suit because her gun shots a green blast like the astronauts, its some big wibbly wobbly doctor and river plot to get ride of the Silence. As for the kid it has to be a projection like we saw in the lodger episode and maybe it the same ship in both episodes.

  • k9mark4

    April 24th, 2011 - 9:32am

    if you think about it in the big bang the doctor died and layed at the bottom of the stairs. but when the doctor died the second time he was not at the bottom of the stairs he was in the pandorica. and river song said “the doctor lis”. and that time can be rewritten.

    • TARDIS

      April 24th, 2011 - 9:40am

      but they burnt him

    • k9mark4

      April 24th, 2011 - 9:46am

      yer but time can be rewritten, beacuse of what river, amy and rory saw one of them might change history to save the doctor.but when they have that pinic again the doctor might not go up to the apollo astronaut. or the apollo astronaut dies or changes and does not kill the doctor. so theres my theroy

  • someone

    April 24th, 2011 - 9:24am

    i have got a theory!!! a interview said that we have all ready seen the silence in a form. think the lodger. who ere the ship piolts we might of had the silence as a monster before series 6. makes you think doesnt it 🙂

  • Doug

    April 24th, 2011 - 8:56am

    Really liked the episode! Lots of twists, and every part of production was well done. Love the idea of forgetting the silence the moment you turn away. I think they may dedicate the next ep to Nicholas Courtney.

    Also, for those of you who are confused, don’t judge the episode because you don’t understand it. It is a two-parter, so naturally you’re not gonna know the whole plot already. Just wait to complete the story, and then you can decide if you understand it or not 😉

  • doctor stu

    April 24th, 2011 - 8:55am

    booboo? why isnt there any pictures of the impossible astronaut on the picture gallery

    • booboo

      April 24th, 2011 - 9:01am

      I haven’t done any screenshots yet, i dont know if i will to be honest

  • Scififorme

    April 24th, 2011 - 8:39am


    Production values are the best yet (co production with BBC America I notice). Some of the imagery was a nod to 2001… The Astronaut standing in the lake and then the four mourners standing in line were just terrific stuff: Doctor Who just got serious with it’s SciFi. All this was balanced with the usual humour. I loved the opening sequence! To those who say the storyline is confusing… I say stick with it. This chap Moffat knows what he’s doing here. He’s challenging us by not spoon feeding us 45 minutes of soap opera nonsense. Somethings building and i don’t expect to be disappointed!

  • Jazpyy

    April 24th, 2011 - 8:21am

    Didn’t like the way the doctor and the crew are the new Scooby doo gang in the oval office, but the Silence are quite possibly the best monster in new who to date.

  • Crack in time

    April 24th, 2011 - 8:12am

    I reckon Amy, Rory and River will destroy the astronaut before it kills the doctor on the beach in the future. But as River said it could rip a hole in the universe if they changed time. Keep up the work Steven moffat

    • Anonymous

      April 24th, 2011 - 9:31am

      good theory but i think that because amy shot the astronaut (girl) the astronaut will want revenge and the doctor lets her shoot him insted of amy. so its amys falt the doctor dies!

    • TARDIS

      April 24th, 2011 - 9:44am

      i dont think the future astronaut is the little girl i think something or someone else because it shoots the doctor with its figer if you look closely

    • the silence (yes were still here) or did you forget

      September 17th, 2011 - 7:59am

      in part 2 they find the empty suit and find out it has been designed by the silence and it was technacally advanced so that could explain the finger

  • rachel hickson

    April 24th, 2011 - 8:05am

    a little disappointing, but good monster.

  • This episode was awesome!!!

    April 24th, 2011 - 7:56am

    i loved this episode, but the end was really shocking!!!

    • AMY POND

      April 24th, 2011 - 8:21am

      I’M PREGNANT!!!!

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    April 24th, 2011 - 7:19am

    Wasint bad, but the BBC’s Doctor Who Website gave away that Regeneration before the episode was even broadcast. Hope they dont do that in future, cos i discovered them picture on this Site, even the Sun couldint help but show the images.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    April 24th, 2011 - 7:06am

    Nice that Liz was mentioned just before broadcast [ why not Nick Courtney ? ]. Dispite what Steven Moffat has said, i dont think these Silence things are as scary as the Weeping Angels, more like the other way around.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    April 24th, 2011 - 7:04am

    Nice that Elisabeth Sladen was mentioned just before the episode began, but why not Nicholas Courtney as well ?, his death was totally ignored by BBC News as far as im concerned, but you’de have thought the BBC would have including him with Liz with a quick mention also, seriously, did nobody at the BBC ever truly value Nick other then us fans ?,

  • Austinknitwit

    April 24th, 2011 - 4:52am

    One of our daughters cried. I don’t blame her. We rewatched it already.

    • whofan4ever

      April 24th, 2011 - 1:35pm

      same and when i rewatched i wasnt scared because i knew what was coming

  • Episodewasalittleslow

    April 24th, 2011 - 4:26am

    Frankly, I think, for the hype they tried to generate, and just for the SEASON PREMIERE, it was a little slow. It did make me think, BUT matt didn’t feel like the doctor for most of the episode. He was a little to sane! and it was a little too teeth-pullingy with the whole them not telling him about his future. It was a really great episode, don’t get me wrong; it just didn’t have the BANG that a season premiere should. Just my two cents.

  • MclatchyT

    April 24th, 2011 - 2:35am

    So, if The Doctor is really dead then is the show over? Did the BBC cancel it and just not tell us? Or is he gonna find a way around his own death and keep on going till his next proper regeneration? And what about River Song? Who is she? Is she Amy’s daughter? Or is she just another human The Doctor happens across? Am I over thinking all of this too much?

    • whofan4ever

      April 24th, 2011 - 1:36pm

      no, that was a 200 year older version

  • Tell me there’s no noddy!

    April 24th, 2011 - 1:30am

    I know people keep saying they don’t like it because it’s too confusing, but surely that’s the point. The story didn’t fail to make sense. The plot worked. It simply left lots of unanswered questions which I’m fairly sure is the point of a cliff hanger. Moffat has done amazing writing in past series’ and seems to be continuing the trend. I think he’s encouraging kids to think harder, which makes it more enjoyable for adults too.

    This is classic Doctor Who. I absolutely loved it!

  • Simon

    April 24th, 2011 - 12:38am

    Well what can I say, after a dissapointing last season, It was great to see Dr Who back on top form.

    • doctor boy

      April 24th, 2011 - 5:00am

      what do you meen disapointing

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      April 24th, 2011 - 6:59am

      Disapointing ? . . .. . WHAT ????.

    • Andrew Hall

      April 24th, 2011 - 8:33am

      I agree with Simon, last season wasnt the best. Only a few episodes stood out – the Eleventh Hour, Amys Choice being the highlights for me anyway. The finale was awful. Lets hope this season is better. I much prefer the recent WHO under RTD, but thats my preference, each to their own!

    • The Adventure Games

      April 24th, 2011 - 8:49pm

      YEAH! Last series was AWFULL. But by the look of things this series is going to be GRR8!

  • DR 3

    April 24th, 2011 - 12:33am

    This episode was the best i can’t wate for next week i love the now aliens the Silence..


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