Doctor Who Liveblog: S06E01 – The Impossible Astronaut, by Steven Moffat

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.

This episode is the first episode of Season Six (or Thirty-Two depending who you ask), called The Impossible Astronaut. BBC Page

Here we go! Officially Season Six at last!
In Memory of Elisabeth Sladen. Aww.
Doctor?
Nice painting!
Doctor Who? Tee Hee!
HelLO!
Wait, now it’s now?
Trying to tunnel out of the Tower of London?
Hey! There he is!
Oh that’s a lovely invite…
River got one too? How did she get mail in Storm Cage?
Packing, eh?
A planet called America? About damned time!
!!!
Nice hat!
Nicer car!
Stetsons ARE cool. You’re on my turf now, darlin. (:
Tonight I’m going to stop…?
Space? 1969!? Oh yes.
(credits)
Look at Rory in the opening credits!
He’s eleven hundred and three!?
Hello hello.
Amy saw something and clean forgot?
Curious. What IS he up to?
Astronaut?
“Whatever happens now you do not interfere.” What?
I do love a good mind bender, but holy cow I’m all manner of bent up now.
He know’s it’s who?
What the WHAT!?!?
Who is in the suit?
OMG! River’s the one that killed him. I’m sure of it.
He’s regenerating!? No he’s not! Oh NO!
He’s dead?! And nobody thought to get a peek at the astronaut?
They’re to set him on fire?
Oh this is KILLING me! SO unfair! I know he has to come back somehow but…but…
2 and 4, Amy’s is what number?
Canton Everett Delaware the Third? Aww. What? “I won’t be seeing you again, but you’ll be seeing me.”
Timeline troubles, like with River.
There’s the envelope but who sat there?
Himself?
What the-!?
How can this be?
“I’m the King of OK.” I don’t have any idea what’s happened.
She slapped him hard! Good!
909? Uh oh.
Bumpy Wumpy. Heh. I liked Wibbly Wobbly better.
Knitting or biplanes. Heh.
Who is she? How does he not know? They’ve met before at this point.
Ooh. She broke out the big guns there. And he called her Amelia. Aww.
Ex-FBI? Oh goodness.
Nixon? Nice.
“Hippy.” “Archaeologist.” (:
A direct call every night? Neither man or woman? Yikes.
He’s-oh my goodness. That was rather impressive.
Jefferson Adams Hampton? Hrm.
I like the note taking. Cute.
“Very much NOT in need of getting shot.” Hee!
The Legs, The Nose, and Mrs Robinson. Hahahaha!!
Nice move there, guy from BSG whose name I forgot.
Twelve Jammy Dodgers and a Fez. Hee!
What? That’s what she saw in Utah right?
AHH!
What is that thing!?
OK that thing is WAY freaky.
And it doesn’t get any better does it?
SEND THAT PICTURE AMY SEND IT NOW
She doesn’t remember what she has to tell the Doctor?
Yeah, that’s not a phone in 1969, Amy.
…and Nixon’s mind is blown.
“Two of them fancied me.”!!!
Why is a little girl stuck there?
There’s the astronaut!
Cooler? Hahaha
This is all very icky looking. Why is it all here and why does the space program look abandoned?
Lamkin! He was Lamkin. Romo Lamkin?
!!!!
It’s a bunch of them!
Why isn’t she screaming?
What? I just…what?
A bit sick? So did Amy after she saw one up close.
These might even be creepier than the needletoothed worm from the first ep of last season.
Why I love River: “Is this sensible?” “God I hope not.”
It’s weird they’re going in opposite directions.
AHH!
Seriously they’re creepy every time.
EVERY TIME!!!
Tunnels have been here for centuries?
Did they get Rory?
We got two “Doctor Who?” jokes in one episode?
!!!
There she is!
It’s a recording, innit? Or one of those things can fake the voice?
She’s pregnant?
Hey look it’s the spaceman! Can we kill it now?
River, that is.
It’s not River!? I was so convinced!
And Amy shot it?
(twitch)

OK, overall this is a weird distressing episode. Quite a switch from Christmas I must say. I don’t have the amount of note taking I usually do because watching this one I had a lot of catching up to do to keep up with the plot in parts. I think I liked it but I also am a little nervous about how it turns out.