With “The Impossible Astronaut,” Steven Moffat gave us a Doctor Who episode that was thrillingly entertaining, but only served to raise more questions. With “Day of the Moon,” he manages to craft an even more thrilling and much more satisfying story, while also crafting new, epic implications for the rest of the season.
SPOILER ALERT: The remainder of this review may contain “The Impossible Astronaut” spoilers. If you haven’t seen the season premiere yet, you might want to consider saving this until you have.
It’s been a little more than 24 hours since the Season 6 premiere of Doctor Who, “The Impossible Astronaut,” premiered in America, but there’s no rest for us Time Lords. Now we have previews of the next episode, “Day of the Moon,” which will conclude the two-parter season premiere story and continue to warp The Doctor’s already darkened world.
First up is your basic “Next Time on Doctor Who…” preview for “Day of the Moon,” which features more details on exactly how big the presence of new villains The Silence really is (it’s big, kids). Then come two new clips from the episode, one that further emphasizes the dangers of The Silence, and one that features Amy Pond alone in a dark room that’s just plain creepy.
“Day of the Moon” premieres next Saturday on BBC and BBC America. Until then, enjoy the clips.