Day of the Moon
30 April 2011
Alex Kingston (River Song), Mark Sheppard (Canton Everett Delaware III), Stuart Milligan (President Richard Nixon) Marnix Van Den Broeke (The Silent), Chukwudi Iwuji (White House Secret Service Man), Sydney Wade (little Girl), Nancy Baldwin (Joy), Mark Griffin (Phil), Kerry Shale (Dr. Renfrew), Tommy Campbell (Sergeant)
|Written by||Steven Moffat|
|Directed by||Toby Haynes|
|Produced by||Marcus Wilson|
The Doctor is locked in the perfect prison. Amy, Rory and River Song are being hunted down across America by the FBI. With the help of new friend and FBI-insider, Canton Everett Delaware the Third, our heroes are reunited to share their discoveries, if not their memories. For the world is occupied by an alien force who control humanity through post-hypnotic suggestion and no one can be trusted.
Aided by President Nixon and Neil Armstrong’s foot, The Doctor must mount a revolution to drive out the enemy and rescue the missing little girl. No-one knows why they took her.
Or why they have kidnapped Amy Pond
- River’s stunt off the side of a building mirrors a successful escape strategy employed by the Eighth Doctor during his chess match with General Tschike following/prior to the events in the East Indies ReVit Zone. (Alien Bodies)
- The Doctor tastes the “TARDIS blue”-coloured envelope in an attempt to gather information as he does with other things. (The Eleventh Hour, The Hungry Earth) a practise his predecessor did. (Tooth and Claw, The Idiot’s Lantern)
- Rory mentions that he was there when Rome fell. (The Big Bang)
- The Doctor recalls Prisoner Zero, a silent Venice, and a voice claiming “silence will fall”. (The Eleventh Hour, The Vampires of Venice, The Pandorica Opens)
- Despite having previously stated his dislike of guns (The Sontaran Stratagem, The Doctor’s Daughter, The Impossible Astronaut) the Eleventh Doctor notes, much to his regret, he likes that River uses a gun.
- The Tenth Doctor was previously held as a prisoner in Area 51. (Dreamland)
- The Doctor opens the TARDIS with a snap of his fingers. (Forest of the Dead, The Eleventh Hour)
- The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones watched the Apollo 11 moon landing four times. (Blink)
Dwarf star alloy is again used for its dense, impenetrable qualities. (Warriors’ Gate, The Family of Blood).
- This marks the first time that a female regenerates onscreen in a Doctor Who production, discounting the Minyans in Underworld, Romana’s partly-onscreen regeneration in Destiny of the Daleks, and Jenny’s revival in The Doctor’s Daughter.
- River Song is seen wearing a vortex manipulator. (The Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang)