Sunday, 24 April 2011
DOCTOR WHO: ‘THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT’ (POSTSCRIPT)
For those of you who like pointless and almost certainly inaccurate conjecture – read on! (Something nearer to a proper review here.)
The more I think about it, the more significant Easter becomes...
Okay, there was no Easter setting, no toasting of hot cross buns or mention of fluffy bunnies who died for you. Just a Public holiday, a timely point to relaunch the series. But those invites clearly displayed the date. (Which, correct me if I’m wrong, wasn’t the actual date of broadcast but instead Good Friday.)
The Doctor calls his companions for a meal (okay, not a supper). Wine is drunk. He not only recognises his assassin, he even seems to be expecting all this – and still allows it to happen.
If River Song is too obvious a candidate for our spacesuited swimmer, how about Amy? You would of course expect her to show some sorrow in the circumstances, but it was laid on that her grief was the greatest. The aliens seem yet to offer her any pieces of silver, but that is maybe to come...