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‘Stetsons Are Cool': New Clips And Images From Doctor Who

The Doctor (MATT SMITH)

With the sixth-season premiere of Doctor Who just a week and half away, the BBC has released two clips from the first episode, “The Impossible Astronaut,” featuring the Doctor, backpacking newlyweds Amy and Rory, and the enigmatic River Song.

Separately, we’re also given stills from the premiere and one or two other episodes, including “The Doctor’s Wife” (written by Neil Gaiman), more behind-the-scenes shots and two characters banners, one spotlighting The Silence, the malevolent beings who caused the TARDIS to explode in Season 5, creating cracks in time, and the other showcasing what’s presumably the titular Impossible Astronaut.

Smaller versions of those posters actually debuted Monday in the Daily Mail, where showrunner Steven Moffat said he wanted The Silence — they can wipe the memories of humans, so that anyone who looks at them and then turns away forgets ever having seen them — to be the scariest Doctor Who villains to date.

“I think the idea is very cool,” he said. “Imagine going downstairs and you can’t remember if there was something upstairs.”

The high-resolution stills come courtesy of Life, Doctor Who & Combom, where you can find the behind-the-scenes shots and plenty of other great Who material.

Doctor Who kicks off its sixth season at 9 p.m. ET/PT April 23 on BBC America.

Canton Delaware (MARK SHEPPARD), left, The Doctor (MATT SMITH), Rory (ARTHUR DARVILL), Amy Pond (KAREN GILLAN) and River Song (ALEX KINGSTON)

River Song (ALEX KINGSTON), left, Amy Pond (KAREN GILLAN) and Rory (ARTHUR DARVILL)

Rory Williams (ARTHUR DARVILL), left, Amy Pond (KAREN GILLAN) and The Doctor (MATT SMITH)

DeFlorres (TONY LUCKEN), left, Dancer (CHRIS JARMAN), Avery (HUGH BONNEVILLE), Mulligan (MICHAEL BEGLEY) and Boatswain (LEE ROSS)


Jennifer (SARAH SMART)

Rory Williams (ARTHUR DARVILL) and the Cybermen

The Impossible Astronaut?

The Silence


  • 10thPlanet

    Hiya! This is 10thPlanet from!

    Thanks for sourcing us, but I should point out something: the penultimate picture is incorrectly labeled as “The Silence”; as far as we know, and as all speculation suggests, that’s just the eponymous Impossible Astronaut.

  • Jacob

    Ooh, dark. Me likey. Cybermen? Silence? The Doctor finally calling River’s bullshit? Fun times are ahead.

    Wait… WAIT! Jennifer? The Doctor’s “Daughter” is named Jennifer… Regeneration??

    And I love how thoroughly you guys cover Doctor Who. IGN isn’t nearly this consistent, and IGN and CBR are my only constant news sources.

  • Kevin Melrose

    Thanks, I’ve made the correction. I was going by the Daily Mail article, which is probably never a good idea.

  • Companionless Doctor

    My God do I like that second clip. Do not mess with The Doctor, no matter how goofy he may appear to be.

  • Kurumis

    i freakin love dr who