Doctor Who Preview: The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon

5 reasons why you’ll love this Doctor Who opening two-parter

SciFiNow was treated to an advanced screening of Doctor Who Series Six two-parter last night in the company of showrunner Steven Moffat, Matt Smith (the Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory) and Alex Kingston (River Song). Here are five reasons why you need to make an appointment with your telly this Easter weekend:

1. Multiple mouth-open-wide moments

Get ready to concentrate during these two episodes as there are so many revelations and big surprises to be revealed that you won’t want to miss a second.

[Spoiler Alert] Steven Moffat has told Doctor Who magazine that one of the four characters die in this episode. We can confirm that it’s no joke.

2. Watch out for the cliffhangers

Both episodes end with magnificent cliffhangers that have taken massive, astronaut-sized steps in developing the series plot arc. The final scene of Day of the Moon changes Who history forever and will have you tuning in for the rest of the year.

3. Lots of LOLz

Moffat is on his finest wittiest form with lots of gun gags, a delightfully embarrassing moment for the Doctor, and Rory seems to have become to go-to-guy for one-liners.

4. Scares-a-plenty

The monsters are on par with the Weeping Angels in terms of scare factor and their powers are particularly memorable. You’ll recognise their name, as Moffat’s had these beasts in mind for some time….

5. Sexual tension and secrets

River Song amps up the shameless flirting with the Doctor and we’re surprised to see another side to this seemingly asexual being as… he flirts back! Meanwhile Amy unloads a secret that will make your eyes pop.

The best Who series opener so far. Don’t miss it.