6x02 Day of the Moon (Part 2)
First Aired: Apr. 30, 2011 on BBC One
Summary: 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…
Main Characters in this Episode
Canton Delaware: Never had a complaint before.
Rory: What's he got?
Rory: Something, I hope.
The Doctor: Or maybe you could just listen a minute, because all I really want to do is accept your total surrender, and then I'll let you go in peace. You've been interfering in human history for thousands of years. People have suffered and died. But what's the point in two hearts if you can't be a bit forgiving now and then?
The Doctor: Ooh! The Silence. You guys take that seriously, don't you? Okay, you got me, I'm lying. I'm not really going to let you go that easily. Nice thought, but it's not Christmas. First, you tell me about the girl. Who is she? Why is she important? What's she for? Guys, sorry. But you're way out of time. Now, come on, a bit of history for you. Aren't you proud? Because you helped. Do you know how many people are watching this live on the telly? Half a billion, and that's nothing, because the human race will spread out among the stars, you just watch them fly. Billions and billions of them, for billions and billions of years. And every single one of them, at some point in their lives, will look back at this man, taking that very first step, and they will never, ever forget it. Oh... but they'll forget this bit.
The Doctor: Ready?
Canton Delaware: Ready.
Neil Armstrong: [the moon landing on live TV in the background] It's one small step for man...
The Silent: [video interrupts the broadcast] You should kill us all on sight. You should kill us all on sight.
The Doctor: You've given the order for your own execution, and the whole planet just heard you.
Neil Armstrong: ...one giant leap for mankind.
The Doctor: And one whacking great kick up the backside for the Silence! You just raised an army against yourself. And now, for a thousand generations, you're going to be ordering them to destroy you every day. How fast can you run? Because today's the day the human race throws you off their planet. They won't even know they're doing it. I think quite possibly the word you're looking for right now is, "Oops!" Run! Guys, I mean us! Run!
- Goof (factual errors): When the Doctor is confronting the Silence at the moment Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon, one can hear the words "You got a bunch of people about to turn blue..." spoken by one of the NASA ground controllers (CAPCOM). This was actually said several hours earlier, when the lunar lander touched down on the moon.
- Goof (revealing mistake): The "live" TV broadcast of the Apollo 11 liftoff and landing have shots that were not available at the time they occurred as they were from cameras on board the vehicle.
- Goof (anachronisms): In the opening scene Amy Pond is chased and cornered by two Jeeps. The black one, a JEEP CJ-7 was not made until 1978 and the model shown wasn't available until 1984.
- Goof (factual errors): During the moon walk broadcast, the voice-over states that the whole world watched Apollo 11 lift off five days earlier. Apollo 11 lifted off on Wednesday, July 16th, and the moon walk took place on Sunday, July 20th (four days later, not five).
- Goof (continuity error): While the technicians add a block to the "perfect prison", it seals itself so that it appears seamless. In the next frame the seam is clearly visible.