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Doctor Who 2005 - S06 E01

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Location: Utah, Washington D.C., Florida Date: 2011, 1969 Enemies: The Silence Placing his life entirely in their hands, the Doctor agrees to search for the recipient of the fourth envelope - just who is Canton Everett Delaware the Third? And what is the relevance of their only other clue: 'Space 1969'? Their quest lands them - quite literally - in the Oval Office, where they are enlisted by President Nixon himself to assist enigmatic former-FBI agent Canton, in saving a terrified little girl from a mysterious spaceman.

 
Episode Title: The Impossible Astronaut (1)
Airs: 2011-04-23 at urday
  • Charlie McCollum

    If you're looking for allegorical, intriguing science fiction, this isn't it. If you're OK with rapid-fire, light-hearted dialogue with an occasional dig at politics and culture, this "Doctor Who" is your cup of tea.

    San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times Full Review
  • Mike Duffy

    A spiffy new version.

    Detroit Free Press Full Review
  • Marilyn Moss

    Silly, sophomoric stuff that is sure to please its television audience.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Sharon Eberson

    Some of the pop-culture humor and creatures owe a nod to "Farscape," but the camp level is high and can be mighty funny.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    This remake achieves an Avengers-like balance of cheeky wit amid the cheesiness.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Charles McGrath

    Like so much British science fiction, especially Douglas Adams's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series, this "Doctor Who" has a goofy, homemade quality; it's less interested in gizmos than in characters.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Despite a few missteps, there's much to recommend.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Joy Press

    The real disappointment of the new Who isn't its use of (slightly) slick special effects, though. It's a structural problem: Instead of stretching a storyline across a whole season, each adventure is resolved within a single episode, making this closer to your average detective series.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Troy Patterson

    It's pretty decent hokum--fast, corny, genial, honest in its schlock.

    Slate Full Review
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