Throughout the fifth series, the phrase “Silence will fall” keeps popping up. In true Doctor Who form, they carry this plot thread through the entire season. But, at the end of the season, they don’t explain what it means. They leave us hanging.
In the first episode of series 6, The Impossible Astronaut, we finally meet the Silence. Tall men in Men In Black-style suits, with creepy, vaguely-featured giant heads reminiscent of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”
These guys are creepy. Like Dementor creepy. Like the Gentlemen from Buffy the Vampire Slayer creepy. Here’s the real nifty part, as soon as you look away, you forget that you even saw them! You’re just left with the thoughts they put in your head. They’re so easy to forget, characters take to marking a tally on themselves when they see them, just so they realize that it happened.
So, here’s to you, The Silence! Truly awesome bad guys in the Doctor Who universe!
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