Brandon's Doctor Who Series 6 Theory
I'm not usually one to spend a whole lot of time speculating on mysteries in the fiction I consume... but the first two-parter of Doctor Who Series 6 has got me doing it. Plus, it's written by Steven Moffat — and Moffat likes to telegraph the solutions to his mysteries, so it's likely that we've already been provided enough information to figure out what's going on.
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We've got a lot of moving parts here, and they probably aren't all connected — in Series 5 it seemed like the Pandorica, the cracks in space and the Silence would all be tied up by the end of the season, but they weren't. But we've got a few that we know are connected: The Silence, the FauxRDIS, and the little girl.
So, we've got the Silence. The Silence have a faux-TARDIS.
"They don't make anything themselves, they don't have to — they get other lifeforms to do it for them."
The Silence didn't build the TARDIS, so they must have found it, stolen it, scavenged it, etc.
"The ship is crashed. The crew are dead. A pilot is required."
Normal humans aren't physically strong enough to pilot the FauxRDIS — it burns their brains out. The Doctor is *too* strong — he'd destroy it. The FauxRDIS needs something in between human and 900-year-old Time Lord.
"Why did the human race suddenly decide to go to the moon? Because the Silence needed a spacesuit."
The Silence also have a NASA suit modified with 20 kinds of alien technology, designed to keep alive...
... The little girl.
"I'd say she's human — going by the life support software. But she forced her way out. She must be incredibly strong."
Human when she was in the space suit — but not anymore. A Time Lady, or close enough.
Close enough to pilot the FauxRDIS. A fake Time Lady piloting a fake TARDIS under the hypnotic control of the Silence.
How did the Silence turn a human orphan into a pseudo Time Lady?
"A Time Lord's body is a miracle. Even a dead one. There are whole empires out there who'd rip this world apart just for one cell."
At some point, the Silence got ahold of a Time Lord's cells. Probably the Doctor's.
"Why did the human race suddenly decide to go to the moon?"
Presumably because the FauxRDIS crashed or was discovered shortly before the space race started. And since they've already incorporated Area 51, men in black, greys, and alien/government conspiracies, what's the one major piece of cliché UFO canon that hasn't been incorporated yet?
Roswell, New Mexico. 1947.
How does everything else fit in? I don't know. Is the little girl tied in with Amy's Schroedinger pregnancy? Or River Song? Is the little girl even tied in with the future Doctor's death, or was it just her suit? Or a completely different Apollo program suit? Why did the Silence blow up the TARDIS last season? Did they even mean to, or was it a side-effect of trying to get the FauxRDIS to work, the way the TARDIS malfunctions in "The Lodger" were?