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Impossible Astronaut Day

Gear up for Impossible Astronaut Day and join the worldwide celebration of the iconic Doctor Who episode - don't blink, or you might miss all the fun!
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April 23
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Get ready to travel through time and space on Impossible Astronaut Day, celebrated every year on April 23! This day commemorates the iconic episode of the popular TV show "Doctor Who", where the Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River Song embark on a thrilling adventure involving an astronaut that is seemingly impossible to defeat. Fans of the show can come together and celebrate this beloved episode by rewatching it or dressing up as their favorite characters. It's also a great opportunity for new viewers to dive into the world of "Doctor Who" and discover its endless possibilities. So grab your sonic screwdriver and get ready for an out-of-this-world celebration!

History of Impossible Astronaut Day

Impossible Astronaut Day Dates

Impossible Astronaut Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1963</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Doctor Who Series Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>The British science fiction television programme, "Doctor Who," created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson, is first broadcast by the BBC.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Sonic Screwdriver</div><div class='timeline-text'>The sonic screwdriver, now a staple in the Doctor Who universe and a delight to fans, is introduced in the serial "Fury from the Deep."</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Series Revival</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Doctor Who" is revived after a 16-year absence, with Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as his companion Rose Tyler.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Eleventh Doctor Era</div><div class='timeline-text'>Matt Smith takes over as the Eleventh Doctor, with Karen Gillan playing his companion Amy Pond - marking the beginning of the Impossible Astronaut storyline.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"The Impossible Astronaut" Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>The episode "The Impossible Astronaut" is first aired as part of series 6, offering a new mystery and intrigue which gained wide acclaim from fans.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Impossible Astronaut Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Doctor Who" fans around the world start celebrating April 23 as Impossible Astronaut Day - rewatching the iconic episode, creating fan art and cosplaying as characters from the series.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Impossible Astronaut Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch Doctor Who</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>The Impossible Astronaut is a famous episode from the popular sci-fi series Doctor Who. Gather some friends, make some snacks, and binge-watch the episode to celebrate Impossible Astronaut Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up as your favorite Doctor Who character</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get into the spirit of the day by dressing up as your favorite character from Doctor Who. Whether it's the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, or even a Weeping Angel, have fun with your costume and take some photos to commemorate the day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an Impossible Astronaut themed meal</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and make a meal inspired by the episode. You could make fish fingers and custard (a favorite of the Eleventh Doctor), or a TARDIS blue velvet cake. The possibilities are endless!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a Doctor Who trivia night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Test your knowledge of Doctor Who by hosting a trivia night with your friends. You can come up with your own questions or find some online. The winner can receive an Impossible Astronaut themed prize!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a filming location from the episode</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you live near any of the filming locations from the Impossible Astronaut episode, take a trip and explore the area. You can even recreate some of the scenes and take photos to remember the day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Impossible Astronaut Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates an iconic episode of Doctor Who</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Impossible Astronaut Day commemorates the premiere of the sixth season of Doctor Who, which is considered by many fans to be one of the best episodes in the entire series. It's a chance for Whovians to come together and relive all the excitement and mystery of this beloved episode.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a day for cosplay and creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For fans of Doctor Who, Impossible Astronaut Day is the perfect opportunity to break out their best cosplays and pay tribute to their favorite characters from the show. It's a chance to get creative with costumes, makeup, and props and show off your love for this amazing sci-fi series!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings together a community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Celebrating Impossible Astronaut Day allows fans of Doctor Who to come together and share their love for the show. Whether it's through online forums or in-person meetups, it's a chance to connect with others who share the same passion for this iconic series. And as the Doctor would say, "The more the merrier!"</p></div></div>

5 Astonishing Facts for Impossible Astronaut Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The “Impossible Astronaut” Episode Was Partly Filmed in America</h3><p class='facts-content'>"The Impossible Astronaut" is one of the few "Doctor Who" episodes that was filmed in the United States, specifically in Utah. The scenes where the Doctor meets the astronaut were all shot near Lake Powell.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Silence Debuted in "The Impossible Astronaut"</h3><p class='facts-content'>The episode introduced "The Silence," a race of memory-proof aliens that can make people forget about them as soon as they turn away, adding a scary new dimension to the "Doctor Who" universe.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"The Impossible Astronaut" is a Part of a Major Arc</h3><p class='facts-content'>The events of this episode are not standalone, but are crucial for understanding broader story arcs involving the Doctor and his transit across space and time.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>This Was River Song's Only Appearance in Season 6</h3><p class='facts-content'>"The Impossible Astronaut" was the only appearance of River Song, a recurring character in "Doctor Who" and a love interest of the Doctor, in season 6.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It Was the Highest Saturday Audience for the Show</h3><p class='facts-content'>"The Impossible Astronaut" attained an AI score of 88 and was the highest-rated programme of the day in terms of total viewers, signifying its immense popularity.</p></div></div>

Impossible Astronaut Day FAQs

When is Impossible Astronaut Day?

Impossible Astronaut Day is celebrated on April 23 every year. In 2024 Impossible Astronaut Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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