Agrajag wrote:The Beast Below - At around 9:25 a black figure walks past Amy. She looks confused/scared for a couple of seconds then shrugs it off. The bug-noises that accompany the Silence in Impossible Astronaut play quietly immediately afterwards.
This one seems extremely iffy to me. She does look confused and a little worried, but she was
just told that they've just stepped into a police state, and it looks like she's actually looking over at the Smiler in the booth. She also doesn't shrug it off . . . she looks generally unhappy all the way up to the scene cut to the Smiler itself. If she was looking at the person who'd just passed by her, it seems just as likely that it was one of the robed half-Smilers, who would have definitely stuck out in a crowd of folks dressed more or less like proper English gentlemen.
As for the bug noise . . . I dunno. It's too light to be sure, but it could just as easily have been the cranking gear noise of the Smilers as the bug-noises of the Silence.
The Lodger - Already mentioned earlier in the thread. At 21:45 Amy sees something and shouts, but then looks away and forgets.
This one, tho', yes, most definitely. I wasn't sure at first because it almost seems like she's just reacting a little oddly to what the Doctor is saying, but after re-watching the scene a few times, she's definitely reacting to something else entirely.
Vampires of Venice - When the three of them go back to the TARDIS at the end, its door is already open. It shuts by itself before they notice. 46:02 You can also hear what sounds like the door being opened a few seconds before that.
Unusual. The door being open can easily be explained . . . the Doctor went up to the TARDIS first, opened it himself, got partway through the door, then stepped back out when Amy mentioned taking Rory along with them, allowing the door to swing back closed a second or two later. Though he's not actually seen doing this on screen, it is still shown that he was in a position to do it.
However, moments later when Amy opens the door again, it looks as if she might be using her key to unlock the door. If that is
what's happening, that raises the question . . . can the Silence get into the TARDIS without a key, or did they obtain a key at some point? Because if the Doctor did unlock and open the door himself, then it should have still been unlocked when Amy opened it. I thought for a second that maybe the door auto-locked when it closed, but given that people have opened it lots of times without the key, that can't be true.
This might be the moment that the Silence that Amy saw in The Lodger
got on board.
The Big Bang - At 13:20 you can see shadows/cloaked figures standing behind the sarcophaguses. At 13:30, the camera pans and another shadowy figure becomes slightly in frame at the bottom right corner of the screen, but it quickly moves away.
Er . . . I've watched and re-watched this scene several times, and the only shadows I see are from the exhibits. I can see what might be mistaken for a cloaked figure, but it's just part of the display on the other side of the sarcophagus. The figure in the bottom right corner . . . well that I didn't see at all. I think this one is a complete dud.
Victory of the Daleks - At 34:30 the Doctor looks to his side and seems startled. Amy and Churchill also look in that direction and look surprised as well.
At 34:30, the Doctor looks around slightly, aimlessly, not to his side. Amy and Churchill then look up at the Doctor, not even close to the same direction as he was looking. In both cases, they're showing horror, shock, and disappointment, reacting to the news that the Daleks have gotten away. Definitely not the Silence.
Now, regarding The Eleventh Hour
, since there's so many listed, I'll just watch the entire episode again, but I think I can knock the longest one right on over now . . .
Also also also the Eleventh Hour - At the end when Amelia is packing and then runs outside, there are some strange occurrences: the door in the hallway changes from closed to open, as do the drapes over her window. After she runs outside, a shadowy figure can be seen running through her room. At the time, most people thought it was Prisoner Zero, but now maybe it's actually a Silent? Since Zero should not have had any coma patients to turn into at that point in time.
That last sentence is a bit muddled, but it seems you're saying he was using coma patients, taking their form? Actually, he was taking people's forms, and that's what put them into comas. They didn't need to already be in one.
We don't know exactly how long he had been on Earth at that point, but even if he'd only been escaped for say an hour, that would have been plenty of time for him to have spotted a neighbor or even just someone out for a night stroll and taken their form.