Four envelopes, numbered two, three and four - each containing a date, time and map reference, unsigned, but TARDIS blue - begin the latest series of the time-travelling adventures. Who sent them? And who received the missing number one? This strange summons reunites The Doctor, Amy, Rory and River Song in the middle of the Utah desert and unveils a terrible secret that The Doctor's friends must never reveal to him. 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 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. Written by
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Originally Mark Sheppard
was to wear old age makeup in order to play the 2011 version of his 1969 character. Instead, at Mark's suggestion, William Morgan Sheppard
(Mark's father) was cast for the part. See more
After Amy comes out of the restroom the Secret Service agent sees her phone (an unknown device in 1969) but lets her keep it. There is no way a Secret Service agent would let you keep an unknown device around the President. It might be a weapon. It would be even more likely confiscated having been called a "phone" when it clearly is NOT a phone, to someone in 1969. See more
We've told him all we can. We can't even tell him we've seen his future self. He's interacted with his own past. He could rip a hole in the universe.
But he's done it before.
And, in fairness, the universe did blow up.
Following the death of former companion Elisabeth Sladen, The Impossible Astronaut opened with a dedication in her name. See more
References Star Trek
"Rolling in the Deep"
Written by Adele
, Paul Epworth
Performed by Adele See more