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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Did You Know?
River remarks to Rory that, because of their nonsynchronized time traveling patterns, there will come a time when she meets the Doctor and he will have no idea who she is, and she thinks its "going to kill" her. In fact, the first time that the Doctor met River was the episode in which she died, back in season 4. See more
When River first shoots at the astronaut she fires her gun one-handed, with her other arm hanging at her side. In the very next shot, she's firing her gun with one hand and cocking it frantically with her other. See more
[pinned to the floor of the Oval Office by Secret Service
River! Have you got my scanner working yet?
[Inside the TARDIS
Oh, I hate him!
No, you don't.
Following the death of former companion Elisabeth Sladen, The Impossible Astronaut opened with a dedication in her name. See more
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
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