Doctor Who on Prime

8:30pm Thursday, May 19 on Prime

Sci-Fi Series

The Impossible Astronaut

Four envelopes, numbered 2, 3 and 4, each containing a date, time and map reference, unsigned, but TARDIS blue. 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 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 (quite literally) 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. Hang on tight TARDIS travellers, this sixth season with the loveable Matt Smith as the geeky, flirtatious Doctor is going to be a bumpy ride!

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  • Without a doubt the best series opener since… no, it is the best. What puzzled me however, is the time slot of 8:30pm. This is a family programme, and it seems odd to put it at a time where younger viewers won’t be allowed to watch. Maybe this is why the viewing figures were less than normal for an episode of Doctor Who. Hopefully the word will get out that the series is so high quality that more viewers will show up. Loved the episode and can’t wait for next week. ^_^