In just a few weeks, "Doctor Who" will return in a brand new season on BBC America, in addition to its traditional home on the BBC.
As the premiere date of Saturday, April 23 creeps up on us, the BBC has released synopsis for the first two episodes.
There are definitely SPOILERS AHEAD! So if you want to go in cold, you might want to stop reading now.
Episode 1: 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 (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan), Rory (Arthur Darvill) and River Song (Alex Kingston) 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.
Episode 2: Day of the Moon
The Doctor is locked in the perfect prison. Amy, Rory and River Song are being hunted down across America by the FBI. With the help of new friend and FBI-insider, Canton Everett Delaware the Third, our heroes are reunited to share their discoveries, if not their memories. For the world is occupied by an alien force who control humanity through post-hypnotic suggestion and no one can be trusted. Aided by President Nixon and Neil Armstrong's foot, the Doctor must mount a revolution to drive out the enemy and rescue the missing little girl. No-one knows why they took her. Or why they have kidnapped Amy Pond…
"There's a big story being told this year, and major mysteries from the very off," said "Doctor Who" showrunner Steven Moffat on the BBC website. "As ever, in this show, the stories all stand alone, and every episode is a perfect jumping-on point for a new viewer. But at the same time the over-arching plot will be a bigger player this year. More than hints and whispers – we're barely ten minutes into episode one before our heroes face a dilemma that they'll be staring at months from now. And there will be no easy answers."
As to what that "dilemma" might be, certain rumors going around seem to confirm a dark fate in store for the characters. Seriously, don't click on this link to Bleeding Cool unless you want a major plot point of the entire season revealed early.
To tide you over for the next few weeks, here's the latest "Doctor Who" trailer from BBC America!