Cut for spoilers, duh. Moffatt-sanctioned, thus probably-not-all-that-episode-ruining spoilers but nonetheless :p
The programme's show runner Steven Moffat risked the ire of fans with a "spoiler" giving away that one of four characters – the Doctor, played by Matt Smith, his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), her husband Rory Williams (Arthur Davill) or mysterious fellow time traveller River Song, played by former ER star Alex Kingston – will meet their doom.
"We're not lying, we're not cheating. One of those four people is going to die," Moffat told the new issue of Doctor Who magazine.
"The Doctor's darkest hour is coming. Shows like Doctor Who should have big colourful, memorable moments that make you go, 'What the hell?' Well, this is one of them.
"It's hard to create shock in Doctor Who when we've already blown up the universe a couple of times. What do you do next?"
And it's like NO WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS. DNW Rory to die again :( :( :(
I mean given that River Song has already been seen dying and the Doctor can't really die, that leaves it as either Amy or Rory. Unless, uh, River Song can die twice. Maybe she can. Who knows. THIS STUPID MELQUÍADES DUDE IN THIS BOOK I HAVE TO READ FOR SPANISH CAN so WHO. KNOWS.
It's also possible that whoever dies may well be brought back, JUST LIKE RORY :D (That would seem to go against Moffatt's "no we're not cheating" but given that Moffatt is not above lying, who knows. again.) And given that apparently Karen Gillan's signed on for the whole season, yeah. So if this isn't the case IT'LL BE RORY :( :( :(
I love Rory a lot ok.
Anyway now let's move on to MORE SPOILERS, i.e. the synopsis of the first episode:
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.
This summary makes so little sense to me that I don't think I'm really spoiled. However: RICHARD FUCKING NIXON, REALLY?!?!? I already had to endure Churchill last series, whyyyyyyy Nixon? :<