was the episode of Coming to America broadcast in conjunction with Doctor Who Confidential . It was the first in its series for 2011.
The Impossible Astronaut
This episode introduced a new title sequence.
Aspects of production covered [ edit | edit source ]
Confidential covers the creation of scenes and sets, particularly the Oval Office and the World War II tunnel. An entire day of filming was shown accompanying director Toby Haynes.
Choosing of iconic elements of America, like Monument Valley, the yellow school bus.
Shooting locations: Monument Valley, Utah; Lone Rock Beach, Lake Powell, Arizona
Filming on location in America and starting off by saying farewell.
A Day in the Life: Director.
Karen Gillan, Amy Pond
Arthur Darvill, Rory Williams
Toby Haynes, Director
David Mason, Line Producer, USA
Marcus Wilson, Producer
Steven Moffat, Head Writer
Piers Wenger, Executive Producer
Alex Kingston, River Song
Michael Pickwoad, Production Designer
Stuart Milligan, President Richard Nixon
Scott Fisher, Charge Hand
Beth Willis, Executive Producer
Matt Smith, The Doctor
William Morgan Sheppard, Old Canton Delaware Stephan Pehrsson, Director of Photography
"Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing" by Chris Isaak
 "Thunderbird (from 'Thelma & Louise')" by Hans Zimmer & Pete Haycock
"Back Canyon" by Mark Johns, Album: Solo Guitar, Atmospheric ANW 1086
"Roadhouse Blues" by The Doors
"Cold Dark Water" by Adam Skinner, Dan Skinner & Randall Breneman, Album: Devil Plays the Blues ANW 1561
"Islands" by The xx
"Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel
"Lets Elope" by Koop
"Pass Out" by Tinie Tempah
"Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, 'Moonlight': I. Adagio sostenuto" by Ludwig van Beethoven & Jenö Jandó, Album: The Best of Beethoven
"Dy-Na-Mi-Tee" by Ms. Dynamite
"Dy-Na-Mi-Tee" by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele (also used in
TV: ) The Impossible Astronaut "Elegy for Strings, Op. 58" by Edward Elgar, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
"River of Tears" by Eric Clapton
Graphics - BBC Wales
Title Music - Slam & Saw Productions
Camera - Dewi Davies, Aled Jenkins, Jon Rees, Andy Smith, Steve Webb
Sound - Steve Hoy, Brian Murrell, Wil Planitzer, Jon Thomas Edit Assistant -
Runners - Llywelen Davies, Ryan Simpson
Researchers - Matthew Andrews, Leanne René, Robert Wootton
Assistant Producers - James Brailsford, Donovan Keogh, Hannah Williams
Production Team Assistant - Ruby Kedge
Production Accountant - Kevin Rickwood
Production Co-ordinator - Megan Pinches
Production Manager - Katy Cartwright
Production Executive - Stan Matthews
Colourist - Matt Mullins
Dubbing Mixer - Mark Ferda Offline Editor -
Executive Producer - Mark Cossey
Executive Producers for Dr Who - Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis Senior Producer -
Zoë Rushton Series Producer - Gillane Seaborne
Elements retained in Cut Down [ edit | edit source ]
The cut down episode retained an intro with Nixon; interview clips with Toby Haynes, Steven Moffat, Marcus Wilson, Stephan Pehrsson, and Alex Kingston; behind the scene footage from location shoots in Utah and Arizona; behind the scenes footage with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill.
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD cover.
The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 21 November 2011.