With Jenna Coleman’s departure as the companion on Doctor Who imminent, it looks like part of the reason River Song as been brought back for the Christmas special is to fill the hole left in the Doctor’s life. Not that she’s admitting it just yet. In fact, from the sounds of things, she completely has no idea that Peter Capladi is who her hubby has regenerated into. At least, that what The Mirror is claiming.
[D]espite her shock festive return, Doctor Who , played by Peter Capaldi , still faces being lonely this Christmas because River doesn’t recognise his new reincarnation and keeps romancing other fellas.
The lovelorn Timelord ends up chasing River around the universe in a vain bid to to win over her affections.
Well, I suppose that’s one new spin, and certainly a full 180 from our first meeting of River, where the 10th Doctor had zero idea who she was. But then again, this is the first time Alex Kingston will be playing against a Doctor who is older than she, so perhaps the tables turning is not such a surprise.
With less that two weeks before the prequel episode of Doctor Who Series 9 hits theaters, and three weeks until the start of the season, the BBC has released information on the Doctor Who Christmas Special for 2015. And it contains potentially the best Christmas present ever.
It’s Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure. Time traveller River Song meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas.
Alex Kingston vs Peter Capaldi. I might die, you guys. For realz.
Recently, Alex Kingston expressed hope that Doctor Who was not yet done with her character, despite her technically being dead, and the 11th Doctor having finally been able to say good-bye. (After all, Osgood is dead, and she’s busy filming this season.)
Now Moffat is admitting that perhaps he was a little too hasty in closing the book on the character when the 11th Doctor and the ponds took their leave of the series.
“It’s certainly not ruled out,” said the showrunner. “I have a sort of worry about keeping anybody around in the Doctor’s life for too long. Because he’s the man who leaves.”
Besides, it turns out Russell Davis is a huge fan of River Song, and really wants to see her and Capaldi on-screen together.
I doubt she actually knows if she’s coming back, but the fact of the matter is, all Alex Kingston has to do when asked about River Song is say “Spoilers!” with a wicked smile.
Despite River dying, being downloaded to a library, and then following around the Doctor like a ghost until he could let go, Alex Kingston believes there’s still time and space for her character to return. Doctor Who TV reports when asked at MegaCon about a return she…well, you know, the smile, the “Spoilers.” And then…
The sonic screwdriver that I had in Silence in the Library, which had been given to me by the Doctor, is not the sonic screwdriver that has been seen … yet.”
A Moffat-y loose end? Or a reason to bring River back? Kingston does point out “I haven’t been told I’m done [on the show].”
In Part 4 of our five-part Guide to Doctor Who we enter the modern Whoniverse, which rebooted 15 years after the original cancellation. So far we’ve had three men in the role, taking us from the Ninth Doctor to the Eleventh Doctor, with Number Twelve waiting in the wings. Plus, the recent 50th Anniversary special added an extra Doctor to the mix and screwed up the numbering. More on that below.
Now, the easiest thing for fans coming to the series for the first time is to just watch episodes from the Eleventh Doctor onward. Or, if you’re a completionist, but not that much of a completionist, you can start at the beginning of the reboot with Nine. But which episodes are the ones to watch? Which episodes should you skip? Here’s the list.Continue reading Guide to Doctor Who “Part 4: Eccleston, Tennant and Smith”→