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”→
Funny, it’s almost like I remember John Barrowman being in a Doctor Who spin off not that long ago. Wasn’t he in one? And wasn’t it a bit like watching an episode of Doctor Who were you kept waiting for the Doctor to show up, but he never did? (Though Martha did show up once, and that was awesome. Too bad she didn’t stay.)
Ah, but now Barrowman has a new idea for a spin off, and it includes River Song. That I wouldn’t object to. Considering how thoroughly her original character concept was ruined by Steve Moffat by tying her into companions and some timey wimey stuff, not to mention completely throwing the “she’s going backwards from him” out the window, I think a spin off where Alex Kingston reminds us why we all thought this was the best character ever in Doctor Who when she first stepped on the screen.
After a long season, one with a huge gap in the middle and many ups and down, we have reached the end of Series Seven.
Gallifreyan: It’s the repair shop. What kind of idiot would steal a faulty TARDIS?
It was a proper ending. All our answers were wrapped up in a package, tied up with a ribbon and presented with a box of chocolates on the side to help us overlook the rougher parts. We were given a generous dose of the Paternoser Gang, who once again reminded us that it is seriously unfair they do not as yet have their own spin off for 2014. The most surprising was the River thread. Since somewhere along the way it got all tangled up in string and her life no longer ran backwards from The Doctor’s, like the show originally claimed it would, and our hello to her was no longer our goodbye, Moffat managed to twist time up just a little more so that the character got a proper send off.
Do you hear the Whisper Men? The Whisper Men are near If you hear the Whisper Men Then turn away your ear Do not hear the Whisper Men Whatever else you do For once you’ve heard the Whisper Men, They’ll stop and look at you.