Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Rive Song Returns!

River Song might be one of my favourite characters from Doctor Who. I say that about many of the characters on the show but there is something special and amazing about River. I love her and all her secrets.

The Doctor first encounters River Song in The Silence in the Library, which aired in 2008 when David Tennet was still the Doctor.

Since she is also a time traveler her encounters with the doctor are in the wrong order because time is wibbly wobbly. After witnessing the all their interactions from the Doctor's timeline enjoy this video that gives her chronological story. If you are still working through The 11th/Matt Smith's seasons wait to see this video...SPOILERS:

I share all this because the BBC has announced/confirmed that Alex Kingston will be returning as River Song for this year's Christmas Special. The episode has been titled "The Husbands of River Song." This is the synopsis released by the BBC (I am trying not to read it so the episode can be a surprise):
“It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. 
“King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all. Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?”
The Husbands of River Song Photo: BBC
I am so excited to see River Song's return. I am worried I am going to be disappointed but I have great hope, it is River Song after all. I am thinking about rewatching all the episodes she is in before the special airs. If you haven't watched her episodes yet, or are also interested rewatching here is a list of all her episodes:
  • Silence in the Library
  • Forest of the Dead 
  • The Time of Angels
  • Flesh and Stone
  • The Pandorica Opens
  • The Big Bang
  • The Impossible Astronaut
  • Day of the Moon
  • A Good Man Goes to War
  • Let's Kill Hitler
  • Closing Time
  • The Wedding of River Song
  • The Angels Take Manhattan
  • The Name of the Doctor
Countdown Till Christmas Special Airs: 23 sleeps
Countdown Till This Whovian sees the Christmas Special: 24 sleeps

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