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Published on July 4th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

More Doctors for Miss Song?

We know that River Song (Alex Kingston) first met the Doctor in her past and his future but just how far into the Doctors future is that one Doctor who swept Miss Song off her feet?

That’s the possibility raised by Kingston on BBC Breakfast where she hinted that her time travelling in the TARDIS may not be restricted to just the tenth and the eleventh Doctors:

“[River] met a Doctor in the future – which is my past – and that Doctor is a person [she] had a very strong relationship with. But it may not necessarily be this Doctor.”

Of course the only person who can answer that is Chieftain Moffat who’s not exactly willing to spill even the slightest detail.

Regardless of how many other Doctors River will flirt with Kingston also told Doctor Who Magazine that as long as her character continues to grow she’ll keep playing her:

“It’s not often, as a woman, that you find such a fabulous, kick-ass role to play, but I think, in order to make her a fully-rounded character, there have to be real, hidden emotional depths that are slowly revealed, so I’m loving all that. She’s an amazing character.
“I love playing her, and I love that she’s been embraced – not just by parents, but also by kids, because that makes her sort of ageless. She’s naughty, irreverent and fun…and she gets the best entrances and exits every episode. Nothing is too bizarre for River. She’s fabulous.”

She’s certainly lots of fun…


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

4 Responses to More Doctors for Miss Song?

  1. avatar 23skidoo says:

    It would be an interesting cop out to “defer” River’s relationship to a later Doctor. And if that was her regenerating in Day of the Moon that opens the door for another actress to play her later. But with all the build up I still think it would be just that – a cop out. I rather see River Song’s story made whole during the current Doctor’s and producer’s era rather than shunting it off to whomever comes next. We do know River has met – or seen – other Doctors, but that could mean anything from her doing the same thing Amy did in the “Meanwhile in the TARDIS” scene with the other companions on the viewscreen, to River and her “current” Doctor experiencing a multi-Doctors scenario.

  2. avatar BJAMES says:

    Here’s to River in a fiftieth anniversary multi-Doctor episode, with McGann, Eccleston(yes, I know HE won’t come), Tennant, and Smith!

  3. avatar BJAMES says:

    And again, thank you Steven Moffatt!

  4. avatar BJAMES says:

    I know, I know, one “T” not two…………..

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