Hello everyone! 🙂
This is the first time I’ve written a review on a ‘Doctor Who’ episode from last night. That’s scary!
‘The Husbands of River Song’ was shown on yesterday on Christmas Day at 5.15pm on BBC One. It starred Peter Capaldi as the Doctor who reunited with Alex Kingston as River Song from the Matt Smith era. I enjoyed watching this Christmas episode. It was strange; intriguing and mind-boggling!
The story takes place in the far future in the year 5343 on the human colony of Mendorax Dellora. The Doctor meets River Song there, but she doesn’t recognise him. In this episode, the Doctor helps River get a diamond that she ‘married’ literally and is inside her husband’s head in a giant red robot.
It’s been a while since River appeared in ‘Doctor Who’ as she was last seen in ‘The Name of the Doctor’ in 2013. It was nice to see River again. I’m not so fussed on River Song as many ‘Doctor Who’ fans seem to be, but I found it interesting to see her paired with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in this.
I was pleased to see some nice continuity touches in this Christmas special from River’s first appearance in ‘Silence in the Library’/’Forest of the Dead’. At last River receives the sonic screwdriver she was given from that story, as that had bothered me from watching those episodes.
This might be the last time the Doctor will see River following the Christmas special, as he gives her a sad look she recognises and it sounds familiar. But for River, she will be returning to the Doctor’s life again in the Big Finish audios in ‘The Diary of River Song’ and ‘Doom Coalition 2’ with Paul McGann.
I hope to give a complete DVD review of ‘The Husbands of River Song’ my blog soon.
Bye for now.