This year, Doctor Who fans will have the shortest ever wait between the end of a season and the show’s now-traditional Christmas special-which is bringing Alex Kingston’s adventurer River Song back as a wildly divisive present under the tree. It is also worth noting that this screwdriver looks a lot closer to the one that River had in the library during her first appearance in ‘Silence in the Library’.
“Another Christmas, another special for Doctor Who”, said Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat. “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”, the summary noted.
The synopsis of the episode revealed that she will be fighting with the Doctor against Greg Davies’ King Hydroflax and his giant Robot bodyguard which is out of control. When River Song made her debut in the fourth season of Doctor Who opposite David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor, she claimed to know all of his faces. Also, it raises questions like whether or not Will Nardole, played by Matt Lucas, will survive.
The rest of the story details are now under wraps, but the guest cast will include Matt Lucas, Greg Davies, Rowan Polonski, Robert Curtis, Chris Lew Kim Hoi, and Nonso Anozie.
But, with not much confusion cleared up, we can still enjoy the new pictures of The Doctor and River Song preparing for a very special Christmas!
The Doctor Who 2015 Christmas Special, which doesn’t have a title as of yet, will air on Christmas Day. “I’ll be honest, I brought River Song back in because I thought there’s a possibility I’d never write it [Doctor Who] again so that’ll be my goodbye”. The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost.
This Christmas, it’s her turn not to recognise the Doctor, but it isn’t because she hasn’t met him yet.
It’ll be a special Christmas for director Douglas Mackinnon as well – he called the shots on the Sherlock Victorian-era special too, which is also expected to fly down our chimneys and onto our television sets on Christmas Day.