The ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special has become something of a tradition and this year’s promises to be quite a fun romp, marked by the return of Alex Kingston as The Doctor’s time-tossed wife River Song who needs his help with… why her NEW husband who bears a resemblance to a live action version of Baymax from ‘Big Hero 6‘ with a detachable human head!
After this particularly tragic season, it should be fun to see The Doctor cut loose and have a light-hearted adventure, with no dire consequences.
Here is the synopsis for this year’s special entitled “The Husbands of River Song.”
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?
All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.
The BBC has released TWO new trailers for the episode, which you can watch below:
Where there’s a River, there’s a romp! The Doctor and his wife team-up for Christmas!
One fellow who may not be tuning in is the Doctor that actually married River, Matt Smith, who commented:
“I’m really possessive over Alex . I said this to Steven [Moffat]. I was like, ‘Listen, just don’t! Just not Alex. Anyone else, but don’t give [Capaldi] River… I am really proud of the fact that Alex was part of number Eleven’s life. My wife!”
Showrunner Steven Moffat joked:
“I’m quite happy that [the former Doctors] are all a bit sulky. I think David was a bit hacked off, actually. Because – and this actually happened – Russell T Davies and David bumped into Alex in the Hollywood Bowl and David said, ‘Did I hear that you’re back in Doctor Who?’ and she said, ‘Yes I am.’ And then David asked ‘What’s happening?’ And she just went, ‘Spoilers!’ She actually said it. In real life! ”
“The Husbands of River Song” premiers on Christmas day on BBCOne in the UK and BBC America in the US.
Source: Cinema Blend