Sunday, 15 May 2011

Doctor Who: the Doctor's Wife

Courtesy of the Whoniverse Blog
The latest episode of Doctor Who is one of the best yet.

Auntie and Uncle introduce Irdis to the Doctor

Written by Neil Gaiman, the author of Coraline and Stardust as well as many other suspenseful novels, it was creepy and disturbing at times, yet funny at others.

Neil Gaiman, Suranne Jones (Idris), and Matt Smith (the Doctor)
Idris turned out to be the soul of the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) trapped in a human body by the House, a sentient asteroid. It also featured the return of the Ninth and Tenth Doctor's coral-like TARDIS interior.

The Doctor pilots the TARDIS
And here's an important quote:
Rory: At the end, she was talking. She kept repeating something. I don't know what it meant.
The Doctor: What did she say?
Rory: "The only water in the forest is the river." She said we'd need to know it someday. It doesn't make sense, does it?
I have a feeling 'river' refers to River Song, the mysterious time traveler living in close reverse to the Doctor. 'Forest' may refer to the first episode featuring River Song, Forest of the Dead.
And, finally, here's a funny quote:
The Doctor: The House deleted all the bedrooms. I should probably make you two a new bedroom. You'd like that wouldn't you?
Amy: Okay. Um. Doctor, this time could we lose the bunkbeds?
The Doctor: No! Bunk beds are cool. A bed. With a ladder. You can't beat that.


  1. Nice post- love the pic of Neil Gaiman with Idris and the Doctor!
    I agree about 'the River'- hope we find out the truth soon!!

  2. I definitely believe that the only 'water in the forest is the river' is true but I didn't think of the forest being the Library, I had completely forgotten about that. The only water... was there any other sources of water in the Library? I don't remember there being any.