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Matt Smith Returning In Series 7 Of ‘Doctor Who’; Plus Captain Jack and River Song Rumors!
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It’s been a big news week for Doctor Who, with some major announcements and rumors floating around the web about Series 7. The BBC has made a formal announcement that they have commissioned 14 new episodes for 2012, including a Christmas Special, which has become a tradition for the new era of Doctor Who.

Additionally, Steven Moffat and the BBC have also confirmed that Matt Smith will be continuing his role as the Doctor in Series 7 during 2012, following some silly rumors online that he was stepping down. With the official confirmation from the BBC, the rumors were put to rest… but that didn’t stop Moffat and others lay out some clues as to what else we might be seeing in Series 7.

Following the official announcements from the BBC, John Barrowman (aka Captain Jack Harkness from Torchwood) revealed in an interview with Zap2It that the return of Captain Jack to Doctor Who has been discussed between Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat. “I’ve always said that if I’m asked to go back to Doctor Who, I’ll go at the drop of a hat,” Barrowman says. “That’s where Captain Jack got his beginnings. And it’s already been discussed.”

There have been some hints and tips about the potential return for Captain Jack Harkness over the last couple of years, and it’s inevitable the character will return at some point: he was created by Steven Moffat to begin with. In reality, it’s a matter of timing and fitting everything into everyone’s schedule.

However, it seems that Steven Moffat already has plans for Barrowman for Series 7 – and they involved the enigmatic River Song (Alex Kingston). On Twitter, a fan named @BrigitSmith asked Steven Moffat this questions:

@steven_moffat – What would it be like if River Song and Jack Harkness met…? This needs to become a reality.

Moffat’s response was intriguing and most likely a clue as to what he has planned for the two characters next year:

@BrigitSmith – He’d say, “Who are you?” She’d whisper in his ear. He’d go white and salute.

A nice interesting hint from Moffat there – and timely for American fans, with A Good Man Goes To War airing on BBC America this weekend coming with the first revelation into the true identity of the mysterious River Song.

[Sources: Blastr | Doctor Who News Page | io9 | Twitter | Zap2It]


  • Cerealmonster1

    It’s totally obvious who river song is her name alone river song is a dead give away. Add to to traveling backwards through time opposit the Doctor and you’d have to be a rock not know who she is.

  • Aeryn2769

    I am glad that Matt Smith is returning – at least for one more season.  He needs at least three!

  • http://twitter.com/cGt2099 Greg Davies/cGt2099

    I totally agree.  In fact, I’d love for him to stay for longer – wonder if he can beat Tom Baker’s record!  ;)

  • http://twitter.com/cGt2099 Greg Davies/cGt2099

    True, but there’s still more puzzles with relation to her.  Hopefully we find out everything this season!

  • Puppyfan01

    Have to say, that the big “Who Is River Song?” reveal was a bit of an anti-climax for me. I was geared up for her to be of a bit more importance to the Doctor….

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  • http://twitter.com/tarnyababe tarnya walsh

    what happens if captain jack harkness was river songs son or maybe her husband? They have never met so these theories could work..he could be her son and maybe the doctors(that would be intresting) maybe she gave her son up for adoption? to be raised by someonelse because she is in prison for killing the greatest man she ever knew..? or he could be her husband..so guys what do you think?

  • Strohacker

     you know river songs in prison for killing the greatest man she ever knew then who do you think is the impossible astronaut.

  • Hemily54

    River is a sociopath. She is way too mentally unstable to legally enter into any marriage nor can she legally consent to sex. If the Dr does have sex with this sick puke of a character, then he is committing an illegal act. Yes, I know this is “just a tv show” but there are certain things that cannot be ignored. Like common decency. And if Steve Moffat thinks this creepy obnoxious puke of a character would make a good wife and mother then he is not playing with a full-deck and it also brings to question what kind of upbringing did he have? lol

  • Anonymous

    Are you a psychiatrist/psychologist? It strikes me that you don’t really understand mental illness. Having a mental illness does not mean you can’t make adult and logical decisions. It does not mean you are suddenly a child. It means the way you make decisions, your rationale, and ultimately the decision you do make will probably be different from someone without your specific mental illness. 

    Only if your mental illness prevents you from knowing reality from fantasy is it concerning that you enter into a relationship. River is not portrayed as unable to differentiate between reality and fantasy. She is capable of understanding the world around her. In fact she has never been shown as having delusions or hallucinations in any way. She is fully capable of reasoning.

    She was brainwashed into not caring about others and into a desire to kill the Doctor. Her brainwashing had to do with erasing parts of her memory and planted post-hypnotic suggestion. It’s not a natural chemical imbalance that made her unstable; it’s a learned behavior forced on her before she could reason as an adult. She has more control over correcting her mental illness than if it was biological in nature. Over time, her learned behavior can be corrected. That is part of the reason the Doctor left her in the 51st Century; to give her time to sort out her life in a way she saw fit.

    She will, of course, always have some of her trauma with her. You can tell from her later behavior that she is still somewhat reckless at times. However, that does not mean it is impossible for her to be stable. In fact, it is obvious that by “A Good Man Goes to War” she is stable and is able to look on her trauma objectively as she lectures the Doctor about his culpability in her kidnapping.

    You’ve basically implied that having a mental illness renders you incapable of making adult decisions. That being in a relationship with someone with a mental illness is tantamount to pedophilia. That is completely false. Plenty of people with mental illnesses function well in society and are capable of having a job, having friends, falling in love, marrying, having children, and raising them into functioning members of society themselves. Having a mental illness simply means it will probably be harder for us than it is for other people.

    I think I’m more offended by your comment than I have been in years. It is one of the most pretentious, privileged, and ignorant things I have read in a while. It’s comments like yours that perpetuate the gross misunderstanding of people with mental illness. That somehow having a mental illness means you are mentally deficient or you can only reason as a child. Your thinking is exactly what leads people to shove mentally ill people into unsanitary and hostile mental institutions where they are ignored or hurt even more. All without their consent.

  • MyChemMakesMeDance

    Captain Jack coming back (Rhyming!) would be awesome! He is one of my favorite Doctor Who characters ever, and I would love to see more of him on the show. However, as much as I love River, I think her new lovey-dovey relationship with the Doctor is kind of awkward and I’m not too interested in her being a full-time companion. Besides, the time is soon coming for her to go meet David Tennant in the library ;D

  • Sezzabxx

    captain Jack and River in the same episode…….. that would be good……

  • pajone39

    Jack would NOT go white and salute! He’d grab his gun and blast that psychotic whore back to the depths of hell from whence her psychotic butt came! She’s a worthless sociopathic puke! Anyone claiming otherwise is either a moron or living in a fantasy world! It’s a scientific fact! some of the laughable attempts by some to deny this have only made me laugh!
    Some half-wit babbled “She can’t be a sociopath, she saved the Dr’s life”. LMAO!! Uh, to her and other morons, Famous Rapist and serial Killer Ted Bundy once saved the life of a 3 yr old boy from drowning! So is he now, not a Sociopath or is he now to be considered a hero?! If your a brain-dead fool maybe but if you have a working brain, then the answer is a loud NO!
    And THE ONLY Time Lord DNA The Tardis would ever EVER have access to is THE DOCTORS!!! How stupid is anyone NOT to know something that basic?! So if the Tardis imbued River with Time Lord DNA then it WAS the Doctors! And so their already sick laughable worthless wanna-be relationship is now INCESTUOUS!
    Seriously, just how stupid are some people not to figure that out! And even worse! some pukes attack me when if they had even a SHRED of common decency they would by boycotting Dr Who and writing a letter of complaint to the BBC. I know, I know, “But Moffat said”……RME Are you kidding me?! A person can SAY ANYTHING they want! Doesn’t make it true UNLESS the facts back them up, and the FACT DO BACK ME UP! Not so in Moffats case!
    So he’s messed up big time and the family counsels in the U.K and the U.S are going to be hearing about it, if that moron tries to make it so the Dr has a sexual relationship with River and ESPECIALLY if they have any kids together! He will be in so much trouble. And lies from his ignorant fans won’t help him either!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alice.cai.127 Alice Cai

    Finally! He’s finally comig back! I was hoping that he’d be returning in series 6 cos he’s my favourite character, but I ended up disappointed. But I’m not sure how he’d go with River… But he’s the best!!! If anyone likes him as a character, you’d better check out Torchwood (DW spinoff) 

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